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Georgia wins 18 national awards at FFA convention

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November 17, 2017 – Georgia brought home 18 national awards and a newly named national Vice President from the Future Farmers of America (FFA) 90th National Convention.

Among Georgia’s national winners were two Career Development Event (CDE) winners, six national proficiency award winners, eight national Agriscience Fair winners, the nation’s Outstanding Middle School chapter, and the winner of the National FFA Alumni Outstanding Affiliate.  

Ian Bennett, a junior at University of Georgia from Valdosta, Ga., was elected to serve as FFA National Vice President for a year.

“Georgia’s impressive representation at the FFA convention shows our state’s commitment to Career, Technical and Agricultural Education, an area of critical focus to ensure personalized learning as well as a well-prepared future workforce,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I commend these students for actively engaging with their education and pursuing excellence at a large venue like the FFA Convention.”

National Winners from Georgia:

Garrett Harrell, Colquitt County, Proficiency-Ag Processing

Courtney Cameron, Lowndes County, Proficiency-Agriscience Research Plant Systems

Thomas Logan Waldrop, Franklin County, Proficiency-Beef Production Placement

Landon Herring, Lowndes County, Proficiency-Diversified Crop Placement

Cody Wofford, Madison County, Proficiency-Equine Science Placement

Ben Murray, Berrien County, Proficiency-Home and Community Development

Gracy Sexton & Brooklyn Carr, Sonoraville, Agriscience Fair, Animal Systems-4

Cedric Montgomery & Zachary Gay. Lowndes County, Agriscience Fair, Environmental/Natural Resources-4

Zachary Daw, Lowndes County Middle, Agriscience Fair, Food Products & Processing-1

Jaylin Johnson & Alexis Herring, Lowndes County, Agriscience Fair, Food Products & Processing-4

Levi Herring & Shaw Wacter, Lowndes County, Agriscience Fair, Plant Systems-6

Carol-Ann Worsham & Benjamin Wortham, Gordon Central; Agriscience Fair, Power, Structure, & Technology-6

Agricultural Communications CDE
Cambridge FFA – team members: Brittany Breedlove, Cailey Doyle, Hayley Desandre & Aalia Garrett

Forestry CDE
Bleckley County FFA – team members: Blake Bohannon, Leann Hearn, Tucker Felkins, & Jacob Smith

West Jackson Middle School, Jefferson, Ga., Outstanding Middle School

Miller County Alumni, Outstanding Alumni Chapter

For more information on Georgia’s results, click here