A farmer at heart, Andy Lucas had a long career in marketing and advertising before coming to the Georgia Farm Bureau in 2005. In February 2014, he joined the Farm Monitor family as executive producer. In his free time, he works with his brother Mike on their family farm in Bleckley County, Georgia.
Kenny Burgamy brought more than 30 years of radio and TV experience when he joined the Farm Monitor staff in March 2014. Kenny came to the Monitor from WMAZ-TV in Macon, Georgia, where we was working as morning and midday news anchor.
Ray D'Alessio joined the Georgia Farm Monitor staff in November, 2012, after spending 21 years as both a sports and news anchor/reporter at the local and national level. From 2001 to 2008, Ray worked on CNN & CNN Headline News in Atlanta. In 2009, Ray left CNN and spent the next 14 months in Louisville, Kentucky where he anchored the morning news at WAVE-TV. In 2010, Ray returned to Atlanta and rejoined CNN as a freelance sports anchor until coming aboard at Georgia Farm Bureau.
Damon Jones joined our staff in 2011 as a reporter/field producer. Damon was sports director for WGXA-TV in Macon, Georgia prior to joining the Farm Monitor staff. He has come to know much about Georgia's farmers and agriculture in the state from his travels producing weekly stories for the show.
John Holcomb, the newest member of the Monitor family, joined the show in 2017. John was born and raised in Rocky Face, Georgia, where he grew up on a small, family cattle farm. John is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he majored in Digital and Broadcast Journalism. In his free time, he enjoys kayaking, road biking, spending time with friends and family, and watching the Dawgs “tee it up between the hedges.”