Welcome to the Montana State FFA website!
A big hello to Montana FFA from the 2015-2016 State Officer team!
Honored by the opportunity to serve you this year, we are all excited to see the growth, experiences, and achievements that will soon become memories! Here is an update of the highlights from the past few months and a “heads up” for upcoming events.
State Convention seemed to fly by, and was done before we knew it! March, April, and May were occupied by fantastic Chapter Banquets across the State, many of which we had the privilege of attending. It was interesting to observe how FFA traditions are the same, yet so unique and diversified within each chapter; the commitment from advisors, members, and parents is key to the success of both these banquets and FFA throughout the year.
As State Officers, we attended several trainings where we set goals, learned more about ourselves, our team, and how we can best serve FFA this year. One of these trainings was NLCSO (National Leadership Conference for State Officers, in Cody, Wyoming) where we made some stellar memories and enjoyed getting to know the Wyoming and North Dakota State Officers.
During June in Montana the landscape is stunning, while the impeccably-placed road construction “conveniently” allows for frequent enjoyment of the breathtaking scenery. In our early summer travels, the state officer team had the opportunity of attending ALC as well as Ag Tour. Alumni Leadership Camp in the beautiful Highwood Mountains was so much fun and consisted of workshops, games, old and new friends, competitions, and of course, delicious food! Thanks to the Montana FFA Foundation, the 3 day Ag Tour was a blast and full of a variety of agricultural tours which expanded our (27 people total!) perception of agriculture in Montana. A big thank you to the Flathead Ag Center as well for hosting everyone!
- On July 20-25, Lauren Mehlhoff (President) and Meghan Brence (1st Vice) are traveling to the State President’s Conference in Washington, DC to discuss and choose which proposals will be presented at Nationals for the voting delegates, and possibly be put into the National Constitution.
- The Blue and Gold Golf Tournament will be held on September 18th at the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Emigrant, Montana. This function starts at 9:00 am and is to show recognition and support for our FFA sponsors and partners. You can register your team of four and find more information here. Just remember, a good golf partner is one who’s always a little bit worse than you are!
- Calling all Livestock, Forestry, and Range people! At the Ruby Valley Invitational, on September 29th, your skills will be put to the test in Sheridan Montana- hope to see you there!
Good luck to everyone participating in county fairs this summer, and we cannot wait to see all of you at our revamped conference this fall! Are you fired up?
State Officer Team
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