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FFA members host district conference

Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School welcomed FFA chapters from all over the Southeast district on Monday Jan. 18. Pictured are CCA FFA members Joey Corburn, Kathe Nelson, Lexys Helgens, Madison Grefe, Katelyn Humphrey, Sophia Root and Hannah Grabin. Not pictured is Claire Beitz. (contributed photo)

TIFFIN– Each year, the Southeast District and Iowa Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers plan and facilitate Greenhand Fire Up Conferences for FFA members in the southeast district. Clear Creek Amana High School welcomed FFA chapters from all over the Southeast District on Monday, Jan. 18.
While at Clear Creek Amana on Monday, district and state officers led four interactive workshops for first-year high school FFA members, also known as Greenhands, for the annual Greenhand Fire Up Conference. The workshops facilitated were leadership focused with an emphasis on the experiences occurring in the lives of beginning high school students.
Iowa FFA President Mickayla McGill stated, “Greenhand Fire Up provides a chance for first-year high school 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 allowing them to be successful in anything they are part of through high school and beyond.
Greenhand Fire Up is made possible with support from the Iowa FFA Foundation.