State FFA Officers Preview Upcoming 83rd Indiana Convention

Purdue University will serve as host to the 83rd Indiana FFA State Convention June 18-20th, 2012. In celebration of the FFA Creed, “I Believe” will serve as the theme for the annual convention of the 9,500 Indiana FFA members. Listen to the convention preview with Indiana state officers Casie Conley and Travis Olinske:[audio:|titles=2012 FFA State Convention Preview]

The convention title sponsors are Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance.

This year’s State Convention will be filled with exciting opportunities for the estimated 3,500 Convention attendees. The six general sessions in Elliot Hall of Music and Loeb Playhouse will be highlighted by two keynote speakers who will bring their enthusiasm and experiences to convention goers. Scott McKain, a business expert, author, and renowned speaker in the United States and abroad, will speak at the first general session. Additionally, New York native Kenneth Quick, the National FFA Eastern Region Vice President, will address the convention at the second general session.

Throughout those sessions, state winners will also be recognized. A premier group of FFA members will walk away as winners of the proficiency areas from their Supervised Agriculture Experiences, and this year’s class of Hoosier FFA Degree recipients will be honored. The top teams and individuals in the state Career Development Events will also be credited on stage for their success. Additionally, the names of the Stars over Indiana will be announced, and the 2012-2013 Indiana FFA State Officers will be inducted. Throughout the three day convention, FFA members will also have the chance to attend workshops, banquets, and a trade show.

The Indiana FFA State Convention web page will have media resources available including a map of locations, additional activities and the daily FFA State Convention Corduroy Chronicle newsletter. Twitter followers: use #believeINFFA hashtag.

Source: ISDA

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