Greenhand Conferences Come to a Close
New look for the annual first-year-member event receives thumbs up.
Greenhand Motivational Conferences took on a new look this year. The annual conferences for first-year FFA members were offered during December and February as an in-chapter visit or as a video conference depending on the school school district’s health restrictions and protocols. State officers recorded an opening skit to kick off each conference, which centered around the theme of the program derived from the television sitcom The Office. Through this process the state officer team was able to present the 2021 GMC program to 238 (68% of the 351) FFA chapters all across Missouri.
Here’s what FFA advisors had to say about this year’s conferences:
“I just wanted to let you know that officer did a GREAT job today! She was with 21 freshmen for an hour and a half and kept them engaged the entire time. I really liked the curriculum for this year, it was relevant to the kids, and they really seemed to get into it. Thanks for all of your hard work, and please thank the state officers.” — Brian Gillen, Lockwood FFA Advisor
“Thank you for offering this! My students really enjoyed it, and the state officer did a great job!”
—Casteel Edwards – Skyline FFA Advisor
“Ricci amazed me today working with our underclassmen. Virtual teaching is hard, she did a great job keeping them on task and interacting with them. Kudos to the state officer team. The GMC program was great.” — Kendra Allen, Mexico FFA Advisor
by Joann Pipkin