Creekside's Traves Hyman Named Georgia Young Farmer
The Georgia Young Farmer Program (GYFA) has tapped Creekside High School teacher Traves Hyman to participate in their program. GYFA is the adult education component of Georgia’s Agricultural Education program. County Young Farmer programs conduct educational seminars on everything from agricultural technology to legislative news affecting agriculture.
“I’ll be teaching adults in the South Fulton community about agriculture,” Hyman said. “I’m excited to share the knowledge I’ve developed over 17 years of working in agriculture with the community.”
Hyman will be the first African American to serve as a Georgia Young Farmer in the Northern Region of Georgia. GYFA has 55 county associations and over 5,900 members.
Hyman, who grew up on a small farm in Monroe, Ga., was always interested in agriculture. He received an Agricultural Education Degree from the University of Georgia and helped Cogburn Woods Elementary School and Bear Creek Middle School get their agriculture programs off the ground. He is also working with Oakley Elementary School to launch their program. Creekside’s Agricultural Education program prepares students for careers in agriculture. “It’s one of the best kept secrets,” Hyman said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to bring the GYFA program to the southside.”