Students from FFA chapters across Washington attended the 212 Degrees and 360 Degrees Leadership Conferences in February.
The conferences are an activity of the National FFA Organization made possible by title sponsor Syngenta. Three hundred Washington FFA members from 34 FFA chapters attended the event in Grand Mound, Wash.
The 212 Degrees program — the temperature at which water boils — focused on taking students to the boiling point of leadership.
“At 211 degrees, water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level,” a Washington FFA press release states.
The two-day 212-degree Leadership Conference focused on student development and helped FFA members become aware of their passions and virtues. FFA members attended sessions on discovering their passions, making positive decisions, setting SMART goals and taking steps towards self-improvement.
The 360 Degrees program takes students full circle in terms of chapter leadership. The two-day 360 Degrees conference is focused on the importance of vision and how to become a visionary leader. Students spent their time in sessions understanding the importance of vision, conducting a chapter needs assessment, crafting a vision plan for their local FFA chapter and developing a strategy to implement their vision.
More than 8,000 students across the nation participated in a 212-Degree or 360-Degree Leadership Conference.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 649,355 student members who belong to one of 7,859 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.