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GNFA announces 2022 Junior Livestock Ambassadors

By Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter

On Feb. 26, the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter inducted 10 new Georgia National Junior Livestock Ambassadors during the Georgia National Rodeo & Stock Show. These high school students from across the state will showcase the livestock and equine industry and promote the importance of agribusiness to the state economy and households across the country.

More than 40 students applied and 22 were interviewed. The 2022 ambassadors are Laurel Christopher from White County; Carson Black from Jackson County; Maelee Dean from Crisp County; Matthew Ferrell from Brooks County; Ian Heath from Madison County; Mikayla McDonald from Houston County; Katie Moncrief from Crawford County; Owen Nichols from Berrien County; Ashlyn Reddick from Burke County and Carolyne Turner from Colquitt County.

In addition to promoting the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter and the livestock industry as a whole, the ambassadors will have the opportunity to plan and execute GNFA events, network and learn from leaders in the field, and develop deep connections with their fellow ambassadors.

“Through this program, the ambassadors will gain knowledge about career opportunities available in the agribusiness field and hopefully encourage long time participation in promoting Georgia agriculture,” said Maggie Lane, GNFA marketing and business development officer. “We are taking an active responsibility in helping develop the future leaders of the industry.”

The 2022 Georgia National Junior Livestock ambassadors will serve a one–year term through the end of February 2023 and will begin leadership training this spring.