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FFA national convention resumes in-person for 94th annual event

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FFA members and supporters from across the country will celebrate agriculture and agricultural education this week during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo.

This time-honored tradition, which was held virtually last year, will once again be held in-person and hosted by the city of Indianapolis, Oct. 27-30, with some virtual components.

Students and teachers will be able to hear from industry leaders and more during workshops. They will also be able to celebrate the achievements of their fellow FFA members as they watch the general sessions online.

The 2021-22 National FFA Officer Team will be selected during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo, electing six new FFA members to serve as the student leaders of the National FFA Organization.

Thirty-seven candidates vied for national office during Phase 1 of the selection process. The 2021 candidates advancing to Phase 2  are (listed in alphabetical order by state):

Kailee Zimmerman Arizona
Brooke Bradford Arkansas
Maico Ortiz-Hinajosa California
Lauren Bigler Colorado
Jackson Sylvester Delaware
Erik Robinson Jr. Georgia
Derick Williams Indiana
Mallory White Kentucky
Alexandra Gast Missouri
McKenna Quirk Montana
MacKenna Clifton North Carolina
Bethany Starlin Ohio
Karstyn Cantrell Oklahoma
Josiah Cruikshank Oregon
Brandon Bixler Pennsylvania
Roniel Rivera-Garcia Puerto Rico
Kylie Cathcart South Carolina
Ryan Williamson Texas
Andrew Seibel Virginia
Cole Baerlocher Washington
Cortney Zimmerman Wisconsin

Watch Session 7 on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Noon EDT when the 2021-22 national officer team will be named.

Those attending in person will be able to participate in general convention sessions hosted at Lucas Oil Stadium, where they will be inspired by their peers who will be recognized for their accomplishments.

They will be able to attend the expo, located in the Indiana Convention Center, and explore various career paths open to them. In addition, they can explore various careers by participating in career success tours.

In addition, they will have a variety of entertainment opportunities open to them — from watching Brett Young, with special guest Alex Miller perform at the concert on Wednesday night to attending the rodeos on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

General convention sessions will be aired live on RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel, and streamed on FFA.org. FFA members and supporters can tune in and watch gavel-to-gavel coverage of the event. To learn more, visit convention.FFA.org

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