Ag Teachers,

This past weekend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton hosted seven state Career Development Events. The state level competition was held for the Agricultural Technology & Equipment ID, Dairy Evaluation, Employment Skills, Environmental/Natural Resources, Farm & Agribusiness Management, FFA Quiz, and Floral Design events. Score tally sheets and results for each CDE are attached to this email.

A big Thank-You goes to Dr. Mark Kistler, Dr. David Bridges, Dr. Frank Flanders, Mrs. Sallie McHugh, Dr. Farish Mulkey, and the entire ABAC faculty and staff, as well as Dr. John K. Bernard and the UGA Dairy staff for hosting our events. Another Thank-You goes to the South Region office for making all facility arrangements and all CDE Superintendents for coordinating the events. Photos from the CDEs are posted on the Georgia FFA photo gallery. The photo gallery can be accessed using this direct link

Agricultural Technology & Equipment ID
1st place – Pelham (Advisor: Mr. Justin Sealy)
2nd place – Bleckley County (Advisor: Dr. Walt Parks)
3rd place - Central of Carroll Middle (Advisor: Mr. Lucas Brock)

1st place individual – Ethan Parks (Bleckley County)
2nd place individual – Jason Dodson (Central of Carroll Middle)
3rd place individual – TIE Chase Jones (Bleckley County) AND Johnathan Argueta (Winder-Barrow)

Dairy Evaluation – Senior
1st place team – White County (Advisors: Zack Dalton, Dustin Keener, Amanda Keener)
2nd place team – Gilmer County (Advisor: David Bushey)
3rd place team – Jones County (Advisor: Callie Lankford)

1st place individual – Mackenzie Jones (Putnam County)
2nd place individual – Eliza Jane Glover (White County)
3rd place individual – Torri Reed (Gilmer County)

Dairy Evaluation – Junior

1st place team – Houston County (Advisor: Dr. Ronnie Thomas)
2nd place team –Rutland Middle (Advisors: Mr. Andrew Reeves & Mr. Robbie Bartlett)
3rd place team – Pierce County Middle (Advisor: Dr. Krista Morris)

1st place individual – Karbohn  Morgan (Houston County)
2nd place individual – Landon Rainey (Pierce County Middle)
3rd place individual – Karli Stallworth (Houston County)

Employment Skills
1st place – Lily Ann Waldrep (West Laurens)
2nd place – Jazmine Gordon (Islands)
3rd place – Noel Plunkett (Jackson County)

Environmental/Natural Resources – Senior
1st place – Banks County (Advisor: Mr. Kipp Jackson)
2nd place – Mary Persons (Advisors: Mr. Bill Waldrop & Mr. Ryan Smith)
3rd place – Wayne County (Advisor: Mr. Michael Kirkland)

1st place individual – Payton Jackson (Banks County)
2nd place individual – Matt Sanders (Banks County)
3rd place individual – Jacob McGouirk (Mary Persons)

Environmental/Natural Resources – Junior
1st place – Mary Persons (Advisors: Mr. Bill Waldrop & Mr. Ryan Smith)
2nd place – Appling County Middle (Advisor: Mr. Ricky Barnes)
3rd place – Banks County (Advisor: Mr. Kipp Jackson)

1st place individual – Cameron Sparks (Mary Persons)
2nd place individual – Matthew Anderson (Banks County)
3rd place individual – Jack Reeves (Appling County Middle)

Farm & Agribusiness Management
1st place – Berrien County (Advisor: Mr. Blake Kendrick)
2nd place – Wayne County (Advisor: Mr. Michael Kirkland)
3rd place – Rutland (Advisors: Mrs. Brandi Grimsley & Mr. Kedrione Harris)

1st place individual – Aubrey Hughes (Berrien County)
2nd place individual – Paige Riser (Rutland)
3rd place individual – Phillip Spader (Tift County)

FFA Quiz
1st place – Jeremy Westbrook (Pickens County Jr. High)
2nd place – R.J. Dukes (Thomas County Middle)
3rd place – Jackson Griffith (Mossy Creek Middle)

Floral Design – Senior
1st place – Katie Smith (Pelham)
2nd place – Kaitlyn Hawkins (Liberty County)
3rd place – Maddie Riggins (Pike County)

Floral Design – Junior
1st place – Kenna Corbett (Echols County)
2nd place – Kylee Adams (Habersham County)
3rd place – Brooke Heber (Byron Middle)

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

Ben Lastly
Executive Secretary
Georgia FFA Association
316 Poultry Science – UGA
Athens, GA 30602
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