10 Ways to Train a Chapter Officer Team
May05

10 Ways to Train a Chapter Officer Team

Jump start your chapter officers this summer with these 10 ideas: Use the great resources at FFA.org. Such as Mpower-A Guide to Chapter Leadership, Reaching New Heights and LifeKnowledge leadership lessons. Take them on a retreat. Time can be spent doing teambuilding activities that seem like just fun and recreational (canoeing, ropes course, team sports) but are really intended to help them develop a team bond. Have a series of...

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We Are FFA Booth Highlights Diversity and Inclusion at Convention
Oct29

We Are FFA Booth Highlights Diversity and Inclusion at Convention

LOUISVILLE – FFA members are addressing diversity and inclusion in the We Are FFA booth at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo. The goal of the We Are FFA booth is to get all students at a school involved, not just the typical students from rural towns, said Ashli Weinrich, National FFA Organization senior educational consultant. “For this booth, we’re looking at them meeting new people and getting them to step outside their...

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Tyson Challenges FFA Members to Share Their Ag Story in the Expo
Oct28

Tyson Challenges FFA Members to Share Their Ag Story in the Expo

LOUISVILLE – Tyson employees are using Twitter, iPads and cellphone chargers to help FFA members tell their agricultural story at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo. Tyson, a silver-level sponsor of FFA, set up its booth for the expo Monday afternoon in preparation for the influx of FFA members. “What’s so great about these students is not only do they understand agriculture, but they understand...

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Six Ways to Learn Your Personal Leadership Style
Sep16

Six Ways to Learn Your Personal Leadership Style

If you’ve been part of a team, group project or committee, you probably noticed that some people seem as if they were “born to lead.” Or maybe your friend can play the guitar or is an amazing artist. We all have our own unique talents, and these strengths can be used in many ways. When we identify our own natural abilities, we can focus on doing what we do best, but our team will also be able to accomplish more. The benefits of...

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Concerts and Connecting: Where does common ground come into play?
May04

Concerts and Connecting: Where does common ground come into play?

A few weeks ago, I headed down south to the land of the pines for the 85th Georgia FFA State Convention. As a music lover, one of my favorite parts is always the convention concert on Friday night. I knew the band was undoubtedly talented, but there was a question I was waiting to be answered: Will they connect with the crowd? The Farm answered that question quickly with a hand-clappin’, beach ball-bouncin’, beautifully...

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