Happy Monday to all my South Region proficiency loving agriculture teachers! 

Please see the information below regarding the upcoming deadline for resubmitting ALL SOUTH REGION STATE FINALISTS PROFICIENCY APPLICATIONS: 


Now for some information -- please note the following: 

1. Feedback was given to ALL applications. However the State Finalists NEED TO MAKE CHANGES to the these applications and have them turned back in to the South Region Office by March 22nd  These applications will be moving on for another round of judging by different judges. The feedback will help your students place higher in the finalist round MAKE THE CHANGES PLEASE!! 

You must have the corrected applications back to the South Region Office no later than March 22nd by 5 PM.


2. State Finalist Applications will be handed back to you as quickly as possible. We will have them available for pick up at the South Region Office starting today. On your way to Perry feel free to stop by. If you would like us to bring your State Finalist Applications to the State Show please respond to this email ASAP today! If your application are not listed as State Finalists they will be handed back at a later date. 


3. When reprinting please print the whole application again. The numbers at the bottom of each page need to be the same. 


4. If you are a second place winner for the South Region your application could still be a State Finalist. You could win the State Proficiency Area. You too need to make the changes and turn it back in to the South Region Office by MARCH 22nd. To know if you are a State Finalist please see the email from the State FFA Office. 


5. The South Region State Convention Dry Run will be held on April 3rd RSVP for this event by March 31st at the UGA Tifton Campus. THIS IS FOR YOU!!! More details will come out later on the exact time and location on the campus but mark your calendars and show up! Mathematically those who attended the dry run won their proficiency area at State FFA Convention. The Dry Run is to help your students go through the interview process with judges in real time. They will need to have a 1 minute opening statement and will be asked questions for 5 minutes. Just like at State Convention. It is worth your and your students time. 


Also please see the information below regarding the upcoming State Convention Dry Run: 

On our calendar you may have noticed a State Convention Dry Run on April 3rd. The information for the dry run or practice day is listed below. Please fill out the google doc at your earliest convenience so that we may plan for judges and space. 

This event is not mandatory. It is a tool for you to use with your students moving on to the State Convention to compete. We hope that it will be helpful and allow you to get some good feedback with a few weeks to practice back in your home chapters. Let's not forget that 19 out of 20 South Region State Proficiency Finalist winners received help before they interviewed at the State FFA Convention

South Region State Convention Dry Run (practice)

Who is Invited: 
South Region students that will be competing at the State FFA Convention in a CDE or interviewing for a proficiency area -- all State Proficiency Finalist and CDEs competing at the State FFA Convention which includes Parli Pro, CCM, Discussion Meet and ALL Public Speaking CDEs. 

April 3rd

UGA Tifton Campus NESPAL Building (map is attached) 

What Time: 
CDEs Practice 12 PM - 3 PM 
Proficiency Interview Practice 3 PM - 5 PM 
*if you have both a CDE student/team and a proficiency finalist you may get done before 3 PM*

What do we Wear: 
Official Dress (this is to simulate the real event)

What do I need to Bring:
A copy of your speech, proficiency application or creed

Registration LINK HERE


Chapters Signed up as of 3/19/18 

Worth County HighBlaize Bridges w/ Luke GwinesState Proficiency Finalist Interview Practice
Williams Middle SchoolBrittany GibbsJunior Prepared CDE Practice
NEC - Tift County High SchoolMicheal Lee Barnes and Ashton Wheelus (Student Teacher)Parliamentary Procedure CDE Practice
Miller County FFAEmily Wheeler, Bert BodifordState Proficiency Finalist Interview Practice
Irwin FFAS. JohnsonState Proficiency Finalist Interview Practice
Cairo High SchoolR. HarrisonDiscussion Meet CDE Practice
WilcoxAddie TuckerState Proficiency Finalist Interview Practice
Berrien middleLuke’s Nichols dad Carl will be with himJunior Prepared CDE Practice
WhighamTracy ChampagneCreed Speaking CDE Practice
Colquitt County Adrienne Smith
Discussion Meet CDE Practice, State Proficiency Finalist Interview Practice
Ware County High Eric HickoxState Proficiency Finalist Interview Practice
Tift County High School FFABrittaney Schwing
Senior Prepared CDE Practice, Parliamentary Procedure CDE Practice
Coffee HighAtkinson/RogersState Proficiency Finalist Interview Practice

Trisha Rae Lastly 
South Region Agriculture Education 
Area Horticulture Teacher 
2802 Moore Hwy - ABAC 34
Tifton, GA 31793
Office: 229-386-3428