Weyauwega-Fremont FFA members Maggie Lind and Olivia Fedja attended the Wisconsin Association of FFA Half-Time Leadership Conference Jan. 11-12, in Stevens Point.
More than FFA members, advisers and state FFA officers participated.
The Half-Time Leadership Conference provides FFA chapter leaders from throughout the state the opportunity to set goals and prepare for the second half of their year of service in their local FFA chapters.
FFA members attended workshops focused on leadership and personal development, membership and chapter development and opportunities in FFA. They learned about preparing for FFA events and getting involved in community service.
Jason Troendle, the 2011-2012 National FFA secretary who is from Minnesota, also spoke.
For more than 27 years, the Half-Time conference has been a tradition in which Wisconsin FFA members bring top leaders together to assist in leadership development.
This year’s leadership conference was designed and conducted by the 2012-2013 Wisconsin State FFA officers.
The theme was “Tell Your Story.”
FFA advisers were busy during the weekend, as they attended training sessions in the areas of Meat Animal Quality Assurance, Career Days, electronic student financial record keeping and promoting agricultural education in the community.
Teachers were also involved in the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators Board Meetings and Committee meetings.
The Wisconsin Association of FFA is comprised of 253 local chapters in high schools across the state.
FFA’s mission is to develop leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.