On Thursday, January 23rd, 9 members of the Paulding FFA officer team attended the
annual FFA Leadership Summit at Huntington University. When they arrived they took a tour of
Huntington’s campus. Then they were first greeted by Mr. Nate Perry, coordinator of Ag
Operations at Huntington, who discussed his hopes for the future of agriculture and then the
schedule for the day. He then he pulled a current student and alumni member onto the stage
and they told of all the Huntington agriculture had done for them. Then two faculty members
came to the stage and talked about the new things that will be added to the agriculture program.
3 Indiana state officers then took all students to do leadership exercises. The leadership
exercises taught chapter officers to develop a stronger team working together to lead. Lastly,
they were spoken to by keynote speaker, Mrs. Beth Archer, Executive Director at Agri Institute.
She spoke about “Leading in an Age of Opportunity.” The officers learned a lot at the
Leadership Summit and are excited to attend again next year!
By Reporter, Paige Jones