The National FFA
Convention is an annual convention of FFA members from around the
nation and abroad. It is the largest youth convention in the country.
The National FFA Convention was held in Kansas City, Missouri from
1928 to 1998. It is was held in Louisville, Kentucky from 1999 until 2005. The convention is now held in Indianapolis, Indiana through 2012. Starting in 2013, Louisville will share hosting duties with Indianapolis on a 3-year rotational basis. Louisville will host the convention 2013 through 2015 and Indianapolis will host it for the years 2016 through 2018.
During the National FFA
Convention, you will attend many sessions with thousands of other FFA
members from all fifty states plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands. During each session, the current national FFA officers will
give knowledgeable and inspiring speeches. There are also many guest
speakers that will discuss their life experiences as well as many
motivational speakers who will help in motivating you to become more
active in organizations as well as in life. During the final session,
you will be able to witness the installation of the new national FFA
officers, which is always an exciting time.
Also, you will have plenty
of free time to attend the Career Show. The Career Show is filled
with booths from companies such as: Ford, John Deere, NASA, Dewalt,
most state FFA associations and many others. During your week at the
National FFA Convention, you may also have the opportunity to attend
one of the convention dances and a music concert hosted by the
FFA. The National FFA Convention is currently held in Indianapolis, IN in late October.
The National FFA
Convention is a great experience that you shouldn't miss out
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Samantha Wiggins, 2002-2003 Sentinel.
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