California FFA News Summer 2017 - Page 6

gustine_ffa The MFE/ALA kids had a wonderful time this weekend in Modesto! Thank you state offi cers and alumni for putting on these great conferences! #ffaMFE #ffaALA #GustineFFA _frrankky_ ”If your actions inspire others to learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” #ffaALA #dynamicduo Hughson FFA attended the Mad e for Excellence Conference and Adv anced Leadership Academy Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Modesto on February 3rd and 4th. At MFE, sophomores learned about SM ART goals, how to investigate their own persona l strengths, and new and exciting opportunities in the agricultural industry and FFA. They also lear ned how to defi ne leadership and identify ways to be a leader in one’s home and community. Sophom ores explored tools for continuing leadership and personal growth, including “sharpen the saw.” At ALA, juniors and seniors learned about underst anding the focus of the National FFA organization and the fi fteen areas of the Program of Activities: Growing Leaders, Building Communities and Str engthening Agriculture. Juniors and Seniors assess pers onal leadership qualities (Strengths, Triggers , Personality, and Learning Style) and also discover ed methods of establishing buy-in and building support for their chapter projects. Hughson FFA members learned more about leadership and how to be a role model in their chapter and community. Overall, these Hughson FFA members thorou ghly enjoyed their time at this conference and are looking forward to attending again next year. • Michelle Borges | Hughso n FFA Chapter mejiajennyy ALA was a great experience that helped us unite and work as one. It was such a privilege to attend this conference!! #ffaALA California FFANEWS • PAGE 6 • Summer 2017