Fourteen Waupaca FFA members attended the FFA Section 8 Leadership Workshop in Oconto Falls Monday, Sept. 10.
Representatives included officers, high school members and middle school FFA members.
The theme of this workshop was “Mission: (I’m)possible.” The workshops centered around how believing in oneself and surrounding oneself with positive people is vital to achieve the impossible. All members can obtain their dreams, and be visionary leaders looking toward the future.
The evening was broken into three sections. The first segment was separated into officer positions. Each chapter officer was taught by the state officers of their own position. The members learned how to set goals that they could accomplish, and help their FFA chapter grow and become the best it can.
The second section was broken into a variety of workshops. The state officers were assigned a certain workshop and each taught about leadership in their own unique way. There were games, objective lessons, and a vast amount of information on how to be a better leader.
The third and final workshop followed the Wisconsin FFA President, Kayla Hack’s speech about vision and what the future holds. Members and officers learned more about leadership and how being a follower can also be important.
The workshop ended with a keynote speaker from New Mexico, Ryan Best. He is the National FFA President and talked about his personal life as well as the main point. He discussed how sometimes people are faced with obstacles, how important it is not to let the little things hold people down, and how everyday people need to take advantage of every moment.