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Two Amboy FFA members attend reporter's workshop

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 9th, 2012


Shown at the FFA Reporters Workshop are, left to right, Andrew Klein, Rachel Vaessen, and Courtney Gerstenecker, State FFA Reporter. (Photo contributed)


AMBOY - Rachel Vaessen and Andrew Klein, from the Amboy FFA Chapter attended the 2012 Illinois Association FFA Reporter's Workshop. The workshop took place Sept. 12, 2012, at Kishwaukee College in Malta.

Courtney Gerstenecker, State FFA Reporter presented the workshop. The topics discussed were the duties of a chapter and section reporter, how to contact media, communication with other reporters, photography tips, social media skill, and what to include in articles and press releases when composing them.

The members participated in leadership activities that will enable them to be great leaders in their chapters and sections. They also gained communication skills that will benefit them throughout their year promoting agriculture education and the Illinois Association FFA. These members will be "Growing Legacies" in their communities by "ag-vocating" this year.












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