Missouri FFA Members Experience Leadership Reality

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Over 4,500 first year FFA members from more than 310 Missouri High Schools had the opportunity to learn about being positive role models, making sound choices, becoming active team members and making a positive difference in their school and community at the annual Greenhand Motivational Conferences. These conferences presented by the State FFA Officers and sponsored by MFA Incorporated were held January 4-6, 2011 throughout Missouri.

Through interactive workshops and skits the State FFA Officers encouraged first-year FFA members to explore the opportunities provided through FFA membership. They helped the new agriculture students set goals for their education, careers, and FFA experience.

Seventeen conferences were held at 13 different locations throughout the State: University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg; Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green; Truman State University, Kirksville; Sullivan High School, Sullivan; Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff; Faith Fellowship Church, Houston; Lincoln University, Jefferson City; Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau; Waynesville High School, Waynesville; Missouri State University, Springfield; Missouri Western College, St. Joseph; University of Missouri, Columbia; and North Central Missouri College, Trenton.

The FFA is a national youth organization of over 500,000 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture with 324 chapters and more than 24,900 members in Missouri. The FFA strives 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.

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