February 12-- The Toombs County chapter of the Georgia Young Farmers program is one of only six programs nationwide to receive the 2017 National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award. The award was presented at the NAAE annual convention in Nashville.
Joey Montford is the advisor of the Toombs County Young Farmers program, a group of farmers, agri-businesses and agricultural supporters who meet regularly for professional development. Currently the TCYF program organizes 20 community classes annually with topics ranging from production agriculture to estate planning.
TCYF members participate in various events throughout the year, including the Georgia Young Farmers State convention. Recently, the chapter was recognized as the Central Region Outstanding Chapter, and a TCYF member was named Outstanding Member in the region. The TCYF Leadership Team consists of Mitchell Pittman, Clint Sikes, Kelsey Butler, Whitney Hutcheson, and Charles James.