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POSTED: March 20, 2014 5:30 p.m.
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Liberty County High School FFA members Brandon Collum, Grayson Fincham, Chase Joyner, Kasity Dixon, Kiana Rivera, Alyssa Landry, Christina Shaughnessy, Madison Ray, Anna Reaves and Kourtney Gamble recently attended a leadership event, Success Conference, in Covington. Also attending for the leadership event, Greenhand Jamboree, but not pictured were ninth-graders Nila Gardner and Luther Zettler.

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COVINGTON — Members of the Liberty County High School FFA chapter attended the Georgia FFA Success Conference and Greenhand Jamboree on March 7-8 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center.
The theme of the personal development event for 10-12th graders attending the Success Conference was “Revolution.” Students attended sessions focusing on time management, setting goals, career opportunities, service and becoming leaders in their schools and communities. Members of the Georgia FFA state-officer team led the conference.
Brandon Collum, Grayson Fincham, Chase Joyner, Kasity Dixon, Kiana Rivera, Alyssa Landry, Christina Shaughnessy, Madison Ray, Anna Reaves and Kourtney Gamble represented the Liberty County chapter at the conference.
“The Success Conference is an incredible opportunity and enables FFA members to develop the skills necessary to be effective leaders within their chapter, school and community,” state FFA Vice President Ashton Lovett said. “We hope these students will utilize the skills they learn at the conference to become life-long leaders.”
The theme of the two-day Greenhand Jamboree conference was “Catching Fire.” Members of the Georgia state FFA officer team presented the conference and said they worked to show young agricultural-education students the benefits of becoming an FFA member.
Nila Gardner and Luther Zettler represented Liberty County FFA at the jamboree.
“The Greenhand Jamboree is a wonderful opportunity for young FFA members,” state FFA Vice President Abbey Gretsch said. “It’s important to start these student’s FFA careers with an engaging, interactive experience, and that is what this conference does.”
At the Greenhand Jamboree, members developed leadership skills such as teamwork and communication, learned the importance of service, took part in an FFA quiz competition and met with more than 100 ninth-grade members from across the state.
With more than 35,000 members, the Georgia FFA Association is the third-largest state association in the nation. The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, changed its name in 1988 to reflect the growth and diversity of agriculture. The mission of the FFA organization is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

 

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