NEW MADISON — The 88th National FFA Convention was held in Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 28–31 with the theme “Amplify” and was attended by more than 60,000 FFA members, teachers and guests from across the country. The four-day convention included Powerful Speaker, National Agricultural Career Show, National Officer Retiring Addresses, Award Presentations and the installation of six newly elected national officers.
This year there were 12 members from Tri-Village in attendance for the four-day trip. These members were then able to take the information learned and bring it back to share with the rest of the FFA chapter.
Two members of the Tri-Village MVCTC FFA were recognized on stage for their accomplishments. Gabe Watern was a National Proficiency Finalist in the area of Outdoor Recreation. Watern was interviewed during the convention. Dylen Price received the American FFA Degree, which is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a member and is earned by fewer than than 1 percent of FFA members.
Some of the highlights for the students included hearing retiring addresses from National Officers who shared how the FFA and Agricultural Education made a huge positive influence in their lives.
Members also heard from nationally renowned motivational speaker Rick Rigsby. Rigsby was able encourage and empower the students to transform their lives by making an impact.
Students were able attend the Annual FFA National Career Show and were also able to learn more about agriculture with tours of Consolidated Grain and Barge, Taylor Cattle Tours, and the Louisville Science Center. These members saw agriculture from a national perspective and met FFA members from every corner of the country.
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