South Region Ag Education 2013 Fall Meeting
South Region Fall Teachers Meeting • Welcome • Invocation • Joe Waldorff—Southern Heritage Fundraising • Brooke Jernigan—ABAC
South Region Program Highlights • Star in Agriscience • Jacob Schindler– Lowndes County FFA
South Region Program Highlights • National Chapter Rankings • Pelham Middle--Three Star • Berrien High—Two Star • Miller High—Two Star • Wayne Co HS FFA--- Two Star • Eighth Street Middle School FFA --Two Star • Lowndes—Two Star
South Region Program Highlights • Georgia had 28 National Proficiency Award Finalists • Ag Mech Design & Fab—Aaron Bruce (Lanier) • Ag Sales – Ben Hegwood Jr(Colquitt County) • Agriscience Research Animal Systems – KayleeTillery(Tift County) • Agriscience Research Integrated Systems –Reaud Sims(Lowndes County) • Agriscience Research Plant Systems – Kayla Barker(Lowndes County) • Dairy Prod Entre—Ruben Schaapman (Wilcox) • Dairy Prod. Placement—Denton Erickson (Lee County) • Diversified Crop—Tres Williams (Pelham) • Food Science—Anna Hartley (Colquitt) • Fruit Production – Jonathan Mobley (Colquitt County) • Specialty Animal—Dolly Melton (Echols) • Specialty Animal—Benjamin Herring (Lowndes)
Agriscience Finalists • Emily Warren and Hunter Corbett, Lowndes FFA • Callie Warren, Lowndes FFA • Ben Herring and Landon Herring, Lowndes FFA • Deavion Hawkins and Elisia Walters, Southside Middle FFA • Chance Hingson, Lowndes HS FFA • Kailee Smith and Kaylee Griffin, Lowndes FFA
Other National Awards • Melvin Thompson—VIP Award for Distinguished Service • Honorary American Degree—Ira Tucker
Program Update • Information needed this fall…. • Fall Class Enrollment Forms • Program of Work • Food Processing Reports • Monthly Reports • Local COLT Agendas • POA/Budgets • email
Enrollment Forms for 2013-14 • We were able to gather useful data in FY13 • Number in each course/pathway • SAE/FFA data • Points to remember • Each teacher completes and submits form (in-school & YF) • Last name comma first name • Submit Oct. 15, save copy and update and resubmit March 14 to include 2nd semester data. • Middle School: Submit for each grading period • Found on region portal: www.southregionaged.org or www.gaaged.org
Program Updates • Budget • Great time to invite a legislator to visit • Accountability • Vitally important • Our goal: 100% of South Region teachers meeting all standards • Let us know how we can help!
Program Updates • Credentialing • Ga. Ag Ed will offer a industry endorsed credential certificate based on meeting the minimum cut-score on FFA CDEs. • DOE is only recognizing the End of Pathway Assessments for technical skill attainment, therefore, this credential does not meet that requirement.
Program Updates • Curriculum Update • Ag Ed Cluster now consists of 34 Pathways • Basic Ag Science Curriculum • New standards are now approved and posted • Can be taught in 8th grade for high school credit • Elementary Level Ag Awareness Lessons • Posted on website • Can be used to help earn CCRPI credits • All other Ag Courses being revised and new standards to be approved later this year
Program Updates • 2012-13 Ag Ed Annual Report • Please share with administrators and stakeholders
SAE Record Keeping • Uniform SAE Record Keeping • Can be AET or Ga. Ag Ed Recordbook. • Emphasis on the American FFA Degree
Electronic Submissions • Proficiencies • State Degrees • Information will be sent out with specific instructions. • Must be complete---Signatures! • Items will still be able to be submitted in paper form.
Industry Certification • Congratulations to Berrien County (Animal Science and Ag Mechanices)! • See updated manual on Ag Ed Website for more info.
Professional Development • CTAERN changes for this year. • Area teachers will be offering several workshops throughout the year.
Young Farmer Update • Important Events • Q’Fest, Oct. 16 • Region Caucus, Nov. 4, Sunbelt Expo Farm Press Building • Jr. Director elections Areas 2, 4, 6. • NYFEA Institute, San Antonio, Dec. 4-7 • GYFA Convention, Augusta Jan. 31-Feb. 1 • See calendar of events for complete list!!!
Young Farmer Update • Thanks to everyone who supported this year’s GYFA Livestock Show!
Young Farmer Update • Initiatives: • Continue to grow local and state membership • Continue to make our Young Farmer program the premier adult education program • Most Awards Due Oct. 1 • Chapter Award, Chapter President, Spokesperson, Young Ag Leader, and Beginning Producer • Meetings • 20 Classes/year • Area Teacher Resources
GYFA Membership • State 2012 Membership: 4,576 • 90% of chapters had membership increase! • Continue to promote Junior Membership and Spousal discount.
Congratulations to Johnson County Young Farmers—National NAAE Adult Education Program Winner!!!
GVATA Update • Area VI: Brittany Bearden • Area V: Stacey Beacham
PRC Update • Area V: Donald Gilman • Area VI: Darrell Boatright
FFA Update – Fall 2013 • FFA Membership • Rosters open for 2013-14 use on September 1 • Rosters are accessed through the AgCareer Network • AgCN accounts (usernames and logins) available from Region Directors if you don’t have them already • New teacher – your account has been created. • Teacher who moved – your account has been transferred • Dues for 2013-14 are $11 ($4 state & $7 national) • Affiliation option is available (contact the state FFA office by September 1, to Affiliate) • Rosters and dues/Affiliation fees are due by October 15 • If you want FFA membership cards for your students, contact the state FFA Office
FFA Update – Fall 2013 • 100% membership recognition • Designed to recognize teachers & programs who have 100% of the students in their AgEd classes on the FFA roster. • Individual teacher Enrollment Data forms will be used to determine 100% membership. In multi-teacher programs, for the program to be considered 100%, each teacher must have 100% of the students in their classes on the FFA roster.
FFA Update – Fall 2013 • National Convention • Louisville, Kentucky • Online registration is open through www.ffa.org on the Ag Career Network • Registration Costs • $45 per person if you’re in the FFA housing block • $65 per person if you’re outside the FFA housing block • $70 per person on-site registration regardless of rooms • Contact the FFA Office about rooms in the Georgia state rooming block at the downtown Marriott • Space is limited, rooms are first come, first served!
FFA Update – Fall 2013 • National Convention • Georgia has….. • 28 national proficiency finalists • 1 American Star finalist • 54 American FFA Degree recipients • 19 Agriscience Fair finalists • 11 national 3-Star chapters, and 17 national 2-Star chapters • 3 talent, 1 band and 1 chorus representative • 19 CDE contestants • 8 Honorary American Degree recipients • 1 VIP Award recipient
FFA Update – Fall 2013 • Check all CDE and Award guidelines in the online Award Bulletin at www.georgiaffa.org • FFA Day at the Georgia National Fair – Oct 8 • Registration for all ID contests and booths is now an online process and must be submitted by Sept 18 • Registration for FFA Day program (Middle School and 9th grade only!) is due to Hope Carter by Sept 19
FFA Alumni • Goal is to have every FFA Chapter supported by an Alumni Affiliate • Alumni Development Conference in Conjunction with State Alumni Convention • Encourage 2 Delegates from each Affiliate to attend • Breakouts on important Alumni Topics • Encourage Local Affiliate Participation in State Activities • Convention • Council • Awards
Forestry Technical Report CDE Responsibilities: • Agricultural Communications • Marketing Plan • Environmental and Natural Resources • Forestry • Land Judging • Wildlife Management LDE Responsibilities: • Extemporaneous Public Speaking • Middle School Recordbooks • Treasurers’ Books
Forestry Technical Report • Land Judging CDE • Registration Deadline: September 20th • Event Info • Area V: September 24th @ Thomas County High • Area VI: September 26th @ Wayne County High • Check-in @ 4:00p • CDE @ 4:30p We will need buses to go to the site.
Forestry Technical Report • ENR CDE (Newly Revised) • Registration Deadline: November 12th. • Event Info • Area V & VI: November 19th @ Irwin County Case Farm • Check-in: 12:30p • CDE: 1:00p • Practicums • Team Activity (Test) ~ Soils • Identification • GPS
Forestry Technical Report • Georgia National Fair • Exhibitors and contestants must be pre-registered by September 18, 2012. You must register online - to obtain a registration password, email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Events • Chapter Booth Theme: “ThinkGREEN!” • Dendrology Notebooks • Tree ID Contest (October 8th, 10am - 2pm, limit to 10 students per chapter). • Mini-Booths • Exhibits • Delivery Schedule: Sept. 25 – 28 / Weekdays 10am - 5pm ~ Saturday 10am – 3pm • Release time: Oct. 15 ~ 10am - 8pm / Oct. 16 ~ 10am - 4pm / Oct. 19 ~ 10am - 3pm • Go to http://www.georgianationalfair.com/
Forestry Technical Report • Agriscience Fair Research Projects • Easy trip to National Convention • Research Project Guide • Tips • Make sure project fits the category • Title • Scientific Method • FOLLOW THE RUBRIC
- Registration Deadline: September 13th- Resumeand Cover Letter - 3 Copies in South Region Office Event Info - Materials will be evaluated and top 6 will be Area Finalists- Announcement of Area Finalists- Area V – Sept. 17th- Area VI – Sept. 18th- Area competition will consist of Interview - Area V: September 24th@ Thomas County Central High @ 4:30pm - Area VI: September 26th@ Wayne County High @ 4:30pm Job Interview CDE
AREA V – Nov. 8 at Albany Fair • Check-in begins at 8:30am • CDE will begin at 9:00am • All must be registered by 10:00am • AREA VI – Nov. 13 at Waycross Fair • Check-in from 2:00 pm-4:30 pm • CDE will begin at 2:00. • All must be registered by 4:30. • State CDE on Dec. 7th at ABAC • NEW - Implement Stop Line in the Shed 2013 Tractor Operation and Maintenance • Von G.
EMC Wiring Practice Events • Satilla EMC Practice • October 21st in Alma • Colquitt EMC Practice • October 22nd in Tifton • Mitchell EMC Practice • October 24th in Camilla • Registration begins at 4pm • Events will start at 4:30
EMC Wiring CDE’s • Area V – December 10th • ABAC • Check-in at 1:30pm • CDE will begin at 2pm • Area VI – December 12th • Berrien Co. High • Check-in at 1:30pm • CDE will begin at 2pmG State EMC CDE – January 11thG • .
EMC Demonstration • Von G.
EMC Demonstration • 1. The service entrance cable will be installed and connected to the main breaker in the 100 amp service entrance panel. • 3. Connections will be made to the circuit breaker and to the lamp holder. The lamp holder will not be mounted but terminal connections will be made. • 6. As part of this speech demonstration, students should place emphasis on the internal operation of three and four way switches and not limit themselves to how to wire the circuit. The wiring panel and switch charts are available to aid in explaining how the switches and the circuit operate.
Ag Mechanics CDE • Region Ag Mechanics Event – ABAC • January 30th • Welding – Shielded Metal Arc Welding • Multiple Pass Welding • Small Engines – • Honda Engines • Team Activity – • Construction/Foundation layout and Volume calculations • Electrical – • Area – 3 box problem • State – 4 box problem
Lawnmower CDE • Region Ag Mechanics Event – ABAC • Middle School and High School • February 25th Area V – ABAC • February 27th Area VI – Ware Co High • Sr. Lawnmower will not back off of a trailer but out of a shed (Deck + Discharge Chute + 12”) • CDE Check-In will begin at 1pm and the CDE will begin at 1:30pm. • All students must be registered by 2pm
2013 Welding Contest • Von G. • AREA VI – • Ware Co. High on March 18th • Tuesday • AREA V • ABAC on March 20th • Thursday • “Top Gun” Weld-off • ABAC on April 21st