Georgia agriculture took center stage in downtown Atlanta March 22 during the 8th Annual Georgia Ag Day event at the Georgia Freight Depot.
Chattooga County 4-H was well represented during this outstanding event. Lyerly 5th grade 4-H members/students were present along with five local high school students. The event, hosted by Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, drew 4-Hers and FFA students from across the state along with state officials, their staff members and representatives from Georgia’s many agricultural organizations.
Exhibits manned by 52 agricultural organizations and agencies showcased the diversity of Georgia agriculture.
"We have a great opportunity to tell everyone how important Georgia agriculture is today," said Black. "Agriculture and commerce is what our state was built on dating back to 1776."
Deal spoke directly to the 4-Hers and FFA students attending the event, encouraging them to be part of agriculture’s future success.
"You are honing your talents and learning skills you will need for being a part of keeping Georgia the number one agriculture state," Deal said. "Agriculture is going to change as you grow up, and I want to encourage you to be willing to adapt to the changing horizon."