Colton Peacock, a member of the Long County High School FFA chapter, was elected to serve as the 2019-2020 Area 6 Vice President on May 13, during the Area 6 Awards Ceremony held at Ware County High School.
Also serving this year are: Area 6 President – Luke Nichols – Berrien County High; Secretary – Ethan Hyers – Bacon County High ; Treasurer – Jaksen Lott - Coffee County High; Reporter – Riley Johns – Brantley County High; Sentinel – Rose Coleman – Echols County High; Jr Representatives – Jack Lingenfelter – Coffee County Middle and Morgan Yearty – Jeff Davis High.
Throughout the school year, Colton and his fellow officers will have the opportunity to represent Area 6 and over 12,000 FFA members in the South Region at a variety of teachers meetings, career development events, leadership conferences and area training activities. On Aug. 2 and 3, this team joined together with the five other Area Officer Teams from all over the state of Georgia to undergo training for these positions earned. These students learned leadership skills, communication skills and how to work as a team this year.
This fall the Area Officer Team will plan and conduct the South Region Leadership Rally for more than 1,000 FFA members. Next spring, each Area Officer team will be responsible for conducting their respective Area banquet and award assemblies. The officers will also serve as courtesy corps at the 91st State FFA Convention in Macon in April 2019.
The Georgia FFA Association has a membership of more than 44,000, making it the third largest association in the nation. 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.
The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.