On Thursday, Jan. 9, 16 members of the Ste. Genevieve FFA (Future Farmers of America) Chapter participated in the Greenhand Motivational Conference at Southeast Missouri State University. Over 4,500 first-year FFA members from more than 320 Missouri High Schools had the opportunity to learn about being positive role models, learning to get involved, making sound choices, becoming active team members and making a positive difference in their lives, school and community at the annual Greenhand Motivational Conferences. These conferences are presented by the State FFA Officers and sponsored by MFA Incorporated.
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 experiences.
The FFA is a national youth organization of over 700,000 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 348 chapters and more than 25,900 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.
Photo Caption: The Ste Genevieve FFA Chapter is greeted by the State Officers of the Missouri FFA Association at Greenhand Motivational Conferences in Southeast Missouri State University. MFA Incorporated helped sponsor the conferences. The students from the Ste. Genevieve FFA Chapter who attended the conference included: Dustin Abt, Austin Bowen, Katie Chapman, Christin Davis, Dayton Deckerd, Leo Gegg, Carter Geralds, Raelyn Herman, Elijah Holifield, Richard Hunter, Braxton Joggerst, Ethan Ogden, Cole Pfaff, Sean Schmeider, Ava Springkamper, Trent Wischern and Quentin Witkopf.