2009 National Convention Videos

National FFA Convention Theme Song Video

2009 National FFA Convention Theme Song Video...watch now



Session 1 - Lead Out Loud

The video for the Opening Session of the 2009 National FFA Convention - Lead Out Loud...watch now



Session 1 - Keynote Speaker: Mike Rowe

Mike Rowe has had more jobs than you. In fact, Mike has had more jobs than anyone. As the creator and executive producer of Discovery Channel's Emmy-nominated series Dirty Jobs With Mike Rowe, Mike has spent years traveling the country, working as an apprentice on more than 200 jobs that most people would go out of their way to avoid. Dirty Jobs is entirely unscripted, and Mike doesn't cheat; he actually does the work, with a sense of humor rarely portrayed in such professions. In fact, the notion of depicting hard work as noble and fun is central to his personal mission. On Labor Day 2008, Mike launched a website called mikeroweWORKS.com, where skilled labor and hard work are celebrated in the hope of calling attention to the steady decline in the trades and bolstering enrollment in trade schools and technical colleges...watch now



Session 2 - Lead Through Action

Session Two of the 82nd National FFA Convention, 2010...watch now



Session 2 - Retiring Address: Nessie Early

See Nessie Early's Retiring Address "Nothing Left" from the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana...watch now



Session 3 - Lead and Empower

See the Third Session from the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana...watch now



Session 3 - Keynote Speaker: Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant is chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Monsanto, a company 100 percent devoted to agriculture. Monsanto is focused on applying innovation and technology to help its farmer customers increase yields while conserving more precious resources including water and energy. Under his leadership, Monsanto has increasingly relied on building partnerships to achieve commercial, environmental and social humanitarian goals. The title of Hugh’s speech is "Producing More With Less. Are You Ready?"...watch now



Session 3 - Retiring Address: Riley Branch

See Riley Branch's Retiring Address "Invisible" from the Third Session of the 2009 National FFA Convention...watch now



Session 4 - Retiring Address: Laila Hajji

See Laila Hajji's Retiring Address "Compared to What" from the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana...watch now



Session 4 - Keynote Speaker: Harvey Alston

Harvey Alston's unforgettable words of individual responsibility for achievement have improved spirits, spurred growth and changed lives. His powerful, soul-searching presentations uplift audiences to a higher standard, and to a level where they strive only for the best. Alston believes in solitary achievement, shared accomplishment and the dignity of human beings. He has the courage it takes to remind people that life is only what they make it, that self-respect does not come with the job but is brought to the job by people who do the best they can do, with whatever work is available to them...watch now



Session 5 - Retiring Address: Regina Holliday

See Regina Holliday's Retiring Address "Something That Matters" from the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana...watch now



National FFA Band & Chorus Concert

This is the National FFA Band & Chorus Concert which preceeded Session 7...watch now



Session 7 - Retiring Address: Hannah Crossen

See Hannah Crossen's Retiring Address "Fearless" from the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana...watch now



Session 8 - Stars Over America Pageant

The Stars Over America Pageant from the Eight Session of the 2009 National FFA Convention...watch now



Session 9 - Lead Our Generation

This is the 9th General Sessions of the 82nd National FFA Convention and contains the election results...watch now



Session 9 - Retiring Address: Paul Moya

See Paul Moya's Retiring Address "All We Need" from the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana...watch now



Session 9 - Keynote Speaker: Andrew McCrea

Andrew McCrea is the host of a nationally syndicated radio feature, 'The American Countryside,' a program that has won five Oscars for rural and agricultural broadcasting. He has interviewed hall of fame sports stars, Emmy and Grammy winners and even been body slammed by professional wrestlers! His broadcasting work has taken him to all 50 states and four continents to interview thousands of guests for his program. 'The American Countryside' is unique in broadcasting because all of the interviews are done "on location." Those travels provide Andrew with a wealth of experiences that he shares with audiences both over the radio and through his keynote speeches. McCrea is a past Missouri state FFA president and a past national FFA secretary. He and his family reside in northwest Missouri, where they are the fifth and sixth generations to operate the family farm...watch now



National Officer Interview

Orion Samuelson interviews the new National Officers at the 20009 National FFA Convention...watch now



Convention In Review

The Convention review video from the final session of the 82nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis...watch now