Last night’s (Aug 16th) Young Farmer meeting was well attended, with 64 individuals from the local Ag community present at CCHS for fellowship and to support the program…and a very delicious meal.

Mr. Jesse Kelly overviewed upcoming YF and FFA events, goals for the upcoming year, handed out awards to two outstanding youth who are now pursuing Ag related degrees, and introduced his guest speaker – Martin Bius – to discuss: “What is the Young Farmer Program.” Stating that: “anyone with an interest in Ag can become a member, anyone with an interest [in supporting] youth with an interest in Ag can become a member.”

With those words, Jesse wants to reach out to those interested in becoming a member or who has been one in the past. He doesn’t have everyone’s cell phone number who has been involved with this program in the past so he asks: “…please send me a text or contact if possible.” His number is: (229)-305-3579.

His email is: and Jesse has made a Facebook page titled: Crisp County Young Farmers, he asks y’all to please go like the page. He will communicate via these platforms and with regular mail for anyone who has shared their address with him.

Martin Bius, GYFA Executive Secretary, discussing the role of a YF Advisor in the community.

A little about Jesse Kelly, shared with his permission, as he steps into the Crisp County Georgia Young Farmer Advisor position:

“My wife and I are both natives of Seminole County, Georgia. We graduated from Seminole County High School and went to the University of Georgia. I graduated in 2004 with a BS in Agricultural Education. I have ten years of teaching experience working in the Decatur and Seminole County Schools. I have spent the latter part of my career working for the Georgia Department of Agriculture, where I served as the Pesticide Program Manager for the state.

My wife Lindsay, graduated from UGA Pharmacy School in 2006 ad currently practices as a retail floater pharmacist.

I have two daughters Ryan, who is in the 9th grade, and Rylee Claire, who is in the the 6th grade; both will attend Crisp County Schools. My girls love to barrel race and anything that has to do with livestock.

We look forward to meeting you!”

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