8 WI FFA Members Selected For Next Gen Conference

From June 25-28, the National FFA Organization will be hosting its summer Next Gen Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The topic of the conference is “Food Products and Processing Systems” and high school student attendees will learn through informational sessions, panels and tours.

Tour locations in Minneapolis during the conference include:

  • Second Harvest Heartland
  • Cargill (Cargill Food Innovation Center and Cargill Research and Development Center).
  • Food Building
  • Ardent Mills

“We’re really looking forward to the students learning more about the value of food products and processing systems during the upcoming Next Gen Conference,” said Joe Martin, Program Specialist, Advocacy, Literacy, and Ag-Based Experiences, National FFA Organization. “One of the key goals of FFA is to equip our future workforce pipeline with talent that will feed, fuel and clothe the world. The conference is an educational opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors that meets this goal.”

With FFA student membership at 945,000 and growing, those who are interested in attending Next Gen Conferences are selected through a competitive application process. For the June conference, 68 high school students were selected. 8 of which were from Wisconsin:

  • Savannah Bailey, Luxemburg-Casco FFA
  • Alexis DeFlorin, Hudson FFA
  • Tessa Kamien, Mishicot FFA
  • Landon Ploeckelman, Abbotsford FFA
  • Faith Sopa, Amherst FFA
  • Jakayla Steinhorst, Luxemburg-Casco FFA
  • Elisha Vogel, Denmark FFA
  • Lauren Weed, Bay Port FFA