Several Lafayette County FFA members attended the recent 360° and Greenhand Leadership Conferences in Hot Springs.
The 360° conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta and with additional support from Helena Chemical Company.
The “Going Green” Greenhand Conference is a State Leadership Conferences for first year FFA Members and is presented by the Arkansas FFA State Officers.
Attending from Lafayette County were Anna Jennings, Dakota Ward, Seth Welch, Morgan Willis, Jacob Wood, Emmalee Crisp, Pace, Wyatt Baker, Clayton Browning, Kinsey Edwards, Tahj Sanders, Zakara Calloway, Seddrika Stevens, Grace Farley and Christian Madison.
360° takes students full circle in terms of chapter leadership. The two-day 360° conference is focused on the importance of influence and how to become an influential leader. Students spent their time in sessions understanding the importance of influence, conducting a chapter needs assessment, crafting an influence plan for their local FFA chapter and developing a strategy to make an influence.
“Going Green” Greenhand Conference consists of six sessions that focus on the opportunities that the FFA has to offer students during their high school careers.
During this two-day conference students define what agricultural education is, learn about FFA opportunities, explore what a supervised agricultural experience is for them, they find their fit within agriculture education as well as FFA and they develop “My Green Plan” for their 10th-12th grade years in school.
This school year, more than 825 students from across the state will participate in these two conferences.