South Central FFA Greenhand Conference
Members of the South Central FFA Chapter, Farina, Illinois, attended a youth leadership conference at the University of Illinois on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. The leadership conference focused on first-year FFA members from 50 chapters around the state.
First year FFA members, also known as Greenhands, participated in a series of three hands-on workshops centered on the theme Build: Design, Develop, Display. The workshop sessions addressed teamwork, problem solving, and goal setting. Students were encouraged to view their membership in the FFA organization as an opportunity to improve on their individual strengths and leadership skills.
Students from the College of ACES Agricultural Leadership and Science Education Program hosted, planned, and presented the workshop sessions.
The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.