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Brad Sanders Recognized at Georgia FFA Convention
Toombs County FFA member Brad Sanders was named as the state winner of the Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency at the 87th Georgia FFA State Convention held at the Macon Centreplex on April 23-25, 2015. Brad will represent Georgia at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky this fall.
Proficiency awards are granted to FFA members who have excelled in their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). Participants in the Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency implement best management practices to produce and market fiber and/or oil crops such as cotton, sisal, hemp, soybeans, flax, mustard, canola, castor beans, sunflower, peanuts, dill, mint, and safflower.
The Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency was sponsored at the state level by the Georgia Cotton Commission, and at the national level by Bunge North America and Planters & Miracle Whip of Kraft Foods Group.
All winners received a plaque and a cash award. State winners receive $100, as well as $500 travel money to attend the National FFA Convention.
Sanders was also recognized as a finalist for the State Star in Agricultural Placement Award. The State Star in Agricultural Placement Award recognizes the most outstanding production-based Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program among the 700 State FFA Degree recipients. To receive the State FFA Degree and apply for Star in Agricultural Placement, members must meet several requirements outlined by the National FFA Organization. Requirements include enrollment in agriculture education courses and active status as an FFA member for a minimum of two years. Additionally, recipients must obtain their Chapter FFA Degree prior to receiving the State Degree, actively participate in the planning and implementation of the chapter’s Program of Activities, and complete a minimum of five different activities exceeding chapter level. Applicants must maintain a satisfactory academic record and complete a minimum of 25 hours of community service in at least two different service activities.
Students establish SAE projects early in their FFA career that they then develop throughout their involvement in agricultural education. FFA members receiving their State Degree and applying for the Star in Agricultural Placement Award must maintain accurate records pertaining to acquiring and investing a minimum of $1,000 or documenting a minimum of 300 hours of work outside scheduled class time.
The State Star in Agricultural Placement Award was sponsored by Titan/Goodyear Farm Tires.
Brad’s parents, Ben and Kim Sanders were awarded the Honorary State FFA Degree. The Honorary State FFA Degree is given to individuals who have rendered outstanding service to agricultural education and the National FFA Organization. A total of 49 individuals received Honorary State Degrees based on their exceptional work in the state of Georgia.
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 more than 500,000 FFA members nationwide. The Georgia Association has more than 37,000 members, making it the 3rd 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.
Photo: L-R Ben Sanders, Brad Sanders, Kim Sanders