Purdy FFA students attend Greenhands Conference
Students work with state officers in leadership training
Twenty-six Purdy FFA members joined over 4,500 first year FFA members from more than 320 Missouri High Schools in attending the annual Greenhand Motivational Conferences.
These conferences presented by the State FFA Officers and sponsored by MFA Incorporated were held January 8-12, 2018 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. Students focused on learning 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. The officers 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, including Missouri State University in Springfield.
The FFA is a national youth organization of over 650,000 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 343 chapters and more than 25,900 members in Missouri.