M-U FFA members attend conference

WEST MILTON — On Sept. 17, four first-year — or Greenhand — FFA members attended the State Greenhand Conference held annually at Versailles High School in Versailles.

The theme of the conference was “First Down and Life to Go.” Students participated in a career development roundtable session where they rotated around and learned about the various career development events FFA has to offer. The conference will feature sessions by Sydney Snider, national FFA officer from Ohio; Matthew Klopfenstein, national FFA officer candidate; Mary Buehler, Ohio State FFA president; Meredith Oglesby, Ohio State FFA vce president; Josie Montoney, Ohio State FFA secretary; Lauren Grover, Ohio State FFA reporter; Ryan Matthews, vice president at large, Maggie Hovermale, vice president at large, Kameron Rinehart, vice president at large; and Trisha Seckel, vice president at large. Afternoon sessions the students attended include the topics of FFA/leadership, teamwork, goal setting, SAE exploration and communication.

Students in attendance included; Monica Baxter, Lily Azbell, Erica Pratt and Madi Silviera. They had a day learning about the opportunities FFA has to offer them.

The national FFA organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 610,240 student members who belong to one of 7,665 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.