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Brad Sanders Chosen as the Central Region Star in Agricultural Placement for Georgia
Brad Sanders, a junior at Toombs County High School and member of the Toombs County FFA chapter, has been chosen as the Central Region Star in Agricultural Placement for Georgia.
Sanders earned the honor by maintaining a challenging supervised agriculture experience project through his FFA involvement. An SAE is a year-round developmental program that can be made up of multiple enterprises and activities, including entrepreneurial and/or placement enterprises, development of supplemental skills, learning activities and improvement projects impacting the student’s SAE, home, school or community.
The state Star program is designed to provide an incentive for students who have excelled. The state Star in Agriculture Placement award program recognizes the most outstanding Placement based SAE programs among all state FFA degree recipients in a given year.
Sanders’ SAE project is based on his employment at Sanders Farms in Lyons. He assists on the farm using the best management practices available to efficiently produce and market crops for fiber and/or oil such as cotton.
Sanders will advance to the state Star Agricultural Placement competition at the state FFA convention in Macon on April 23, 2015.
Sanders has also been recognized as the Central Region Winner for the Fiber Crop Production Placement Proficiency for the state.
The Proficiency Award program is designed to encourage students to strengthen their supervised agriculture experience program and recognizes students for outstanding SAE programs. Proficiency awards are an outgrowth of students’ SAE enterprises and learning activities conducted outside of regular class time. Placement involves a student working for a business or a company for a salary, hourly wage or directed laboratory or unpaid hours.
To be eligible for the Fiber Crop Production Placement Proficiency a student works for a business that includes the best management practices available to efficiently produce and market crops for fiber and/or oil such as cotton, sisal, hemp, soybeans, sesame seed, flax, mustard, canola, castor beans, sunflower, peanuts, dill, spearmint, and safflower.
Sanders will advance to the state competition for the Fiber Crop Production Placement Proficiency at the state FFA convention in Macon on April 23, 2015.
Sanders’ is enrolled in Agriculture Education at Toombs County High School. Mr. Mark Montfort, Mr. Joey Montford and Mr. Joey O’Neal are Brad’s agriculture teachers and FFA Advisors. Agricultural education teaches students about agriculture, food and natural resources. Through these subjects, agricultural educators teach students a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology.
Agricultural education is delivered through three interconnected components:
Classroom or laboratory instruction.
Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) — Learning experiences that usually take place outside of the classroom, supervised by the agriculture instructor.
Leadership education — delivered through student organizations such as the National FFA Organization, the National Young Farmer Education Association, National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization and others.
Brad is the son of Ben and Kim Sanders of Lyons, he is a rising senior at Toombs County High School, where is active in the FFA and a junior member of the Toombs County Young Farmers. After high school Brad plans to will be to attend Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA to pursue a degree in Agriculture and then transfer to the University of Georgia. After college Brad plans to return home to work and help manage his family farm.