Tricounty News

Minnesota FFA members to participate in National Convention

Over 800 Minnesota FFA members will converge on the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 25-27, as part of the annual gathering of over 53, 000 FFA members and guests from across the country. Members will participate in general sessions, competitive events, educational tours, leadership workshops, a career show and expo, volunteer activities and much more. It is one of the largest annual student conventions in the country.

"The Minnesota FFA Foundation salutes the young men and women who will represent Minnesota at National FFA Convention. Members will attend leadership training, while many are being recognized for growth in their FFA programs," said Michael Dove, past chair, Minnesota FFA Foundation.

For a full list of chapters attending and members competing, award recipients and other events, log onto the Minnesota FFA Association website at, or go directly to, and click on the document entitled 85th National Convention Participation. Questions regarding Minnesota participation, contact Jim Ertl, Minnesota FFA Association's executive secretary at (612)


All general sessions as well as several career development event finals will be streamed live on-line at

For more information about the Minnesota FFA Foundation and ways to become involved in supporting young people through the FFA contact Val Aarsvold at (507) 534-0188, or visit our website at

The Minnesota FFA Foundation partners with individuals and businesses to provide resources that promote and enhance premier leadership, personal growth and career success for Minnesota youth in Agricultural Education.