Sponsorship of the Marketing Plan Career Development Event
The Marketing Plan CDE is a team event designed to develop an understanding of the marketing plan process, and to allow students to explore and prepare for possible careers in agri-marketing. Students research and present a marketing plan for an agricultural product, supply, or service. It is a competitive activity involving a team of three persons working for a local community agri-business to support the FFA’s outreach mission.
The Georgia Cooperative Council’s sponsorship recognizes the region and state winners and includes a travel scholarship for the state winner to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
Sponsorship of the Environmental Sciences Project
Each year the Georgia Cooperative Council sponsors the Environmental Sciences Project through Georgia 4-H. Project Achievement allows 4-H youth the opportunity to research and explore an area that interests them. In the Environmental Sciences Project 4-H youth can dive into exploring the intersection of ecology, humankind, and the environmental, including conservation of resources, the impact of environmental issues, and environmental impacts. Youth can compete in this project from 4th to 12th grade, competing at the county, district, and state levels. The support given by the Georgia Cooperative Council gives 4-H youth in grades 9th to 12th the opportunity to compete in Atlanta at Georgia 4-H State Congress.
The Georgia Cooperative Council makes a $700 donation to the Student Enrichment Program at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College (ABAC). This award is designed to support hands-on learning experiences for ABAC in the Rural Studies or Agriculture and Natural Resources programs. The Georgia Cooperative Council also offers a $1,000 scholarship to an ABAC student majoring in agriculture and natural resources or rural studies.