Tim Marshall has served as a board member for the Expo since 2019; however, his involvement in the agricultural community goes back much further.
During this time, he served in various roles at colleges and universities including Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, the University of Florida, and the University of Georgia. Marshall has earned an A.S. in Agriculture, B.S. in Animal Science, M.S. in Beef Cattle Management, and Ph. D. in Beef Cattle Genetics and Management. After college, Tim began as an Alachua County Livestock Agent until 1985. In 1986, he began a new position as a professor at the University of Florida and was there until 2006. In 2006, he began serving as the Dean of the School of Agricultural and Natural Resources at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. In 2014, he began a new position at ABAC as a Special Projects Manager and was in that role until 2017. Currently, Marshall works at Purina Animal Nutrition as the Mid-Atlantic Beef Technical Consultant and has been with the company since 2018.
When asked about his hobbies, he responded, “I enjoy making sugar cane syrup!” On his family farm, near Hahira, he enjoys watching the whole process from growing the cane to creating the syrup. When not on the farm, Marshall can be found traveling with his wife, Allison, spending time with his grandchildren, and golfing.
Marshall’s favorite thing at the Expo is watching all the youth activities unfold. His Expo food of choice is the sandwich meal at the Georgia County Agents booth. When asked why the Expo is important to him, Marshall replied, “My family’s farm history aligns with the Expo history. As a member of a farming family who has been in what is now Cook County, Georgia, the Marshalls have been attending since Dealer Days at ABAC, through the Tifton-UGA years, and have been present for all of the Moultrie years.”
With roots in farming going back to 1823 on the same land and his ties to ABAC, Marshall explains, “the Sunbelt Ag Expo is part of my heritage and Georgia ag history. I feel obligated to help in any way possible, and I have enjoyed the interactions with new and old friends as we try to empower others to serve agriculture, recognize agricultural leadership, and preach the sermon of God’s Agriculture to everyone we can bring through the gate.”
Join us again next month to learn more about our board members and what connects each of them to North America’s Premier Farm Show. They can’t wait to greet you in October!