Students aged 13-16 are encouraged to attend the 2012 Red, White and You Teen Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation with support from the CHS Foundation. The conference will be held June 18-20 at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph.
The Red, White and You Conference focuses on teaching campers about democracy. Youth attendees will find out what kind of leader they can be and view the responsibilities associated with the freedoms often taken for granted.
This year’s agenda will feature motivational speaker, Rick Metzger. In 1995, Rick was the gold medalist at the World Cup of Power Lifting. Metzger speaks about being a positive role model with an emphasis on personal growth and the value of citizenship. The program includes sessions on how the legislative process works, the importance of democracy and the responsibility associated with freedom, and the role students play as future leaders. There is also plenty of time to have fun making new friends, playing games, a dance and much more.
“Red, White and You is an amazing opportunity for youth to experience personal growth, develop friendships that will last them a lifetime, learn about Minnesota Farm Bureau and above all else — have fun,” Metzger said.
This long-standing tradition of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation is a teen leadership conference that focuses on the importance of democracy, and the rights and responsibilities associated with freedom. For more information, contact Karin Schaefer at 651-768-2115 or [email protected], or visit www.fbmn.org for a conference brochure. Registration deadline is June 1.
Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special-interest groups and the general public. Programs for young farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children. Join Farm Bureau today and support our efforts to serve as an advocate for rural Minnesota, www.fbmn.org.