Keaton Walker has joined the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) team as an advocacy and policy development specialist effective Oct. 17.
Walker grew up in Colquitt County on her family’s cattle and quail farm, which produced approximately 150,000 quail annually. She has an associate degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from the University of Georgia.
She most recently worked as chief marketing and public relations officer for Circle F Farms and its affiliated businesses in Baxley and previously worked as chief marketing and business development officer for the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.
In her work with GFB, Walker will manage GFB’s annual process of establishing its positions on farm-related issues and work to promote the organization’s stances through outreach campaigns. Her duties will include working with GFB staff and volunteer leaders to engage elected officials at local, state and federal levels and providing GFB members and external stakeholders information about the organization’s legislative programs. She will also assist with the GFB ImPACt (political action committee) Fund.
Keaton and her husband, Dr. Clay Walker, live in Hawkinsville with their son Canaan. The Walkers recently purchased a small farm in Pulaski County where they plan to raise beef cattle and swine.