Kaitlyn Hickey, a member of the Weyauwega-Fremont FFA Chapter, attended the Wisconsin Association of FFA Half-Time Leadership Conference Jan. 9-10, in Stevens Point.
More than 450 FFA members, advisers and state FFA officers participated.
The Half-Time Leadership Conference provides FFA chapter leaders from around 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.
The conference has a more than 29-year tradition for Wisconsin FFA members to bring top leaders together to assist in leadership development.
This year’s leadership conference was designed and conducted by the 2014-15 Wisconsin State FFA officers.
The conference’s theme was “Recipes for Success.”
“Half-Time is one of the premier leadership conferences in our state and designed by student leaders. It allows FFA chapter leaders to develop their leadership skills, learn more about FFA activities and meet people while having fun,” said Cheryl Zimmerman, State FFA executive director. “We are able to provide young people with an excellent experience to develop their leadership skills and get them excited about agriculture, agricultural education and the FFA so they can build their local programs.”
FFA advisers attended training sessions in the areas of meat animal quality assurance, award applications and other issues in agricultural education.
Teachers were also involved in the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators’ board and committee meetings.