NORMAN — Officers of the Norman FFA chapter participated in the 2013 Oklahoma FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference on Sept. 3 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Norman.
Eight state FFA officers planned and conducted this year’s conference based on the theme, “Multiply ... Your Numbers, Your Involvement, Your Success.”
Elected officers from each of the 66 high school FFA chapters in the central district attended leadership training designed to equip them with tools for membership recruitment and retention.
Rhett Laubach, of Arcadia, was the keynote speaker for the conference. Laubach, state FFA president in 1992-1993, is a professional motivational speaker and leadership coach.
Officers attending from the Norman chapter were: Alex Walling, president; Caleb Walker, vice president; Katrina Betz, secretary; Garrison Hill, treasurer; Olivia Tegeler, reporter; Trace Anderson, sentinel; Melinda Tague and Devin Grissom, advisors; and Elizabeth Vandergrift, historian.
FFA is part of the agricultural education division of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. There area 24,598 Oklahoma FFA members in 352 high schools statewide.