FFA Officers attend Training
FFA officers from JT Reddick, Eighth Street Middle, Northeast and Tift County High FFA recently held a Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) at the Tift County Schools STAR Farm. Chapter FFA Officers learned about the duties and responsibilities of their respective offices, were made aware of expectations of the officer team, and developed a calendar of activities for their FFA Chapters. Three Georgia FFA Officers, Courtney Barber, Sadie Lackey and Madison Parker were also present to conduct activities and training sessions designed to improve team building skills, leadership skills and teach the importance of working together as an officer team.
Tift County Farm Bureau sponsored breakfast for the officers and the Tift County FFA Alumni sponsored lunch. Kayla House from Farm Bureau spoke to the officers about Farm Bureau and introduced a program that Farm Bureau is coordinating with Georgia FFA to sell Farm Bureau memberships. Tift County FFA Alumni member Ronald Cook prepared breakfast and lunch for the officers. ABAC FFA members and advisor Lorie Felton as well as Dr. Jerry Baker, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, were also in attendance to help prepare breakfast and speak to the officers about opportunities available to them at ABAC.
COLT is a leadership development program held each year and designed to prepare FFA chapter officers for their roles as leaders within the FFA. COLT provides officers with the opportunity to discover their roles as leaders, begin working as a team, and meet with each other to develop their chapter's Program of Activities for the upcoming year.