Thursday, February 24, 2011

Indiana Young Farmers Convention Feb.18-20

Our State Officer Team started off National FFA Week at the Indiana Young Farmer Convention, which was held this past weekend at the Hilton in Indianapolis! Young Farmers from across the Hoosier State gathered together to celebrate their 49th year and all of their accomplishments.

National Young Farmer Association President, C.J. Fleenor, past Indiana Young Farmer Assocaiton President, rejoined his fellow Hoosiers to thank them and promote their future involvement on the national level.

Our team participated in workshops throughout Saturday.  Mr. Brandon Seitz presented information about the evolving energy industry as it strives to meet and influence renewable portfolio standards.  We learned about challenges presented by proper or improper landscaping with Mrs. Melody Warner. We also spent time with Mr. Chuck Tietmann as he shared his energizing convictions and touching stories about safety in the electrical industry.

We hosted "The It's Not Too Late Show" with host Micah Matlock to celebrate not the candles on the IYFA's birthday cake, but the challenges they have met "Head On", the achievements under their belt, and all the ambitions they are chasing.

Meanwhile, four members of the Hamilton Southeastern FFA Chapter provided childcare and other activities for the pint size IYFA members, and we all concluded the evening with more than a few hours of dancing.

Thank you, Young Farmers, for all you have done and continue to do.  We look forward to working together to ensure a productive future in Agriculture!

For youth in agriculture,

From FFA: Following the Future of Agriculture

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