Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Cain Thurmond, a resident of Jefferson, Ga., and long standing member of Georgia FFA, has been named the National FFA Southern Region vice president for 2011-12. Upon hearing the news, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black sends Thurmond congratulations and well wishes for his endeavors with the National FFA organization.
“It is people like Cain Thurmond who are Georgia’s most excellent representatives for our state’s number one industry, agriculture,” said Commissioner Black. “We commend Thurmond for his proven leadership and look forward to seeing his achievements in the coming year with the National FFA Organization, and into the years to come.”
Thurmond is the son of Phil and Susie Thurmond. He is a freshman at University of Georgia majoring in agricultural and applied economics and is a member of the Jefferson High School FFA chapter, led by Ken Bray, David Calloway and Cliff Tippens. Thurmond has achieved numerous academic and leadership awards throughout his high school and college career thus far. At the conclusion of the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis over the weekend, Thurmond officially became a National FFA officer.
For the next year, Thurmond and his national officer peers will travel throughout the country as they engage top leaders in business, government and education and lead a host of personal growth and leadership training seminars for FFA members, according to a National FFA press release on Oct. 22. The team will also help set policies that will shape the future of the National FFA Organization and promote agricultural literacy.
Joining Thurmond as national FFA officers for 2011-12 are Ryan W. Best of New Mexico as National FFA president, Jason Troendle of Minnesota as national secretary, Kenneth D. Quick Jr. of New York as Eastern Region vice president, Alicia Hodnik of Wisconsin as Central Region vice president and Seth Pratt of Idaho as Western Region vice president.
For more information, please visit https://www.ffa.org.