Hope H. Carter
Leadership Program Specialist
Georgia FFA Association
316 Poultry Science - UGA
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 552-4457
Fax: (706) 552-4458
The Georgia FFA Association is proud to offer a wonderful opportunity for middle school agriculture students. The 2014 FFA Day at the Fair Middle School Program will be held on Tuesday, October 7, in Reaves Arena at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Georgia National Fair in Perry. This activity targets agricultural education students and FFA members in grades 6-9 and is designed to offer an interactive look at what agricultural education and the FFA have to offer.
The objectives of the FFA Day program are:
(Georgia Performance Standards: MSAGED6-4 a-d; MSAGEd7-3 a-d; MSAGED8 – 1 a-c, 2 a-c, 3 a-b, 4 a-b; AG-BA- 23 a-e)
- to allow students to develop interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations, and social interaction,
- to help students recognize the scope of the FFA and its role as a vital component of the agricultural education program,
- to introduce educational course offerings within agriscience and agricultural education, &
- to increase awareness of the global importance of agriculture and natural resources.
There is a $5 registration fee for each student to attend. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. All students should be seated in Reaves Arena by 10:00 a.m. and the program will conclude at 12:00 noon. Ride passes can be purchased for $16 each before the registration deadline. Additional ride passes can also be purchased onsite at registration for $16 each. The rides on the midway will open at 12:00 noon. Lunches are not available for purchase through the state FFA office this year. Students can bring money to purchase lunch on the fairgrounds.
All chapters who register for the middle school program will receive a fair entrance form and parking pass from the State FFA Office in late September. Log on to http://www.georgianationalfair.com for more information about other opportunities available during the Fair.
In order to ensure an accurate count for the program and ride passes, please register online:
Registration must be submitted online by midnight on Thursday, September 18. Payment is due postmarked by Thursday, September 25. Please make checks payable to the Georgia FFA Association. If you have questions, please contact me at (706) 552-4457. I hope to see you and your students at the fair!