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Idaho FFA Association

Amanda Hale
Idaho FFA Vice President

Idaho FFA, April is upon us!

March was the month packed full of preparation! Whether that preparation was filling out applications, practicing for CDEs, or just bracing for the excitement that is coming this month! March was also the beginning of banquets throughout the state, and turning over of chapter and district officers. Good luck to chapters as they are preparing for these banquets, and to individuals that are beginning a year of service to their chapter or district. Big thank you to those who are ending their year of service; there will always be a place to continue this service so don’t stop now!

April is here which means SLC is also here! On Wednesday, April 8, the gavel will drop to open the first session of the 84th Idaho FFA State Leadership Conference! During SLC, we have the opportunity to further leadership skills by listening to keynote addresses, participating in workshops, and competing in career development events. We will be able to reward individuals and chapters for their hard work throughout the year, and we will recognize the people and organizations that help make Idaho FFA a success! For the first time ever we will be doing an Idaho FFA Day of Service! Lastly, on Saturday, April 11, we will be introduced to the 2015-2016 Idaho FFA State Officer Team! Best of luck to those running for the chance to serve a role on this team.

April 22-25 the new officer team will have the first chance to get to know one another, understand and develop leadership skills, and plan for the year ahead. During this time, they potentially will be coming up with the new theme for the 2015-16 year! At the end of this week, the run off for the National Officer Candidate will take place.

It’s very easy for April to be a month where we get together for a common purpose and live off the excitement and inspiration that comes from that. It’s also a time where once we leave SLC or finish our chapter banquets, the excitement fades away and we forget all that we have learned. Let’s Rise Above and strive to carry what we learn into the end of the school year, next year, and all throughout our lives. Let’s continually improve our skills, and let’s always remember to give back! Service is a small way to show our gratitude for all that we have been given!

Friends, on behalf of myself and my teammates thank you for the most unforgettable year! As we have gone and visited chapters across the state, we have seen so much passion and dedication to agriculture and the FFA. This will be a year that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives, and it was made possible by YOU.
Always remember to Rise Above, and we’ll see you and State Leadership Conference!


Amanda Hale
Idaho FFA State Vice President


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