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Once an individual knows who they are and the core values that guide their life choices, they can then start to branch out and build meaningful relationships with others. MFE is all about a student understanding who they are and how they can build trust, show vulnerability and give empathy in order to develop relationships to ultimately influence those around them. This conference is about "WE: knowing that leadership starts by first believing in ourselves in order to build our confidence to then serve others."  

Who: Sophomores
When: Two Day Event, 8 Conferences in January and February
What: Each student will:
  • Define leadership and 6 different Leadership "Truths" 
  • Develop 5 core values to help guide life decisions 
  • Explore how to continually build leadership as a skill over time 
  • Evaluate and improve self-integrity 
  • Practice 3 ways to build lasting relationships 
  • Evaluate the message the Agricultural Industry portrays through different forms of media 
  • Walk away with 3 specific practices to implement after MFE  

Sophomores: Adventure Awaits!      
Get ready for an adventure unlike anything you have experienced so far: a jam-packed weekend where sophomore FFA members explore the truth about leadership, the influence an individual can have and find themselves in this one of a kind relationship building experience! You will spend the weekend learning about your core values and how to genuinely connect with other individuals. Enjoy time in a nice hotel, experience a crazy dance and meet FFA members from across your region here at MFE: Adventure Awaits!

Discovering MFE      

Getting Ready for MFE      
The 2020 MFE facilitation team, Carlyn, David and Miriam are looking for sophomores in FFA to join them at Made For Excellence on a grand adventure. During this exploration of leadership truths, we will explore core values, integrity, empathy, vulnerability and agricultures message as we develop ourselves in order to influence others as leaders in agriculture. Click the header Getting Ready for MFE above to get started. 

*This video can also be view on the California FFA Instagram page. 


This conference is sponsored as a special project of the California FFA Foundation.


2020 Dates
Jan 10-11:
Jan 17-18: Redding
Jan 24-25: Monterey
Jan 26-27: Monterey
Jan 31-Feb 01: Ontario
Feb 07-08: Visalia
Feb 09-10: 
Feb 14-15:

  Important Dates
2020 Registration:
Opens: November 1, 2019
Deadline: Dec 15
* or next business day when this date occurs on weekend/holiday


Student: $75 (early), $100 (full)
Advisor: $60 (early), $85 (full)

After registration and postmark deadline, early prices increase to full price.

Registration Includes
Conference materials, meals, and a t-shirt

Lodging - Chapters are responsible for lodging, FFA block codes will be included in registration invoice.

General Questions:
Hannah Garrett

Registration Questions:
Trisha Chapman

  Conference Staff
Team Leader App
Team Leader App (PDF)
Due: TBD
*or next business day when this date occurs on weekend/holiday

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Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

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