Jared Krueger and Paige Johnson of the New London FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Organization’s 360 Conference at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay Nov. 12-13.
Over 600 FFA members and advisors participated in this personal development conference held annually in Wisconsin.
360 took students full circle in chapter leadership development, covering every angle for developing action plans for their chapter, making a vision and learning how to influence different partners. Open to juniors and seniors, Paige and Jared polished their leadership and communication skills. Agriculture classes and the FFA have fostered these skills since its beginning in 1928. Wisconsin may have less producers, but over 300 careers remain tied to producing food, fiber and natural resources.
The conference was led by trained college students who were former state and national FFA officers, along with former staff of the Washington Leadership Conference held in the summer at our nation’s capital. The Wisconsin FFA Association is comprised of 250 local chapters with over 18,000 students studying for potential careers related to agriculture. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of young people, today and in the future. Check out the local New London FFA at www.newlondon.k12.wi.us/faculty/jmeske.