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July 11, 2012

Mobley recognized in Macon

MACON — Winners of the Agricultural Processing Proficiency were recognized at the 84th State FFA Convention held at the Macon Centreplex on April 26-28, 2012.

Proficiency awards are granted to FFA members who have excelled in their Supervised Agricultural Experience. The Agricultural Processing Proficiency involves students who assemble, transport, process, fabricate, mix, package and store food and non-food agricultural products. Programs may include the processing of meat, milk, honey, cheese, raisins and other dried fruits, maple syrup and/or other food items.

Third place proficiency winners received a plaque and $25, second place winners received a plaque and $50, and the state winners received a plaque, $100 cash, and $500 travel money to attend the National FFA Convention. The advisor of the state winner also received $100 cash.

The 2012 state winner in the Agricultural Processing Proficiency was Jonathon Mobley from the Colquitt County FFA Chapter.

The Agricultural Processing Proficiency is sponsored in Georgia by ADM Processing and on the national level by CHS Foundation.

He was also awarded second place for the Fruit Production Proficiency.

The Fruit Production Proficiency involves the use of the best management practices available to produce and market efficiently fruit crops such as stone, pome and citrus fruits; pineapples; coconuts; berries; watermelon; grapes; nuts and all common fruits.

The Fruit Production Proficiency is sponsored in Georgia by Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Foundation and Sutherland’s Foodservice, Incorporated and nationally by DuPont Company.

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