WCC Hosting FFA Conference

September 12, 2017

Wayne Community College will host the Future Farmers of America’s Southeast Fall Regional Leadership Conference.

Around 200 students and 60 agriculture teachers from all over the southeast region will be meeting on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 26.

The Southeast Region consists of four federations: Goshen, Tobacco, Seashore, and Coastal encompassing the counties of Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Sampson, and Wayne. Nearly 50 schools within these counties have FFA chapters.

For more information, contact WCC Agriculture and Natural Resources Department Chair Gabe Mitchell at (919) 739-6807 or gjmitchell@waynecc.edu.

FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that prepares students for leadership, personal growth and career success. FFA was created in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America; the name was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization to represent the growing diversity of agriculture.

Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves around 12,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.