The Georgia FFA held a state CDE day at ABAC this past Saturday. State competition was held in the Dairy Evaluation, Environmental/Natural Resources, Farm Business Management, Floral Design, FFA Quiz, Job Interview, and Tractor Operations career development events. Membership has been confirmed, banners and medals have been awarded and the results are official. The results for each CDE are attached to this email.

A special Thank You goes to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for hosting well over 300 FFA members and advisors. Additionally, we appreciate the UGA Dairy for their hospitality. Another thank goes you to the South Region office and each staff member and volunteer who coordinated the CDEs. Finally, a HUGE thank you goes to the FFA chapters who stayed for the award assembly. It was exciting to see those FFA members excitement when their name/chapter was called, and they received their banners and medals. Very cool!

Dairy Evaluation CDE - Senior Division
1st place team - North Hall (advisor: Mr. Mitch Davis)
2nd place team - Franklin County (advisors: Cale Watkins & Eric Hickox)
3rd place team - LaFayette (advisors: Joel Adair & Michael Gardner)

1st place individual - William Strickland (North Hall)
2nd place individual - Lawton Harris (Piedmont Academy)
3rd place individual - Katie Pitchford (North Hall)

Dairy Evaluation CDE - Junior Division
1st place team - Houston County (advisor: Dr. Ronnie Thomas)
2nd place team - LaFayette (advisors: Joel Adair & Michael Gardner)
3rd place team - Saddle Ridge Middle (advisor: Nick Cantrell & Betts Berry)

1st place individual - Destiny Joyner (Houston County)
2nd place individual - Colby Malphus (Effingham Middle)
3rd place individual - Mattie Davis (Brantley County)

Environmental/Natural Resources CDE - Senior division
1st place team -  Appling County (advisor: Van Mills)
2nd place team - Bacon County (advisor: Mike Slice)
3rd place team - Banks County (advisor: Kipp Jackson)

1st place individual - Fisher Armour (Banks County)
2nd place individual - Brycen Lee (Appling County)
3rd place individual - Parker Sheridan (Banks County)

Environmental/Natural Resources CDE - Junior Division
1st place team - Wayne County (advisor: Michael Kirkland)
2nd place team - Appling County (advisor: Vann Mills)
3rd place team - Bleckley County (advisor: Doyle Floyd)

1st place individual - C.D. Williams (Appling County)
2nd place individual - Justin Ward (White County)
3rd place individual - Matilda McGuiness (White County)

Farm Business Management CDE
1st place team - Pike County (advisor: Greg Waits)
2nd place team - Wayne County (advisor: Michael Kirkland)
3rd place team - White County (advisor: Amanda Keener)

1st place individual - Peyton Lee (Pike County)
2nd place individual - Thomas Ware (Pike County)
3rd place individual - Chandler Barrett (White County)

1st place - Mia Crider (Chattooga County)
2nd place - Emma Ollis (Madison County Middle)
3rd place - Sarah Grace Hunter (Southeast Bulloch)

Floral Design CDE - Senior Division
1st place - Hadden Powell (Bleckley County)
2nd place - Karen Torres (North Murray)
3rd place - Shelby Martin (Eastside)

Floral Design CDE - Junior Division
1st place - Leana Atkinson (GWC - Coffee Freshman)
2nd place - Rose Coleman (Echols County)
3rd place - Sarah Tinsley (Burke County)

Job Interview CDE
1st place - Tyler Robinson (Colquitt County)
2nd place - Emily Leonard (Echols County)
3rd place - Ben Murray (Berrien County)

Tractor Operations CDE
1st place - Andrew Collins (Union County)
2nd place - Jacob Hamm (Lanier County)
3rd place - Haden Ariail (Franklin County)

Congratulations to these, and all students who participated in state CDEs held at ABAC this past weekend.

Ben Lastly
Executive Secretary
Georgia FFA Association
316 Poultry Science - UGA
Athens, GA 30602
Office Phone: (706) 552-4456
Mobile Phone: (706) 410-4604
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