FFA Officers Develop Leadership Blueprint
Officers of the Boise City High School FFA Chapter participated in the 2006 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) Conference September 26 at the Cherokee Strip Conference Center in Enid .
The eight state FFA officers planned and conducted this year's conference based on the theme Extreme Makeover FFA Chapter Edition. The six elected officers from, each of the 62 high school FFA chapters located in the northwest district attended leadership training designed to prepare them to lead their local FFA members, as well as provide positive direction for their chapters, schools and communities.
Andrew McCrea, of Missouri , was the keynote speaker for the conference. McCrea once wore the traditional FFA blue and gold jacket and served as a former national FFA officer. He derived his message from his wealth of experiences as a farmer and rancher, world traveler, author, and four-time Oscar-winning radio broadcaster.
“The conference focused on each officer knowing and understanding their role so that they could set the beat, the heartbeat within the FFA,” said Travis Schnaithman, state FFA president. “Chapter officers were given tools to bring an extreme makeover to their chapters in a positive direction.”
The FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education Division of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. The Oklahoma FFA Association set an all-time state membership record of 24,119 FFA members for the 2005-06 school year.
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