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UWRF Hosts FFA Parliamentary Workshop

By Melissa Klein
UWRF University Communications

NOV. 26, 2007--More than 50 high school FFA members from Wisconsin traveled to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls to take part in the parliamentary procedure workshop hosted by the UWRF Agricultural Education Society and other students interested in FFA.

The workshop consisted of two parts. The first part was learning how to run an effective meeting. The second part was learning how the Wisconsin Parliamentary Procedure contest is run. Students learned about agendas, how to make motions and debate successfully.

Melissa Ploeckelman, an agricultural education major from Stetsonville, Wis., and coordinator of the workshop, has been around this subject for many years. She became involved in the contest in high school and served as Parliamentarian on the Wisconsin State Officer Team. "Parliamentary Procedure teaches members public speaking in front of groups and prepares them for the future," said Ploeckelman. "Learning how to run meetings can make them more efficient."

UWRF students led three other workshops throughout the state of Wisconsin this fall. In addition to putting on the workshops, UWRF Agricultural Education Society members continue to use this life skill to judge FFA contests throughout the state. This and next year, four students and one advisor from UWRF will travel to judge 20 district contests, several sectional contests and the Wisconsin State Parliamentary Procedure contest.


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