The Promising Young Women's Conference is held at The Ohio State University in Columbus during one day in the Fall of each year sponsored by the Sigma Alpha professional sorority. This conference shows high school girls the career opportunities in the field of agriculture while visiting parts of the OSU campus.
This Conference allows young women to gain a more in-depth look of areas they are considering studying. Each attendee selects three agricultural areas, or fields, that they want to know more about. Then, during the conference, students meet with a professor or professional from that field for a question and answer session. Some examples of those fields are: Veterinary Science, Natural Resources, Agricultural Communications, Horticulture, Agricultural Business, Animal Science and Floriculture.A student-guided tour of the campus is also given during the conference. Attendees walk around campus and see the Ag Campus facilities, dormitories, the Oval, the librarys, several classrooms and other features of the university.The Promising Young Women's Conference is an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about agricultural careers and to visit the OSU campus. Our chapter offers this conference trip to girls enrolled in any of the freshmen, sophomore or junior agricultural education classes each year.
This conference is not held every year; however, when it is held, the A-C FFA tries to send members.
Page content contributed by Rachel Makarius, 2002-2003 Vice-President.