The Newton FFA Chapter attended the Iowa FFA Leadership Conference on April 22 and 23 in Ames and competed in various events. The Program of Activities Team — consisting of Ellie Rethmeier, Josie Jacobs and Lizzie Stock — received a silver ranking and placed seventh. The Farm Business Management Team — including Taylor Graff, Koby Hull, John Miller and Collin Reynolds — also received a silver ranking and placed 29. Two members competed in the individual contest of Greenhand Quiz, with Jacob Smith receiving a gold ranking and Troy Daehler receiving a silver ranking. Ben Fox and Collin Reynolds received their Iowa FFA Degrees, which is the highest degree the state can bestow on a member. The chapter also was recognized with a silver ranking in the National Chapter Award competition and listened to many keynote speakers during the general sessions, learning about positive attitudes, reaching goals and never giving up.