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MACON, Ga. – Winners of the Agricultural Sales, Marketing and Services Middle School Record Book Competition were recognized at the 95th Georgia FFA State Convention held at the Macon Centreplex on April 27-29, 2023.
The Area 1 winner was Jonah Yates of Central Middle. Landen Wolaver of Carver Middle took honors in Area 2. Aubree Kee of Heard County Middle was the winner in Area 3. The winner from Area 4 was Bryton Kight of Toombs County Middle. Cora Beth McCray of Eighth Street Middle was the winner in Area 5. Emery Lane of Berrien County Middle took honors in Area 6 and was also named the state winner in the competition.
The Middle School Record Book award program encourages students to begin and maintain a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project and keep accurate, detailed records. In the area of Agricultural Sales, Marketing and Services, students work for an agriculture related business or do research and experimentation that includes sales of feed, seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals. Students may also work for businesses that involve the sales of agricultural equipment, machinery or structures. Activities may also include the merchandising of crops, livestock, and processed agricultural commodities, at either the retail or wholesale level.
Each area winner received a plaque and a $50 cash award. The state winner received a plaque and an additional $100 cash award. The advisor of the state winner also received a $100 cash award.
The Middle School Record Book Award in the area of Agricultural Sales, Marketing and Services was sponsored by ADM/Golden Peanut & Tree Nuts.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture. There are nearly 860,000 FFA members nationwide. The Georgia Association has more than 80,000 members, making it the third largest Association in the nation. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success, through agricultural education.
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