Legislators Urge Citizens to Vote for Cloudland FFA Chapter in Contest

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) March 18, 2015 — Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) and Rep. Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) today urged citizens to vote for the Cloudland Chapter of FFA in the National FFA Organization Chapter T-Shirt Design Contest.


The Cloudland Chapter, located in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, is the only chapter in the state that was selected as one of the twelve finalists.  The t-shirt design features Rosie the Riveter wearing what appears to be Classic FFA Jacket and reads, “Anything you can do, we can do too!”


“We are very proud of this Carter County FAA chapter,” said Senator Crowe. “We hope that Tennesseans will help support their efforts by voting for them which will also help boost their agricultural education efforts.”


“I’m excited to see the great support for Cloudland FFA,” said Rep. Hill.  “I want to encourage everyone to join us in supporting their effort and the program overall.”

The FFA as a whole, and locally at Cloudland in Carter County, has become largely comprised of females. The shirt commemorates the fact that in the FFA, girls are just as capable as boys.


“This is a wonderful opportunity for our chapter to earn some funds to better our program,” said Cloudland FFA Advisor Lauren Jaynes Turbyfill.  “We will receive 50 percent of the profit from the sale of the shirt for one year if we rank as one of the top six during voting!”


Citizens can vote at:  https://www.ffa.org/chapter-tee-contest.  The voting ends on Thursday, March 19 at 5 p.m.



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