The Promising YoungWomen's Conference is held at The Ohio State University in Columbusduring one day in the Fall of each year sponsored by the Sigma Alphaprofessional sorority. This conference shows high school girls thecareer opportunities in the field of agriculture while visiting partsof the OSU campus.
This Conference allowsyoung women to gain a more in-depth look of areas they areconsidering studying. Each attendee selects three agricultural areas,or fields, that they want to know more about. Then, during theconference, students meet with a professor or professional from thatfield for a question and answer session. Some examples of thosefields are: Veterinary Science, Natural Resources, AgriculturalCommunications, Horticulture, Agricultural Business, Animal Scienceand Floriculture.A student-guided tour ofthe campus is also given during the conference. Attendees walk aroundcampus and see the Ag Campus facilities, dormitories, the Oval, thelibrarys, several classrooms and other features of theuniversity.The Promising YoungWomen's Conference is an excellent opportunity for students to learnmore about agricultural careers and to visit the OSU campus. Ourchapter offers this conference trip to girls enrolled in any of thefreshmen, sophomore or junior agricultural education classes eachyear.
This conference is not held every year; however, when it is held, the A-C FFA tries to send members.
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