2018 Engaging Districts for Growth and Excellence
The purpose of EDGE Conference is to engage young and new FFA members in leadership development. The workshops have been designed for 7th-10th grade students. An additional component for chapter officer teams is also offered to check-in with state officers on their progress on their program of activities.
General EDGE Information
- A series of workshops have been designed for 7-10 grade students with a different series for 11-12 grade students.
- A workshop for officer teams will be facilitated on the last workshop rotation.
- Workshops are facilitated by the State FFA Officer Team
- FFA district board representatives are responsible for setting up facility location and completing registration for their districts.
EDGE Workshop Information
2018 Theme: Living on the EDGE
Leaders take risks to go above and beyond what most people would do. Risking to step up and have a voice. Risking to live authentically. Risking to invest in ideas and interests. We do not know how people will respond. We do not know what the outcome may be, but we do know that it is worth it. Let's Live on the EDGE!
A Leap of Gratitude (7th-10th), (11th-12th)
Knowing what gratitude is and how to practice it can strengthen our ability to be leaders because as leaders, we have a lot to be grateful for. In this workshop, the focus is on developing leaders who know and understand what gratitude is, how to identify it, and discover how to spread gratitude.
Give It Our All (7th-10th), (11th-12th)
Students will tune into the difference between being committed and involved and be able to identify the actions of a committed student versus an involved student. Then, students will learn how to explore their options in FFA, find what fits them and pick something to truly commit to.
Speak Up for Ag (11th-12th)
Agricultural issues are constantly affecting the agricultural industry. In this workshop students will learn about current agricultural issues that are making and impact on us and the world around them. Students will learn different methods of advocacy they can use in their communities and beyond.
Sizzling SAES! (7th-10th)
Members will discover what an SAE is and how it is incorporated into the Agricultural Education model, while also seeing the benefits of how an SAE could open career opportunities within the agriculture industry. This workshop will open up members imagination about what SAE they could potentially create.
Living Outside the Filter (11th-12th)
In a world where social media is dominant, it is easy to hide our true, authentic selves behind always impressive "filters". In this workshop, we will dive deeper into out self-images and learn how we can present them more authentically.
Ag-Solving World Problems (7th-10th)
Agriculture is always evolving and solving problems as it changes. Through these changes new ones arrive. By identifying changes in agriculture and the importance of these changes students will learn how agriculture is solving some of our world's problems and begin making their own action plans.
Dare to Grow (Officer Teams)
Dare to grow is a workshop that is geared for chapter officer teams. This workshop will assist your chapter officer team by checking in with them on the progress of their POA. Teams will learn the importance of strategizing and evaluating what they have done to better the rest of their year.