Fellow Ag. Teachers,
Each of you know the feeling associated
with serving as a witness to student success. Returning from the National
FFA Convention, I am more motivated and excited about the success of the
Georgia Agricultural Education Program than ever before.
Our students and teachers from this
state are among the leaders in the nation. I was so impressed with the
amount of times other people commented on how successful Georgia FFA continues
to be. There was many times last week that Georgia FFA was in the "spotlight"
in a positive way. This should never be taken for granted -- therefore,
I want to express my sincere appreciation to the GREAT students, teachers,
and Ag-Ed staff success demonstrated at the National FFA Convention. It
is such an honor to be associated with such a prestigious program and so
many distinguished professionals.
Additionally, I would like to express
thanks to those of you that promoted and helped make the Titan Tire Auction
at the Expo another great success. These funds will definitely be of tremendous
value to our students and are very valuable to the Georgia FFA Foundation.
The participation from Georgia Ag-Ed
programs at the Sunbelt Ag Expo each year is also very important. I know
that each Young Farmer Chapter that participated in the Que-Fest and Young
Farmer Event added to the success of the EXPO. Those Ag-Ed students that
were given the opportunity to participate in the Sunbelt Ag. Expo surly
had a great experience as well.
The State FFA Office will be sending
out a new release and follow-up report reflecting the vast accomplishments
at the National FFA Convention.. I encourage you to take time to look over
this information and join me in congratulating all of the participants
reflected in this report coming out soon from Mr. Lastly.
Please call on me at any time if I can
John (Chip) Bridges
Program Manager, Agricultural Education
Georgia Department of Education
1752 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
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