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FFAers attend Sectional Leadership Workshop

(from left) President Brooke Gasteyer, Vice President Ben Bechel, Reporter Karen Hartung, Sentinel Steven Pax, Secretary Ryan Bechel and Treasurer Kyle Krause.

President Brooke Gasteyer, Vice President Ben Bechel, Secretary Ryan Bechel, Treasurer Kyle Krause, Sentinel Steven Pax and Reporter Karen Hartung of the Elmwood FFA Chapter attended the Sectional Leadership Workshop Sept. 15 at New Richmond High School.

The workshop is designed to prepare local FFA chapter officers and members for leadership roles in their school district for the upcoming year. It also informs each chapter of the new programs available to all FFA members and allows the officers to exchange ideas with other FFA chapters in their area.

The 2008-2009 State FFA Officer Team planned and conducted this conference to encourage the participants to develop their leadership potential, to challenge them to set personal and chapter goals for the year, and to motivate the students to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them through the FFA.

The 2008 theme was "FFA Network: All Leadership, All the Time" and members left ready to promote FFA, agricultural education and agriculture in their schools and communities. FFA advisors also participated in a workshop helping inform them about FFA opportunities for the school year.

There are 10 Sectional Leadership Workshops held throughout Wisconsin. Over 2,000 members and advisors from approximately 250 FFA chapters will participate in these workshops. The workshops are sponsored by Farm Credit Wisconsin and The Wisconsin FFA Foundation, Inc.