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LBWCC hosts FFA conference


LBW Community College in Opp recently hosted the summer FFA (also known as Future Farmers of America) conference for southern Alabama high schools.

Attending the event at the MacArthur Conference Center were 137 students and advisors for the student organization, representing 26 high school chapters.

While students participated in various workshops, LBWCC provided professional development for teachers in industrial electronics, automotive mechanics, welding, and forest technology.

High schools represented included Alma Bryant in Irvington; G.W. Long in Skipperville; Slocomb; Samson; Cottonwood; Mary G. Montgomery in Semmes; Eufaula; Foley; Brantley; W.S. Neal in East Brewton; Enterprise; Bullock County Career Technical Center in Union Springs; Citronelle; Leroy; Dale County in Midland City; Opp; Hartford; McKenzie; Wilcox Central in Camden; Pleasant Home; Geneva; Ariton; South Baldwin Center for Technology in Robertsdale; Daphne; Rehobeth; and Zion Chapel in Jack.

LBW Community College instructors recently provided professional development for high school teachers at the recently held FFA conference for southern Alabama high schools. LBWCC’s George Showalter, far right, forest technology instructor, is pictured with, from left, Mark Andrews, Brantley High School; Donnie Gonke, McKenzie High School; Jeremy Green, Alma Bryant High School in Irvington; Ryan Crews, Citronelle High School; and in back, Richard Dorman, Mary G. Montgomery High School in Semmes.

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