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Sparking Ambitions at Farm Bureau Youth Conference

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Pictured (in alpha order) are: Keegan Cassady, Normal FFA; Erin Clark, Ridgeview FFA; Gavin Edwards, Heyworth FFA; Casey Engelhorn, Normal West FFA; Brady Fogler, Normal West FFA; Erik Halberg, Heyworth FFA; Sheyenne Kaeb, Ridgeview FFA; Sarah Kelly, Ridgeview FFA; Andrew Larson, LeRoy FFA; Cody Morris, President, Illinois Association FFA; Aidan Roseberry, LeRoy FFA; Ashley Russow, Heyworth FFA; Austin Zielsdorf, Ridgeview FFA

 

More than 500 FFA members, County Farm Bureau Managers, FFA advisors from 81 Illinois counties attended the 2015 Illinois Farm Bureau® & Affiliates Youth Conference, March 30-31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield.

“Proud Traditions, Sparking Ambitions”, the theme of this year’s conference, offered FFA members in their junior year of high school, a unique opportunity for career and personal development.

The conference also provided a series of breakout sessions that outlined opportunities in agriculture and a career fair.  Participants brought 1,941 cans of food to the conference for the Harvest For All program.

The annual two-day conference is sponsored by Illinois Farm Bureau and its affiliated companies, which include GROWMARK, COUNTRY Financial, Prairie Farms and the IAA Credit Union. Please visit www.youthed.org or http://www.facebook.com/ilfbyea for more information on the Illinois Farm Bureau & affiliated companies Youth Education program.

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