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MACON, Ga. – Winners of the Livestock 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 Lyndi Parker of Central Middle. Ellie Sinclair of Carver Middle took honors in Area 2. Trace Thibodeaux of Gray Station Middle was the winner in Area 3. The Area 4 winner was Jaxson Douglas of Metter Middle. Mary Richard Dean of Crisp County Middle was the winner in Area 5. Marley Powell of Jeff Davis Middle took honors in Area 6. Marley Powell of Jeff Davis 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 Livestock, students own their own business, work for someone, or do research on efficiently producing and marketing livestock from areas such as beef, dairy, equine, sheep, goats and swine.
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 Livestock Middle School Record Book Award in the area of was sponsored by the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter.
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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