Members of the Weyauwega-Fremont FFA Chapter attended the national FFA organization’s 212-degrees Conference March 21-22, in Stevens Point.
Attending the conference were Alex Bartel, Maddie Faskell, Taylor Fleece, Jesse Le Mie, Katy Loehrke, Sam Loschiavo, Jenna Mathwig, Hunter McClone, Miranda Potratz and Edward Wohlt.
More than 200 FFA members and advisers from throughout the state participated in the national personal development conference, which is held biannually in Wisconsin.
The conference was a two-day seminar designed for high school freshmen and sophomores involved in the FFA organization. It focused on taking them to the boiling point of leadership because 212 degrees is the temperature at which water boils.
The focus was on student leadership, and themes for the conference included virtues and growth.
“FFA’s personal development conferences are an exceptional opportunity for FFA members to participate in a national conference without leaving their home state,” said Cheryl Zimmermann, state FFA executive director. “These conferences bring out the very best in students and advisers who participate. It really helps the students focus on who they are and what they can become.”
Leadership development is a key focus in the national FFA organization. Helping FFA members develop their leadership skills and focus on who they are what they can become is key to the mission of the FFA organization.
Members start at the local chapter level in their home high schools and can become active at both the state and national levels.
Students in rural, suburban and urban schools may all benefit from the programs offered through agricultural education.