Local FFA members attend summer Washington Leadership Conference
Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:58 am
SUMMER CONFERENCE – Seth Pierce (left) and Maddison Henderson (center) attended the FFA Washington Leadership Conference July 20-25.
Students from across the nation attended the 2010 Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) this summer in the nation’s capital.
The conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization, sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Maddison Henderson and Seth Pierce of the Westview Chapter attended July 20-25.
The week-long program helps FFA members improve their leadership skills and prepare for leadership roles in their chapter, communities and their future careers.
They attended sessions on developing authentic leadership, serving their communities and participating in civic engagement. They also participate in service learning events.
“We live in an increasingly competitive world,” says Dr. Larry Case, National FFA advisor and coordinator, agricultural and rural education with the U.S. Department of Education.
“Tomorrow’s leaders must develop skills in these areas to effectively compete. Every students leaves WLC with an advantage because it gives those young people cutting-edge leadership skills and valuable insight for productive citizenship.”
The National FFA Organization coordinates WLC, with the sponsorship of Monsanto, which attracts participants from across the country.
This summer, more than 2,000 FFA members will attend one of the conference’s seven week-long sessions.
Monsanto is dedicated to the future success of agriculture by investing more than $1 million to the National FFA Foundation in 2010 as part of a broad commitment to support agricultural youth.