COVINGTON — Members of the Effingham County and South Effingham high school FFA chapters attended the Georgia FFA Association’s Greenhand Jamboree on March 2-3 at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center near Covington.
The theme of the two-day conference was “Find your Element.”
FFA members were challenged to expand their comfort zones by finding their element in agricultural education and the FFA. Members of the Georgia state FFA officer team presented the conference and said they worked to show young agricultural education students the many benefits of becoming a member of the FFA.
“The Greenhand Jamboree is a wonderful opportunity for young FFA members,” said State FFA Vice President Tyler Robinson. “We hope that the students leave with a passion for serving in FFA and their communities.”
FFA members engaged in a personality test, developed leadership skills such as teamwork and communication, and learned the importance of goal setting. Participants also took part in an FFA quiz competition and met with more than 150 9th-grade FFA members from across the state of Georgia.
ECHS and SEHS FFA members attending the conference included: Deena Diaz, Kaitlyn Hawes, Garrett Joyner, Austin McMahon, Colby Malphus, Isaiah Scott, Cassie Sheppard, Bailey Sowell, Macee Smith and Kinley Tucker.