Future Farmers of America (FFA) has a rich history in Barrow County, with the first Georgia chapter being established in Statham, GA. History is continuing to be made by Barrow FFA members. Rep. Terry England who is an alumni member of the Winder-Barrow FFA Chapter was joined by dozens of dignitaries, including governor Nathan Deal, and hundreds of FFA members from across the state wearing the signature blue corduroy jacket on Tuesday July 18th to dedicate the new leadership center at the Georgia Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FFA-FCCLA) camp in Newton county in honor of Rep. Terry England.
Rep. England spoke about how the Winder Barrow FFA program transformed him from a shy student into a leader. "FFA gave me the opportunity to learn how to stand in front of people and speak," said England. "My hope is that for decades and generations to come that this facility here recreates the memories that some of the buildings down the hill have created for me." Rep. England has gone above and beyond his assigned position to secure funds needed to make the future of agricultural education a success.
The Winder-Barrow FFA student officers and advisors attended to show support for Rep. Terry England for this honor. The Terry England Leadership Center is a 20,000 square-foot facility featuring a 14,000-square-foot room that will seat as many as 1,400 people or 750 for banquet dining.
Winder-Barrow High FFA Reporter- Cole Barnes
Winder-Barrow High FFA Historian - Tiffany Tyson
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