MACON— Caroline Sapp of South Effingham placed first in the goat production proficiency competition at the 87th Georgia FFA state convention, held at the Macon Centreplex.
Rose Bradford of Tift County and Katy Coggins of Eastside finished second and third, respectively.
Proficiency awards are granted to FFA members who have excelled in their supervised agricultural experience. Students who participate in the goat production poficiency implement management practices to produce and market in the goat industry.
All winners received a plaque and a cash award. State winners receive $100, as well as $500 travel money to attend the national FFA convention. Additionally, the advisor of the state winner also received $100 cash. Second place winners received $50 and third place winners received $25.
The goat production proficiency was sponsored at the state level by Titan/Goodyear Farm Tires and at the national level by Tractor Supply Company.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture.