COLUMBIA, SC….Emmanuel Bankston of Beaufort, SC, recently retired state FFA vice president, has been selected to serve as the South Carolina Beef Ambassador for 2010, according to John W. Parris, state director of public affairs with the SC FFA organization.
Bankston’s primary responsibilities as ambassador include promoting the consumption of beef by raising consumer awareness of its value as a reasonably priced, nutritious food. An outstanding speaker, Bankston will also make numerous educational presentations on the importance of the beef industry to student groups and adult organizations throughout the state.
A former SC Farm Bureau Youth Ambassador and sophomore at Clemson University majoring in Agricultural Education, Bankston will travel to Rapid City, South Dakota in October, 2010, to compete in the National Beef Ambassador Finals.
“Bankston’s selection to this prestigious agriculture promotional position gives evidence to the outstanding leadership training FFA members are receiving through their experiences as students of Agricultural Education in South Carolina schools,” Mr. Parris said.
The mission of the FFA is 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.