FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
Javier Duarte Begins Service as an Area FFA Officer
Fort Valley GA – Javier Duarte, a member of the Brooks County High School FFA chapter, began his term as the Area 5 Sentinel on August 4th and 5th, when the Georgia FFA Area Officers met for the Area Officer Training Conference.
Forty-eight new area officers from six areas of the state attended the two-day training conference held at the FFA Camp John Hope near Fort Valley. The objective was to orient the new officers to their position as area leaders. Each area team met with a member of their regional agricultural education staff, as well as the Georgia FFA leadership program specialist, FFA executive secretary, and state FFA advisor to discuss their roles and responsibilities. The officers explored their decision making process, developed a team philosophy of leadership, discovered what it means to be an ambassador for the FFA, and began setting goals for the coming year.
Throughout the school year, Javier Duarte and his fellow officers will have the opportunity to represent Area 5 FFA members at a variety of teachers meetings, career development events, leadership conferences and area training activities.