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2/3/2014 5:39:00 AM
FFA members attend leadership conference

NT Staff

SPRINGFIELD — More than 680 students and 140 teachers from across Illinois attended the 212o Leadership Conference.

The conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization, coordinated by the Illinois FFA Center, sponsored by Syngenta and Crop Production Services as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Megan Hunt, Lexi Jacobs, Hunter Schoff, Marissa Lewis, Chase Gripp, Jay Edlefson, members of the Bureau Valley FFA chapter attended the conference Jan. 24-25.

The two-day program helps FFA members become aware four categories of growth while discovering the importance of pursuing lifelong growth. FFA members attended sessions on discovering how habits affect growth, determining the difference between personal and professional relationships and identifying personal mentors and coaches. The agriculture education teachers participated in professional development workshops.

This school year, more than 3,000 students across the nation will participate in a 212o Leadership Conference.

The theme for the 2013-14 state officer team is “Planting Your Potential.” The team consists of the 25 section presidents and five state officers.

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