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MACON, Ga. – Winners of the Agriscience Research Animal Systems Proficiency were recognized at the 95th Georgia FFA State Convention held at the Macon Centreplex on April 27-29, 2023.
Mason Sorrow of Newton CCA placed first in the proficiency competition. Placing second was John Keller of Pierce County, and in third was Dixie Lynee Miller of Warner Robins.
Proficiency awards are granted to FFA members who have excelled in their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). The Agriscience Animal Systems Research Proficiency involves activities where students research animal systems, including life processes, health, nutrition, genetics, management and processing through the study of small animals, aquaculture, livestock, dairy, horses and/or poultry.
The Agricultural Services Proficiency was sponsored at the state level by Support Georgia Agriculture.
All proficiency winners received a plaque and a cash award. State winners receive $100, as well as $500 travel money to attend the National FFA Convention. Additionally, the advisor of the state winner received $100 cash. Second place winners received $50.
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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