GFB News Magazine
New GFB hires
Posted on September 3, 2021 8:00 PM
Breanna Berry is the new GFB Leadership Development Coordinator. She will manage the GFB Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) and the GFB Women’s Leadership Committees. She started June 1.
A native of Pike County, Berry has worked as an ag education teacher for the past three years.
She previously worked for the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES), recruiting students and managing the CAES student ambassador program.
Berry earned bachelor’s and specialist degrees in ag education from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in ag education from Auburn University. Berry’s husband, Zach, is a worship pastor at First Baptist Church of Conyers.
Berry may be reached via email at email@example.com or 478.474.0679, ext. 5232.
Katie Murray is the new federation manager for GFB’s 2nd District in Northeast Georgia as of April 30.
A native of Colquitt County, Murray grew up showing cattle, hogs, and sheep as an active Colquitt County FFA member. She graduated from the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES) with a bachelor’s degree in ag education. Murray graduated from North Carolina State University with a master’s degree in ag education.
Most recently, Murray worked as an admissions counselor at the UGA Tifton Campus where she promoted CAES degree options and advised prospective transfer students.
Murray may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478.474.0679, ext. 7932.
In Northwest Georgia, Lacy Powell is the new GFB 1st District federation manager as of Aug. 2. Originally from Newton County, Powell grew up on a small beef cattle farm. As a youth she showed cattle. Powell earned an associate degree in ag education from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a bachelor’s degree in ag education from the UGA CAES. She earned master’s and specialist degrees from Auburn University in agriscience education.
Powell has worked the past five years as an agriculture teacher at Calhoun High School in Gordon County. Lacy and her husband, Josh, live in Calhoun and have a son, Lane.
Powell may be reached at email@example.com or 478.474.0679, ext. 7931.
Kane Staines is the new GFB 10th District federation manager in lower Southeast Georgia as of Aug. 9.
A native of Berrien County, Staines earned his bachelor’s degree in ag education from UGA’s CAES and a master’s degree in adult and career education from Valdosta State University.
Staines previously worked as general manager for Lenox Peanut Company/Nutrien Ag Solutions and as a researcher/manager of the UGA Tifton Campus Microgin.
Staines and his wife, Lanie, live in Lenox with their children, Alley, Jase and Boone.
Staines may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478.474.0679, ext. 7940.
GFB district federation managers work with county Farm Bureau federation staff and volunteers in their districts to address organizational issues and carry out ag programs.