Meredith Carey Agricultural
Education FFA Advisor
"The FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success through Agricultural Education" - FFA Mission Statement
Hello students and parents! I am really excited about the upcoming year. This is my second year teaching and my second year at Effingham County High School. I am orginally from Royston, GA and a graduate of Franklin County High School. I attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and recieved an Associates of Science and then I transfered to the University of Georgia. I graduated from UGA in 2008 with a Bachelors in Agriculture Education. I graduated with my Master's in Adult Education and Community Leadership from Armstrong Atlantic University.
I am married to Mr. Brad Arrington, a teacher at STEM. We have a daughter, Blakely, together.
I am often times asked why I became an agriculture teacher, and I always give the same answer. I truly have a passion for agriculture and the National FFA Organization. I grew up on a broiler farm, and have a deep appreciation for every aspect of the agriculture industry. While I was in high school I was very active in the FFA, and it made a positive difference in my life. I want to help my students find their passion, achive their goals, and live their dreams. There are numerous ways for members to get involved in the FFA. FFA members have opportunities for travel, prize money, and college scholarships.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a youth organization that has 507,763 members. There are 7,439 FFA Chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Georgia has over 26,000 FFA members, which makes us the third largest state association in the Nation.
It is my sincere hope that the next time you think about agriculture, and all men and women who sacrifice so much for your family to be able to eat; that you will not take for granted the safest, cheapest, most plentiful food supply in the world.
If you can read this, thank a Teacher. If you had lunch today, THANK A FARMER!
Last Modified on August 3, 2020