Fairfield FFA members attend Greenhand Fire-up conference

Mid-Prairie High School at Wellman welcomed FFA chapters from all over the district, including Fairfield?s, to the Greenhand Fire-up Conferences for FFA members in the Southeast district Nov. 2.

While at Mid-Prairie, district and state officers lead four interactive workshops for first-year high school FFA members, known as Greenhands, during the annual Greenhand Fire-up Conference. The workshops were leadership-focused with an emphasis on the experiences that occur in the lives of beginning high school students.

Iowa FFA President Zach Hamilton stated, ?Greenhand Fire-Up provides a chance for first-year members to get a sneak peek of the opportunities that FFA holds, and is a conference for members to meet and interact with state and district officers.?

The officers prepared and facilitated workshops of: authenticity, balancing priorities, communication, and FFA opportunities ? in order to provide the first-year FFA members with skills they would use both within and outside of FFA. The goal was to engage FFA members in learning about the tools that would allow them to be successful in anything they are part of through high school and beyond.