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Join Us April 28-30, 2016      

Thursday, April 28, 2016
7:00 p.m. - 1st General Session
Friday, April 29, 2016
8:00 a.m. -2nd General Session
10:30 a.m. - 3rd General Session
2:30 p.m. - 4th General Session
Saturday, April 30, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 5th General Session
11:00 a.m. - 6th General Session

Watch All 6 Sessions      
1. Session 1
2. Session 2
3. Session 3
4. Session 4
5. Session 5
6. Session 6

State Officer Candidates      
Learn more about the 28 FFA members running for State FFA office. Find their names, pictures, and official candidate statements.

Convention Speakers      

Jane Herlong entertains using funny, original Southern stories, folksy wisdom and singing to help folks live more productive, stress-free lives. Jane believes in the extraordinary healing power of humor and storytelling. This is evident in Jane’s most recent accomplishment of being an Amazon “Best-Seller” for her newest book, “Bury Me with My Pearls.”

Jane is active in her church and community and serves as a Commissioner at Piedmont Technical College of South Carolina, Chair of the National Speakers Association Scholarship Committee and serves on the Foundation Board of the National Speakers Association.
However, Jane’s proudest accomplishments are being a wife and mother. Jane and her family live on the family peach  farm in Edgefield County, South Carolina.

Abbey Gretsch, a member of the Athens Christian FFA chapter, is the 16th Georgian to be elected to serve as a National FFA Officer. Abbey was elected at the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentuckyand is serving as the Southern Region Vice President.Abbey and her teammates spent two weeks in Japan in January, and this spring will be traveling the country attending State FFA Conventions.

Abbey is a 2014 graduate of Athens ChristianSchool.As an FFA member, Abbey worked diligently in her family's beef cattle operation which is where she developed her SAE areas in Beef Production and Agriculture Education. Abbey is an active member of the Georgia Junior Angus Association. She is also a student at the University of Georgia majoring in Agricultural Communications and Agriculture Education.

Community Service at 88th Georgia FFA Convention      
All chapters interested in participating in community service opportunities during the state convention must register. Activities will be conducted during the day on Thursday, April 28 in cooperation with the Rebuilding Macon organization. Activities will include painting, site clean-up, possible construction/repair opportunities, etc... Chapter's who would like to participate, please complete the 'Living To Serve' Google Doc provided by Mr. Kevin Jump.

Please remember that this year the FFA Alumni is not hosting an on-site Food Drive. The Alumni is asking that all local FFA chapter conduct a food drive locally, donate the food to a local cause, and then bring a photo and documentation of the donation to the FFA Convention. The Alumni will be accepting Food Drive documentations in the Convention Center rotunda from1:00 p.m.– 5:00p.m. on Thursday, April 28. The FFA chapter that donates the most food will receive a cash prize of $500.00. Each chapter that donates more than 500 cans of food will be recognized on the big screen in the main convention arena.

Convention Entertainment      

Georgia FFA is excited to have LOVE AND THEFT in concert, Friday, April 29, 2016.

Tickets for LOVE AND THEFT are $20.00 per person and are available only to registered convention attendees through the online chapter registration site.

Convention T-Shirt      
Check out the design of this year's convention t-shirt! You can pre-order T-shirts through the online registration system for $12.00 or purchase them on site for $15.00.

Teach Ag Georgia (TAG) Workshop      
Again this year we asking Ag Teachers to identify 1 or 2 students who are (or should be) seriously considering a career in Agricultural Education, and nominate those students for the TAG (Teach Ag Georgia) workshop at the State Convention. The workshop will be held on Friday, April 29, at 1:45 p.m. and is by invitation only. Only 50 seats are available, and seats are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no cost to attend the TAG workshop. You can nominate students through the online convention registration system.

Registration for 88th Georgia FFA Convention      

Registration for the 88th Georgia FFA convention is now open!  This link also includes information on Community Service, T-Shirts, TAG Workshop, Convention Entertainment & Food Drive.

Online Registration Link:

Registration for the 88th State FFA Convention is $250.00 per chapter. The online registration site closes at midnight on April 1, 2016. Payment is due April 8, 2016.

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