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Sparking Ambitions at Farm Bureau Youth Conference


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 or for more information on the Illinois Farm Bureau & affiliated companies Youth Education program.

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