Greenhands, Greenthumbs.Today, there are 649,355 FFA members, aged 12-21, in 7,859 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Island according to FFA.org. On Wednesday September, 20th, Freshmen of the Valley Heights FFA chapter participated in the 2017 Northeast District Kansas Greenhand Conference at Silver Lake High school.The word
Greenhand refers to being inexperienced in something. This conference is to help Freshmen and new members joining FFA learn about what FFA is really about.
When the students first arrive at the conference they take a quiz on the history of FFA. Sophie Brungardt, Freshmen got 9th place out of 300 students on the quiz. Students are then put into groups and go to facilitation's that are ran by district and state officers. One of the groups was run by Valley Heights Chapter President And Northeast District Officer Reporter, Brady Trimble. “ I taught about official dress code and all the stipulations on when and where you are suppose to dress up ” FFAs next event is land Judging at Holton on the 27th.
Article By: Konner Treff