FFA members attend "The Game of Life" Leadership Training
August 5, 2009
The South Dakota FFA Association conducted its annual Leadership Retreats July 1st-3rd, at Camp NeSoDak, Waubay, and July 8th-11th and July 12th-15th at Camp Bob Marshall, Custer. 215 students from 40 chapters throughout the state were challenged to experience the “Game of Life”. FFA members developed and enhanced their leadership skills and self confidence through interactive learning. The program included workshops covering leadership responsibilities, healthy lifestyles, serving as role models, accepting responsibility, conflict resolution, service learning, exploration of opportunities available in the FFA, and creating a chapter Program of Activities that utilizes these newfound skills and ideas to benefit local chapters and communities.
FFA has 3300 members in 81 school districts in South Dakota, and 500,000 FFA members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA develops premier leadership, personal growth and career success through high school agriculture education curriculum.
The retreat was directed by the 200-2010 State FFA officers: President Brady Duxbury, Wessington; VP Caitlin Johnson, Hetland; Secretary Jacob Englin, Bruce; Treasurer Rebecca Naasz, Platte; Reporter Chelsey Abler, Hoven; Sentinel Trent Thompson, Sioux Falls.