MOULTRIE — C.A. Gray Junior High School’s 8th Grade FFA Chapter recently contributed $200 to agricultural projects in Africa. With the Love For People Organization, $40 will cover the vaccinations, the transport, and the purchase cost of one goat. These goats are then distributed to rural women so that they can be used to provide meat, milk, or additional income for their families. Women in the program receive two goats each, as well as access to a buck for breeding purposes so that they can begin their own herd. They are supervised in the program for two years and receive veterinary assistance during those two years. Ladies in the program are encouraged to use their goats for investment so that they can better provide for their families in the future. They are also taught how to save money for future needs. With the money that C.A. Gray contributed, five new goats could be purchased and distributed to these women.
Nominations open for Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer Award
Nominations are now open for the Outstanding Georgia Young Peanut Farmer. The state winner will be announced at the Georgia Peanut Farm Show on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Tifton, Ga. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission and Bayer CropScience.
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FFA team places 4th in U.S.
Members of the Colquitt County FFA Chapter were one of 31 teams participating in the National FFA Marketing Plan Career Development Event (CDE). The event was held in conjunction with the 86th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky.
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Dept. of Labor changes the rules on immigrant workers
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced four rules designed to reduce unnecessary burdens on employers by updating or rescinding obsolete regulations and requirements.
Hartley a national finalist at FFA event
Anna E. Hartley of the Colquitt County FFA chapter was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Organization’s national proficiency award in Food Science and Technology — Entrepreneurship and Placement. Hartley is one of only four people who competed for this award at the national finals Oct. 30-Nov. 2 during the 86th national FFA convention and expo in Louisville, Ky.
Glenn Beard leaves his mark on Colquitt County agriculture
In a career of more than 30 years as a University of Georgia Extension agent, Glenn Beard’s work has nurtured the local vegetable industry and helped farmers as far away as China.
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