Pioneer FFA hosted the western New York stop for the National FFA Officer Tour on Monday, September 17, 2012. More than 120 members from eight local chapters attended the event. Highlights included leadership workshops presented by the NYS FFA officers, activities to meet FFA members from other schools, and a keynote address from the National FFA Western Region vice president, Seth Pratt.
Pratt, an FFA member from Idaho, encouraged FFA members to use the talents they are given to become better citizens. "It's not what you have, it's what you do with what you have," was the message brought home to the FFA members in attendance.
The visit to Pioneer High School was just one of 22 stops in a weeklong tour of agricultural education programs and FFA chapters throughout New York state.
There are over 4,000 New York FFA members, and FFA is making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.