The West Franklin FFA chapter learned leadership and how to develop a vision and goals during the state conference for chapter leaders.

The conference was July 1-3 in Junction City. There were more than 150 Kansas chapters represented at the conference.

The conference gave chapter FFA leaders the opportunity to gather ideas for their upcoming year of service. Key points the members learned and experienced during the conference included: development of the chapter program of activities, discovering roles of their office and learning to run effective meetings.

Through workshops facilitated by both the state FFA officers and a select group of agricultural education instructors, the students experienced the importance of these points first hand. Members also packaged 15,000 meals to be distributed across the state of Kansas.

“This year, the conference was focused on chapter’s program of activities and developing individual members plans for personal leadership growth,” Logan Elliott, state FFA president, said. “The conference’s theme was ‘A Million Dreams,’ which was based off of P.T. Barnum’s famous Circus that grew like wildfire across the U.S. At the end of the conference, members that participated left having built a strong foundation for the coming year’s program of activities and goals to help them reach their own full leadership potential.”

FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.