Sunday, July 22, 2007

National FFA Meets in Indy, Again

“Blue Jackets, Bright Futures” is the theme for the 80th National FFA Convention to be held in Indianapolis October 24-27.

More than 55,000 students, adult advisers and industry sponsors are expected to attend the event. This is the second year the convention is being held in Indianapolis.

The organization is also seeking volunteers who will help greet attendees, host education tours and career success tours.

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 495,046 student members who are preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture as part of 7,242 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA, headquartered in Indianapolis, changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education.

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