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Local Student Attends Youth Leadership Camp

Devin Woodard, a student at Jones County High School, represented Tri-County EMC at the Georgia Cooperative Youth Conference held July 17-21 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington. The mission of the conference is to educate students about cooperatives, build their leadership skills and promote teamwork through a series of activities, trainings and presentations. During the 5-day conference, students engaged in activities such as the Congressional Insight Workshop, where they participated in making staff, media and legislation decisions to gain a deeper understanding as to why their political involvement in the legislative process is important. Other highlights of the conference included personality assessments and the “Co-ops 101” program in which speakers discussed the cooperative way of business including history, organization, member benefits, opportunities and current issues. Students that attended heard presentations from council members, Georgia EMC, GEMC Federal Credit Union, Dairy Farmers of America, Staplcotn, Southern States and Farm Credit as well as the Georgia Cotton Commission. (86137001)