Cornell Collegiate FFA Hosts 130 FFA Members for Chapter Officer Leadership Training
One day is a short amount of time, but COLT conference is paramount to a successful year ahead for chapter leaders. COLT conference is packed full of workshops that are facilitated by Cornell’s Collegiate FFA and State FFA Officers which help lay the groundwork for a successful year as a chapter. Teamwork, fundraising, and building relationships are just a few of the topics that are addressed with these leaders while at COLT Conference. Students are required to meet new people, try new things, and push themselves out of their comfort zones in order to become a better leader for their chapter. Leaders from the same chapter worked together to complete a team challenge which involved creating their own emblem that represented their own team or chapter. Paige Warren a member of the Otselic Valley FFA chapter expressed, “I thought that it was a great activity and had fun doing it!”
Cornell Collegiate FFA has been hosting COLT Conference for the last decade as a way for their members to play a role in developing future leaders. High school members are not the only ones receiving a benefit from this experience, Collegiate FFA members are able to use their passions and efforts to continue to serve the organization in hopes of reaching their own goals. Alison Parrott, a member of the Cornell CFFA says that the chapter has many goals for COLT, one of which is “to make it as successful as possible for the chapters attending so that they can grab on to the ideas they acquire at COLT and bring them back to strengthen their chapter with the new information that students gained.”
COLT Conference is one of many leadership conferences offered to our members throughout the year. Our members also have opportunities for further development at 212/360, Governmental & Global Awareness Institute, and State Convention!
Respectfully Submitted by, Kimberly Doyle
NY FFA State Reporter, 2017-2018