Southside High School Future Farmers of America Members Participate in State Leadership Conference

Published 8:17 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2014

From Beaufort County Schools


Kimmy Ange, John McCormick, Annie Mills, Almari Moore, Alyssa Moore, Jarrett Nobles, and advisor Joshua Singleton from the Southside High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter participated in the 2014 MEGA Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina on March 23 and March 24. The conference was conducted by the North Carolina FFA Association.

“MEGA Conference provides students with an opportunity to explore the FFA and learn ways to impact their chapters after returning home,” said Gerald Barlowe, State FFA Advisor.  “Students that participate in this conference are the future leaders of our organization.”

By focusing on the importance of teamwork, communication skills, goal setting, FFA history, opportunities and risk taking, students are able to explore many facets of their leadership potential.  A staff composed of the current State FFA Officer team, Past State Officers and Collegiate FFA members created a high quality, fast-paced, enthusiastic conference.

“MEGA Conference is a great opportunity for FFA members to develop their potential as leaders for the future of agriculture,” states Barlowe.  “This year’s conference has been designed to elevate the level of personal growth for our members while providing an environment where students can learn, lead and succeed.”

The North Carolina FFA is a youth organization of 20,015 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 259 local chapters across the state.  FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.  Visit for more information.