Ten local FFA members attended a leadership conference. In front, from left, are Valerie Earley, Shelby Erding, Gretchen Corson, Makala Nauman and Marissa Bornholdt. In back are Dane Gillespie, Melinda Woods, Erica Earley, Jordan Pokorney and Tyler Kappers.  SUBMITTED PHOTO
Ten local FFA members attended a leadership conference. In front, from left, are Valerie Earley, Shelby Erding, Gretchen Corson, Makala Nauman and Marissa Bornholdt. In back are Dane Gillespie, Melinda Woods, Erica Earley, Jordan Pokorney and Tyler Kappers. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Ten members from the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA attended a leadership conference at Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) Wednesday, Sept. 18.

At this conference, the members attended sessions centered around FFA basics, community service, team development and agriculture promotion. In addition, the students toured one of three local ag businesses, including SeKapp's apple orchard, Sign Here advertising, and Cascade Meadows.

Two local FFA members - Region VIII President Valerie Earley and Region VIII Assistant Officer Dane Gillespie - who are regional officers, helped organize and present sessions at the event.