On Wednesday, September 29, eight Rangely Freshman FFA Students attended the BIG, Becoming Involved as a Greenhand Conference at the Montrose County Fairgrounds. The Colorado FFA State Officers taught the Conference.

The State Officers put on two workshops for the freshman for District 1 and District 2 FFA Chapters. Rangely joined with Meeker, Craig, and Soroco from District 1 and Plateau Valley, Fruita, Montrose, Delta, Olathe, Cedaredge, and many other schools located in District 2. This is a good experience for the kids to meet other students from around the area and help build the skills to communicate and present in front of strangers.

The FFA members participated in a morning workshop centered around the Agricultural Three Circle Model: being an FFA Member, working in the classroom, and working on an SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience). The FFA members were asked to put on skits, so fellow students could assign which portion of the Agricultural Three Circle Model they belonged in.

The Montrose High School FFA Alumni served Lunch. Following Lunch, the FFA members participated in another workshop centered around "Passion" and their futures. FFA members were asked to open up to fellow FFA members about their passions and lots in this workshop.

The eight who represented Rangely were Aydan Christian, Lexi LeBleu, Jade Miller, Collin Zadra, Bryce Willis, Paola Munoz, Audy Ryder, and Trenton Long. These eight students represented Rangely and the Rangely FFA Chapter exceptionally well and can use these skills for the next few years in the program.