It is a pleasure to report that the Georgia FFA has 24 national proficiency award finalists in 2012!

To see a complete set of results, please log on to the Georgia FFA website at<>, click on the National Convention page and find the "24 National Finalists" link.

24 National Finalists
11 Gold Emblems
7 Silver Emblems
3 Bronze Emblems

Georgia's 2012 National Finalists are:
Ag Mechanics Repair & Maintenance - Entrepreneurship - Brandon Wiley (Screven County)
Ag Processing - Johnny Mobley (Colquitt County)
Ag Sales - Entrepreneurship - Ansley Akin (Franklin County)
Ag Services - Ashley Peek (Echols County)
Agriscience Research Animal Systems - Quinton Carter (Lowndes County)
Agriscience Research Integrated Systems - Ben Bennett (Lowndes County)
Agriscience Research Plant Systems - Jacob Schindler (Lowndes County)
Beef Production - Entrepreneurship - Rob Veal (Johnson County)
Diversified Ag Production - Steven Cooper (Jackson County)
Environmental/Natural Resources - Tyler Ray Barber (Bacon County)
Equine Science - Entrepreneurship - Josie Stamps (Newton County)
Equine Science - Placement - Mary Kathryn Clark (Putnam County)
Fiber/Oil Crop - Kyle Moore (Early County)
Food Science - Jennifer Mitcham (Rabun County)
Forest Management - Kason Lott (Irwin County)
Fruit Production - J.W. Oliver (Wayne County)
Goat Production - Cole Roper (Franklin County)
Landscape Management - Karlie Oliver (Franklin County)
Poultry Production - Candace Barnes (Franklin County)
Specialty Crop - Mary C. Cromley (SE Bulloch)
Swine Production - Entrepreneurship - Amanda Miller (Jeff Davis)
Swine Production - Placement - Olin Thrift (Brantley County)
Turf Grass Management - Jacob Trites (Franklin County)
Veterinary Science - Ashley Dunnigan (Early County)

Congratulations to all of Georgia's state proficiency award winners and their advisors!

Ben Lastly
Executive Secretary
Georgia FFA Association
316 Poultry Science - UGA
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 552-4456
Fax: (706) 552-4458