FFA Members Attend District Conference
Each year the South Central district and Iowa FFA officers plan and facilitate Greenhand Fire Up Conferences for FFA members in the South Central district. The FFA Enrichment Center and staff welcomed FFA chapters from all over the South Central district on October 18th.
While at the FFA Enrichment Center on October 18th, district and state officers lead four interactive workshops for first year high school FFA members, also known as Greenhands, for the annual Greenhand Fire Up Conference. The workshops facilitated were leadership focused with an emphasis on the experiences that occur in the lives of beginning high school students.
Iowa FFA President, Sam Martin, stated, “Greenhand Fire Up provides a chance for first-year high school members to get a sneak peek of the opportunities that FFA holds, and is a conference for members to meet and interact with state and district officers.”
The officers prepared and facilitated workshops of: authenticity, balancing priorities, communication, and FFA opportunities – in order to provide the first-year FFA members with skills they would use both within and outside of FFA. The goal was to engage FFA members in learning about the tools that would allow them to be successful in anything they are part of through high school and beyond.
Those Lamoni FFA members that represented our chapter were: Justin Mendenhall, Brady Lester, Wyatt Kerns, Kelan Stevenson, Landon Lindgren, Karlee Hamaker, Carly Baker, Lynn Eakes, Ali Leonard and Emma Hill.
Greenhand Fire Up is made possible with support from the Iowa FFA Foundation