Members of the Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich and Sycamore FFA chapters attended the National FFA Organization’s 212 Conference in Schaumburg on Jan. 25 and 26.
The two-day 212 Conference 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 212 Conference held in Collinsville. The conference is open to freshman and sophomore FFA members.
The 212 program staff members are college students who are former state or national FFA officers. Many staff members also have 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.