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  TEXAS FFA MEMBERS RECEIVE LONESTAR DEGREES
Friday, July 14, 2017  
TEXAS FFA MEMBERS RECEIVE LONESTAR DEGREES
Pride filled the arena at the fifth general session of the 89th Texas FFA Convention as more than 2,000 dedicated members walked the stage to be awarded their Lonestar Degree.

“Receiving the Lonestar degree signifies everything I have put my heart and soul into for the past three years,” said Megan Newman, Troy FFA member and Lonestar Degree recipient. “My passions and aspir...
 
 

  TEXAN NATIONAL OFFICER CONDUCTS LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
Thursday, July 13, 2017  
TEXAN NATIONAL OFFICER CONDUCTS LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP
Trey Elizondo, current National FFA Western Region Vice President, has returned to Texas to teach a leadership workshop at the 89th Texas FFA Convention.

“It is exciting to come back to my home state convention because it is just like a big family reunion,” Elizondo said. “It is so fun to see members, teachers and friends I have known for years from FFA experiences gathered ...
 
 

  MEMBERS COLLECT BACKPACKS FOR CORPUS ISD
Thursday, July 13, 2017  
MEMBERS COLLECT BACKPACKS FOR CORPUS ISD
Texas FFA members attending the state convention rallied together to serve the host city, Corpus Christi. Members collected more than 800 backpacks filled with school supplies as a donation to homeless children in the city.

“As a state officer team we understood that our year as a state officer was a year of service,” said John Smithwick, Texas FFA Vice President. “We decide...
 
 

  LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS CONTINUE TO HELP FFA MEMBERS GROW
Thursday, July 13, 2017  
LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS CONTINUE TO HELP FFA MEMBERS GROW
Throughout the week of the Texas FFA Convention, both past and present members hosted workshops to promote leadership skills. Members participated in entertaining games and thought-provoking activities as they continued to develop their own skills of premier leadership, personal growth and career success. 

National Officer and Texas native, Trey Elizondo kicked off the first workshop of ...
 
 

  SPONSORS DEMONSTRATE RELENTLESS SUPPORT
Thursday, July 13, 2017  
SPONSORS DEMONSTRATE RELENTLESS SUPPORT
The Texas FFA Foundation hosted the 2017 VIP breakfast to thank sponsors for their “Relentless” support, on July 13 during the annual state convention. 

“We know the future of America is in the FFA organization,” said Cliff Mulanax, McCoy’s Building Supplies. “We are hoping to build relationships with these young people to help make their future bright...
 
 

  FFA MEMBERS CONDUCT OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Thursday, July 13, 2017  
FFA MEMBERS CONDUCT OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Voting delegates of the Texas FFA Association convened to discuss official business, on July 12 during the annual state convention. With more than 9,000 members representing over 80% of the chapters in Texas discussing 11 main items of business, the delegation had a successful business session. 

Following the adoption of the standing rules, the legislative body heard both the Treasurer&r...
 
 

  INFLUENCERS INSPIRE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Wednesday, July 12, 2017  
INFLUENCERS INSPIRE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
This year, more than 135 Texas FFA members received scholarships for different accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. And while credit typically goes to the scholar, it is often those who provide the recipients’ inspiration that are overlooked.

It's easy to take sole credit for the accomplishments. However, Becca Grimes of Gilmer FFA and Wyatt Harlan of Slaton FFA, two schola...
 
 

  AARON WATSON KICKS-OFF CONVENTION IN CORPUS CHRISTI
Wednesday, July 12, 2017  
AARON WATSON KICKS-OFF CONVENTION IN CORPUS CHRISTI
The 89th Annual Texas FFA State Convention kicked-off with a concert by Texas native Aaron Watson. The country singer opened up the concert with a medley of songs that brought the crowd to their feet. 

The singer-songwriter played his hit songs like “That Look”, “July in Cheyenne” and “Getaway Truck”. And shared some personal stories about the inspirat...
 
 

  THOMAS’ KEYNOTE INSPIRES RELENTLESS SERVICE
Wednesday, July 12, 2017  
THOMAS’ KEYNOTE INSPIRES RELENTLESS SERVICE
Emotions soared throughout the first general session of the 89th Texas FFA Convention as more than 12,000 members and guests listened to the powerful story of keynote speaker Keni Thomas. 

Tuesday afternoon, the speaker gave an account detailing his time deployed in the Army, focusing on stepping-up as a leader, collaborating with others, and setting positive examples. 

 
 

  TOP 20 STATE OFFICER CANDIDATES
Tuesday, July 11, 2017  
TOP 20 STATE OFFICER CANDIDATES
In an effort to identify officer candidates that possess the desired traits to effectively influence and lead Texas FFA members across the state, a three part process has been established. This process includes an exam, interview and popular vote. All components of the process are combined to determine the area's state officer and ultimately the Texas FFA State President and State First Vice President. ...
 
 

 
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