October 06, 2017
Forty-two students representing 25 counties learned to trust, lead by example and support others by completing the challenge course at the Alabama 4-H Center during the Alabama Farmers Federation Youth Leadership Conference. The ninth- and 10th-graders soaked up leadership in Columbiana Oct. 2-3, thanks to sponsorships from county Farmers Federations. From left are Brody Miller of Blount County, Brooke Perry of St. Clair County and Ella Keller of Limestone County.
Forty-two students soaked up lessons on servant leadership and trusting others during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 2017 Youth Leadership Conference in Columbiana Oct. 2-3.
The ninth- and 10th-graders represented 25 counties and were sponsored by county Farmers Federations.
Day 1 activities taught students about social media, teamwork and servant leadership.
Barrett Keene, a former National FFA officer, encouraged students to focus on those they’re leading as opposed to personal accomplishments.
“Leadership is not merely a position through which you tell other people what do to,” Keene said. “Our lives are of substantially more value when we freely give and love those around us.”
A lesson on political leadership from Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall kicked off Day 2. Later that day, attendees learned about the Federation and debunked ag misconceptions.
For more photos, visit the Federation’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.