By: Cassidy Hoffmann Reporter
On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, over 550 FFA members from around our area gathered together for the Greenhand Day and Officer Workshop for Region VI held in Windom, MN. The goal of this workshop is to enlighten new members, Greenhands, about all of the exciting things the FFA offers, and help chapter officer teams to improve their skills and communication.
The entire day was put together by the Region VI officer team. The Minnesota State FFA Officers, Maddie Weninger and Kylee Kohls, assisted with the service workshop.
Katie Rogers, past State FFA Vice President, and Spencer Flood, State FFA Treasurer, facilitated the Chapter Officer Workshop for all of the Chapter Officer teams in Region VI. Officers worked on building teamwork and communication skills as well as increasing chapter involvement within schools and communities through promoting FFA.
Josie Lang, the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter President, is the Region VI Reporter for the 2017-18 year. She worked along with the rest of her team to put together Greenhand Day this year.
Greenhand members had a fun-filled day with different workshops presented by Region VI Officers and members from other chapters all around Region VI. Some of the workshops included learning about the National FFA Organization, official dress, the history of FFA, Career Development Events, and Supervised Agricultural Experience projects.
Sleepy Eye FFA had 15 new members attend Greenhand Day and 17 helpers who ran CDE workshops throughout the day. Sleepy Eye FFA’s entire officer team was also present.
By the end of the day, all of the Greenhands and officers were beyond excited for the upcoming school year and all the activities and opportunities FFA has to offer!
Caption 1: 15 new high school members attended Greenhand Day in Windom. They include Front Row (L to R): Morgan Klein, Alyssa Romberg, A.J. Arneson, Jeremiah Eustice, Abby Ring. Second Row Tasha Martinez, Trisha Ludewig, McKenna Dockter, Kegan Heiderscheidt, Mason Thoms, Michael Ludewig. Back Row Samantha Arista, Carter Netzke, Toby Weiss, Kevin Montemayor.