Every October, nearly 60,000 FFA members and guests from across the country go to Louisville, Kentucky to participate in competitive events, workshops, activities, and more. Last week, five individuals and 3 graduates from the Weld Central FFA Chapter flew to Louisville to compete at the National FFA Convention.
I spoke to a few people about their experience at the convention. One student I spoke to was senior Cody Baumgartner, a member of the FFA officer team. “It was a good experience and would recommend new members to attend next year,” says Baumgartner. Mrs. Matson, the FFA advisor, said, “We did many activities besides attending the convention. We went to the zoo, a bean factory, a farm, and we attended the convention for three days, where three grads got their American degrees.”
The FFA National Convention isn’t all about competition; the convention gives members an opportunity to learn from one another on how we can continue to grow leaders, strengthen agriculture, and make a difference in our world. For these 5 students, it was an experience they will never forget.