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  NEW DELEGATE CAUCUS MEETINGS IMPLEMENTED AT CONVENTION
Friday, July 15, 2016  
NEW DELEGATE CAUCUS MEETINGS IMPLEMENTED AT CONVENTION
A new aspect of the Texas FFA Association delegate process was introduced at the Texas FFA Convention Wednesday, July 13. Each area association met together, in a caucus like environment, to elect the state officer representative for their area and participate in an open forum pertaining to business session items. 

“An area caucus is a meeting for areas to conduct business for the ...
 
 

  MEMBERS RAISE MORE THAN $13,000 FOR FALLEN OFFICERS
Friday, July 15, 2016  
MEMBERS RAISE MORE THAN $13,000 FOR FALLEN OFFICERS
In the wake of tragedy after Dallas lost five uniformed officers, Texas FFA members united to give back to the host city of the 88th Annual Texas FFA Convention, July 11-15. 

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families of those officers who lost their lives protecting those who were exercising their first amendment right to peaceably assemble and voice their concerns,”...
 
 

  MEMBERS CONDUCT OFFICIAL BUSINESS AT CONVENTION
Friday, July 15, 2016  
MEMBERS CONDUCT OFFICIAL BUSINESS AT CONVENTION
Just over 1,800 members representing 659 chapters from across the state had the opportunity to serve as the legislative body for the Texas FFA Association at the second general session of the 88th Annual State Convention. 

Following the adoption of standing rules, voting delegates listened to both the secretary’s report, delivered by State Vice President Alec Winfrey, and the treas...
 
 

  FOUNDATION HOSTS VIP BREAKFAST
Thursday, July 14, 2016  
FOUNDATION HOSTS VIP BREAKFAST
Prior to the fifth general session of the 88th Annual Texas FFA Convention, the Texas FFA Foundation hosted the 2016 VIP Breakfast, sponsored by La Quinta Inn and Suites, honoring sponsors and dignitaries. The yearly event celebrates the generous Texas FFA Foundation donors and their “infinite” investment towards Texas FFA members.

“I believe in the principles of what they t...
 
 

  TEXAS FFA RODEO REIGNS IN FIFTEEN YEARS
Wednesday, July 13, 2016  
TEXAS FFA RODEO REIGNS IN FIFTEEN YEARS
This year’s fifteenth annual Texas FFA rodeo provided a chance for members from all over the state to participate in traditional rodeo events. This two-day competition was held in Mesquite, Texas in conjunction with the 88th Annual Texas FFA Convention.

The FFA rodeo offers a slightly different experience than other rodeos. 

“For the most part they’re ver...
 
 

  RANDY ROGERS BAND KICKS-OFF CONVENTION IN DALLAS
Wednesday, July 13, 2016  
RANDY ROGERS BAND KICKS-OFF CONVENTION IN DALLAS
The Randy Rogers Band kicked-off the first night of the 88th Annual Texas FFA Convention highlighting their traditional rustic sound by showcasing fiddle and steel guitar.

Texas FFA members flooded the arena and anxiously waited for the show filled with Texas tunes.

“The Randy Rogers band helped kick-off a great week, said El Campo FFA member, McKenzie Ellis said. “...
 
 

  NEW CHAPTERS DEFINE INFINITE GROWTH
Wednesday, July 13, 2016  
NEW CHAPTERS DEFINE INFINITE GROWTH
Local chapters are the FFA's most vital unit. This year 12 new chapters were recognized on stage during the 88th Annual Texas FFA Convention and received their permanent charter. 

To complete the charter process chapters must meet all of the benchmarks established by the Texas FFA Association policy. Once an instructional program is verified and approved by the Teacher Education Associat...
 
 

  RIGSBY’S KEYNOTE CAPTIVATES SESSION ATTENDEES
Wednesday, July 13, 2016  
RIGSBY’S KEYNOTE CAPTIVATES SESSION ATTENDEES
Infectious laughter reverberated throughout the first general session as more than 8,000 members and guests were both moved and entertained by Dr. Rick Rigsby’s keynote address. 
 
Tuesday afternoon the motivational speaker preached an empowering message focusing on conflict, work ethic and encouragement. 

“If you are going to do a job, do it right,&rd...
 
 

  COURTESY CORPS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS
Tuesday, July 12, 2016  
COURTESY CORPS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS
At the 1966 Texas FFA Convention, approximately five members from each area, assisted in keeping convention sessions orderly. In December 1966, Texas FFA Association Board of Directors and student officers presented the innovative idea to permanently create a program called the Courtesy Corps; a tradition that still exists today, 50 years later.

At the 1967 state convention, fifty members wal...
 
 

  OPENING SESSION OFFERS INFINITE INSPIRATION
Tuesday, July 12, 2016  
OPENING SESSION OFFERS INFINITE INSPIRATION
Members from across the state convened in Dallas, Texas to attend the first general session of the 88th Annual Texas FFA Convention on July 12, 2016. The large event is held annually to celebrate student success and conduct official Association business. 

The first session featured guest speakers such as Senator Royce West, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, Oklahoma FFA Associat...
 
 

 
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