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GFB Names Ben Parker as National Affairs Coordinator

by Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted on Mar 08, 2023 at 0:00 AM

Ben Parker recently joined the Georgia Farm Bureau Public Policy Department as the national affairs coordinator. Parker developed a passion for agriculture while growing up in Perry, then pursued an applied biotechnology degree from the University of Georgia to understand the new era of modern agriculture.

Before coming to GFB, Parker spent two years researching soybean genomes to find cost-effective, insect-resistant genes under the tutelage of Dr. Wayne Parrott at UGA. He then started his policy career advocating for increased use of modern seed varieties before working on state level agriculture policies with the Georgia Agribusiness Council.

His time at UGA led him to engage in national agriculture policies through the Congressional Ag Fellows program in the office of Rep. Austin Scott.

Ben previously worked to establish an emerging bioplastic production company before returning to his true passion of keeping Georgia a national leader in the agricultural industry. He currently lives in Perry, where he found his love for crop and livestock production.

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