Fellow Ag Teachers, As another school year is coming to a close, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to each of you for always making a positive difference in the lives of your students. We are all bound by a common bond, Agricultural Education and FFA. I consider it one of the greatest blessings to work with such an outstanding group of people. Please never forget that what you do for agricultural education is incredibly important and that you are so very appreciated for that amazing work. The attached poem was written by FFA members at Charlton County High School and I am thankful that Dr. Pickren shared it. Let’s all keep working to insure that every one of our students are inspired enough in AgEd and FFA to write or talk about it in such a positive way as these students have done. Chip John (Chip) Bridges Program Manager, Agricultural Education Georgia Department of Education 1752 Twin Towers East 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE Atlanta, GA 30334 [log in to unmask] Office Phone: 404.657.8311 Fax: 770.344.4411 Cell Phone: 706-410-4605 http://www.gadoe.org Follow us on Twitter: @gadoenews and @drjohnbarge Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gadoe "Making Education Work for All Georgians" From: Audrey Pickren [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:27 AM To: John Bridges Subject: FFA Poem Our retiring Chapter President and Area Secretary Jeb Stewart wrote this poem. I think is it really beautiful and worth sharing. -- Audrey C. Pickren, Ed.D. Agriculture Teacher FFA Advisor Charlton County High School 994 Indian Trail Folkston, GA 31537 School (912) 496-2501 Cell (912) 276-0542 Confidentiality Statement: The information and any attachments in this Email are proprietary and strictly confidential. It is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or agent, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distributing, or taking of any action based on the contents is strictly prohibited and protected by the law governing records confidentiality. If you received this communication in error, please notify the sender and delete this communication.