Birthdate: Sept. 27, 1990
Hometown/State: Jefferson, Ga.
Parents: Phil and Susie Thurmond
Siblings: Caleb Thurmond
Chapter: Jefferson City High School FFA Chapter
Enterprise: Beef Production, Diversified Crop Production, Agricultural Education
State Office: Vice President, 2008-09
Major: Agriculture and Applied Economics
School: University of Georgia
College Activities: First Baptist Church of Jefferson, ABAC Alpha Gamma Rho, ABAC National Agri-Marketing Association
Future Career Goal
To serve as an advocate for agriculture through agribusiness, policy setting and contributions to its future through agricultural education and run a Black Angus cattle operation.
Cain Thurmond achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He earned numerous academic and leadership awards in high school and college. He’s served summer missions to Peru. And now, he’s a National FFA officer.
“My life has been shaped by the emptiness of the roads in my Jefferson, Ga., community on Sunday mornings, droves of people at Saturday Farmers’ Markets, dust-covered floors in agricultural education classrooms and the love and support from my family and my community,” he said. “I’m looking forward to taking my life experiences and helping lead the National FFA Organization as a national officer.”
“Representation is more than a title. It is dedication, loyalty and believing in the calling of your organization,” he said. “Nothing we do on Earth will last forever. But if I make a positive difference in the life of someone else, there is no limit to how far that good deed may last.”
Cain Thurmond - Press Release