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Georgia students shine at National FFA Convention

Ian Bennett of Lowndes County was named National FFA Southern Region Vice President and students from Georgia claimed top spots in numerous national FFA events during the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo, held Oct. 25-28 in Indianapolis.

Bennett is a student at UGA majoring in agriscience and environmental systems – plant breeding and genetics.

Georgia chapters claimed first place in eight agriscience events. Sonoraville won in Animal Systems Category 2; Lowndes County won in Environmental/Natural Resources Category 4; Lowndes Middle won in Food Products & Processing Category 1; Lowndes County won in Food Products & Processing Category 4; Lowndes Middle won in Plant Systems Category 1; Lowndes County won in Plant Systems Category 6 and Gordon Central won in Power, Structure & Technology Category 6.

In national proficiency events, Colquitt County’s Garrett Harrell won in the agricultural processing category; Courtney Cameron of Lowndes County won in the agriscience research – plant systems category; Thomas Waldrop of Franklin County won the beef production – placement category; Landon Herring of Lowndes County won the diversified crop production – placement category; Cody Wofford of Madison County won the equine science – placement category and Ben Murray of Berrien County won the home and/or community development category.In career development events, Cambridge High School in Fulton County was the national winner in agricultural communications, while Bleckley County won in the forestry event.

Georgia chapters and students were national finalists in 18 other categories. For a complete list visit