Logan County FFA Travels to Indianapolis for National Convention

By Ann-Meguiar Bouldin

The 89th National Convention was a historical event for the FFA. As downtown Indianapolis was transformed into all-things-FFA for the first time in five years, a record setting 63,000 FFA members filed in. Members all the way from Alaska to Puerto Rico and Maine to Hawaii made their ways to the biggest FFA event of the year. In a sea of corduroy-clad FFA members, 25 students represented the Logan County FFA Chapter. Their time at the convention would yield valuable knowledge and memories that will last a life time.ffa-girls

On Wednesday, the first day of the convention, Logan County FFA Members had the opportunity to walk through the largest career expo in the nation. Hundreds of businesses, colleges, and organizations set up interactive booths that provided information about agriculture and future job opportunities. Later that evening, the chapter went to a concert featuring Cole Swindell and Chris Young. Members were excited to hear some good country music and enjoy time together.

ffa-1Thursday morning, Logan County FFA attended the first general session of the convention. National officers spoke on the convention’s theme: Transform. Members were encouraged to transform the way they live in a positive manner. They were challenged to be the best version of themselves and impact the lives of others. That evening the chapter spent some quality time together, relaxing and playing games.

The third day of the convention, Logan County FFA members participated in various workshops where they learned about different aspects of agriculture. After the workshops, the chapter visited the NCAA Hall of Champions, and that night they had the opportunity to see The World’s Toughest Rodeo and enjoy some time of fellowship before they would head home the next morning.ffa-convention

The Logan County FFA Chapter was honored to attend this 89th National Convention. The trip provided members with new knowledge about agriculture and memories that will last a lifetime. They would like to extend a special thank you all those who support the FFA and make trips like National Convention possible.

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