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FFA attend the collegiate conference

Members from the Buckingham Middle School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter attended the annual Collegiate Virginia FFA Leadership Conference Oct. 12, in the Squires Student Center. The Department of Agriculture, Leadership and Community Education and the Collegiate FFA, both of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, sponsored the leadership conference. This year’s leadership conference welcomed student members representing FFA middle and high school chapters from across the state of Virginia and featured several agricultural leadership and motivational workshops.  The annual conference targets first year members of FFA, in grades six, seven and eight and provides them with the tools and the know-how to succeed as leaders within their respective FFA chapters, communities and careers. For years, the Leadership Conference has diligently worked to foster leadership within its members. The conference also continues the mission of the FFA, which is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.