- Seymour FFA at leadership event

Seymour FFA members (back row) were photographed earlier this month with state FFA officers at the Greenhand Motivational Conference in Springfield. Seymour's FFA members pictured above include, from left, Joseph Watkins, Promise Cantrell, Andrew Simpson, Garyth McLinn, Elijah Wolfe, Kamryn Hamlett and Jackson Bull. Not pictured is Felicity Cantrell, who serves as the area president and chapter president and helped throughout the conference.

Over 4,500 first-year FFA members from more than 320 Missouri high schools had the opportunity to learn about being positive role models, learning to get involved, making sound choices, becoming active team members and making a positive difference in their lives, school and community at the annual Greenhand Motivational Conferences.

These conferences, presented by the state FFA officers and sponsored by MFA Inc., were held Jan. 6 through Jan. 10 throughout Missouri.

Through interactive workshops and skits, the state FFA officers encouraged first-year FFA members to explore their talents and reach outside their comfort zone for the opportunities provided through FFA membership.

They helped the new agriculture students set goals for their education, careers and FFA experience.

Eighteen conferences were held at 13 different locations throughout the state.

Seymour attended the conference on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Missouri State University in Springfield.

The FFA is a national youth organization of over 700,000 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 348 chapters and more than 25,900 members in Missouri.

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