Five members of the Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter had the special opportunity to attend the State Greenhand Leadership Conference (SGLC) June 24-28.
The conference, which had 139 members attending from all across the state, was held at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve in Hackensack. Facilitating the event were the highly respected State Officer Team, as well as the Region Presidents from all eight regions.
At SGLC, members learned about many things related to FFA opportunities, leadership development and career success. Workshops focused on goals setting, personal leadership, stereotypes and diversity and professionalism. This year's camp theme was "To Infinity and Beyond!"
One of the largest benefits of SGLC was that it gave members from across the state the chance to connect and meet people with similar interests and goals. Members also got to enjoy the facilities at Deep Portage during their stay. Some activities included a volleyball tournament, indoor rock climbing, canoeing, swimming, hiking and fishing.
"Throughout the week we learned many life lessons and to shoot for the stars!" Lauren Laffen said. "It was a cool experience and I'm excited to interpret the things I have learned."
FFA member Jeni Kotten agreed saying, "We worked on team building skills and learned about diversity and stereotypes."
Jacob Rossbach and Kolten Nienhaus said that meeting new people and stepping out of their comfort zones at the conference was a great experience,
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