I know the beginning of the year is always a hectic time. Many of you are
busy working on setting dates and events for your FFA and Young Farmer
programs. As you do so, I want to encourage you to keep in mind that our
goal this year is for each of you to invite your state representative and
senator to come and speak to your students by December. Think of the
impact it will make to have all of our legislators see the difference
Agricultural Education is having on Georgia's students.

There are many ways you can accomplish this. Some of you may want to ask
your legislators to speak to individual classes. Others may want to hold
an FFA meeting during the school day and have the senator or
representative as the keynote speaker. If your school has a Young Farmer
program, it may be possible for some Young Farmer members to schedule a
short breakfast meeting with your legislators and then have them speak to
high school and/or middle school students afterwards.

If you need the contact information for your senator and representative,
you can find it at this website:

If you need any help, please let me or any of our area teachers know.


Lynn Barber
South Region Agricultural Education Coordinator
Georgia Department of Education
ABAC 34, 2802 Moore Hwy.
Tifton, GA 31794