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  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)
 
 

  National FFA Convention - Press Release    
  Posted 11/12/2019 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Georgia FFA had a very successful trip to the 92nd National FFA ConventionGeorgia 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)

Congratulations to these, and all students who participated in the 2019 Tractor Operations CDE. 
 
 

  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    
  Posted 4/19/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Over 650 AgEd students participated in a 2017 Day of Service for the city of Macon before the Georgia State FFA Convention. Click on the infograph below to learn more about the impact Georgia FFA had in Macon with the 2017 Living to Serve Community service project.  Next week, FFA members will meet again in Macon prior to the 1st general session of the 90th Georgia State FFA Convention for a day of service in Macon, GA.
 
 

  American Degree Applications due May 15th!    
  Posted 4/12/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  The growth in number of Georgia FFA members receiving the American FFA Degree has been awesome to witness. Can we reach 200 members this year? Please submit your application by May 15.
 
 

  Foundation Scholarship Applications due Friday, April 13th!    
  Posted 4/10/2018 by Georgia FFA Foundation  
  The Georgia FFA Foundation is excited to share the following three scholarship opportunities with you and your students. We hope that you will pass this information along to your 12th grade FFA members as all three scholarships are due to the Foundation THIS Friday, April 13, 2018: 2018 G&R Farms Scholarship (ten $1,000 Scholarships); 2018 Dean Flatt Scholarship ($1,000 scholarship) ; 2018 Georgia FFA Ford Scholarship (three $1,000 scholarships). Visit the Georgia FFA Foundation page for more information.   
 

  Georgia Agricultural Education Area Teacher Program is essential for our program growth!    
  Posted 3/30/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Georgia AgEd is fortunate to have a dedicated group of Technical Area AG Teachers that support the greatest model of educational delivery. Thanks to everyone that supports this program!
 
 

  Camp John Hope FFA-FCCLA Center Summer Leadership Camp    
  Posted 3/27/2018 by Georgia FFA Camp  
  Did you know that Camp John Hope is offering a Middle School only camp this year? Visit Camp John Hope's website to learn more about exciting programs they have going on this year! 
 
 

  Washington Leadership Conference scholarship announcement    
  Posted 3/27/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Washington Leadership Conference scholarships. A big THANK YOU goes to the Georgia FFA Foundation for finding ways to get funding for so many Georgia FFA members to attend this life-changing event at very little cost. If you have students who want to attend WLC, but did not receive a scholarship, there is still room on the bus! We also have advisor spots still available, so please let us know and secure your seats soon.  
 

  Agriculture Awareness Week in Georgia    
  Posted 3/19/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  The Georgia Department of Agriculture is celebrating the second annual Agriculture Awareness Week in Georgia, March 19-23, 2018. There will be a themed event each day of the week, all designed to better communicate the important role agriculture contributes to our daily lives, while allowing more involvement from our agricultural partners. We encourage you to get involved in your communities and schools to spread the word, share your knowledge and help us promote Georgia's #1 industry-- agriculture.  
 

  State Star Finalists    
  Posted 3/14/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Congratulations to the 2018 Georgia FFA state Star finalists. These students have excelled in their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) to the point that they are not only qualifying for the state FFA degree, they are considered Stars! Congratulations to these students, their families and their FFA advisors for this tremendous accomplishment.  
 

  Give to the Georgia FFA Foundation    
  Posted 3/7/2018 by Georgia FFA Foundation  
  Support for the Georgia FFA Foundation is so important to our mission in the development of AgEd students. Please consider giving to the Georgia FFA Foundation.
 
 

  Georgia FFA is off to a great start for 2018    
  Posted 3/1/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  With so many CDE'S, Proficiency Applications, and Degree Awards to think about this time of year, perhaps it is a good time to be reminded how Georgia AgEd students compare Nationally. 2018 should be another great year.
 
 

  90th Georgia FFA Convention Planning Materials    
  Posted 2/28/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
 





The 90th Georgia FFA Convention is only 56 days away! As you make your plans to attend the convention, the State Convention page is full of information. The online convention registration site will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 1.
 
 

  Attention CTAE Directors~Budget Request for Georgia Ag Ed Programs    
  Posted 2/28/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Please click here for FY19 Budget Request Instructions.  Due April 3rd!  
 

  Livestock numbers by species    
  Posted 2/27/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  During the past 12 years thousands of Students have exhibited thousands of livestock projects. Congratulations to all the exhibitors who competed during the 2017-2018 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show season.
 
 

  FFA Week Instagram Challenge    
  Posted 2/20/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Happy National FFA Week! Georgia FFA is having an Instagram challenge to encourage members to share the message of Ag and FFA with their friends and followers. Please encourage your students to participate in this challenge. Each day’s winner will receive some FFA gear! Our Instagram handle is @Ga_FFA and the challenges are listed below.
 
 

  2018 State Proficiency Award Finalists    
  Posted 2/19/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Congratulations to the 2018 Georgia FFA Proficiency State Award Finalists.  Each of these students will have the opportunity to interview on Thursday at the 90th Georgia FFA Convention.    
 

  Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) is an essential component of Ag Education    
  Posted 2/16/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  Georgia AgEd students have the benefit of conducting a Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) thanks to the Agriculture Teacher commitment to the 3-component model of instruction. This actually does apply academics for students.
 
 

  2018 Hall of Fame Inductee - Dr. Dennis J. Sheppard    
  Posted 2/8/2018 by Georgia FFA Alumni  
  Georgia AgEd is fortunate to have a very supportive FFA Alumni. Each year they sponsor the Georgia AgEd Teacher Hall of Fame. 2018 was a GREAT one!
 
 

  Where do GYFA members live?    
  Posted 2/5/2018 by Georgia Young Farmers  
  The 2018 Georgia Young Farmer Association Convention was held this weekend in Braselton, GA. Great convention with GYFA members from all over Georgia.
 
 

  What is your passion in Ag Ed & FFA?    
  Posted 1/24/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  The data shows that female AgEd students excel in leadership related FFA events. Male students are excellent in proficiency related FFA events. AgEd & FFA has something to offer ALL students that enroll in AG Class.
 
 

  Come Grow with Georgia Ag Ed    
  Posted 1/22/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  The Georgia Department of Education operates the middle school & high school Agricultural Education Program which has shown tremendous growth in recent years - which is good because in agriculture, we like to grow things!
 
 

  Georgia WLC Bus Trip 2018: June 18-24, 2018    
  Posted 1/19/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
  The dates for the WLC bus trip are June 18-24, 2018. The student conference fee is $1,125 and the advisor fee is $1,214. This fee covers most meals, lodging, conference material, and bus transportation. All WLC registration material is due to the State FFA Office by April 5th . A $450 deposit is due with the registration form. Do not use the Ag Career Network to register. WLC Scholarship applications are due March 1st. See Georgia FFA website for more info.  
 

  2018-2019 Georgia Agricultural Education State Calendar    
  Posted 1/16/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
   
 

  Georgia Ag Ed: CDEs equal employability skills    
  Posted 1/10/2018 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  There is no greater opportunity for development of employability skills than student participation in AgEd/FFA Career Development Events. These will be even greater in 2018!
 
 

  2018 Discovery Conference - REACHED Capacity    
  Posted 1/9/2018 by Georgia FFA Association  
 
Attn Middle School Ag Teachers! Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Discovery Conference. Unfortunately, we have reached capacity. If you have yet to send in your materials, you may still submit them by the deadline, but your chapter will be put on a waiting list. Teachers will be contacted who registered most recently with further information. For registration, conference details & classroom poster, please find the documents on our website. If you registered, full payment is due January 11, 2018.
 
 

  Ag Ed Hall of Fame Announcement - Dr. D. J. Sheppard    
  Posted 12/15/2017 by Georgia FFA Alumni  
  Congratulations to the 2018 Georgia Agricultural Education Teacher Hall of Fame Nominee, Dr. D. J. Sheppard. This event is sponsored by the Georgia FFA Alumni.  The Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Terry England Leadership Center at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington, GA.   Please make plans to attend and help celebrate with Dr. Sheppard as we make him an official member of the Georgia AgEd Teacher Hall of Fame.   
 

  National FFA SAE Grand recipients    
  Posted 12/15/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Congratulations to three Georgia FFA members who received SAE grants from National FFA. The three students are among only 152 FFA members nationwide who were awarded SAE grants. Each student will receive $1,000 from the sponsor listed to develop or grow their Supervised Agricultural Experience program. Daniel Highfill (Bekaert Corporation), Madison County FFA; Joshua Sell (Domino’s), Screven County FFA; Taylor Dyer (Natural Resources Systems), Heritage FFA. Congratulations to these students and their advisors!  
 

  Georgia Ag Ed: Growing Strong    
  Posted 12/13/2017 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  In Agriculture, we like to GROW things. Georgia AgEd and FFA continues to grow with tremendous support from many people.
 
 

  GVATA Summer Leadership Conference    
  Posted 11/13/2017 by GVATA  
  Room block now open for the GVATA Summer Leadership Conference. Check our GVATA Conference page for more information.   
 

  GVATA Mid-Winter Conference Registration - now open    
  Posted 11/10/2017 by GVATA  
 
The GVATA Mid-Winter Conference will take place Tuesday, Jan 16th and Wednesday, Jan 17th at the GA FFA/FCCLA Center in Covington.  Registration is now open. Please use this link to register.  You can also find the conference newsletter and tentative agenda on the GVATA webpage. If you need an invoice in order to get a school check cut, please email gvata.sec@gmail.com after you fill out the registration form. REGISTRATION SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY ALL ATTENDEES NO LATER THAN MONDAY JANUARY 8, 2018
 
 

  Alumni membership due December 1st    
  Posted 11/3/2017 by Georgia FFA Alumni  
  Attention Georgia FFA Alumni Chapters - be sure to get your membership materials in by December 1st.  Check our website for complete information or contact Joy Crosby or Stan Mitchell with questions.    
 

  Watch National FFA Convention live online    
  Posted 10/25/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Watch National FFA Convention live online  
 

  Georgia Ag Ed Hall of Fame Nominations due November 15th    
  Posted 10/20/2017 by Georgia FFA Alumni  
  It is time to start thinking about those individuals who paved the way for agricultural education today. Agricultural Education Hall of Fame Nominations are due by November 15.  Please identify a retired teacher in your community that is deserving to be elected into the Agricultural Education Hall of Fame. This is a great way to honor some of the individuals who have given so much to our profession.  
 

  Great speech by the 2017 Southeastern Farmer of the Year    
  Posted 10/18/2017 by Georgia Ag Ed  
   
 

  Georgia FFA Alumni Food Drive    
  Posted 9/29/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Make plans now for your FFA Chapter to partcipate in the Food Drive sponsored by the Georgia FFA Alumni.  The FFA Program winning the Food Drive will also be rewarded onstage at State FFA Convention with a check for $500. Remember that all of the food you collect stays in your own community and all you bring to convention is the Food Drive Entry Form.  Please see Food Drive Rules for more information.  
 

  State Convention T Shirt Design Contest    
  Posted 9/29/2017 by Georgia FFA Alumni  
  Your talented design student could be awarded on stage with a $250 check as well as have their name on the back of every Official State FFA Convention T-Shirt. Designs must be received in .jpg format by December 1st.  Please see flyer & rules for more information.   
 

  Save the Date -11th Blue & Gold Gala    
  Posted 9/22/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Make plans now to attend the 11th Annual Blue & Gold Gala
 
 

  GYFA making plans now for the 2018 GYFA Convetion    
  Posted 9/13/2017 by Georgia Young Farmers  
  Click here to see pictures of GYFA members making plans for the 2018 GYFA Convention! You will not want to miss out on the 2018 GYFA Convention!   
 

  Central Region Rally postponed to September 18th & 19th    
  Posted 9/13/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
 
The Central Region Rally has been postponed due to factors associated with Hurricane Irma.  We plan to conduct the Central Region Rallies on September 18th and 19th with the same schedule for the day's events. We have been looking forward to the rally as I know many of your FFA members have as well. This is only a delay in the hopefully fun and exciting days that are planned for the members of the Central Region.
 
 

  South Region Rally Postponed to September 20th    
  Posted 9/8/2017 by Georgia Ag Ed  
 
The South Region Rally has been postponed due to factors associated with Hurricane Irma.  We plan to rally the South Region FFA members together at the GMA with the same schedule for the day's events on September 20th. We have been looking forward to the rally as I know many of your FFA members have as well. This is only a delay in the hopefully fun and exciting day that is planned for the members of the South Region FFA.  Please contact the South Region Ag Ed office with questions. 
 
 

  State T-Shirt Design Contest for FFA Day at the GNF    
  Posted 9/6/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Click here for T Shirt Design Contest rules. Designs must be submitted on or before Sun, Sept 10, 2017. The top three designs will be selected & uploaded to the Georgia FFA Association Facebook for a statewide voting. The t-shirt with the most combined shares & likes will be selected as the winning design. All submissions are due via e-mail (georgiaffa@gaaged.org) by Sun, Sept 10, 2017.  The winning design will be used as our annual FFA t-shirt for the 17-18 school year & your chapter will receive 15 free t-shirts.
 
 

  2017 GYFA Cattle & Goat Show - entry deadline!    
  Posted 8/4/2017 by Georgia Young Farmers  
  Make plans now to attend the GYFA Cattle & Goat Show, August 19-20 in Perry, GA.  Entry forms are due August 4th.  Please visit GYFA upcoming events page for more information.  Please contact John Allen Bailey with questions regarding this event.    
 

  National FFA announces Proficiency, Agriscience Fair & National Chapter Award judging results    
  Posted 8/4/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
  National FFA announced finalists for Proficiency Award, Agriscience Fair & National Chapter Award. Congratulations to these Georgia FFA Chapters & Members!
Agriscience Fair: 26 National Finalists
National Chapter Award: 6 Three-Star chapters & 25 Two-Star chapters; 4 national Outstanding Middle School finalists, 1 Premier Chapter finalists in Strengthening Agriculture, 1 Models of Excellence finalist
Models of Innovation
Proficiency Award: 20 National Finalists, 13 Gold emblem, 5 Silver emblem, 5 Bronze emblem
 
 

  Nerswick & Toombs Co YF National NAAE Region V Winners    
  Posted 8/1/2017 by GVATA  
 
Congratulations to Sarah Nerswick of Cambridge High School for being named the 2017 NAAE Region V Outstanding Young Member.  Another congratulations to Joey Montford and Toombs Co Young Farmers for being named the 2017 NAAE Region V Outstanding Post Secondary/Adult Education program.   These award winners will be recognized in front of their peers at the 2017 NAAE Convention in Nashville, TennesseeDecember 5-9, 2017.
 
 

  Georgia National Fair Youth Educational Exhibit Information    
  Posted 7/6/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
  2017 Youth Educational Competition information has been posted online at http://georgianationalfair.com/youth-educational-exhibits/. Online registration will open August 1st.  Deadline for entry is Wednesday, September 20th for FFA.  Please contact Barry Norris with questions.    
 

  SLC Campers raise over $1600 for campers to go to 2018 SLC    
  Posted 6/19/2017 by Georgia FFA Camp  
  Visit https://www.instagram.com/piggy_pork17/ to follow their Instagram page: "We would like to give a special thanks to everyone who donated money to Porky. Porky officially raised a little over $800 and after Stephens County matched it we had a little over $1600. This equals up to 10 scholarships for less fortunate kids who can't afford to pay for SLC Camp. Again, a special thanks to everyone who donated, you really made a difference. #smokehammies #sendakidtocanp #smokinhammies"  
 

  Register for GVATA Summer Conference    
  Posted 6/14/2017 by GVATA  
  GVATA Summer Conference Registration.  If you plan on pre-paying, payment must be postmarked no later than June 30. Credit card payment will be available on-site.  If you need an invoice prior to conference, please email to request an invoice. If requesting an invoice for all teachers within a school system, it is imperative that all teachers be pre-registered before requesting system invoice. GVATA / NAAE Award information and Tentative Conference Schedule can be found in the 2017 GVATA Spring Newsletter.    
 

  2017 Georgia Junior Beef Futurity - Entry Deadline June 16th    
  Posted 6/6/2017 by Georgia Ag Ed  
  The Georgia Junior Beef Futurity is scheduled for July 13-15, 2017 in Perry, GA at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.  This show is open to any 4-H & FFA exhibitor.  Entries due: June 16, 2017.  
 

  Follow us on the Georgia FFA Youtube Channel    
  Posted 5/12/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
  This year we implemented a CDE Finals Hall at the State Convention. We have posted CDE Finals recordings to the Georgia FFA YouTube channel, along with a couple of other videos that were previously posted. Subscribe to our page and share the link. We hope to continue to post videos on our page that will help promote and educate about our program. If you have ideas for future postings on the Georgia FFA YouTube channel, please share them with the State FFA office.  
 

  Watch online archives of the 89th Georgia FFA Convention!    
  Posted 4/20/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
   
 

  Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Programs in Georgia    
  Posted 4/20/2017 by Georgia Ag Ed  
 
 
 

  35 Georgia FFA members are receiving $47,000 in scholarships!    
  Posted 4/20/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
  Congratulations to 35 Georgia FFA members who are receiving $47,000 in scholarships!  
 

  Register for the State Alumni Leaders Conference    
  Posted 4/12/2017 by Georgia FFA Alumni  
  Do you have a local Alumni chapter?  Invite them to attend the 2017 Georgia FFA Alumni State Leaders Conference held in conjunction with the State FFA Convention in Macon, April 28th!  Alumni online registration due April 15, 2017.    
 

  GVATA Summer Conference Registration & Award Applications    
  Posted 4/12/2017 by GVATA  
  GVATA Summer Conference Registration & Hotel Room block is now open! GVATA / NAAE Award information and Tentative Conference Schedule can be found in the 2017 GVATA Spring Newsletter.  

 
 

  What's Growing in the Greenhouse?    
  Posted 3/31/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
 
 
 

  American FFA Degrees due April 3rd!    
  Posted 3/27/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
 
Attention Georgia FFA Members!  Georgia had a record 102 FFA members earn their American FFA Degree in the fall.  Let's help Georgia FFA reach a new all time record -let's see if Georgia FFA can have 200 FFA members earn their American FFA Degree in 2017!! 
 
 

  NEW Course Enrollment Trends Infographic!    
  Posted 3/21/2017 by Georgia FFA Association  
  View the Georgia Ag Ed Course Enrollment Trends Infographic to compare statistics regarding the following high school courses: (1) Basic Agricultural Science (2) Ag Mechanics I (3) General Horticulture (4) Animal Science & Bio Tech (5) Forestry Science.
 
 

  GaAgEd Website Usage    
  Posted 3/15/2017 by Georgia FFA Association