With an array of possibilities for student involvement, FFA activities range from the meaningful events at the local level that impact the largest number of members to conferences and competitions that hone the skills and attitudes of FFA members.
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For Freshmen; One Day Event
30 Conferences held in late September and October
*For 2020 these will be held as online, In The Classroom events - GLC^ITC
Personal development starts with the individual. Through self-discovery of talents, strengths, interests and personal characteristics, students begin their journey down the road to uncovering their life's passion. Through GLC ^ITC, students will be emerged in the Who, Why, What, Where, How and Impact they can experience in Agricultural Education. This conference focuses on "ME: one's personal skills and development of the ability to be successful."
For Sophomores; Two Day Event, 8 Conferences held in January and February
Once an individual knows who they are and the core values that guide their life choices, they then can 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 serve others."
For Juniors; Two Day Event, 8 Conferences held in January and February
Once a leader is comfortable with who they are and their self-purpose, they can discover how to work with others and accomplish a shared goal. Students discover how to be teams of innovative leaders through the process of analyzing program needs and improving a project or event held by their chapter. This conference is about "DO: the individual leader, their relationships with others and how to enact change within their chapters and communities."