The Future Farmers of America (FFA) club is always giving students opportunities to strengthen their leadership skills. Recently, agriculture teacher Steve Richardson and two Lecanto students, juniors Gregory Shoemaker and Jordan Quintanilla, attended a FFA meeting in Daytona Beach, Sept. 7, 2013.
Richardson said, “FFA is basically an organization that helps students promote leadership through a series of competitions, elections, and service. This field trip is a meeting for two officers out of every chapter.”
Lecanto’s two officers and sponsor sat down with all the other officers and discussed ways to improve their club.
Quintanilla said, “We went to the Chapter President Conference (CPC) where they encourage us to be better than the others. I learned a lot of new things like community service ideas, recruitment, and how to mold my followers into leaders.”
“There will be more opportunities in the summer given by FFA for the students,” said Richardson.