2017 NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION & EXPO

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The future of agriculture is strong and as the population continues to grow, so does the need for a healthy and abundant food supply. By working together, we can transform the message of agriculture! Together, FFA members can continue to educate others on the importance of agriculture.

FFA PULSE

LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

The National FFA Convention & Expo is a sea of blue jackets – FFA members from all corners of the nation converging in one place to celebrate their accomplishments and find inspiration for their next. Motivational keynote speakers, energetic concerts, fulfilling workshops and a sweeping Expo floor bustling with agriculture education and industry opportunities will have you snapping pics and grabbing videos of all of the experiences you'll remember forever.

NATIONAL OFFICER TEAM


DAVID TOWNSEND
President


VICTORIA HARRIS
Secretary


VALERIE EARLY
Central Region Vice President


TREY ELIZONDO
Western Region Vice President


ASHLEY WILLITS
Eastern Region Vice President


DESHAWN BLANDING
Southern Region Vice President

2016 Keynote Speakers

Diana Nyad

Author & Long-Distance Swimmer

Jason Brown

Farmer & Former NFL Player

Colin Ryan

Storyteller & Financial Expert


Opening Session proudly supported by

National FFA Band, Chorus & Talent

National FFA Band and Chorus members have claimed some of the best seats at the National FFA Convention & Expo for more than 60 years – right on stage! The National FFA Band and Chorus feature musically talented FFA members from across the nation and is sponsored by Dow AgroSciences.

National FFA Talent members show off their skills and compete to be named best of the best. Play the fiddle? Throw a mean yo-yo? Sing along with your guitar? National FFA Talent is the next performance for you! National FFA Talent is sponsored by Wrangler.

Applications for 2017 will be available in mid-April. Click here for more details. If you would like to be notified when applications are live, click here and complete the form.

For any additional questions, contact bct@ffa.org.


National Days Of Service

The National FFA Organization embraces the idea of giving back to our communities. The last line of the FFA motto, "Living to Serve," signifies the vital role service plays in our organization. Each year, proud FFA members from across the nation volunteer as part of National Days of Service at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

In 2016, 1,414 FFA members gave back to the Indianapolis community through 5,400 hours of community service at 11 different organizations, resulting in a $127,224 economic impact. Check back in summer of 2017 for next year’s sites. National Days of Service is sponsored by CSX.


Career Success Tours

Get an up-close look at your future career! Career Success Tours at the National FFA Convention & Expo provide FFA members with a detailed look at agricultural careers in eight areas.

  • Agribusiness systems
  • Animal systems
  • Biotechnology system
  • Environmental service systems
  • Food products and processing systems
  • Natural resource systems
  • Plant systems
  • Power, structural & technical systems.