Good morning, I'm William Culpepper, I'm president of the Georgia Young Farmers Association. We're a state organization, organized in 1970, that focuses on adult education. A lot of students, when they get out of high school, they've been in FFA, and after college, you can go to FFA, but after then, there's not really a lot of place to go. We try to focus on that. We help FFA with a lot of the cow shows that they do. We're a big supporter of FFA. But mainly adult education.
We have local chapters in the state in just about every county. We focus on having programs.
Like I said, education, anywhere from GPS, precision farming, seed companies, chemical companies, anything that a man or a woman that might need in their operation, whether it be row crops, cattle, pecans, forestry. We try to focus on them, and try to give them a little bit of insight on what's going on.
As a young producer myself, it was vital to me getting going, helping me learn different things and being informed about a lot of different things, you know.
Most of our meetings happen about once a month. You know, you'll get a group together and we like to eat and have a good time, and just mainly a social chapter. But, like I said, education's our forefront.
We do have a state convention every year. It brings a lot of people in, has a lot of exhibitors that come in and so, like I said, it gives people a, just a way to come out, see folks, see how they do things all over the state.
I know I'm from Cordele, but you know, when you go to Macon or go to Vienna, just 10 miles north, a lot of agriculture's changing. So, we want to keep our producers abreast of those changes.
So, if you don't know anything about us, look at our website, www.georgiayoungfarmers.com, and check us out and see if we've got a chapter in your area, and come join us.