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2017 National FFA & FFA Alumni
Convention News
Miller County FFA Alumni Chapter recognized for Outstanding Service
The National FFA Alumni Association strives to support FFA in many different ways. This year, at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo, the FFA Alumni named the Miller County FFA Alumni Chapter located in Georgia, as the Outstanding FFA Alumni Chapter. They were recognized, because of their support of their local FFA chapter. Jim East, chapter member, accepted the award on the chapter's behalf.

Miller County FFA Alumni support their local FFA chapter through several activities. The alumni chapter serves as an advisory council to assist the ag science instructor in selecting the ag curriculum while also including the parents in the process. As adjustments are made to fit the needs of the students and skills of the instructor, enrollment often increases.

The Miller County FFA Alumni Chapter in Georgia has helped their local FFA chapter grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture in a variety of ways. Some of the highlights of their work include sponsoring a new FFA livestock trailer and F250 truck, travel to the National FFA Convention & Expo, and the FFA Beast Feast Cookout and Corn Hole
Tournament. The alumni chapter actively recruits through mailings and social media. They also advocate for agriculture through newsletters and sponsored field trips. They also help conduct the Miller County FFA Officer training, local FFA farmtour fieldtrip, Veteran’s Day appreciation dinner and chicken-q and pork chop plate sales.
Georgia native elected to National FFA Vice President
The Georgia FFA Association’s trip to the 90th National FFA Convention was highlighted by 18 national winners and the election of Ian Bennett from Valdosta, as National FFA Vice President. Among Georgia’s national winners were two Career Development Event (CDE) winners, six national proficiency award winners, eight national Agriscience Fair winners, the nation’s Outstanding Middle School chapter, and the winner of the National FFA Alumni Outstanding Affiliate.  
 
Ian Bennett, a member of the Lowndes County FFA chapter, was elected to serve as the 2017-2018 National FFA Southern Region Vice President. Bennett will take a one year leave of absence from the University of Georgia, where he is a junior studying Agriscience & Environmental Systems, to travel more than 100,000 miles across the United States and to Japan serving as an ambassador for agricultural education and the FFA. Bennett is the 17th Georgian to serve as a National FFA Officer. His agricultural education teachers are Dr. James Corbett and Mr. Quinton Hadsock; and he is the son of Marshall and Marybeth Bennett of Valdosta.






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