For the week of Sept. 18-26, the New York FFA State Officers traveled over 1,500 miles visiting agricultural programs all across New York. Two Greenwich seniors, Kaylah Gulley and Tricia Jordan, currently serving as State Treasurer and State Secretary respectively, participated in this tour. The National FFA Southern Region Vice President, Stephen McBride, from Tennessee, joined the state officers as they visited everywhere from John Bowne High School in New York City to Albion High School in western New York.
Along the way the officers gave speeches, taught workshops, participated in service projects including volunteering alongside Troy students at Capital Roots, toured facilities, and revealed “Imprint” as the 2016 state convention theme.
The entire week ended at Cornell University in Ithaca for the annual Chapter Officers Leadership Training in which chapter FFA officers had the opportunity to participate in workshops. The state officers gave a workshop on the importance of serving communities and rewarded the chapter with the best service project a grant of $500. Chapter officers learned that the best way to give back to a community that supports FFA so much is to in turn find the needs in our communities and take action toward solving the issues.