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  83RD ANNUAL NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION
 
By: Texas FFA
October 01, 2010

 
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Get excited for the 83rd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana! It will be a truly exciting event packed with keynote speakers, concerts, retiring addresses, career show and national competitions. 

See the following calls to convention: 


2010 National Officers Call to Convention

Dr. Case’s Call to Convention


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Keynote Speakers for the event will be Josh Shipp, Angela Mayfield, Kevin Carroll, and Judson Laipply.

This year, the national FFA convention will be a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll! Wednesday night's concert will feature winners of five ACM awards Lady Antebellum and Easton Corbin. Thursday's night's show will feature 2008 American Idol winner David Cook and Grammy winner Colbie Caillat.

 

Interested in the “Living to Serve” part of the motto? The focus of the National FFA Organization's National Days of Service (NDoS) program is to actively educate FFA members and their advisors on how various community needs can be addressed, how FFA members' skills can be utilized to effect community change, and how FFA members can take information learned at one community service site to provide a similar service in their own community.

 

More than 1,300 booths representing colleges, agriculture-related companies, fundraising companies, U.S. Armed Services, and auto and truck manufacturers will pack exhibit halls A-E at the Indiana Convention Center for the National FFA Agricultural Career Show.

Exhibitors offer attendees a sampling of information, education and hands-on activities in areas such as welding and computer-related technology. Agriculture teachers will gather new materials for use in their classrooms after the convention. Students will discover numerous agricultural careers and explore opportunities in post-secondary job training and education.

 

TEXAS INFORMATION

The Texas FFA Association and its members will be represented by 55 delegates to the National FFA Convention held on October 18 – 23, 2010. These delegates will review and vote upon one proposed constitutional amendment. The amendment was proposed by the Pennsylvania FFA Association and addresses the process for amending the National FFA Constitution and Bylaws creating a need for a majority vote of delegates followed by ratification by a majority of states.

Our Texas delegates will also serve on the following committees (any member or advisor may testify during these committee hearings):

-          Committee 1: Veterinary Science CDE

-          Committee 2: Use American Suppliers for FFA Unlimited Items

-          Committee 3: SAE Standards for National FFA Awards Process

-          Committee 4: Increase Student Voice on the National Level

-          Committee 5: At-Large Election of National Officers

-          Committee 6: FFA Degree Expansion

The National Officer Candidate for Texas is Allison Grainger of the Brenham chapter. Allison will do an outstanding job representing Texas during the convention. The National FFA Western Region Vice-President, Randa Braune of Bellville, Texas, will deliver her retiring address during the 5th General Session. The 5th Session is held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22nd.

For more information on events of the National FFA Convention, visit the National Convention Web page at ffa.org/convention.

 
 
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