The Liberty County High School Future Farmers of America started the year off strong, competing in four Career Development Events (CDEs) on Sept. 27.
Two teams competed in meats evaluation this year: Jacob Struble, Seth Struble, and Kaleb Feuston made up the junior team, while Jeffrey Slate, Nick Thoomas, Cynthia Adams, and Joseph Wynn (alternate) showed their skills on the senior team. Floral design was a hit this year with Mya Tucker and Kaitlyn Hawkins leading the way. Jonathon Crosson showed off in the FFA Quiz CDE and Alexzandria Slate competed in employability skills.
The purpose of these CDEs is to connect students with not only what is taught in the classroom, but with practices utilized in the agriculture industry. Additionally, the competition promotes academic achievement and competence for students who seek a future in the agriculture industry.
These events are some of the many educational activities in which the FFA members apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. The Georgia FFA Association has the third largest FFA membership in the nation with almost 43,000 members. FFA strives 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.