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Fort Valley State and FFA to co-host event prior to football game

Date Published: 09/06/2012 3:05PM


Quintez Garcia and Ashley Davis, who were seniors at Northside High School last year, participated in a bean bag throw during the FFA-4H Field Day at Fort Valley State University.

Fort Valley State University’s 4-H Club and the Central Region Future Farmers of America are teaming up to host 4-H/FFA Ag Field Day on Sept. 22. The 2 p.m. event will be at Founders Hall on the FVSU campus.

FFA advisors, 4-H leaders and youth groups are urged to gather their students to take part in an event packed with fun and information.  The purpose of the event is to introduce middle and high school students to majors offered by the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology at FVSU. The $5 registration fee includes a T-shirt, a meal and a ticket to the FVSU versus Benedict College football game at 6 p.m. The registration deadline is Sept.10.

Scheduled activities include video gaming, football toss, corn hole toss and ladder ball. Students can also see a biofuel-making demonstration and tour FVSU’s Life on the Farm exhibition, which has animals to teach students about agriculture.

 “We are combining fun activities with educational experiences that will expose students to our campus and agriculture in an enjoyable, relaxing tailgating atmosphere,” said Phillip Petway, FVSU’s 4-H extension agent, who is helping coordinate the event with Chris Corzine, the Georgia Department of Education’s central region agricultural education director.

For more information, contact Chris Corzine at (864) 844-4412 or ccorzine@gaaged.org or Phillip Petway at (478) 825-6759 or petwayp@fvsu.edu.