Who should attend 212° Conference?
212° Conference is suggested for FFA members who is in 8th, 9th, or 10th grade this school year.
212° is the temperature at which water boils - focuses on taking students to the boiling point of leadership. At 211° water is extremely hot, but just one more degree gets us to the next level, the boiling point. This conference focuses on the development of the individual student. Students will be challenged to push the limits of their leadership. Themes for this conference include virtues and growth allowing students to attend in two consecutive years without seeing the same curriculum.
Who should attend 360° Conference?
360° Conference is suggested for FFA members who is in 11th or 12th grade this school year.
360° takes students full circle in chapter leadership development. The conference covers every angle for developing action plans for their chapters and communities. This conference focuses on chapter and community development. Themes for this conference include vision and influence, allowing students to attend in two consecutive years without seeing the same curriculum.
Younes Conference Center
416 Talmadge Road
Kearney, NE 68845
Times (tentative, subject to slight change)
- Registration from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16th (Eat supper on your own)
- Conference times: 7:00-9:30 p.m.
- Dance: 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Conference times: 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 17th (Lunch is included)
FFA Member Registration: $75.00
Includes conference registration fee, buffet lunch and breaks.
Saturday Meals (for advisors/sponsors): $18.00 (Advisors/guests assisting in the proficiency application review process will receive a free meal. Talk to your district FFA Board representative to see if spots are available.)
All lodging arrangements must be made by each FFA chapter. DO NOT WAIT TO MAKE RESERVATIONS. Rooms may be reserved in the FFA blocks before February 15 to receive the block rate. Call the following hotels at the following numbers to make reservations. Rates are $98 per standard room.
|Comfort Inn ||402.236.3400 |
Conference Check-In Procedures
PLEASE NOTEOnly the FFA advisor or designated sponsor may check in the members at the conference site. FFA members should not be in the registration line. The registration price does not include a meal on Friday evening. Please register for the conference and then eat a meal to avoid the last-minute rush.
A full refund will be provided if a registration is canceled no later than 4:00 p.m. February 22nd. Cancellations made after February 22nd will not receive a refund. Any cancellations or changes after February 22nd may be submitted by emailing Krystl Knabe (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to February 22nd. If the conference must be cancelled due to inclement weather, the Nebraska FFA will notify chapters via the neaged listserv.
Friday evening: Official FFA dress
Saturday: School-appropriate casual attire
Dance: School-appropriate casual attire
A dance will be held on Friday evening. We will be monitoring attendance so that only conference participants are at the dance. Any advisors that are not attending board meetings are required to be present at the dance for supervision.
In accordance with the Nebraska Department of Education policies, state FFA staff will not provide direct supervision of the students. If there is a supervision or discipline incident, our staff will immediately refer it to the local FFA advisor for action. If the advisor is not present at the conference, we will follow the procedures as outlined on the supervision/discipline form.
All students must bring with them a medical release form and code of conduct form. These forms are available online here.
The FFA Board of Directors and NAEA Board will each have a meeting the evening of Friday, March 16th. The state proficiency award selection will be held on Saturday, March 17th, and we hope as many advisors as possible can join us.
Additionally, room information for all meetings/events is as follows:
(tentative room assignments, subject to change)
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|Joint Board NAEA/NVAF/FFA Meeting (6:45-7:30); followed by NAEA Meeting||YCC - Diamond 10|
|FFA Board Meeting (7:30 pm 10:00 pm)||YCC - Diamond 9|
|212 Conference||YCC - Diamond 4 & 5|
|360 Conference||YCC - Crystal 4|
|Proficiency Review||YCC - Crystal 1|
|Saturday Lunch Buffet (eat in conference/review rooms)||YCC - Hallway|
|Child Care||YCC - Ruby 1|
|Star and National Chapter Review||YCC - Crystal 1|
|Beginning Teacher Meeting||YCC - Diamond 9|
Board Meeting Times Friday, March 16th
6:45 p.m. Joint FFA/NAEA Board Meeting/NVAF Meeting
7:30 p.m. FFA Board Meeting
7:30 p.m. NAEA Board Meeting
Beginning Teacher Meeting Saturday, March 17th
12:00 p.m. Meeting (Adjourning at 3:00 p.m.)
Proficiency Review Saturday, March 17th
*Each district must provide at least 3 teachers to score applications (in addition to board representatives).*
7:45 a.m. Coffee and rolls
8:00 a.m. Application Review (Adjourning by 4:30 p.m.)