Alumni Development Conference (ADC)

You said,
“Increase the significance of tours and reduce travel time to tour locations.”

Our response:
Tours are suggested by the host state. National FFA Alumni staff review the options with the host committee to determine which locations will be visited. It is always the goal of the staff to consider travel distances and relevance to local attractions and agriculture based on the information provided by the host state.

You said,
“Locate the conference in the central United States to reduce travel expenses.”

Our response:
For many years the FFA Alumni Development Conference has operated on a rotational basis among the four FFA regions. This allows for members within each region to have the conference closer to home at least every four years. National FFA Alumni is aware of increasing travel costs and works diligently with the National FFA Foundation and the host state to reduce the costs of the conference where possible.

You said,
“Ensure the dates of the conference are kept consistent from year to year.”

Our response:
The conference has consistently been held in July. National FFA Alumni offers host states the option of holding the conference the second or third week of July based upon events and activities that may be happening in their state.

You said,
“Create more opportunities for social networking to allow sharing of ideas and experiences.”

Our response:
National FFA Alumni staff is currently reviewing the conference schedule to increase emphasis on workshops and networking opportunities.