Alternative energy sources are focusing on Agriculture and much of that focus is on Georgia . President Bush told us " we need to reduce energy consumption by 20% " and former President Carter said at his conference in Athens this past weekend "that I hope America will not use food-grains to produce alternative energy but bio-mass such as Georgia Pine trees " . All this made a great story that was in the Atlanta Journal Constitiution yesterday where it was pointed out " as investors pump billions of dollars into renewable sources of fuel , including pine trees , corn , wind and even peanuts , Georgia stands to reap big bucks ." And Atlanta attorney , Tom Amis said " the great fortunes of this century will be made over the next 15-25 years in renewable energy . " This article would be a great reference for your FFA students who might be looking for a topic in either Prepared or Extemporaneous Public Speaking . See the link below to read the article . http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/2007/01/23/0124bizethanol.html Billy Moss Area Livestock Teacher North Region FFA 204 Four Towers - UGA Athens, GA 30602 Ph: 706-542-9775 F: 706-542-9602 "The Georgia 4-H and FFA youth livestock program provides opportunites to develop life skills and enhance knowledge in an ethical manner."