Moultrie Observer

Breaking News


March 10, 2012

FFA members attend leadership conference

COVINGTON, Ga. — Members of the Colquitt County FFA Chapter recently attended the Georgia FFA Success Conference held March 2-3 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center.

The theme of the personal development event for 10th-12th grade FFA members was “The Pursuit.” During the two-day conference, members were encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and challenged to expand their leadership abilities. Students attended sessions that focused on maintaining a positive attitude, opportunities available through the FFA, making wise decisions, and the importance of service. Members of the Georgia FFA state officer team led the conference.  

FFA State Vice President Cassidy Gilliard, a conference presenter, said, “The Success Conference is an incredible opportunity and enables FFA members to develop the skills necessary to be effective leaders within their chapter, school and community.  We hope these students will utilize the skills they learn at the conference to become life-long leaders.”

Members of the Colquitt County FFA chapter attending the conference included Nicki Strickland, Clay Carter, Sara Jenkins, Michael Schwarz, Anna Parker, Mikayla Crews, Elizabeth Horne, Anna Hartley, and Jaimee Burt.

With more than 31,000 members, the Georgia FFA Association is the third largest state 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 mission of the FFA organization 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.

Text Only
Business Marquee
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content

Should the U.S. negotiate with groups it considers terrorists?

No. Never.
Generally no, but prisoner exchanges are an exception.
Negotiation will be required to end the conflicts we have with those groups.
     View Results