FFA Members Got Talent

Feb 25, 2016

Over 4500 first-year Future Farmers of America (FFA) members from more than 320 Missouri high schools had the opportunity to learn about being positive role models, how to get involved, sound decision making, how to become active team members and make a positive difference in their lives, school and community at the annual Greenhand Motivational Conferences.  These conferences, presented by the State FFA Officers and sponsored by MFA Incorporated, were held in January throughout Missouri.  

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

Eighteen 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; Missouri State University, West Plains; Lincoln University, Jefferson City;  Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau; Waynesville High School, Waynesville; Missouri State University, Springfield; Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph; University of Missouri, Columbia; and North Central Missouri College, Trenton.

The FFA is a national youth organization of over 629,000 student members preparing for leadership and careers in science, business and agriculture technology with 341 chapters and more than 25,800 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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