CRESCENT HIGH SCHOOL ADULT AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
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Chris Corzine (center) is congratulated by Anne Burt, an official with Syngenta, Inc., and Roger Temple, President of the National Agricultural Educators Association.
COLUMBIA, SC….Crescent High School’s Young Farmer-Agribusiness Chapter in Anderson County has been recognized as the Outstanding Post-Secondary Agricultural Education Program in the Southeast for 2004, according to John W. Parris, state director of public affairs for Agricultural Education in South Carolina.
“The Crescent program was selected as one of the top six in the nation because of its superb Young Farmer-Agribusiness Education organization”, Parris said. “The chapter excels in a diverse enrollment, community service and membership development”, he added.
The prestigious award was presented to Chris Corzine, Agricultural Education Teacher at Crescent High School, at the annual convention of the National Agricultural Educators Association in Las Vegas, Nevada recently.
The Crescent Young Farmer-Agribusiness Chapter membership has increased by twenty per-cent each year for the past three years. The group also provides over $8000 annually to FFA members for college scholarships, trips to the National FFA Convention or the National FFA Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.
Chapter members have received the top state award in Beef Cattle Production twice in recent years. The local leader has been named the Outstanding Chapter President in South Carolina twice in recent years. One member was named the Outstanding Young Farmer in South Carolina in 2002 and the local group was named the Outstanding Chapter in the state in 2003.
Two chapter members have served as state vice president of the SC Young Farmer-Agribusiness Association in recent years. The current president of the state association, John F. McGee, is a member and past president of the local chapter.
Chapter Advisor Chris Corzine was named the Outstanding Young Farmer-Agribusiness Advisor in the Piedmont Region of the state and the Outstanding Young Agricultural Educator in South Carolina earlier this year.
The Outstanding Post-Secondary Agricultural Education Award is sponsored by Syngenta, Inc., as a special project of the National Agricultural Educators Association.
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