Hello Region III!
As school is still winding down for some of us (I have 2-1/2 days left yet), I hope everyone is finding some time to spend with family and friends before your summer activities start. While you are making your summer plans, I hope you find time to join us at the Region III Conference in St. Cloud, MN. The Minnesota committee has arranged a number of tours for us and they have been working hard to put this conference together so I'm sure they would appreciate it if we had great attendance.
Some of you may be asking, "Why should I go to Region III Conference?" To quote some of your colleagues:
"Region III Conference is a great time to take an adventurous trip across country with your ag teacher friends and collaborate ideas."
"Region III conference provides an opportunity to get to know other ag teachers in different states and to make connections, adding to your list of resources."
"Region III Conference establishes comradery among ag teachers."
These are just a few of the things I have heard said by Region III Conference participants.
Another good reason to attend Region III Conference is that you are traveling without students and you get to spend some quality time with adults that share your same profession. It is the one time you can enjoy the company of your conference companions and talk shop and everyone knows exactly what you are talking about and how you feel. You can't ask for a better conference!
I know as I travel with the Wisconsin gang we will find our own adventures on the way to Minnesota, even though the drive will be quite a bit shorter than when we went to Scottsbluff, NE last year. When you make your travel plans, don't forget to put someone in charge of snacks, drinks, music, sightseeing, and of course driving! Everyone gets a job on our trip! I challenge you to find adventure and create your own stories to share.
I hope I have given you enough reasons as to why you should attend Region III and that you are considering joining us at the conference. See you in St. Cloud!
I hope everyone has a great summer! I will be moving from Lodi to Columbus July 1, 2016, so I know I will be busy making the transition. If anyone likes moving please stop by!