What to expect for the 2021 National FFA Convention
The National FFA Organization has announced it will host an in-person convention this fall in Indianapolis.
Mandy Hazlett, associate director of convention and events for the organization, outlines some of the things that members can expect.
“Members really will get that true convention experience that they have either experienced before or have heard about,” she says. “We might have less in attendance, and we will likely have to adhere to some restrictions that might be in place, but FFA members will still have an excellent experience here on site and get all the joy and education and recognition and camaraderie you get when the FFA members all come together.”
She tells Brownfield general sessions will take place in-person including the American FFA Degree ceremony and the election of the new national FFA officer team. Other in-person activities will include the National FFA expo and shopping mall, competitive events, workshops, and National Days of Service.
National FFA is also offering a virtual program for members unable to attend in person.
“We know that we have quite a few members that aren’t going be able to attend for various reasons and they’ll still have plenty of opportunities to make them feel that they are part of convention,” he says. “We’ll have the virtual FFA Blue Room, a series of student and teacher workshops, National Days of Service, and the streaming of general sessions.”
The FFA Blue Room will only be available online this year.
The annual event traditionally brings more than 65,000 attendees, but Hazlett says they are expecting lower attendance this year.
The National FFA Convention and Expo will take place Oct. 27-30.
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Audio: Mandy Hazlett