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MACON, Ga. – Winners of the Crop Production 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 Henry Smith of Red Bud Middle. Cade Brown of East Jackson Middle took honors in Area 2. Elijah Ransom of Mossy Creek Middle was the winner in Area 3. The Area 4 winner was Dustin Brannan of Screven Middle. Sadie Weatherington of C A Gray Middle was the winner in Area 5. Austin Branch of Pierce Middle took honors in Area 6. Sadie Weatherington of C A Gray Middle was 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 Crop Production, students work for a crop producer or do research and experimentation that apply to efficiently producing and marketing crops such as: grain production, fiber/oil production, forage production, specialty crop production, vegetable production, or fruit production.
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 Crop Production was sponsored by the Triangle Chemical Company.
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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