Fellow Ag Teachers, This is a very busy time for everyone - but I hope we are never too busy to take a moment to express gratitude. The most recent report from PRC and Joel McKie contained some great news for the AgEd program. I commend the efforts of Mr. McKie under the direction of the PRC and the GVATA. This past legislative session is a testimony to the importance of maintaining the PRC and the importance of those that always choose to contribute to the PRC effort - so I wanted to say THANK YOU to those of you that are members and that actually invest in the cause. As Mr. McKie encouraged, I would also request that you take a few minutes of your time to send a short THANK YOU note to those key legislators that he mentioned as well as your own State Senator and State Representative for being supportive of Agricultural Education. This is a great opportunity to express appreciation and continue building positive relationships with key supporters. Please don't let the opportunity pass by without any action on your part. Take a few minutes and send them a note of gratitude. The email and mailing address for your legislators can be found on the following links: http://www.house.ga.gov/Representatives/en-US/HouseMembersList.aspx http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/SenateMembersList.aspx As always, I appreciate being associated with the best teachers in our schools today - THE AG TEACHERS. 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 Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gadoe "Educating Georgia's Future"