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  Emanuel County Institute (ECI)  
  Tori Meadows  
     
  When an agriculture teachers provides instruction outside of the normal classroom setting, there is a powerful and meaningful experience that will never be forgotten by the student. Thank YOU Ms. Meadows for providing quality Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) and FFA leadership opportunities for your students. They will always remember the great work you are doing.  

 
  Seminole County  
  Dusty Smith  
     
  Providing opportunities for student success is a primary goal of Georgia Agricultural Education Teachers. These teachers provide true "Technical Skill Attainment" opportunities for agriculture students. Students that are fortunate enough to have teachers like Mr. Dusty Smith of Seminole County High School are assured of being career ready with premier leadership skills.  

 
  Sonoraville  
  Sara Clark  
     
  Another great agriculture teacher from Georgia is Dr. Sara Clark. She demonstrates on a daily basis the importance of quality classroom instruction that incorporates FFA and SAE so that learning comes alive. Dr. Clark shows how the AgEd model of instruction works and why it is so important. We are fortunate to have quality AgEd instructors like Dr. Sara Clark of Sonoraville High School.  

 
  West Laurens  
  Terry Brown  
     
  The adult education component of a complete AgEd program is the Georgia Young Farmer program. These Ag Teachers work with in-school students for one or two periods a day and then focus attention on the agriculture needs of the community by working with local producers and agribusiness to promote agriculture. Mr. Terry Brown is a great example of how the young farmer program can have a positive impact on the local school system. Thank You Mr. Terry Brown.  

 
  Tift County  
  Heath Cross  
     
  Mr. Heath Cross is not only a successful agriculture teacher but he has demonstrated a plethora of knowledge in the area of Agricultural Mechanics. Mr. Cross successfully instructs students how to wire electrical circuits, operate tractors, and work on small engines. This is a very difficult task to do, while conducting and coordinating after school FFA events in a community that has a long standing tradition as well as history of great agriculture. He has coached numerous CDE teams in Ag Mechanics, and Welding. He has been very instrumental in coaching students in Tractor Driving and EMC electrification CDE's. He teaches Ag Mechanics and basic Agriculture Science. Thank you Mr. Cross for your dedication to Georgia AgEd and most importantly, thank you for your service to your community of Tift County!  

 
  Murray County  
  Kip Williams  
     
  Georgia Agricultural Education has a rich tradition of providing Adult Education, especially in the Young Farmer Program. Mr. Kip Williams recently was recognized for his efforts with the Murray County Young Farmers. This component of the AgEd program is important as we transition students into the world of work.  

 
  Mossy Creek Middle  
  Justin Bennett  
     
  The ultimate compliment to any agriculture teacher is to realize the positive difference made in a students life. The 3-component model of agricultural education is incredibly designed to help make a positive difference. Mr. Bennett is truly making a difference in the Classroom, with Supervised Agriculture Experiences (SAE), and opportunities in FFA. Congratulations Mossy Creek Middle FFA for the success as State Winners and National competitors in the Conduct of Chapter meetings event. Thank You Mr. Justin Bennett for being a GREAT Ag Teacher.  

 
  Camden County  
  Karyn Chester  
     
  Mrs. Chester is so supportive of her students at Camden County High School. When a new student moves in from Tennessee FFA and wants to fit into a new school, Mrs. Chester makes her welcome by including her in various Georgia FFA events. Kaitlyn was extremely involved in the FFA where she competed in a wide verity of CDEs. Mrs. Chester has allowed her to jump into the Camden County High School FFA chapter with both feet by not only competing in the Job Interview CDE but advancing to the Area CDE. She wants to also compete this year in the Agriculture Sales CDE and hopes to achieve her State FFA Degree. Georgia FFA welcomes you Kaitlyn and we look forward to a great senior year from you! THANK YOU Mrs. Chester for being a great FFA Advisor and Ag Teacher.  

 
  LaFayette  
  Michael Gardner  
     
  The agricultural education class can be an exciting place. The opportunity for students to learn about advancements in agriculture begin in the AgEd classroom. Once students learn about agriculture by being enrolled in an agricultural education course, then they have the opportunity to experience great things in FFA. Mr. Gardner is not only a great classroom teacher, he is also an amazing FFA advisor.  

 
  Dodge County  
  Tom Cranford  
     
  Agriculture Teachers make a tremendous investment in the lives of students. It is more than simply teaching class each day. Premier Leadership, Personal Growth, and Career Success is the priority for all Ag Teachers and FFA Advisors. Mr. Tom Cranford is another great example of what it means to be an Agriculture Teacher.  

 
  Thomas County Central  
  Ward Cole  
     
  Agriculture Teachers strive 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 and FFA. Ward Cole at Thomas County Central High offers this opportunity to his students in the class/lab, in FFA activities, and with Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) outside of the school day. Thanks Mr. Cole!  

 
  Banks County High  
  Scott Wheatley  
     
  Agriculture Teachers enjoy seeing student success. In the class, with a Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) or leadership with FFA, Great Agriculture Teachers find ways to provide for students success. Mr. Wheatley at Banks County High School is an excellent example.  

 
  Gray Station Middle  
  Rick Burrell  
     
  Never underestimate what an Agriculture Teacher can accomplish. Ag Teachers have to instruct, manage, orchestrate, motivate, initiate, and direct all of the agricultural education in their school. We are proud of Mr. Burrell as he does his part in providing the 3-component model of AgEd in such a way as to promote premier leadership.  

 
  Lanier County  
  Shannon Danforth  
     
  Working with Agriculture Business and Industry is an important part of the work of an Ag Teacher. Mrs. Danforth has demonstrated that as she maintains an Industry Certified Program in the study area of Horticulture. Thank You Mrs. Danforth (center) for providing great opportunities for your students in Agricultural Education.  

 
  North Murray  
  Ruby McCracken Nelson McCracken  
     
  What a great team of Agriculture Teachers they have at North Murray High School! This duo is providing one of the best AgEd programs for students as they are constantly recognized for incredible results. Keep up the great work Mr. & Mrs. McCracken.  

 
  Tattnall County  
  Marvin Kersey Don Crumpler  
     
  An Agriculture Teachers work is never done. There is always a variety of things going on in agricultural education. Mr. Kersey and Mr. Crumpler spent many hours this past summer in the canning plant. Tattnall County residents are very fortunate to have a facility that allows preserving locally grown produce.  

 
  Colquitt County  
  Stacey Beacham  
     
  While most teachers are returning to school from a "summer break" -- most Agriculture Teachers and FFA Advisors have been working all summer to support the 3-component model of agricultural education. Mr. Beacham of Colquitt County High School is a great example of a leader in agricultural education.  

 
  Cambridge  
  Sarah Kane  
     
  Under the leadership of agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor, Sarah Nerswick, the Cambridge High School AgEd program experienced incredible success as a 1st year program. Cambridge High is in Fulton County and the school officials insured that a complete AgEd program was offered by including FFA and SAE as a must for this new program. Thank You Mrs. Nerswick for insuring the 3-component model of AgEd was a success. What a foundation you have established for this program!  

 
  Harris County  
  Jay Borden  
     
  One of the most unique aspects of being an Agricultural Education teacher is the continuation of instruction afforded by serving as the FFA Advisor. Teaching Leadership, Citizenship, and Cooperation are all very important parts of the complete AgEd Program. Thank You Mr. Jay Borden for being a great Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor.  

 
  Camden County  
  Glen Gosier  
     
  There is no greater experience for agricultural education students than when their agriculture teacher believes in them enough to prepare them for participation in an FFA Career Development Event (CDE). Mr. Gosier at Camden County High understands the value of the leadership skills developed when students enter a speaking competition. Thanks Mr. Gosier for providing these opportunities for your students.  

 
  Union County  
  John Pettit  
     
  Working with School Administrators is critically important for any great agriculture teacher. If the school system administrators know and value the 3-component model of agricultural education, then it makes the entire program more successful. Mr. John Clark Pettit does a great job of engaging school officials and making them aware of the importance of classroom instruction in Agriculture, experiential learning with SAE, and leadership development through the FFA. You can't have one without the other.  

 
  West Laurens  
  Kasey Jackson Reed Waldrep  
     
  Agriculture Teachers spend just as much time out of the classroom teaching and leading students as they do during the school day. Mrs. Jackson (left) and Mr. Waldrep (right) are two incredible agriculture teachers and FFA Advisors because they recognize the value of FFA and SAE in a complete AgEd Program. These students are fortunate to have such great Ag teachers.  

 
  Lowndes County High  
  Quinton Hadsock  
     
  Delivering a complete Agricultural Education Program can be difficult for any Ag Teacher. Maintaining quality in all 3 components of the AgEd program including Classroom / Lab, FFA, and SAE is possible and teachers like Mr. Hadsock do it everyday. The great thing about Quinten Hadsock is that he is always smiling -- and that is one thing that makes the best teachers -- the best!  

 
  Heritage (Catoosa County)  
  Megan Shearer  
     
  It is such an incredible thing to witness when an Agriculture Teacher is providing amazing success in all three components of the agricultural education program. Ms. Megan Shearer is one of those incredible teachers that sets high expectations in the classroom/lab, with Supervised Agriculture Experiences (SAE), and with FFA participation.  

 
  Wheeler County Middle  
  Lonnie Giddens  
     
  Great Ag Teachers are so valuable. They inspire all students. Mr. Giddens is one of those great Ag Teachers that help to create excitement for agricultural education and FFA. Wheeler County students have a greater appreciation for agriculture because of Mr. Lonnie Giddens. He is actively involved in one of the most noble professions that influences our two most valuable resources -- Our Agriculture and Our Future Leaders.  

 
  Brantley County Middle  
  Krista Morris  
     
  It is always awesome to see a teacher that is passionate about providing student success. It is also a testimony to great teaching when students are motivated and prepared to excel in FFA Career Development Events. Dr. Krista Morris has a reputation for providing excellence in everything she does. Her work to motivate students and have them prepared for success is always great to witness. Thank You Dr. Morris for being the best at building the reputation for agricultural education.  

 
  Hart County High  
  Anna Smith Nathan Heaton  
     
  When your school administrator (Dr. Mark Crenshaw - center) makes the trip with your FFA Chapter to an Area Career Development Events (CDE's) you know they support your program. Agriculture Teachers must maintain a complete program that makes our school system look good. Thanks Anna Smith (Hart Co. High) and Nathan Heaton (Hart Co. Middle) for creating support for Agricultural Education.  

 
  Treutlen County  
  Al Garner Barry Norris  
     
  The agricultural education program in Georgia is fortunate to have an incredible state staff that works to support the local teacher and student. Mr. Barry Norris (near) provides assistance as the technical area teacher in Forestry. Mr. Al Garner utilizes this support to meet the needs of his students at Truetlen County High School. TEAMWORK is often rewarded with success.  

 
  Brantley County High  
  Chad Crews Richard Gill  
     
  It is great to have Ag Teachers that LEAD by EXAMPLE. These two from Brantley County are some of the best examples. They maintain a high quality of performance in all three aspects of the AgEd model of instruction. Leaders in classroom instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experiences, and FFA -- Mr. Crews (right) and Mr. Gill (left) are true leaders in Georgia Agricultural Education.  

 
  Heritage Middle  
  Willis Callaway  
     
  The really good middle school Agriculture Teachers encourage and motivate student involvement in the FFA. Mr. Callaway has great participation in the FFA because students get involved and interested by enrollment in an exploratory agriculture class. Mr. Callaway strives to provide meaningful opportunities for his students and makes sure that FFA is a vital part. Thank You Mr. Callaway for allowing student involvement in FFA.  

 
  Mary Persons  
  Bill Waldrep  
     
  The mark of a GREAT agricultural education teacher is when you see all three components of an agricultural education program being conducted at a very high level of success. Mr. Bill Waldrep is a great classroom teacher. His students enjoy coming to his class. Mr. Waldrep always has students succeed with a variety of Supervised Ag Experiences (SAE), and just take a look at his FFA chapter success in any given year! Mr. Bill Waldrep is definitely one of the best in Georgia and the United States of America!  

 
  Turner County  
  Dennis Kendrick  
     
  The agricultural education program in Turner County is fortunate to have Mr. Kendrick as the Young Farmer Agriculture Teacher. His dedication to the overall success of the AgEd program makes sure all three components of the AgEd model of instruction are being implemented in a way that exceeds the standards. It is great to see how a Young Farmer teacher can support and enhance the overall AgEd program by keeping focus on the classroom / Lab instruction, the Supervised Ag Experiences (SAE) for students, and leadership in FFA.  

 
  Gilmer County  
  David Bushey Paul Little  
     
  Mr. Little (left) and Mr. Bushey (right) both work to keep the Gilmer County Agricultural Education Program among the best in the state. With student success in all aspects of the AgEd model of instruction, the Gilmer County Agricultural Education is a great example for providing students with Premier Leadership, Personal Growth, and Career Success opportunities.  

 
  Bleckley County  
  Doyle Floyd  
     
  An agricultural education teacher is someone that can get it done! No matter if the topic is horticulture / plant science, agriculture mechanics, or animal science -- Ag Teachers can simply get it done. Mr. Doyle Floyd can take agriculture mechanics projects built by students to hang poultry carcasses, so grading in poultry judging occurs in the school greenhouse. This FFA advisor can do it all!  

 
  Eighth Street Middle  
  Beth Golden  
     
  In Tift County, Beth Golden covers SAEs in detail the first few days of each semester. She ensures that all students have a good SAE with SMART Goals set for themselves. The Eighth Street Middle School agricultural education program is fortunate to have an agriculture teacher that values and promotes all three components of the AgEd model of Instruction.  

 
  Ringgold  
  Chuck Williams  
     
  Agricultural Education classes at Ringgold High School are always informative with Mr. Williams encouraging student success. There are plenty of opportunities for students to see how the 3-component model of instruction works as Mr. Williams encourages Supervised Agriculture Experiences (SAE) and FFA involvement as a normal part of the class and lab activities. Students enrolled in an agriculture class gets the full benefit of a complete AgEd program.  

 
  Islands High  
  Myria Shipman  
     
  The 3 component model of Agricultural Education is vital for success in the program. With a unique focus on Veterinary Science, the students at Islands High still get the benefit of all aspects of the AgEd program by incorporating FFA and SAE activities into the Vet. Science curriculum. Thank You Mrs. Shipman for being the best for your students and for making learning in agriculture FUN.  

 
  Thomas County Central  
  Robbie Harrison  
     
  Mrs. Robbie Harrison at Thomas County Central uses all forms of teaching to meet the needs of her students. She recognized the value of the 3 component model of instruction and insures that FFA and SAE are also an integral part of the daily lessons.  

 
  Bagley Middle  
  Nelson McCracken  
     
  Quality instruction in all phases of an agricultural education program can make a positive difference in the lives of students. Mr. McCracken never misses a chance to make that positive difference for students. Classroom instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experiences, and Premier Leadership in FFA make up all components of a quality agriculture education program.  

 
  Dodge County Middle  
  Jody Cravey  
     
  The stability of the 3-component model of agricultural education is having great classroom teachers. The FFA and SAE components will usually be a true reflection of great teaching and instruction. Mrs. Cravey at Dodge County Middle School is a great teacher that provides the solid instruction in the classroom and lab. She also provided many great opportunities for students with FFA and SAE. Thank You Mrs. Cravey!  

 
  Liberty County  
  Jeci Crane-Bohannon  
     
  Jeci Bohannon is in her seventh year in her home school of Liberty County High and is teaching the total AG ED Program daily! The FFA members learn hands-on in the classroom/lab, with their SAEs and through the FFA. Thank You Mrs. Bohannon for being a focused Ag Teacher that adheres to the complete AgEd model of instruction.  

 
  Oglethorpe County Middle  
  Sara Hughes  
     
  The IMPACT of an agriculture teacher goes on forever! Mrs. Sara Hughes is now making a position difference for students at Oglethorpe County Middle School, but several years ago she started the program at Athens Christian with a charter member named Abbey Gretsch. As an agriculture teacher, you never know what a tremendous impact you can potential have on students. Thanks Mrs. Hughes, for making a positive impact.  

 
  East Laurens  
  Kyle Harris  
     
  There is great opportunity for all students in agricultural education. East Laurens High School Agriculture Teacher, Mr. Kyle Harris (pictured right) is providing many of those opportunities for his students. With the 3-component model of AgEd -- instruction and student learning is not limited to a traditional classroom setting.  

 
  Wayne County  
  Michael Kirkland  
     
  Wayne County FFA students are getting a reputation for excellence at Area, State, and National participation. The results of great work in the agricultural education class. Mr. Kirkland must be an awesome classroom teacher and obviously believes in the 3 -component model of agricultural education.  

 
  Gordon Lee  
  Becky Forrester  
     
  Area 1 President Dalton Green and his Agriculture Teacher at Gordon Lee High School are making a big impact on the Georgia Agricultural Education Program with great leadership and chapter success. The growth of our local chapters is always fun to watch. Thank You Mrs. Forrester for providing great opportunities to your students.  

 
  Upson Lee High  
  Josh Rabalais  
     
  Have you ever heard the expression - "the future is so bright, I have to wear shades"? This is certainly true for one of Georgia's Central Region Ag Teachers. Mr. Rabalais is working hard to insure that Upson Lee High School FFA is among the best. We believe they have a very bright future.  

 
  Thomas County Central  
  Jerry Stone  
     
  Students at Thomas County Central High School have an outstanding opportunity to learn from one of the best regarding Forestry and Natural Resources. Mr. Jerry Stone (pictured at the far left) is very knowledgeable on tree ID and Forestry related skills.  

 
  Lakeview Ft Oglethorpe  
  Jordyn Cockburn  
     
  The students at Lakeview Ft Oglethorpe High School enjoy the opportunities provided by Agricultural Education and FFA to experience real life, Hands-On learning. Ms. Ventura believes in her students and in the FFA motto which begins with "Learning to Do..."  

 
  Montgomery County  
  Jonathan Hardeman  
     
  Some teachers TEACH. Some teachers set an EXAMPLE. Some teachers MOTIVATE. Some teachers INSPIRE. Mr. Hardeman at Montgomery County is an Agriculture Teacher that does it all! Thank You Mr. Hardeman for being a positive example of a great Ag Teacher.  

 
  Appling County High  
  Van Mills Jim Galvin  
     
  Ag Teacher Van Mills (right) and Young Farmer Ag Teacher Jim Galvin (left) work to keep the Appling County High School Agricultural Education Program viable and relevant to meet the needs of the community. The work of these two veteran teachers make the Georgia Agricultural Education program proud!  

 
  Lumpkin County  
  Malone Harrell  
     
  The Lumpkin County Agricultural Education Program is working to expand under the leadership of Ms. Harrell. Great things are sure to happen whenever there is a will to grow and succeed. Support from the local school administrators, parents, and community members is critically important to the success of our AgEd programs.  

 
  Claxton  
  Bradley Hall  
     
  During the summer, Mr. Hall took time to attend professional development training provided by the agricultural education state staff. The woodworking clinic will have a positive impact on his students at Claxton High School as he works with them this year.  

 
  Crisp County High  
  Eric Dixon  
     
  Mr. Eric Dixon and his students at Crisp Co. High started the school year off right by learning all about FFA. Students enrolled in an agriculture course get to experience the benefits of the FFA.  

 
  Pickens County Middle  
  Todd Dobson  
     
  Another one of the great Georgia Ag Teachers that is often a source of sound advice. Thank You Mr. Todd Dobson (left) for your leadership. Pickens County is fortunate to have such a great role model.  

 
  Feagin Mill Middle  
  James Judson  
     
  James started the school year by providing professional development for all the teachers at his school on how AgEd can help students in all other academic classes. Keep up the great work Mr. Judson.  

 
  Seminole County FFA  
  Dusty Smith Wes Pace Holly Ward  
     
  Good luck as you start your new school year. Expect great things this year!  

 
 
 
     
 
   
 
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