2017-11-08 / Front Page

Miller County FFA Alumni Named Outstanding FFA Alumni Chapter


Jim East and Kitty Bodiford received plaques for the Miller County FFA Alumni Chapter’s national recognition. Jim East and Kitty Bodiford received plaques for the Miller County FFA Alumni Chapter’s national recognition. The National FFA Alumni Association strives to support FFA in many different ways. This year, at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo, the FFA Alumni named the Miller County FFA Alumni Chapter located in Colquitt, as the Outstanding FFA Alumni Chapter. It was recognized for its support of the local FFA Chapter.

Miller County FFA Alumni support the local FFA chapter through several activities. The alumni chapter serves as an advisory committee to assist the ag science instructor in selecting the ag curriculum while also including the parents in the process. As adjustments are made to fit the needs of the students and skills of the instructor, enrollment often increases.

The Miller County FFA Alumni Chapter in Georgia has helped the local FFA chapter grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture in a variety of ways. Some of the highlights of their work include sponsoring a new FFA livestock trailer and providing a F250 truck, travel to the National FFA convention & Expo, and the FFA Beast Feast Cookout and Corn Hole Tournament.

The alumni chapter actively recruits through mailings and social media. They also advocate for agriculture through newsletters and sponsored field trips. They also help conduct the Miller County FFA Officer Training, local FFA farm tour field trip, Veteran’s Day appreciation dinner and chicken que and pork chop plate sales.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 649,355 student members who belong to one of 7,859 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Jim East and Kitty Bodiford attended the convention to represent the Miller County FFA Alumni.

Mr. East accepted the award on behalf of the Miller County FFA Alumni at the fourth General Session.

In the spring issue of The New Horizons magazine, Miller County FFA Alumni will be spotlighted for winning this prestigious award.

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