Central High School FFA was presented with a proclamation from the Carroll County Board of Commissioners. FFA Advisor and Central High School Agriculture teacher Ms. Laura Williford accepted the proclamation on behalf of the chapter.
The proclamation recognizes the organization’s 2020 National FFA Week in Carroll County prompting initiatives including strengthening agriculture, building communities, and growing leaders. The Central High School FFA will celebrate National FFA Week by participating in fellowship, education, and appreciation activities on campus, service opportunities off campus, as well as attend the Georgia FFA Day at the Georgia State Capitol.
This FFA week embraces more than 92 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 700,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state, and national levels. These members have a passion for agriculture. The National FFA Board of Directors designated the weeklong tradition, which began in 1948, in recognition of Washington’s legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. A group of young farmers founded FFA in 1928. The organization’s mission is to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population.
The National FFA organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to more than 700,000 student members who belong to one of 8,600 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Georgia FFA is the 3rd largest state association with more than 43,000 members. There are 347 chapters and more than 475 agricultural education teachers in Georgia. Central High School FFA Advisors are Ms. Laura Williford and Ms. Nikhol Dysart.