In the Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems CDE, team members demonstrate technical knowledge and an ability to work with others to solve complex agricultural problems. Each individual is tasked with completing a written exam that covers five agricultural technology and mechanical areas: compact equipment, electricity, environment, natural resources, machinery and equipment, and structures. As a team, the members work together to solve a multi-system agricultural problem scenario and prepare a report while the judges evaluate.
Along with Banks County’s Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems CDE team, Georgia FFA Association’s success at the 95th National FFA Convention was highlighted by 14 other national champions as well. Among Georgia’s national winners were the American Star in Agribusiness and American Star in Agriscience, four first-place CDE/LDE teams and individuals, five national proficiency award winners, three national Agriscience Fair award winners, and the nation’s Outstanding Middle School chapter. Georgia was also represented by Erik Robinson, an Effingham County FFA chapter member and a student at the University of Georgia, who presided over the convention as the retiring 2021-2022 National FFA South Region Vice President. Also, One hundred and fifty-four Georgia FFA members received the prestigious American FFA Degree, the highest degree offered to an active member. The Georgia FFA Association could not be more proud of all competitors, recipients, and members recognized at the 95th National FFA Convention.