Members of the Northeast-Bibb FFA Chapter were a part of the more than 3,500 FFA members that recently attended the 2016 FFA Day at the Georgia National Fair. The event was held October 11 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.
The FFA Day at the Fair program is designed for any students enrolled in an agriculture education course in 6-12 grades. The events purpose is to help students learn more and get excited about FFA and agricultural education. Throughout the day’s events, students interact with Georgia FFA Area Officers while discovering the opportunities FFA offers. Students hear from supporters of the agricultural education program, listen to a motivational speaker, and enjoy the Georgia National Fair’s midway in the afternoon.
“The FFA Day at the Fair is a great advocacy, recruitment and retainment tool. More than 3,500 students come here and discover the countless opportunities available in agricultural education and the FFA. Our partnership with the Georgia National Fair continues to prove invaluable to the countless number of student’s whose lives will be impacted by the FFA Day at the Fair,” said Erin Nessmith, Georgia FFA Leadership Program Specialist.
The Georgia FFA Association is the third largest state association in the nation with more than 41,000 members. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growing diversity of the agricultural industry and is a youth organization of more than 620,000 members nationwide. 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.