Over summer break, our chapter had one student, Shayla Lile, attend Tennessee Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences (TGSAS) at the University of Tennessee at Martin. There Shayla had the opportunity to visit the John Deere Combine Factory in Moline, Illinois, visited the Tyson Factory in
Union City, Tenn. and participate in hand-on activities to deepen her knowledge of agriculture. Gallatin FFA is delighted for her achievements. We are happy that she made it back safely and had a great time representing our chapter.
Our chapter also attended Tennessee FFA Leadership Training Camp (Camp Clements) in Doyle, TN. Our chapter took 10 members, three advisors, and three guests. While at camp, we had multiple students participate in several CDE's. These CDE's include Quiz Bowl, Quiz Contest, and Extemporaneous Speaking. Along with these CDE's, Gallatin FFA participated in Flag Lowering Ceremonies (five members).
The Gallatin FFA chapter is one of the oldest FFA chapters in Tennessee and has more than 200 members in grades 9th-12th. Nationwide, the National FFA organization is a national youth organization of 629,367 student members of 7,757 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The mission of the Gallatin FFA chapter is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. For more information about the Gallatin FFA Chapter, visit www.gallatinaged.org.