Sponsorship of the Agricultural Communications Proficiency Award
Proficiency awards are granted to FFA members who have excelled in their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). The Agricultural Communications Proficiency includes programs where students work in agricultural print facilities, such as newspapers and magazines. This proficiency also includes any use of technology (such as websites and blogs). FFA members may also own and produce an agriculture related broadcast or show. Students acquire training and practical experience writing and publicizing in preparation for a career in communications.
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.
Georgia Junior Livestock Foundation
Sponsorship of the Georgia Junior Livestock Foundation
The Georgia Junior Livestock Foundation (GJLF) is a statewide organization that recognizes Georgia junior livestock exhibitors for their hard work and dedication to the livestock industry. The Georgia State 4-H and FFA shows were chosen as a forum to aid these young people. Through public support and fundraising projects, the Foundation will be able to provide financial assistances to Georgia’s youth actively involved in the livestock industry through premiums, scholarships and other industry initiatives. The long range goal of the GJLF is to create a scholarship component that may reward all youth livestock participants regardless of their success in the show ring. The Foundation’s goal is to enhance the success of the junior livestock programs in Georgia by providing assistance to the adult leadership of Georgia 4-H and FFA programs.
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.