December 5, 2020

Heard County FFA celebrates National FFA Week under the Gold Dome as part of FFA Day at the Capitol

group photo 2013(Atlanta, GA) – The Heard County FFA chapter in Franklin, Georgia, kicked off National FFA Week by attending the Georgia FFA Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 19.

The FFA Day activities kicked off with a legislative breakfast that was hosted by State FFA President, Dolly Melton, and featured a keynote address from Governor Nathan Deal.

Attending from the Heard County FFA chapter were Joanna Brown, TJ Yarbrough, Denny Rogers, FFA Alumni, Dale McWhorter, FFA Advisor. Also attending as PAGES for Representative Randy Nix were Tate Gosdin and Drew Harris. And Page for Senator Crane was Jacob Holcombe.

Twenty-two FFA chapters attended the 2013 FFA Day at the Capitol, bringing nearly 200 FFA members and advisors, FFA Alumni members and Young Farmer members to Atlanta to represent agricultural education at the Gold Dome.

In addition to Governor Deal, the legislative breakfast featured greetings from Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black; Secretary of State, Brian Kemp; State School Superintendent, Dr. John Barge; Senator John Wilkinson, Representative Jay Roberts and Representative Terry England .

Following the breakfast, the FFA Day attendees met on the north steps of the Capitol, for a photo with Governor Deal. Members of the FFA were then recognized in both the House and Senate chambers with Resolutions declaring FFA Day at the Capitol.

The Georgia FFA Association has more than 34,000 members in 285 chapters, making it the third largest FFA Association in the nation. You can learn more about the Georgia FFA at You can follow the Georgia FFA on Twitter at GA_FFA and on Facebook at

The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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. You can find more information about the national FFA organization at

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