Gustine FFA officers attended the Chapter Officer Leadership Conference Tuesday, Sept. 15. Normally the event would be held at Merced College with different workshops to attend. This year it was held virtually on Zoom, and breakout rooms were used to hold different workshops. The section FFA officer team did a great job organizing the meeting and had an agenda that was packed with information and activities.

As most people have realized, Zoom is not the same as being in person, but Gustine FFA Secretary Savanna Barcellos said that “it was a different atmosphere for everyone, yet very engaging.” The officer team was able to learn about many different things in the workshops, from being a leader, to properly advocating for their organization on social media.

An emphasis was put on was using social media during the pandemic, as members need to see what is happening within the FFA and stay engaged. The Gustine FFA officer team learned a lot of great ideas from the conference about how to keep members active in the FFA and interested in our activities. The members will get to see some of these Zoom activities in action during the very first Gustine FFA Zoom meeting, which will be held at 3 p.m. today (Thursday).