Wednesday, October 24 – Saturday, October 27th: The 91st National FFA Convention & Expo will take place this year in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Since 1927, FFA members, nationwide, have been meeting to attend workshops, learn about key business and tech advances within the Agricultural Industry, and celebrate each other’s accomplishments.
The 2018 National Convention expects to accommodate over 67,000 attendees.
With mantras to live by like “I am capable but WE are unstoppable” and “I can, but together we will”; the FFA is an organization that not only encourages self reliance through teamwork, but also provides training and platforms from which members can build a strong foundation for successful lives.
“We are capable of shaping the future of agriculture, our homes, communities, and the United States of America – when we believe in the power of Just One!”, as stated on convention.ffa.org.
2018 Convention Schedule Highlights
- Oct 21-24:
State officer/Delegate, and Committee Chair activities and meetings
- Oct 24:
State chapter photos begin
- Oct 24:
National FFA Expo Grand Opening
- Oct 24:
Private FFA Music Concert
There are currently over 650,000 student members, in a network of over 8,500 local FFA Chapters.
According to the FFA website, “Earth’s population will be 9.8 Billion by 2050, requiring a 60% increase in agricultural production. Rapidly evolving talent, innovation, and technical aptitude from FFA Members is required to meet this challenge.”
If you or a family member would like to become a part of one of what we at CLN consider to be an outstanding organization for youth, visit ffa.org for more information.
CLN Insider Info:
Famous people who were FFA members include TV series “Lost” actor Matthew Fox; country music superstars Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw; former President of the United States Jimmy Carter; and former NFL Football Player Bo Jackson.