FFA students gather for statewide conference

Schoharie Valley FFA joined over 700 NY FFA members from across the state for the annual Member Leadership Series Conference in Syracuse, NY this past weekend. Our 7th – 9th grade members participated in the “Connect” Conference where they learned how to cultivate healthy connections and grow their trust & influence with others.

Our senior members explored strategies to set identity based visions for their future and how to tackle habits, priority and life balance in the “I Am” Conference. Students finished off the weekend with a glow light party complete with a DJ and inflatable obstacles, followed by a fun afternoon of scientific exploration at WonderWorks, including team building on an indoor ropes course. “It was fun meeting new people from other chapters and doing the ropes course was my favorite!” said 7th grade member Mollie G. about her first trip to a Member Leaders Series event. Lillian E., a 10th grade member also attended for the first time and says “I learned more about setting goals and how I can work towards them.”

Our FFA members have switched gears into a competition mindset as they prepare for District 2 Leadership Contests to be held on February 4th in Pine Plains, NY.

A dozen students and a teacher pose for a selfie Three students stand A student crosses an obstacle Several hundred students pose for a photo A student on a ropes course