NJ FFA Association State Activity Guide
National FFA Convention
The National FFA Convention is the world's largest in school youth convention. The first convention was held in 1928, in Kansas City, MO. After a 70 year relationship with Kansas City, the convention moved to Louisville, KY. In 2006, the convention moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where it will remain until 2012.
Each year, nearly 55,000 FFA members and guests gather to learn about careers in the agriculture industry, compete for award money, volunteer in the community, and shapte the future of the National FFA Organization. Members, advisors, guests, and supporters are dazzled by renowned know speakers, laser shows, National FFA Officer retiring addresses, business sessions and entertainment by the National FFA Band, Chorus, and Talent. The event also includes a Hall of States, which promotes states and their unique agricultural products, a Career Show, FFA Shopping Mall and a variety of foods at the Food Court.
The following are the locations and dates of the convention for the next seven years:
- Indianapolis, IN - October 24-27, 2012
- Louisville, KY - October 30 November 2, 2013
- Louisville, KY - October 29 November 1, 2014
- Louisville, KY - October 28 October 31, 2015
- Indianapolis, IN - October 19-22, 2016
- Indianapolis, IN - October 25-28, 2017
- Indianapolis, IN - October 24-27, 2018
This memorable event also includes the National FFA Career Development Events and workshops that are conducted by former National and State FFA Officers. These workshops help to assist students in setting goals, developing a team spirit, time management, and leadership to name a few. Basically, the convention offers something for everyone. It is one of the greatest learning experience an FFA member, advisor, or school administrator could have in just a few short days. For more information, check out the National FFA Homepage, The FFA New Horizons Magazine, FFA Advisors - Making a Difference Magazine, or notices for the State FFA Association.