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FFA excels in showmanship

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Max Caylor / Photo

Pickens High FFA students brought home many awards from this year’s livestock show. Forty-one students participated in Saturday’s events. See pages 4-5B for more photos and a list of this year's winners

By Max Caylor

Progress Contributor    


Over 400 students, parents and friends supported the Pickens FFA Livestock Show Saturday morning that was presented by the FFA Alumni.  Nine classes of heifers, lambs, goats  and swine were shown.      

Judge Gary Childs coming from South Georgia complimented the Pickens FFA program stating, “I am impressed with the showmanship of these students and I can tell they have worked hard and have been well coached, “ Also,he spoke highly of the attendance, support of the School Board, county commissioners and conduct of the students.

Some 41 FFA students participated in the show.  Senior Taylor Dobson, planning on an Agriculture Degree from ABAC, said, “taking care of animals has taught me how to be responsible.”  She chose pigs because “they were cheaper and easier to train.”

Chloe Mays, Reserve Champion in Crossbred Barrow Class, exemplified all of the presenters when she said, “always believe in yourself and pay attention to what people are teaching and try and do better the next time.”

Saturday’s Livestock Show truly represented the FFA motto of “learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve.”