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Jackie Turner - New Employee Interview

Jackie Turner and her husband Craig 
Jackie Turner is the new Livestock Coordinator for the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair, beginning in June 2019. Jackie works closely with our livestock and many different fairs to coordinate the best spread of animals at the Jacksonville Fair, we were able to have a little chat with Jackie about work, activities and her favorite part about the Fair.

Where are you from?

Jacksonville, FL

What college did you attend?

I graduated from the University of Central Florida

What was your major at the University of Central Florida?

I graduated with a degree in communications.

Prior to joining the Jacksonville Fair, where did you work?

I worked as a veterinary technician for five years.

So far, what is your favorite part about being a Jacksonville Fair team member?

My favorite part about this job would have to be the people I’m able to work with on a day to day basis and how collaborative this industry is.

What peaked your interest about the job opening at the Jacksonville Fair?

I was ready for a change and this opportunity presented itself and I felt it was the perfect way for me to learn and grow in my career.

Do you have any pets?

Yes I have two dogs and three cats.

What are your animals’ names?

My dogs names are Rusty and Shannon and my cats are Ferris, Stella and Milo

Can your pets do any tricks?

Give unconditional love!! :)

Funnel cake or cotton candy?

Cotton candy!

IPhone or Android?


What’s your go-to social media platform?


What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?

I love to go boating, fishing, swimming and hanging out with my animals and my husband!

About the Author

As the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Summer Intern for 2019, Hannah’s responsibilities include all things public relations and marketing. Hannah works very closely with Vice President of Marketing, Gayle Hart, and completes tasks such as press releases, executing creative content and event organization. Hannah is set to graduate from the University of North Florida in August 2019 and is very grateful for this experience of working with the Jacksonville Fair.
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