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South Habersham Middle FFA Team Qualifies for State Contest
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Friday, January 24, 2020
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The South Habersham Middle FFA Livestock Team recently placed 2nd in the Area II FFA Livestock Judging Career Development Event. The event was held at University of Georgia Animal Science Arena in Athens on December 5, 2019. This placing qualifies them to compete at the state contest on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

The Livestock Judging Career Development Event allows agricultural education students the opportunity to make accurate observations of livestock, determine the desirable traits in animals, make logical decisions based on their observations, and discuss and defend those decisions. Participants place classes of breeding and market beef, sheep, and swine, and then give oral reasons to the judges as to why they placed each class as they did. Team members include Emily Gattis, Laney Minish, Josie Pressley, and Ansley Segars. Additionally, Gattis received High Overall Individual Honors.

FFA is a national organization of over 600,000 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program in public schools. The FFA mission is 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.

Shelly Patton-McQuaig is the South Habersham Middle FFA advisor

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