MOULTRIE — Colquitt County High School FFA members competed Feb. 4 at the state contest in agricultural marketing. The team won first place at the area competition with its agricultural marketing plan based on Lauri Jo’s Southern Style Canning in Norman Park. The team placed 2nd in the state with their plan and presentation. Team members, from left, Elizabeth Horne, Michael Schwarz and Katie Beth Tucker studied the current market and developed an advertising plan based on a real business model. The students will be honored on stage at the State FFA Convention in April in Macon.
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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