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August 17-- The officers of the Toombs County FFA Chapter were part of the nearly 200 chapter officers representing twenty eight FFA chapters from across Georgia that attended the 2012 Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference. 

The COLT Conference was held on July 17-19, at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near Covington.  This year’s COLT theme was “Super Officers: The Call to Action.” The officers attended workshops that focused on teamwork, communication and professionalism. The students also began planning their chapter’s Program of Activities for the coming year and learned strategies for time management and creativity.  The officers were encouraged to make an impact in their school and community and gained ideas for member recruitment, fundraising, and promoting the FFA.   

“COLT Conference is an excellent way for chapter officers to kick-off their year of service,” says State FFA President, Dolly Melton. “We challenge them to work together and empower the other members of their chapter.”

{mosimage}The officers from the Toombs County  FFA chapter who attended the COLT conference were:  (L-R) Back Row- Clay Callahan, Mathew Manning, Matt Wilkins, Jared Morris, Westley Ricks, Front Row- Tiffany Reynolds, Breanna Mitchum, Vance Davis,  Sophia Sager, and Emma Owens.

The Georgia FFA Association is the third largest state association in the nation with more than 34,000 members. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture. The mission of the FFA organization 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.