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North Forsyth High FFA attends Georgia National Fair

NORTH FORSYTH -- Members of North Forsyth High School’s Future Farmers of America, or FFA, chapter, recently attended the 2016 FFA Day at the Georgia National Fair.

The event, held Oct. 11, was put on at the fairgrounds in Perry.

More than 3,500 FFA members across the state attended.

FFA, an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership, is designed to help students learn more about agricultural education.

It is made up of state associations, which are comprised of local chapters.

North is one of those, and Georgia’s FFA Association is the third largest in the nation, boasting more than 41,000 members.

At the fair, students interacted with Georgia FFA area officers to get a better idea of what it offers.

They also heard from supporters of the agricultural education program, were presented with a motivational speaker and given free time to explore the fair’s midway during the afternoon.

“The FFA Day at the Fair is a great advocacy, recruitment and retainment tool, said Erin Nessmith, the organization’s leadership program specialist.

“More than 3,500 students come here and discover the countless opportunities available in agricultural education and the FFA. Our partnership with the Georgia National Fair continues to prove invaluable to the countless number of students whose lives will be impacted by the FFA Day.”