Troup County’s Future Farmers of America organization celebrated the second annual Farmers’ Day
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 9:15 pm
On Wednesday, Troup County’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) celebrated the second farm day at the Troup County Agriculture Center.
The event brought together FFA clubs from all the high schools in the Troup County School System for a morning that featured speakers from the House of Representatives, information on buildings college, leadership and team building and the opportunity to get up close and personal with a few animals.
Jessica Bowden, an AG teacher from LaGrange High, said Agriculture Day or AG Day was created by all the agriculture teachers in the high school. The event also included student presentations from all high schools.
Troup High’s Austin Tucker said he likes to sit back and work with our teachers to provide this to the kids.
“I heard they liked it last year and hopefully they like it this year,” Tucker said. “I hope it’s something we can do more for them.”
Callaway High’s Ashton Wheeless said it was amazing to see all the kids come together.
“As a teacher at Callaway, I’ve often seen other students at tournaments but being able to connect with them here has been amazing,” Wheeless said. “It’s amazing to see how much they value this and having the opportunity to connect with each other.”
This year Diverse Power has put together an event with a scholarship that helps provide support to students for a day.
“These grants are available every year for education. You provide the description of the event, and we are blessed to have the opportunity to share, so we provide lunch, T-shirts, guest speakers – anything that will cost us money given today is supported by many Powers,” said Bowden. “We are very fortunate to have a leader in the business community who invests in our students and the city.”
Savannah Farrell from LHS said the idea of bringing all the FFA clubs together is to work toward a common goal.
“There’s a lot of competition at our school because we compete against each other,” Farrell said. “We all teach Troup County agriculture when we go out and compete. It’s not always that we compete against each other, this allows us to make friends with people who are just going to fight agriculture in Troup County as a whole. “