HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania FFA recently held their 90th State Convention on the main campus of The Pennsylvania State University, June 11-13.
More than 1,400 student members of FFA and teachers of Agriculture Education were in attendance and the students competed in over 30 Career and Leadership Development Events. The winners and second place teams will attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis and The Big “E” in Springfield, Mass., respectively, representing Pennsylvania at National and Regional competitions.
The FFA Association is led by seven high school graduates who defer college and careers for one year to become advocates for Agriculture, Agriculture Education and the FFA. These seven will travel all year visiting schools, conducting conferences and conventions and attending regional and national events.
Pennsylvania FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. There are nearly 13,000 members in Pennsylvania with over 669,000 nationwide. In Pennsylvania, there are 148 chapters with 8,630 chapters in 52 associations.
— Pennsylvania FFA