Just as the newest Hunger Games movie “Catching Fire” came out and movie theaters were packed, Indiana FFA members flooded the Leadership Center the past two weekends for the Foundation in Reaching Excellence Conference. Ironically, the 2013 FIRE Conference theme was inspired by the Hunger Games - “Catching Fire”. Pictured below are the State Officers dressed up as various characters from the Hunger Games for the opening session.
Over 300 FFA members had the opportunity to attend FIRE where they continued to develop their leadership skills, set goals, learn about Purdue's Agriculture Education program, explore service opportunities, and reflect on mentorship. The FIRE conference helped FFA members continue to fuel their passion for FFA and the State Officer team and I are excited to see members ignite action within their FFA chapters and communities.
FIRE Conference - Weekend #1
FIRE Conference - Weekend #2
With two victorious weekends in the book, we cannot go without sending a huge thank you to our sponsors Ice Miller LLP and Farm World. Our conferences would not be possible without continual support from our partners!
The State Officer team and I will be back in action on Monday, kicking off our goodwill visits. Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!
Indiana FFA State President2013-2014