State FFA Convention

Over this past year more than 9,300 Kansas FFA members in 199 chapters have been making a difference by sharing their stories of agricultural education and FFA. Through these experiences these members are growing themselves as leaders, building their communities and strengthening the capacity of agriculture. We are excited to recognize their achievements at the 90th Kansas FFA Convention, where over 1,500 of these members will converge in celebration. The 90th Kansas FFA Convention will be held from Wednesday, May 30th through Friday, June 1st. Convention sessions will take place in McCain Auditorium on the Kansas State University campus.

Throughout convention, the theme of “I can. We will.” will be celebrated.

I can.  Individually, members can accomplish much.  We will.  Together, we will accomplish our goals and pave the way for the future of agriculture and youth leadership.

The theme of convention will come to life as guests listen to the inspiring retiring addresses of the state FFA officer team and motivational speakers from across the country. FFA members will be awarded proficiency awards for showing that we all can accomplish specific career goals in our supervised agricultural experience (SAE) programs. The highest honor a state association can bestow, the State FFA Degree, will be awarded, and from those state degree recipients, a Star Farmer, a Star in Agricultural Placement and a Star in Agribusiness will be named - thus recognizing the best three SAE programs in the state.

“Convention is the opportunity for our members to be recognized for their talents, hard work, and skills that the FFA strives to build up in our membership. Our members are empowered to become college and career ready through the development of their supervised agricultural experiences and the complimenting coursework in the classroom,” said Eli Ohlde, state president from the Clifton-Clyde FFA chapter. “To complete the growth, FFA members develop their leadership through competitions and opportunities in our organization” Ohlde said.

In addition to individual recognition, entire FFA chapters are recognized through National Chapter Awards and the Triple Crown Award. The coveted Triple Crown distinguishes the top state chapter in the areas of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.

The final session of the convention marks the beginning of an exciting year for six extraordinary members who will be selected to serve the more than 9,300 Kansas FFA members as 2018-2019 state officers.