FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky FFA announced today that the 2021 State FFA Convention and FFA Leadership Training Center will take place in modified forms this summer. Both events were held in a complete virtual format in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 92nd State FFA Convention will be a hybrid event, held June 8-10 in Lexington. Leadership Development Events and Career Development Events will be conducted virtually in late May. Award finalists will be notified and invited to attend convention sessions in person. Four convention sessions will be held June 8-10 in Lexington, and will be broadcast live through YouTube. In order to ensure social distancing, attendance will be limited to state FFA officers, award winners, and other invited guests.
According to State FFA Advisor Brandon K. Davis, “The hybrid convention option will allow us to celebrate the accomplishments of FFA members while keeping everyone safe and healthy. We look forward to having FFA members together again for the first time since March of 2020.”
The Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center (LTC) will be offering a modified program for the summer of 2021. The LTC will offer ten sessions of FFA Camp with limited attendance. Officer classes, leadership development workshops, and networking opportunities will be provided to students who attend. A major focus of the LTC program will be helping chapters plan activities and events in a post-COVID world.
FFA LTC Director Josh Mitcham expressed excitement at the prospect of hosting FFA campers this summer. “We’re so happy that we can provide in-person leadership training for FFA members. Many chapters have been struggling over the past year, and we look forward to helping them make plans for a new year.”
Further details about both events will be shared with FFA advisors in the coming weeks. For more information about the 92nd State FFA Convention contact Matt Chaliff at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the FFA Leadership Training Center, contact Josh Mitcham at email@example.com
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