Advocate, Compete and Serve
It is an exciting time to be a Missouri FFA member! FFA Camp is wrapping up, providing us valuable tools to use throughout the year as we advocate, compete and serve. I hope that we all have had the opportunity to set new goals for the upcoming year so that we can truly set our leadership on target and hit the bullseye. Just as camp and other leadership academies such as HYPE and HYMAX are coming to an end, fair season is coming into full swing. This gives us the prime opportunity to apply the valuable leadership and advocacy techniques that we have obtained throughout this summer. Fairs give us, as agriculturists, the opportunity to share our message to consumers by using our projects and livestock as a platform for conversations. These experiences are critical as we continue to spread the good word of agriculture. There are also a number of opportunities to help our peers and younger students as they learn the ways of the fair. We must remember to take advantage of every opportunity presented to us so we can continue to grow. At the end of the day, remember to keep shooting for the bullseye!