St. Regis FFA has had a pretty busy year so far despite the difficulties we are all facing. We have had members compete in Regional, State and National contests virtually and a few in-person. Macy Hill and Shelby Simkins competed in the National Creed Speaking Contests and I am impressed with their efforts and willingness to try something new. We have also had members compete in the following contests: Horse Evaluation, Livestock Evaluation, Interview Skills, Agricultural Communications, Food Science, Meat Evaluation, Forestry, Range Science, Agricultural and Mechanical Systems, Animal Science, Extemporaneous Speaking.
The Montana & Premier Leadership Conference was presented virtually this year, and we had 9 members were able to soak up the knowledge of Conference Facilitator, Reagan Pugh. Four of our members were featured for their participation and taking advantage of their opportunity to grow.
John Deere Ag Expo looked a little different this year and only had 4 in-person events, but St. Regis FFA participated remotely as well in 9 events. The Keynote Speaker was Courtenay DeHoff who is a cowgirl turned television personality and the students were really able to connect and learn from her.
Four members have submitted for SAE (Supervised Agriculture Experience ) grants and we look forward to hearing the results of those efforts. We have also had five members submit for and receive their Gift of Blue which is their very own Corduroy FFA Jacket.
This group of young people inspire and motivate me to keep a positive attitude and roll with the changes before me. We could all use a little more of that these days.