2011 FFA BIG Conference

This year the Lamar FFA Chapter breaks another record sending 22 students to the State BIG (Becoming Involved as a Greenhand) Conference held at Lamar Community College. The following students are pictured in the group from left to right: David Birt, Holli Pennington, Edgar Martinez, Dakota Roberts, Hayden Nolder, Cassidy Wallace, Lauren Tinnes, Becky Estes, Jake Specht, Sarah Blain, Callie Bennet, Kyle Hicks, Alyssa Rogers, Amber Comer, Sheyenne Spady, Cody Truitt, Michah Salcedo, Bryson Cowen, Zach Watson, Jamin Tate, Nick Grasmick, and Hunter Frederick.

The 2011 BIG conference took place on Thursday, September 22 at the LCC campus. First-year agricultural education students attended this conference. The “BIG” in BIG conference stands for Being Involved as a Greenhand. Students attended the BIG conference to gain knowledge about what FFA involves and what it means to be a FFA member.

While at the conference, students took place in many activities throughout the day. They participated in games and events which taught and encouraged good communication skills and quick thinking. Students learned what it means to “Live Above the Line” and how to succeed in the best ways in whatever they put their minds to. Questions were answered about general FFA topics such as, the meaning of the FFA Creed and the reason why FFA members are required to wear official dress. Students walked away from the BIG conference with more knowledge about FFA and great pride to be called a member of FFA.

Submitted by Rebekah Estes – Junior


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