During the 89th South Carolina FFA State Convention, held at Clemson University, Haley Nealy was
elected as the 2016-2017 SC FFA State Vice President for the Piedmont Region. Nealy is dedicated to
connecting and encouraging every FFA member she meets during her year of service.
Haley Nealy is a recent graduate of Pickens High School and will be attending Tri-County Technical
College in the fall and plans to transfer to Clemson University to major in Agricultural Education. Nealy’s
career goal is to earn her teaching credential and enter the classroom as an Agriculture Teacher and FFA
The FFA is a National youth organization that is a part of agricultural education programs in middle and
high schools. Nealy is in her third year as an active FFA member. While in high school and at the Pickens
County Career & Technology Center, she studied animal science and was able to take advantage of many
While at the Pickens Career & Technology Center, Nealy served the FFA chapter as President and was an
outstanding leader. Nealy attended the Washington Leadership Conference and one component of this
conference is the development of the FFA Living to Serve Plans. Nealy’s Living to Serve Plan was to
conduct a blanket drive for the homeless and bring awareness to the raising issue of poverty in SC and in
Pickens County. The Pickens County CTC FFA Chapter donated 156 blankets and held a Poverty
Awareness Sit-in lead by Nealy’s plan.
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.