Three members of the Van-Far FFA Chapter recently attended the National FFA Organization’s 2013 Washington Leadership Conference on June 1-8. Members attending included Sarah Motley, Chevi Windland, and Nick Barnes.
The annual conference focuses on leadership development, personal growth, and community service and it provided motivation for our members to make a difference in their school and community.
The conference is sponsored through the National FFA Organization, Monsanto, and CSX. More than 2,000 students throughout the U.S. who are FFA members attended one week out of the conference’s seven week-long sessions in June and July.
Van-Far FFA members worked with other members across the U.S. to develop Living to Serve Plans to bring back to our local community and reach others throughout the state.
A Living to Serve Plan is a plan that is designed to help and benefit others.
Members toured many sights in Washington D.C., including the National Mall, Mount Vernon, a variety of Smithsonians, the Nation’s Capital, and Ford’s Theater. Members connected with other fellow FFA members from across the country and built unforgettable relationships.
The week concludes with a community service project where students work together on a real, hands-on community service project.
Students at the Leadership Conference worked together to pack meals to be distributed throughout Washington D.C.’s food banks.
Students utilized their leadership and teamwork skills to help serve those in need.