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Ken Murphree promoted to GFB Associate Field Services Director

by Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 0:00 AM

Georgia Farm Bureau has promoted Ken Murphree to associate field services director.

Murphree grew up on his family’s diversified row-crop farm in Turner County. He earned an associate degree in agribusiness from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from the University of Georgia.

“We are proud to have Ken in this new role,” GFB President Tom McCall said. “For many years, he has demonstrated his passion for agriculture and Georgia Farm Bureau, and we are happy to welcome him as the new associate director of our Field Services Department.”

Murphree succeeds Clay Talton, who was promoted to Field Services director in September following the retirement of Dennis Black.

Murphree served an internship with Delta and Pine Land Company before GFB hired him in 2001 as a commodities specialist in the Commodities & Marketing Department. In that role, he managed a statewide direct marketing program, provided professional service to GFB’s commodity committees and assisted in the marketing of small grains and feed ingredients.

Murphree became GFB’s 8th District Federation Manager in 2005, serving as a liaison between 17 county Farm Bureaus in Southwest Georgia and the GFB home office, overseeing agricultural advocacy activities and training county staff and volunteers.

Murphree and his wife, Lisa, live in Early County and have two children, Payne and Addie.

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