OFI 1277: A Late Start Is Better Than No Start And Can Lead To Great Success | FFA SAE Edition | Landon Bazemore | Screven County High School FFA


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andon Bazemore was a National Proficiency Finalist in 2021. He worked his way through multiple steps of a process of applications, interviews, section wins, state wins and more interviews to finally reach the stage in Indianapolis. This is definitely a demonstration of hard work, dedication and participation in the FFA but, as Landon would tell you, it wasn't always this way.

Landon has been part of the FFA since middle school. He was encouraged to join by the Ag teacher at his middle school as well as his father, and his step-brother was very involved in his FFA chapter and encouraged him as well. So, Landon joined and wore the jacket and kept his membership up. However, he did not attend many meetings and did not get involved much past what was minimally required of him.

During this entire time Landon had been working with his father in his father's business. They install landscaping in new construction, and the nearest area to them with much residential development was Savannah, Georgia, two hours away. So, there were a lot of trips to the city to grade yards away from homes, trench in sprinklers, lay sod and plant bushes. During this time Landon did some work with his dad and some unsupervised. The combination of the two caused him to learn a lot about this business.

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