AMES, Iowa–FFA members across Iowa celebrated their successes at the 95th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference on April 17-18 at Iowa State University’s Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa FFA State Leadership Conference is one the largest of its kind in the National FFA Organization. The annual conference provides agricultural education students the opportunity to participate in Leadership and Career Development Event competitions, be recognized for accomplishments in events during the past year, become inspired by motivational speakers, interact with college and business professionals, and develop leadership skills. 

The ADM Chapter Website presented by Kelsey Greenslade and Hayley Hick was crowned STATE CHAMPION at the event. Their agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor is Mrs. McKenzie Gettler. This event encourages the development of a website to promote the local FFA chapter. It is designed to stimulate the technological implementation of computer skills and web page design. The Iowa FFA Chapter Website LDE was made possible with support from the Carroll Area FFA Chapter through the Iowa FFA Foundation.

In addition, ADM FFA member, Kate Schaefer, closed out her term as the Iowa FFA’s South Central State Vice-President. Kate served as one of nine officers representing the 18,000+ FFA members in Iowa in 2022-2023. She lived a year of service speaking with FFA members from across the state, presenting leadership camps and workshops, and traveling around Iowa and the United States.

The National FFA Organization is the largest student-led leadership organization in the country with over 700,000 members in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The ADM FFA chapter was chartered in 2015 and currently consists of 107 members in grades 9-12.