Chapter Update: Introducing Freshman to FFA With Greenhand Bootcamp

By Savannah Taylor, Righetti FFA Chapter Reporter

Freshman members of the Righetti FFA Chapter attended and participated in a Greenhand Bootcamp on September 26, 2022. Over 100 greenhands took part in five workshops hosted by the agriculture leadership class taught by Amy Guerra. Each workshop included engaging, hands-on activities to teach freshmen about the FFA organization and how they can get involved in the future. This event was done to inspire freshmen to influence the future of Righetti FFA.

The five workshops at the boot camp included tote bag designing, where every participant decorated a bag for the coming year. Treasurer Chloe Hightower, Vice President Carlos Gonzalez, and leadership class member Emma Taylor, facilitated the activity for the members. For many freshmen, this was their favorite workshop, as they also got to learn about further greenhand opportunities like becoming a greenhand officer and attending a Greenhand Leadership Conference. 

Greenhands also took part in a mock career development event (CDE) hosted by Historian Erin Trathen, Sentinel Sam McDonald, and leadership class members Saramerrie Torres and Akari Delgado. This workshop was hands-on as they all got to design a bouquet and have it judged, similar to the Floriculture CDE. Based on the Vegetable Crop CDE, members judged  carrots and evaluated them based on their quality and eye appeal.

For many freshmen, like Javier Alvarado, this was their first FFA event. “The event was very cool, and my favorite part was judging carrots in the CDE workshop,” said Alvarado. “I liked how I got to play a Kahoot about FFA competitions and design my tote bag. It was a fun and positive environment, thanks to our chapter officers.”  

The combined enthusiasm of the Greenhands, leadership class, and advisors created a positive image for FFA and produced a successful bootcamp experience. Greenhand members showed up and were highly engaged, becoming more knowledgeable about FFA and motivated to participate in future events hosted by the chapter.

Category
Display Date

Contact Us

Donec rutrum congue leo eget malesuada. Quisque velit nisi, pretium ut lacinia in, elementum id enim. Curabitur non nulla sit amet nisl tempus convallis quis ac lectus. Nulla quis lorem ut libero malesuada feugiat. Sed porttitor lectus nibh.

Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Donec velit neque, auctor sit amet aliquam vel, ullamcorper sit amet ligula. Nulla quis lorem ut libero malesuada feugiat. Praesent sapien massa, convallis a pellentesque nec, egestas non nisi. Vestibulum ac diam sit amet quam vehicula elementum sed sit amet dui. Praesent sapien massa, convallis a pellentesque nec, egestas non nisi.

Nulla quis lorem ut libero malesuada feugiat. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Donec velit neque, auctor sit amet aliquam vel, ullamcorper sit amet ligula. Proin eget tortor risus. Praesent sapien massa, convallis a pellentesque nec, egestas non nisi. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

Resources

Agricultural education strives to maintain its status on the cutting-edge of rigorous classroom instruction, relevant skill acquisition and premier leadership development. Check out the expansive and evolving catalog of resources to generate new ideas, enhance curriculum delivery skills or identify new ways to engage in FFA and SAE activities.

Resources

Beginning in the early 20th century in California, agricultural education has a long tradition of preparing students for rigorous, satisfying careers both within and outside of the industry. As a school-based learning program, agricultural education operates as a unit within the California Department of Education and is written into the state’s legislative education code.

About

Rich in history with an eye toward the future, California’s school-based agricultural education program seeks to prepare all students for satisfying careers in and outside of the agriculture industry. The multi-faceted approach to growing the whole person includes a focus on character and interpersonal skill development, technical acumen and critical thinking capabilities.

 

Events

From personal growth to career skill enhancement, the focus of California’s agricultural education events is always on the experiential development of the student. With activities ranging from local to national, the statewide organization offers a number of premier events each year that are suited to best meet the interests of an ever-diversifying student population.

news 

Recent News from the California Association FFA and the Department of Education.
Media Assistance.
Archived Newsletters.

Events

Support

Support

Support Agricultural Leadership, Growth and Career Education

The mission of the California FFA Foundation is to promote, aid, and assist, financially or otherwise, California FFA to ensure the success of Agricultural Education by preparing tomorrow's agricultural leaders, today.

Donate

Donate

Donate

California FFA Foundation’s goal is to provide individuals, businesses, foundations, and others the opportunity to invest in the premier secondary Agricultural Education leadership development program in California: FFA. The Foundation provides award recognition for student projects, competitive team events, leadership development events, as well as leadership training conferences.

DONATE NOW!

Giving Tuesday

Give the gift of blue on giving tuesday

November 29, 2022

Join the California FFA Foundation and Blue Diamond Growers
by donating to provide jackets for California FFA members. 
 

Click here to learn more

Yes