More than 200 Wyoming FFA youths from 50-plus chapters gathered in Douglas last weekend to enhance their leadership skills, brainstorm community service opportunities and learnabout career opportunities in the field of rural electricity as part of the organization’s fall conference. Tri-State and the Wyoming FFA Foundation were sponsors of the event.
The conference took place at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds, where attendees learned how they can improve their personal, mental, emotional and physical growth through the use of the national FFA’s “212 degrees” conference program. Working in small groups, they learned how to build a positive self-image, discussed the effects of social media on relationships and created an inventory of healthy physical habits.
As a sponsor of the event, Tri-State not only made a financial donation to lower admission costs for students to attend, but also provided information to the FFA participants regarding the vast number of career options available in the rural electricity industry. As part of a presentation, strategic communications specialist Jonathan Thornton gave an explanation of electric cooperatives, handed out prizes during a “Price of Electricity is Right” game and explained the many benefits of working for rural electric cooperatives.