National Ag Day Virtual Programming
In conjunction with National Ag Day, National FFA provided webinars on Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24. Monday’s sessions included how to advocate and why it’s important, interacting with government officials, and how to build an elevator pitch. On Tuesday we discussed storytelling and identifying your audience and an in-depth look at the agriculture, food and natural resources value chain. The webinar archives and worksheets are below.
Advocacy for the Everyday Leader
Presenter: Jason Wetzler
We often consider advocacy to be a specific word, only to be used in a professional context. In this brief webinar, we’ll cover how advocacy can be used by the everyday leader to improve their lives and the industries they represent.
Advocating with Elected Officials
Presenter: Caleb Wright
Society and the way we interact with others has changed drastically since the beginning of our country and the establishment of our government. During this session, we will discuss ways we can be advocates, day in and day out, no matter where we live! The conversation will also include ways and strategies on how we can build relationships with our elected officials.
Who Are You and What Do You Want?
Presenter: Reagan Pugh
The biggest mistake most people make when advocating for themselves, their organization, or their community is this: They don’t know how to communicate who they are or what they want. Which means they are forgettable.
With a little reflection and simple structure, you can stand apart from the crowd and be understood by those you wish to include in your mission.
In this interactive session, Reagan will walk you through a series of reflection activities to help you better articulate your story and values. He will then teach you a storytelling framework to give you a solid elevator pitch you can custom tailor to fit any situation or scenario.