Workshops  
 
   
 
     


Monday, July 8th      
Ranching and Advocacy Using Social Media
Tucker Brown, RA Brown Ranch

10:30 AM & 2:30 PM
GRB 352 D-F

Join Tucker Brown, a 6th generation rancher, as he shares his unique journey of using social media to connect agricultural producers and consumers. With a following of over half a million people, Tucker has mastered the art of thinking outside the box, leveraging entertainment to educate the public about agriculture. Tucker will also delve into the legacy of his family ranch, discussing the importance of keeping the ranch in the family and the family in the ranch. Gain valuable insights and practical tips on "telling our story" and becoming a passionate advocate for agriculture from one of the industry's most passionate advocates.  
 
           
 
Rev Up! Kickstart Your Journey as an Ag Service Technician
Presenter: Ella Bowling, AgCO Corporation

10:30 AM
GRB 362

Are you an FFA member eager to explore a hands-on, high-demand career in the agricultural sector? Join us for "Rev Up! Kickstart Your Journey as an Ag Service Technician," a dynamic workshop designed to introduce you to the exciting world of diesel technology within the North American AGCO dealer network. Discover the skills and knowledge needed to thrive as an Ag Service Technician, learn about the latest advancements in agricultural machinery, and connect with industry professionals who can guide your path. Don't miss this opportunity to rev up your future and drive your career forward with AGCO!
 
           
Cultivating Leadership
Bryce Fisher, Windsor Godfrey, Zoee Nolen

2:30 PM
GRB 362

Diving deep to discuss and evaluate the key points in effective leadership!




Tuesday, July 9th      
Who We Are = How We Lead
Reese Mitchell, Arkansas FFA

8:30AM
GRB 352 D-F


Knowing how to lead is important, but what is more important is knowing who we are as a leader. In this workshop, we will take a step back and focus on ourselves, our values, and how those values carry us as leaders. Before we can help others, we must understand who we are because that is how we lead.
     
 
           
Kickstarter Works! How to Use Social Media to Leverage Your Ideas!
Jared Nielsen

8:30AM
GRB 362

The world changed now that everything is global instantly. With an effective social media and viral marketing strategy combined with tried and tested marketing and advertising, you can reach millions of people with your grand idea. Whether you are a maker, a writer, a woodworker, a farmer, or a business owner, I can walk you through how to take your bright idea, gain your audience, generate your first sales, manufacture your product, take it to market, and get it into retail stores. You don’t need Shark Tank or investors! Just leverage the huge scale and global reach of social media, Facebook, influencers, streamers, and traditional supply chains to get your product on to Amazon, into retail stores, and in front of every convention attendee in your industry. This is an interactive session where you can pitch your product and I will share a roadmap to success for your idea leveraging modern technology that anyone can use.
     
 
           
Unleashing Your Brand
McKenna Bush, Texas Farm Bureau

8:30AM
GRB 371 A-F

Join McKenna Bush, TFB Youth Outreach Coordinator, for a hands-on, interactive workshop where you will develop an understanding of what branding is and how you can harness it, develop an understanding of the differences between a personal and a professional brand, define your core values, and define your personal and professional brand.
     
 
           
John Deere- The Future of Ag, John Deere, and you!
Ashleigh Fleming, John Deere

10:30AM
GRB 352 D-F

Come learn about the innovations in the precision ag industry and the opportunities we have for you to get involved at John Deere or our John Deere Dealers in Texas!
     
 
           
Where to Now?
Ian Heath, Georgia FFA

10:30AM
GRB 362

During this workshop students will learn a multitude of opportunities available to them during their time in the FFA and even after. Furthermore, students will learn how to apply themselves to what they are working to achieve at a specific time.
     
 


Wednesday, July 10th      
Where to Now?
Ian Heath, Georgia FFA

12:30 PM
GRB Lone Star Stage- General Assembly Hall

During this workshop students will learn a multitude of opportunities available to them during their time in the FFA and even after. Furthermore, students will learn how to apply themselves to what they are working to achieve at a specific time.
 
           
Stress Less: Sometimes You Need Help; Sometimes You Are The Help
Amanda Wickman, Program Director, SW AG Center

12:30PM
GRB 352 D-F

This workshop will provide an overview to mental health concerns among youth and offer practical recommendations for managing personal stress and providing assistance to others who are struggling. The workshop will include the following components: Overview of mental health and stress statistics among youth, Interactive component to enumerate stressors, Description of the signs and symptoms of stress, Interactive component to debunk stress, mental health and suicide myths, Practice using coping strategies (breathing, tapping, humming, etc.), Partner exercise to practice having hard conversations about stress, mental health and suicide, Reflections and questions
 
           
Kickstarter Works! How to Use Social Media to Leverage Your Ideas!
Jared Nielsen

12:30PM
GRB 362

The world changed now that everything is global instantly. With an effective social media and viral marketing strategy combined with tried and tested marketing and advertising, you can reach millions of people with your grand idea. Whether you are a maker, a writer, a woodworker, a farmer, or a business owner, I can walk you through how to take your bright idea, gain your audience, generate your first sales, manufacture your product, take it to market, and get it into retail stores. You don’t need Shark Tank or investors! Just leverage the huge scale and global reach of social media, Facebook, influencers, streamers, and traditional supply chains to get your product on to Amazon, into retail stores, and in front of every convention attendee in your industry. This is an interactive session where you can pitch your product and I will share a roadmap to success for your idea leveraging modern technology that anyone can use.
 
           
Unleashing Your Brand
McKenna Bush, Texas Farm Bureau

12:30PM
GRB 371 A-F

Join McKenna Bush, TFB Youth Outreach Coordinator, for a hands-on, interactive workshop where you will develop an understanding of what branding is and how you can harness it, develop an understanding of the differences between a personal and a professional brand, define your core values, and define your personal and professional brand.
 
           
"The Talk" (About Money): A Young Adult's Guide to the One Decision That Changes Everything
Dale Alexander

2:30 PM
GRB Lone Star Stage- General Assembly Hall

As a young adult, you have a special, once-in-a-lifetime chance to change everything about not only your life, but everyone that follows you. A chance to make the single greatest "life"-decision you will ever make, and it doesn't rely on family success or education level. You can WORK FOR YOUR MONEY or you can have YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU. It starts with one simple act that will give you all sorts of options. And ONE SIMPLE ACT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING.
 
           
Failing Forward
Emily Gossett, National FFA Officer

2:30PM
GRB 352 D-F

Failure is an important part of growth, but only if we choose to intentionally look at it that way. Together, we will work on redefining and reframing the word “failure” so that we can use it as a tool for growth!"
 
           
Who We Are = How We Lead
Reese Mitchell, Arkansas FFA

2:30PM
GRB 362

Knowing how to lead is important, but what is more important is knowing who we are as a leader. In this workshop, we will take a step back and focus on ourselves, our values, and how those values carry us as leaders. Before we can help others, we must understand who we are because that is how we lead.
 
           
The Life Abundant...Through Floral Design
Susan Weatherford & Scott Marasckin, Southern Floral

2:30 PM and 4:30 PM
GRB 372


Learn from professionals how to turn your floral passion into a fulfilling and challenging career. AND get paid to have the Life ABUNDANT through Floral Design". Designs from 3 premier event planners will be showcased: Kirksey Gregg Productions, Ronnie Siebert Designs, The Secret Floral Garden
 
           
Be Better
Kylie Temple & Jael Cruikshank, Oregon FFA

4:30PM
GRB Lone Star Stage- General Assembly Hall

Through this fast-paced and interactive workshop, we will be learning to be the best versions of ourselves with a "Be Better" mindset. This workshop is low in writing but high in energy. Students will have a great time while leaving feeling confident about ways to continuously improve as learners and leaders.
   
 
           
Winner Takes All
Luke Jennings & Thaddeus Bergschneider, Ohio & Illinois FFA

4:30 PM & 6:00 PM
GRB 362

"Two games, two teams, but only one winner... and the winner takes ALL. Come in and see what it takes to win at not only workshop games, but at everything you do!" Come learn how goal setting and team work can lead to success!
   
 
           
Domino Effect
Presleigh Jennings, Kentucky FFA

4:30PM
GRB 352 D-F

How do your actions influence those around you? Throughout this workshop, we will emphasize the importance of intentionality in your actions. You will experience firsthand how one's actions impact others and understand how someone in their life has made them feel or motivated them to reach their current position.
 
     
   


Thursday, July 11th      
           
"The Talk" (About Money): A Young Adult's Guide to the One Decision That Changes Everything
Dale Alexander

8:30AM
GRB 362

As a young adult, you have a special, once-in-a-lifetime chance to change everything about not only your life, but everyone that follows you. A chance to make the single greatest "life"-decision you will ever make, and it doesn't rely on family success or education level. You can WORK FOR YOUR MONEY or you can have YOUR MONEY WORK FOR YOU. It starts with one simple act that will give you all sorts of options. And ONE SIMPLE ACT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING.
 
           
Domino Effect
Presleigh Jennings, Kentucky FFA

8:30AM
GRB 371 A-F

How do your actions influence those around you? Throughout this workshop, we will emphasize the importance of intentionality in your actions. You will experience firsthand how one's actions impact others and understand how someone in their life has made them feel or motivated them to reach their current position.
 
           
I Didn't Know That! FFA Opportunities For You!
Kimberly Bellah, National FFA Organization

8:30 AM
GRB 370

Take this time to learn about additional opportunities available to you through the National FFA Organization. Grants, tools, and resources from members, chapters, and advisors.
 
           
 Conversations with E.A.S.E.
Luke Jennings & Thaddeus Bergschneider, Ohio & Illinois FFA

11:30AM
GRB 362

As the gap between consumers and agriculturalists widens, we must strive to advocate for our industry. Become confident in having "Conversations with E.A.S.E.'' by engaging in meaningful dialogues, acknowledging consumer concerns, sharing factual information about agriculture, and earning trust through transparent and empathetic communication. Let's work together to foster understanding and appreciation for the vital role of agriculture in our world."
     
           
Discover Your Trade
James Green, Universal Technical Institute

11:30AM and 2:30 PM
GRB 372


Are you ready to take control of your future and build a career that offers stability, growth, and the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of? Join us for a workshop by Universal Technical Institute (UTI), where we will guide you through the exciting opportunities in high-demand technical fields.
 
           
Say it Better
Kimberly Bellah, National FFA Organization

11:30 AM
GRB 370


 Engaging with the #SpeakAg Showcase. If you love Texas agriculture and Texas FFA, learn more about how you can promote both on the National FFA stage through your creative participation in the #SpeakAg Showcase. If there is only one 50-60 minute slot, then let’s just do one with the original description you have and I will focus only on the grants again.
 
           
 Be Better
Kylie Temple & Jael Cruikshank, Oregon FFA

2:30PM
GRB 362

Through this fast-paced and interactive workshop, we will be learning to be the best versions of ourselves with a "Be Better" mindset. This workshop is low in writing but high in energy. Students will have a great time while leaving feeling confident about ways to continuously improve as learners and leaders.
   
 
           
Failing Forward
Emily Gossett, National FFA Officer

2:30PM
GRB 371 A-F

Failure is an important part of growth, but only if we choose to intentionally look at it that way. Together, we will work on redefining and reframing the word “failure” so that we can use it as a tool for growth!"
 
           
Deep in the Heart of Texas
Reese Mitchell, Arkansas FFA
Thaddeus Bergschneider, Illinois FFA

8:00PM
GRB Lone Star Stage- General Assembly Hall

The stars at night are big and bright…” these lyrics are something every Texan knows, but what if we applied these lyrics to FFA? In this workshop, we will discover how each and every member is a star, shining big and bright, and how we as leaders can help create the next stars. By reflecting on the joys of leadership, we can remember how even though it takes pressure to become a star, they still shine in the night sky.