Students from FFA chapters across Ohio attended the 212° and 360° Leadership Conferences, which are an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta. Fifteen members of the Edon FFA Chapter attended the event January 14-15, 2017 in Dublin, OH. Students participating in the conference were Eliza Zulch, Paige Schaffter, Samantha Trausch, Levi Brandt, Jordan Winebernner, Robert Clark, Jared Cook, Emily Fox, Hanna Fogel, Sara Hiller, Naomi Hickman, Jordan Runyan, Schylar Bergman, Kyle Apger and Colin Dulle.
212° – the temperature at which water boils – focuses on taking students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211° water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level. The two-day 212° Leadership Conference is focused on student development and helps FFA members become aware of their passions and virtues. FFA members attended sessions on discovering their passions, making positive decisions, setting SMART goals and taking steps towards self-improvement.
360° – takes students full circle in terms of chapter leadership. The two-day 360° conference is focused on the importance of vision and how to become a visionary leader. Students spent their time in sessions understanding the importance of vision, conducting a chapter needs assessment, crafting a vision plan for their local FFA chapter and developing a strategy to implement their vision.
This school year, more than 8,000 students across the nation will participate in a 212° or 360° Leadership Conference.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 649,355 student members who belong to one of 7,859 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.