FFA officers attend Leadership Summit

From left, Riley Basinger, Chuck Conner, Tate Allen, Brent Teague, Mark Poeschl, Matthew Troyer and Bryce Geiger, represented Churubusco FFA at the Leadership Summit at Huntington University last week.

HUNTINGTON — Churubusco FFA officers attended Huntington University’s 2nd annual Leadership Summit on Friday at the Huntington Campus.

Officers participated in a series of leadership activities and listened to several agricultural speakers, including Chuck Conner, CEO of the National Council of Farmers Co-ops.

Conner previously served as head of the USDA under Former President George W. Bush, where he supervised more than 13,000 employees. Conner discussed current politics and how the new presidency will affect American agriculture and the farmer.

Mark Poeschl, CEO of the National FFA Association also spoke to the audience. Poeschl spoke on the importance of FFA as young leaders in the agricultural industry, and their importance of helping to feed the world now, and in the future. His focus was on sustainability and survivability, and the balancing act it will take to feed the worlds growing population.

Faculty at Huntington University also used the conference to showcase its agriculture program. Huntington offers several degree areas in agriculture, and works closely to pair its curriculum with Purdue University.

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