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  North Oconee & Malcom Bridge Middle FFA chapters get creative to sell their plants    
  Posted 4/3/2020 by Georgia Ag Ed  
   
 

  Lessons from the Tailgate - The FFA Jacket (FFA Emblem)    
  Posted 3/27/2020 by Georgia Ag Ed  
   
 

  A Home Run for Peanuts    
  Posted 3/24/2020 by Georgia Ag Ed  
   
 

  Distance Learning Resources    
  Posted 3/24/2020 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Click this link to see a list of shared resources to help Ag teachers with Distance Learning.   
 

  The 13th Annual Blue & Gold Gala was a memorable night.    
  Posted 3/20/2020 by Georgia FFA Foundation  
  Watch this video to relive these wonderful memories that we created as we celebrated Georgia FFA. 
 
 

  Job Posting - Administrative Assistant    
  Posted 3/17/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
  The Georgia Agricultural Education Program is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant in the Georgia FFA Association Office. Please contact Ben Lastly, Georgia FFA Association, Executive Secretary, for more information.  
 

  Congratulations 2020 State EMC Winners    
  Posted 3/11/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Congratulations to the 2020 Georgia FFA State EMC Electrification CDE winners.
1st place: Robert Mitchell, Colquitt Co, Advisor: Mr. Will Burt
2nd place: Louie Lumley, Bleckley Co, Advisor: Dr. Walt Parks
3rd place: Joel Culpepper, Echols Co, Advisor: Mr. Hank Majeski
Thank you to the Georgia EMCs for their support of this CDE, and to Mr. Sidney Bell, Mr. Kevin Jump and Mr. Jerry Stone for coordinating the CDE.Congratulations to these, and all students who participated in the state EMC Electrification CDE this year.
 
 

  2020 Ag Week Photo Contest    
  Posted 3/4/2020 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Georgia Ag Week will be March 23-27, 2020, join us in showcasing the many hard-working people who make up our agriculture community by submitting a photo showcasing the faces of farmers who provide the food and fiber in our daily lives. Photo submissions deadline is March 16, 2020.  
 

  Job Posting - Area Horticulture Teacher    
  Posted 3/2/2020 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  The Georgia Agricultural Education Program is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Area Horticulture Teacher in the South Region Agricultural Education Office. Please contact Stacey Beacham, South Region Agricultural Education Region Director, for more information.  
 

  Attention CTAE Directors~Budget Request for Georgia Ag Ed Programs    
  Posted 3/2/2020 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Please click here for FY21 Budget Request instructions (due April 1st).    
 

  State Convention Foundation Ambassador    
  Posted 2/25/2020 by Georgia FFA Foundation  
 

Attention Georgia FFA members (9th – 12th grade)... want a great way to be involved at State FFA convention? Consider applying for Georgia FFA Foundation Ambassador.  

Applications must be typed,  and submitted via email as a PDF document to hculpepper@gaaged.org by Monday, March 16th no later than 5:00 pm.  FFA Chapters may only submit three applications.  

 
 

  GVATA Board Applications    
  Posted 2/11/2020 by GVATA  
  The GVATA Board is seeking applicants for Area 2 & Area 5 Directors and PRC Representatives for Area 2 & Area 5. These terms will begin at Summer Conference 2020 & will run as a three-year term. Applications for both of these positions must be mailed to the GVATA address postmarked by March 15th. If you have additional questions about the responsibilities of these positions, please contact a GVATA Board Member. The application for President Elect is due (postmarked) by June 1st mailed to the GVATA address.  
 

  GVATA/NAAE Award Nominations    
  Posted 2/11/2020 by GVATA  
  Each year the GVATA encourages members to nominate fellow teachers to participate in the GVATA/NAAE Awards Program. This is a way to recognize our peers for the great things going on in Georgia Agricultural Education Programs. You can nominate yourself or others. Nominations are anonymous. Area Directors will use the nominations to contact those who are nominated & encourage them to complete the application.

Use this link below to submit your nominations.  We are accepting nominations until March 15th.
 
 

  Veterinary Science - Junior    
  Posted 2/10/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
 

1st place team – Berrien County (Advisor: Carr/Johnson/Kendrick)
2nd place team – Pine Grove Middle (Advisor: Anna Taylor)
3rd place team – White County Middle (Advisor: Meg Dickerson)

1st place individual – Laurel Christopher (White County Middle)
2nd place individual – Emily Suggs (Jenkins County)
3rd place individual – Adeline Bennett (Jenkins County)

 
 

  Veterinary Science CDE - Senior    
  Posted 2/10/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
 

1st place team – White County (Advisor: Amanda Keener)
2nd place team – Cambridge (Advisor: Ashley White)
3rd place team – Denmark (Advisor: Shelly Williams)

1st place individual – Caitlyn Chiltoo (Denmark)
2nd place individual – Jessica Meiss (White County)
3rd place individual – Matthew Waldhauer (Islands)

 
 

  Marketing Plan CDE    
  Posted 2/10/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
  1st place – White County (Advisor: Amanda Keener)
2nd place – Gilmer County (Advisor: Claire Woodard & David Bushey)
3rd place – Berrien County (Advisor: Scott Johnson)
 
 

  Lawnmower Operations CDE    
  Posted 2/10/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
  High School
1st place – Christopher Hefner (Heard County)
2nd place – Lance Johnson (Banks County)
3rd place – Bryson Bartlett (White County)

Middle School
1st place – Ethan Parks (Bleckley County)
2nd place – Charles Nicholson (Union County Middle)
3rd place – Brendon Philyaw (Ola Middle)
 
 

  Forestry CDE - Junior    
  Posted 2/10/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
  1st place team – Banks County (Advisor: Kipp Jackson)
2nd place team – Echols County (Advisors: Shelby Corbett & Hank Majeski)
3rd place team – Wheeler County (Advisors: Bryant Oliver)

1st place individual – Jacob Rowe (Echols County)
2nd place individual – Martin Suggs (Banks County)
3rd place individual – Carson Black (Jackson Trail)
 
 

  Forestry CDE - Senior    
  Posted 2/10/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
  1st place team – Mary Persons (Advisor: Bill Waldrep)
2nd place team – Banks County (Advisor: Kipp Jackson)
3rd place team – Madison County (Advisor: Kathrine Throne)

1st place individual – Thomas Davis (Banks County)
2nd place individual – Dravin Bennett (Mary Persons)
3rd place individual – Jacob McGourik (Mary Persons)
 
 

  Floriculture CDE - Junior Division    
  Posted 2/10/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
  1st place team – Loganville Middle (Advisor: Justin Youngblood)
2nd place team – Appling County Middle (Advisor: Ricky Barnes)
3rd place team – Mary Persons (Advisor: Bill Waldrep)

1st place individual – Hailey Stabler (Echols County)
2nd place individual – Madeline Mason (Loganville Middle)
3rd place individual – Madison Stone (Appling County Middle)
 
 

  Floriculture CDE- Senior    
  Posted 2/10/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Senior Division
1st place team – North Murray (Advisor: Ruby McCracken)
2nd place team – West Laurens (Advisor: Kasey Jackson)
3rd place team – Veterans (Advisor: Jeffrey Wilson)

1st place individual – Erynn Allison (Tift County)
2nd place individual – Carmen Mueller (Veterans)
3rd place individual – Triston Carter (Echols County)
 
 

  Agricultural Sales CDE    
  Posted 2/10/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
 

1st place team – Southeast Whitfield (Advisors: Zack Lumpkin & Paul Little)

2nd place team – Veterans (Advisor: Jeffrey Wilson)
3rd place team – White County (Advisor: Zach Dalton)

1st place individual – Karen Garcia (Southeast Whitfield)
2nd place individual – Kinsey Cooper (West Laurens)
3rd place individual (TIE) – Darby Masters (Veterans) & Grace Flanders (Berrien County)

 
 

  2020-2021 State Ag Ed Calendar    
  Posted 1/24/2020 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Plans are well under way for the 2020-2021 Georgia Ag Ed Calendar.  Be sure to check your region dates as you plan for your 2020-2021 school year. 
 
 

  GVATA Mid-Winter Conference Update    
  Posted 1/15/2020 by GVATA  
  GVATA Mid Winter Conference Agenda
GVATA Mid Winter Conference Break out Sessions
GVATA Mid Winter Conference New Business Items
Off Site Tour LinkConference Registration
Conference Registration – The registration system will open back up on Monday for anyone who did not pre-register.  If you missed the pre-registration period, please register prior to coming to conference or you will have to register on site before checking in with your Area Director. 
 
 

  National FFA SAE Grants awarded to Georgia FFA Members    
  Posted 1/10/2020 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Congratulations to seven Georgia FFA members were each awarded $1,000 National SAE grants to develop or grow their SAE. 
• Erynn Allison (Tift County)
• Clayton Coile (Madison County)
• Thomas Dehoff (Screven County)
• Emily Gattis (South Habersham Middle)
• LizAnn Hughes (Pierce County)
• Adonis Merritt (Newton CCA)
• Kaden Williamson (Screven County)
 
 

  Carver Middle Ag Ed & North Oconee receives Walton EMC School EmPOWERment Grants    
  Posted 1/9/2020 by Georgia Ag Ed  
 
Congratulations to Carver Middle School Ag Ed who received $20,000 and North Oconee Ag Ed who received $29,100 for animal science facilities through the Walton EMC School EmPOWERment Grants
 
 

  2020 Terrell Weeks Scholarship Recipients    
  Posted 1/8/2020 by Georgia Young Farmers  
 
The Georgia Young Farmers Association is pleased to announce the five Terrell Weeks Memorial Scholarships recipients.  These students were selected out of 49 applications.  Thank you to all who applied.  Congratulations the 2020 Scholarship recipients. 
Chase West, Madison County, Advisor:  Cindy Jones
Hope Smith, Stephens County, Advisor:  Brad Dalton
Leana Atkinson, Coffee County, Advisor:   Michael Berry
Elijah Alford, Turner County, Advisor:  Dennis Kendrick
Gage Nichols, Tift County, Advisor:  Carl Nichols
 
 

  Floral Design-RESULTS    
  Posted 12/16/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Floral Design – Senior
1st place – Katie Smith (Pelham)
2nd place – Kaitlyn Hawkins (Liberty County)
3rd place – Maddie Riggins (Pike County)

Floral Design – Junior
1st place – Kenna Corbett (Echols County)
2nd place – Kylee Adams (Habersham County)
3rd place – Brooke Heber (Byron Middle)
 
 

  Farm & Agribusiness Management - RESULTS    
  Posted 12/16/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  1st place – Berrien County (Advisor: Mr. Blake Kendrick)
2nd place – Wayne County (Advisor: Mr. Michael Kirkland)
3rd place – Rutland (Advisors: Mrs. Brandi Grimsley & Mr. Kedrione Harris)

1st place individual – Aubrey Hughes (Berrien County)
2nd place individual – Paige Riser (Rutland)
3rd place individual – Phillip Spader (Tift County)
 
 

  Environmental/Natural Resources – Junior    
  Posted 12/16/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  1st place – Mary Persons (Advisors: Mr. Bill Waldrop & Mr. Ryan Smith)
2nd place – Appling County Middle (Advisor: Mr. Ricky Barnes)
3rd place – Banks County (Advisor: Mr. Kipp Jackson)

1st place individual – Cameron Sparks (Mary Persons)
2nd place individual – Matthew Anderson (Banks County)
3rd place individual – Jack Reeves (Appling County Middle)
 
 

  Environmental/Natural Resources – Senior    
  Posted 12/16/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  1st place – Banks County (Advisor: Mr. Kipp Jackson)
2nd place – Mary Persons (Advisors: Mr. Bill Waldrop & Mr. Ryan Smith)
3rd place – Wayne County (Advisor: Mr. Michael Kirkland)

1st place individual – Payton Jackson (Banks County)
2nd place individual – Matt Sanders (Banks County)
3rd place individual – Jacob McGouirk (Mary Persons)
 
 

  Employment Skills & FFA Quiz - RESULTS    
  Posted 12/16/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Employment Skills
1st place – Lily Ann Waldrep (West Laurens)
2nd place – Jazmine Gordon (Islands)
3rd place – Noel Plunkett (Jackson County)

FFA Quiz
1st place – Jeremy Westbrook (Pickens County Jr. High)
2nd place – R.J. Dukes (Thomas County Middle)
3rd place – Jackson Griffith (Mossy Creek Middle)
 
 

  Dairy Evaulation-JUNIOR RESULTS    
  Posted 12/16/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  1st place team – Houston County (Advisor: Dr. Ronnie Thomas)
2nd place team –Rutland Middle (Advisors: Mr. Andrew Reeves & Mr. Robbie Bartlett)
3rd place team – Pierce County Middle (Advisor: Dr. Krista Morris)

1st place individual – Karbohn  Morgan (Houston County)
2nd place individual – Landon Rainey (Pierce County Middle)
3rd place individual – Karli Stallworth (Houston County)
 
 

  Dairy Evaluation - SENIOR RESULTS    
  Posted 12/16/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  1st place team – White County (Advisors: Zack Dalton, Dustin Keener, Amanda Keener)
2nd place team – Gilmer County (Advisor: David Bushey)
3rd place team – Jones County (Advisor: Callie Lankford)

1st place individual – Mackenzie Jones (Putnam County)
2nd place individual – Eliza Jane Glover (White County)
3rd place individual – Torri Reed (Gilmer County)
 
 

  Agricultural Technology & Equipment ID - RESULTS    
  Posted 12/16/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  1st place – Pelham (Advisor: Mr. Justin Sealy)
2nd place – Bleckley County (Advisor: Dr. Walt Parks)
3rd place - Central of Carroll Middle (Advisor: Mr. Lucas Brock)

1st place individual – Ethan Parks (Bleckley County)
2nd place individual – Jason Dodson (Central of Carroll Middle)
3rd place individual – TIE Chase Jones (Bleckley County) AND Johnathan Argueta (Winder-Barrow)
 
 

  Georgia Association for Conservation Districts Scholarship    
  Posted 11/21/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Georgia Association of Conservation Districts Scholarship To encourage study and careers in soil and water conservation related fields, GACD administers one $1,500 scholarship each year. The scholarship is given to students majoring in, or intending to major in, a soil and water conservation related area.  Acceptable areas of study include, but are not limited to agricultural education, agronomy, horticulture, plant pathology, and agricultural communications.  
 

  Dr. James Woodard named Director Director of Agricultural Education    
  Posted 11/19/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
 

Dr. James Woodard named Director  Director of Agricultural Education, FFA Board Chair & National FFA Advisor; Cheryl Zimmermann named Executive Secretary. Congratulations Dr. Woodard & Mrs. Zimmermann!
 
 

  State Meats Evaluation CDE Results - JUNIOR    
  Posted 11/19/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  JUNIOR DIVISION
1st place team – Screven County (Advisor: Mrs. Nancy Sell)
2nd place team – Veterans (Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Wilson)
3rd place team – Perry (Advisor: Mr. Kyle Dekle)

1st place individual – Robin Hargett (Veterans)
2nd place individual – Alaine Breaux (Perry)
3rd place individual – Brock Titus (Gilmer County)
 
 

  State Meats Evaluation CDE Results - Senior    
  Posted 11/19/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  SENIOR DIVISION
1st place team – Perry (Advisor: Mr. Kyle Dekle)
2nd place team – Veterans (Advisor: Mr. Jeffrey Wilson)
3rd place team – Portal (Advisor: Dr. Tom Marshall)

1st place individual – Hana Darley (Veterans)
2nd place individual – William Woods (Perry)
3rd place individual – Natalie Wisekal (Perry)
 
 

  2019 State Land Evaluation CDE Results - Junior Division Winners    
  Posted 11/13/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Junior Division
1st place team – Banks County (Advisors: Mr. Kipp Jackson & Mr. Chris Crump)
2nd place team – Mary Persons (Advisors: Mr. Bill Waldrep and Mr. Ryan Smith)
3rd place team – Athens Christian (Advisor: Mr. Jerry Taylor)

1st place individual – Grayson Segars (Banks County)
2nd place individual – Carter Fletcher (Monroe County Middle)
3rd place individual – Matthew Anderson (Banks County)
 
 

  2019 State Land Evaluation CDE Results - Senior Division Winners    
  Posted 11/13/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Senior Division
1st place team – Bleckley County (Advisors: Dr. Walt Parks and Mr. Lonnie Giddens)
2nd place team – Wheeler County (Advisor: Mr. Bryant Oliver)
3rd place team – Banks County (Advisors: Mr. Kipp Jackson and Mr. Chris Crump)

1st place individual – Louie Lumley (Bleckley County)
2nd place individual – Lindsey Grimes (Wheeler County)
3rd place individual – Laura Davis (Banks County)Senior DivisionSenior DivisionSenior DivisionSenior DivisionSenior DivisionSenior Division
 
 

  National FFA Convention - Press Release    
  Posted 11/12/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Georgia FFA had a very successful trip to the 92 National FFA Convention. Georgia came home with 16 National Winners, including an American Star, 5 proficiency awards, 2 CDEs, 7 Agriscience Fair and the Outstanding Middle School chapter. We also had several more top 5 finishes. Couple that with the largest class of American Degree recipients our state has ever had, and it was a very successful trip to Indianapolis.  
 

  Malcom Bridge Middle FFA featured on RFDTV chapter spotlight    
  Posted 10/29/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Malcom Bridge Middle FFA was featured last weekend on the @OfficialRFDTV ‘This Weekend In Agribusiness’ broadcast. Pan over to ‘Part 6’ minute 2:00 to view the FFA Chapter Tribute’. https://farmprogress.com/max-armstrong/week-agribusiness-october-19-2019  
 

  National FFA Convention - Courtesy Corp opportunities    
  Posted 10/24/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Looking for educational events for your students to participate at the National FFA Convention - why not experience a National FFA CDE as a student volunteer through Courtesy Corp? Register Here: https://convention.ffa.org/planning/courtesy-corps/  
 

  2019 State Tractor Operations CDE Results    
  Posted 10/22/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  The 2019 State Tractor Operations CDE was held on October 16, 2019 at the Sunbelt Agriculture Expo in Moultrie
1st place: Hunter Coker – Pelham FFA (Advisor – Mr. Justin Sealy)
2nd place: Jackson Hart – Colquitt County FFA (Advisor – Mr. Will Burt)
3rd place: Cade Burke – Southeast Bulloch FFA (Advisor - Mr. Brian Elrick)

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  South Effingham Middle School highlighted for STEAM    
  Posted 9/25/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
   
 

  2019 Georgia FFA State Theme    
  Posted 8/26/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
   
 

  Incorporating SAE in Your Program | Jillian Bryant - Clarke Central FFA    
  Posted 8/16/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
 

Incorporating SAE in Your Program | Jillian Gordon from National FFA Organization on Vimeo.

 
 

  Vernonica Sanders, Warner Robins Ag teacher recognized as "Hidden Hero" by Macon Telegraph    
  Posted 8/16/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
   
 

  2019 American Degree candidates    
  Posted 8/15/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Congratulations to the 177 Georgia FFA members who were approved to receive the American FFA Degree!  
 

  Horticulture exhibits & events at the Georgia National Fair    
  Posted 8/7/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  It is time to start planning for the Georgia National Fair in Perry. Entering projects into the Georgia National Fair is a great way to meet the SAE part of our standards. There is a lot available for your horticulture students at the fair. An incentive for your students is this is a great chance for them to win some individual prize money.  
 

  Results of National Proficiency, Agriscience Fair and National Chapter Award applications    
  Posted 8/2/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Congratulations to all students and chapters who submitted Proficiency Award, National Chapter Award and Agriscience Fair applications! Georgia is set to have a very successful 92nd National FFA Convention!  
Twenty-one National Proficiency Award finalists
Twenty-six 3-Star Chapters
Eight 2-Star Chapters
Two Premier Chapter Finalists
Five Finalists for Outstanding Middle School
Thirty-two National Agriscience Fair Finalists
 
 

     
  Posted 7/31/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Congratulations to three Georgia FFA members (and their advisors) for years of hard work on their SAE programs, who will be highlighted at the 92nd National FFA Convention as National FFA American Star Finalists.
Finalist for American Star in Agricultural Placement: Murdock Wynn (Colquitt County FFA);
Finalist for American Star in Agribusiness: Hadden Powell (Bleckley County FFA);
Finalist for American Star in Agriscience: Courtney Cameron (Lowndes County FFA).
 
 

  Elementary & Middle school standards approved    
  Posted 6/21/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Georgia Ag Ed Elementary Standards & revised Middle School Ag Ed standards were approved at the June 2019 State Board of Education Meeting.  Georgia currently has 20 schools enrolled in the Ag Ed Elementary Pilot Program, which begins the Fall 2019.  Georgia currently has 109 middle school Ag Ed programs, with over 33,000 students enrolled in middle grades agricultural education.    
 

  GVATA Summer Conference Registration - Closes Thursday, July 20th    
  Posted 6/18/2019 by GVATA  
  There are 486 people registered for GVATA Summer Leadership Conference. Are you one of them? Last day to register is this Thursday, June 20th, 2019. Please check over the registration list and make sure your registration is complete.   
 

  Central Region Market Goat Shootout    
  Posted 5/21/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Please mark your calendars and get your students registered for the 7th Annual Central Region ShootOut Goat Show to be held in the New South Arena at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. You can weigh in Friday night from 6-8 or come Saturday Morning, Show starts at 10 with Pre-k and Kindergarten Showmanship then goes up grades followed by does and wethers.  Registration is due June 28th. Your are guaranteed to WIN your entry fee back if you show!!! No other show like it.  
 

  Middle School Ag Ed Standards for Public Review    
  Posted 5/14/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Middle School Ag Ed course standards haven't been revised since 2009.  A working committee including current Ag Ed teachers, post secondary teachers & industry members reviewed and revised the Middle School Ag Ed Standards.  Please take a minute to review each grade level standards for Ag Ed and complete a quick survey  
 

  Elementary Ag Ed Standards for Public Review    
  Posted 5/14/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Georgia Department of Education has 19 schools who have joined the Pilot Elementary Agricultural Education program.  These schools will begin implementing this program in Fall 2019.  Please take a minute to review proposed courses elementary agricultural education standards of excellence and complete a quick survey for each grade level.   
 

  Ga FFA State Convention    
  Posted 4/26/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
   
 

  Metter High Schoolers Build Duck Boxes    
  Posted 4/19/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
 
Blake Jeffers, Jon Milligan and the students who constructed wood duck boxes for the Duck Conservation Society.  This photo was featured in last month's issue of the Georgia Outdoor News.  I thought it was a great article and public relations for the program.  The link below will take you to the article. 
 
 

  GYFA / Tagteam LCO Technology Peanut High Yield Contest    
  Posted 4/18/2019 by Georgia Young Farmers  
  2019 Georgia Young Farmers Association / Tag Team LCO Techology Peanut High Yield Contest Rules and entry requirements.  All entries must be made by November 15, 2019.   
 

  Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation 4-H/FFA Grant Program    
  Posted 4/12/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  The GFB Foundation for Agriculture is pleased to once again offer four $500 grants to 4-H clubs and FFA chapters that can be used to help support leadership development and agricultural literacy projects. A list of example projects can be found by clicking here. The grant guidelines and application are attached. Applications are due May 1st. If you have any questions regarding the application or selection process, please contact Clay Talton (cstalton@gfb.org) or Haley Darby (hadarby@gfb.org).  
 

  Foundation Scholarship deadline March 22nd    
  Posted 3/14/2019 by Georgia FFA Foundation  
  Be sure to check out the scholarship opportunities through the Georgia FFA Foundation.  All applications due March 22nd.   
 

  Gala Silent Auction    
  Posted 3/8/2019 by Georgia FFA Foundation  
  You can bid for the 12th Annual Blue & Gold Gala silent auction items from your phone or computer. You can view all 99 silent auction items on our bidding website. Please use the link to register and bid on items. You do NOT have to be present to bid on the silent auction items!! You can bid from home through the site!  
 

  Attention CTAE Directors~Budget Request for Georgia Ag Ed Programs    
  Posted 3/6/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Please click here for FY20 Budget Request Instructions. Due April 3rd!  
 

  Georgia Ag Ed State Staff - Position Announcement - CLOSED 03/22/2019    
  Posted 2/28/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  The Georgia Agricultural Education Program is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Animal Science Area Teacher in the South Region Agricultural Education Office. Please contact Stacey Beacham
South Region Agricultural Education Region Director, for more information.
 
 

  Georgia Ag Ed State Staff - Position Announcement - CLOSED 02/28/2019    
  Posted 2/4/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  The Georgia Agricultural Education Program is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Agricultural Education Adult Education Program Coordinator. Please contact Billy Hughes, State Program Manager, for more information.  
 

  Georgia Elementary Agriculture Education Pilot Program    
  Posted 1/31/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Georgia has twenty nine schools currently working towards implementing Elementary Agricultural Education in the pilot program. Representatives from each of these schools along with Georgia Ag Ed State staff are working on curriculum standards.  Please contact Billy Hughes for more information on the Elementary Ag Ed program in Georgia.   
 

  2019-2020 Georgia Ag Ed State Calendar    
  Posted 1/28/2019 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  The 2019-2020 Georgia Ag Ed State Calendar is now available for review.  Please contact your Region office if you have any questions.  Printed calendars will be available at Summer GVATA Conference.    
 

  Thomas County Central first to receive Longleaf Learning Landscape in Georgia    
  Posted 1/17/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Starting this week, many students at Thomas County Central High School are trading books for shovels. The school is excited for their new outdoor classroom, a plot of longleaf pines. Tall Timbers, Georgia Forestry and International Forest Company partnered together to bring the special project to their first Georgia high school. The Longleaf Learning Landscape plans to integrate a new way of learning, while helping the longleaf pine ecosystem.  
 

  2019 GVATA Mid-Winter Conference    
  Posted 1/15/2019 by GVATA  
  The GVATA Board is excited about the 2019 Mid-Winter Leadership Conference at the GA FFA-FCCLA Center on Tues, Jan 22nd & Wed, Jan 23rd. Registration will be at the Terry England Leadership Center from 3:00-4:30 pm. Pre-registration is now closed, if you did not pre-register, you will have to register on-sight. Click here for Agenda  
 

  Honorary American FFA Degree    
  Posted 12/6/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  The National FFA recognized alumni members and supporters recently with the Honorary FFA Degree during the National FFA Convention in October. There were 7 individuals recognized from Georgia. The members/supporters recognized include: Josh Allen, Chip Blalock, Johnny Jones, John Seginak, Michael Bushey, Lynne Cook and Andy TenHuisen. Congratulations to these awesome supporters of FFA!
 
 

  Congratulations Brantley County FFA on winning the $10,000 Tarter Farm & Ranch Challenge Giveaway    
  Posted 12/4/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
   
 

  91st National FFA Convention Press Release    
  Posted 11/1/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  The 91st National FFA Convention was held in Indianapolis, IN on October 23-27th. The convention not only had a record attendance, including a concert performance by Garth Brooks and keynote address from the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Some highlights of Georgia FFA members in at the convention include 19 national winners, 23 3-Star chapters, 134 American Degree recipients, an American Star finalist and 7 Honorary American Degree recipients. Please feel free to share the Press Release.  
 

  Results from National judging of Agriscience Fair, National Chapter Award and Proficiency Award applications    
  Posted 8/6/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Georgia has 32 national Agriscience Fair finalists; 25 national Proficiency Award finalists; and 23 national 3-Star chapters. We also have 4 chapters identified as National Finalists in the Outstanding Middle School category and 2 chapters identified as National Finalists in the Models of Excellence category.   
 

  $400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available    
  Posted 8/6/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  How is your FFA chapter making a difference in your community? Day of Service Mini-Grants are available to middle school, high school and alumni chapters to make a difference in your community in one of four focus areas: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility & Community Engagement. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis on the first of each month. To learn more about the Day of Service Mini-Grant, visit the Living to Serve Grants website.  
 

  Commit to Ten Giving Program    
  Posted 8/1/2018 by Georgia FFA Foundation  
  The Georgia FFA Foundation would like to introduce you to the Commit to Ten Giving Program. Through this program, you commit to giving the dollar amount of your choice for ten months to the Georgia FFA Foundation. All proceeds from this giving program will support the 42,000 Georgia FFA members! Donations from this program will begin in August 2018 and will end in May 2019. All donations to the Georgia FFA Foundation are tax deductible.  
 

  Congratulations! 2018 NAAE Award Winners    
  Posted 8/1/2018 by GVATA  
  Congratulations to the GVATA Award Winners who will also be recognized as NAAE Region V Winners at the 2018 NAAE Convention in San Antonio, Tx, Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2018.
Outstanding Middle/Secondary Program - Bagley Middle School, Advisor Nelson McCracken
Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program - Wayne Co Young Farmers, Advisor Reggie Beasley
Ideas Unlimited - Brandi Baade, Pike Co High 9th Grade Academy
Teachers Turn the Key - Callie Holloway, Byron Middle
Outstanding Cooperation - GA FFA Foundation
 
 

  Elementary AG Ed pilot program applications due June 30th    
  Posted 6/29/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  We are excited to post the Elementary Ag Program Application!  Please check this link for more information.  Please contact Chris Corzine or Stan Mitchell with any questions.   The applications deadline is June 30th, 2018. PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO: smitchell@doe.k12.ga.us or ccorzine@doe.k12.ga.us  
 

  GYFA Cattle & Goat Show    
  Posted 6/19/2018 by Georgia Young Farmers  
  Please find the rules and entry forms for the 2018 Georgia Young Farmer Cattle and Goat Show to be held at the Georgia National Fair Grounds on August 24-25 2018, if you have any questions or need any help please contact the GYFA Office.   
 

  Central Region Shootout (Market Goat Show)    
  Posted 6/8/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Don't miss the Central Region Shootout! This year's show will be held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter on July 7th.  Entries are due: June 28th.    
 

  GVATA Officer Apps & Awards - 30 Min Club, Years of Service, & Teachers of Teachers    
  Posted 6/7/2018 by GVATA  
 
As we are preparing for summer conference we encourage you to become active within your teacher organization. GVATA is currently accepting applications for:  President Elect & PRC Chairman Elect.  We would also like to encourage teachers that spent at least 30 minutes this school year promoting your program to sign up for the 30 minute club award or who have encouraged their students to enter the agriculture teaching profession to sign up for the teachers of teachers award.  AWARD APPLICATION HERE.
 
 

  GVATA Summer Conference Registration    
  Posted 6/7/2018 by GVATA  
  Have your registered for the GVATA Summer Conference yet? We are doing online Conference Registration this year! A couple of changes with online registration:  No post dated checks will be accepted at the conference.  If you want to pay in payments, you can do this online through the registration system via credit/debit card or Echeck.  All credit card payments must be made online.   We are looking forward to 2018 Summer Conference at Lake Lanier Islands! See everyone July 8-11th!!  
 

  Georgia SB330 - Elementary Ag Program Applications due June 30th!    
  Posted 6/1/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  We are excited to post the Elementary Ag Program Application!  Please check this link for more information.  Please contact Mr. BridgesMr. CorzineMr. Mitchell or Mr. Tucker  with any questions.   The applications deadline is June 30th, 2018. 
PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO: jbridges@doe.k12.ga.us
 
 

  National FFA Scholarship results    
  Posted 5/2/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Congratulations to 43 Georgia FFA members who have been awarded National FFA scholarships with a total of $58,000 in scholarships.    
 

  Georgia Senate Bill 330    
  Posted 5/1/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
 
Governor Deal signed SB 330 during the 90th Ga FFA Convention! The Ga DOE Ag Ed Staff will send out more information regarding the criteria & application process. Local School Systems interested in implementing one of the pilot programs for elementary school agricultural education is encouraged to contact Mr. BridgesMr. CorzineMr. Mitchell or Mr. Tucker.  The applications will be made available prior to June 1st with an expected deadline for LEA completion by June 30th, 2018.
 
 

  90th Georgia FFA Convention - Watch Sessions Again    
  Posted 4/26/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
 
Click WATCH AGAIN to start watching, then click the arrows on the right or left on the side of the screen to watch the Sessions you want to see.
 
 

  Living to Serve at the 90th Georgia State FFA Convention