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Blaize Bridges      

Many Agriculture Programs in the South Region have students that have crop based SAE “home projects”. For many, during the winter/fall months funds are secured through a Rural Youth Project Loan; in the spring, land is prepared and planted; during the summer; the crop is cultivated. Worth County FFA Advisor, Mrs. Blaize Bridges (pictured left) visits one of her many students. Mrs. Bridges makes farm visits to supervise her students’ projects. The fall is harvest time; during fall visits Mrs. Bridges helps determine crop maturity, target harvest date, record keeping and harvest residue management strategies. Students with SAE projects and who receive project visits from their agriculture teachers are positively impacted for a life.

Donald Dalton      

Mr. Donald Dalton, (pictured R.) is a true example of "Transform-Purpose to Action". He has been teaching for 39 Years!!! His classroom instruction is second to none, and he knows how to grow just about any vegetable crop! He comes from a strong farming family in Grady County were they grew and harvested tobacco and vegetable crops for Roddenberry Foods.  He can transform a regular trailer and seat 28 kids for what he calls a "mobile classroom"!! He makes learning have purpose by doing hands on labs in the shop, greenhouse, and crop production plots at Thomas County Central High School. He has coached numerous land judging and tractor driving participants while serving as an FFA Advisor. For the past 4 years Mr. Dalton has successfully started the Young Farmer program in Thomas County. This past October, he was fortunate to have the winning horseshoe pitching team at the annual Sunbelt EXPO Q-Fest!   Through his direction and leadership, Young Farmer members gain valuable citizenship, crop production, and wisdom not only in production agriculture but life itself!  Thank you Mr. Dalton for helping Agriculture Education be a vital component in Thomas County

Holly Garcia      
Holly Garcia worked hard in school and became involved in the FFA. It changed her life and now she is changing lives! Holly loved competing the FFA on the Floriculture CDE Team. She now has students competing on a National level in the same CDE she learned so much from in school. Thank you Holly for helping your students benefit from this great program just as you did. 

Jay Bennett      
  The greatest asset South Region Agriculture Programs have is the Classroom Teacher. A well rounded Agriculture Program follows the “Three Ring” model of Agricultural Education; which are: FFA SAE & Classroom. Out of the three equal components classroom instruction can at times be dry an un exciting; but not in the South Region. Using differentiated instruction, hands on labs, and when needed scissors, glue sticks, and color pencils. 

Ware County FFA Advisor, Mr. Jay Bennett and one of his hands on student projects. Mr. Bennett makes learning in the classroom fun and engages all learners by using visual and audio components, outdoor labs, and when needed; the art and craft supplies to teach the FFA Emblem. Thank you Jay for not being afraid to have fun doing your job!

Joshua Rogers      

Mr. Rogers is not from the neighborhood of Douglas but has proved to make it his new FFA home. After two years teaching at Coffee County High School Josh Rogers has become Industry Certified in the area of Horticulture, trained students that placed consistently in the top 5 in all Horticulture CDEs and recently pushed a student to receive a top 16 finish in the National Prepared Public Speaking CDE. Continue your hard work using the great team of agriculture teachers and students around you Mr. Rogers and the Coffee County Agriculture Program as a whole will continue to be successful! 

Mark Lashley      
Back at home in BainbridgeMark Lashleyis sure toteachhis students hands-on skills in the agriculture mechanics shop. Keeping students engaged in skills helps them develop problem solving skills and a good work ethic for after they graduate. Mark also involves students in a wide verity of CDEs such as floral design and land judging.

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