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Oregon FFA members attend 212 Conference in Schaumburg

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 1:35 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 1:39 p.m. CST
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Members of the Oregon FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Organization’s 212 Conference at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg Hotel Jan. 25-26. Pictured, left to right, are: Darren Riskedal, State FFA President, and Oregon FFA members Holly Phillips, Donta Yocum, BreAunna Pederson Pennington, Taylor Brubaker, Conley Kessler, and Bryce Noon.

Members of the Oregon FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Organization’s 212 Conference at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg Hotel Jan. 25-26.

The 2-day personal development program helped students learn skills for personal growth and how to set and achieve goals.

The conference also featured a self-discovery workshop designed to help members find their own passions for success in life.

Illinois held two 212 Conferences with 437 FFA members attending the conference in Schaumburg and another 268 attending the one held in Collinsville. The conferences were open to freshman and sophomore FFA members.

Program staff members are college students who are former state or national FFA officers. Many staff members have also worked as counselors for the Washington Leadership Conference, FFA’s national leadership seminar held in Washington D.C. each summer.

FFA is a national organization of more than 540,000 members, developing each student’s potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Local, state and national activities and award programs provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills acquired through agricultural education.

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