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Bennett joins Georgia Foundation for Agriculture staff

by Jennifer Whittaker, Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted on Sep 01, 2021 at 0:00 AM

Natalie Bennett has joined the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) as an educational program assistant for the GFA Georgia Ag Experience mobile ag classroom.

Bennett will be responsible for setting the Georgia Ag Experience’s schedule for visits to schools, community, and statewide events as it travels statewide. Bennett will also serve as a mobile classroom instructor and work closely with county Farm Bureau staff and volunteers as the GAE visits communities.

“We’re excited to have Natalie join the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture team,” said GFA Executive Director Lily Baucom. “Her work with the Georgia 4-H Program the past three years has prepared her to serve as an instructor with the Georgia Ag Experience mobile classroom.”

Bennett, a native of Gwinnett County, is the daughter of Greg and Kathy Bennett of Lawrenceville. She graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with an associate degree in animal science in 2015. Bennett received her bachelor’s in animal science from the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CAES) in 2017 followed by a Master of Agricultural & Environmental Education from the UGA CAES this summer. For the past two years Bennett has worked with the Tift County Cooperative Extension (TCCE) as a 4-H educator, and she worked with the TCCE as an AmeriCorp Service Member for the previous year. During this time, the TCCE has had eight 4-Hers earn 12 Master degrees for various 4-H competitions.

“Through my time in undergrad I found a passion for sharing agriculture and spreading ag awareness,” Bennett said. “I have worked with youth since I was 18 and enjoy helping them learn about their various interests and passions which led me to 4-H. Through these experiences I found a love for teaching youth about agriculture.

Bennett may be reached at

To learn more about the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture, the Georgia Ag Experience mobile classroom, or to help grow Georgia’s greater agricultural community by making a donation to the foundation, please visit

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