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FFA students attend conference

Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 1:42 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014 1:44 p.m. CST
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Area students who went to the conference are Kristyn Ehnle (from left), Bureau Valley FFA; Annika Carter, Bureau Valley FFA, Sam Detwiler, president, Illinois Association FFA; Malena Wheeler, Princeton FFA; and Shelby Schaudt, Princeton FFA.

SPRINGFIELD — More than 500 FFA members, County Farm Bureau managers, and FFA advisors from 83 Illinois counties attended the 2014 Illinois Farm Bureau and Affiliates Youth Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield.

The conference offered FFA members in their junior year of high school a unique opportunity for career and personal development. This year’s attendees got the opportunity to visit with representatives about scholarships, internships, leadership programs and career opportunities from community college, universities, agriculture commodity groups and the Illinois Farm Bureau and its family of companies at a career fair.

The conference also provided a series of breakout sessions which outline opportunities in agriculture and provided information about the Illinois Farm Bureau and its family of companies.

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.

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