STATE FFA CONVENTION

Overview

In April, FFA members and guests from across the state participate in general sessions, competitive events, educational tours, leadership workshops, visit with colleges, and more. In 2021, this experience will be virtual (see the convention updates button for more details).

 

State Convention Registration will be a per chapter participation fee and will include unlimited participation of students, teachers, and supporters.  

Sunday, April 18, 2021

6:00 PM      State Convention Kickoff Session

Monday, April 19, 2021

7:00 AM      AgQ Tournament - Animal Systems Round

7:00 AM      Career and Leadership Development Events (details below)

10:15 AM    Announcement of State Star in AgriScience 

11:00 AM    Animal Systems Proficiency Finalists Zoom Reception

11:00 AM    Workshop:  Joys & Discomforts - Careers in ag are worth the struggle

12:15 PM    Workshop:  Review, Reflect, Renew:  Seizing Challenges as a tool for a brighter future.

Available after 6 AM:

                    FFA Blue Room Exploration

                    Session: The Struggle is Worth It (including Elaina Knott Retiring Address)

​                    Animal Systems SAE Recognition (AgriScience and Proficiencies)

​                    State FFA Degree Recognition

​                    Models of Innovation

​                    Region Highlights

​                    CDE/LDE Finalists - Part 1

​                    National FFA Officer Workshop (Pre-recorded)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

7:00 AM      AgQ Tournament -  Agribusiness and

                         Power, Structural and Technical Systems Round

7:00 AM      Career and Leadership Development Events (details below)

9:00 AM      Announcement of State Star in AgriBusiness

11:00 AM    Agribusiness and Power, Structural and Technical Systems

                         Proficiency Finalists Zoom Reception

11:00 AM    Workshop:  Goal Digger - Plan your way to success

12:15 PM    Workshop:  Be-YOU-tiful: Individuality, Authenticity & Professionalism

7:00 PM      Talent Show

Available after 6 AM:

                    FFA Blue Room Exploration

                    Session: YOU are Worth It (including Laney Swiers Retiring Address)

​                    Agribusiness SAE Recognition (AgriScience and Proficiencies)

​                    Social Systems SAE Recognition (AgriScience and Proficiencies)

​                    Power, Structural, and Technical SAE Recognition

                         (AgriScience and Proficiencies)

​                    Hall of Fame Inductee Recognition

​                    National Chapter Award and Top Ten Chapters

​                    CDE/LDE Finalists - Part 2

​                    

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

7:00 AM      AgQ  Tournament -  Environmental Natural Resources Systems Round

7:00 AM      Career and Leadership Development Events (details below)

8:00 AM      Best Informed Greenhand Invitational      

9:30 AM      Announcement of State Star in Production Placement

11:00 AM    Environmental and Natural Resources Proficiency

                         Finalists Zoom Reception

11:00 AM    Workshop - Fortune-Tellers - What challenges with ag face next?

12:15 PM    Workshop/Panel - The Right Fit - Exploring Post-Secondary Options

1:00 PM      Tagged to Teach Ag Workshop

Available after 6 AM:

                    FFA Blue Room Exploration

                    Session: Tomorrow is Worth It (including Anna Euerle Retiring Address)

​                    Environmental and Natural Resources Systems SAE Recognition

                         (AgriScience and Proficiencies)

​                    Ag Literacy Recognition

​                    New Chapter Charters

​                    FFA Advisor and Teach Ag Recognition

                    2021 - 2022 Regional President Recognition 

​                    CDE/LDE Finalists - Part 3

​                

Thursday, April 22, 2021

7:00 AM      AgQ Tournament -  Food Products and Processing Systems Round

7:00 AM      Career and Leadership Development Events (details below)

8:00 AM      Prepared Public Speaking LDE Finals (LIVE)

10:15 AM    Announcement of State Star Farmer

11:00 AM    Workshop - Empowered & Humble - Transforming the way we think about service.

12:15 PM    Workshop - Invited but Uncomfortable - How do we get better at connecting  across difference?

12:30 PM    Creed Speaking LDE Finals (LIVE)

Available after 6 AM:

                    FFA Blue Room Exploration

                    Session: Community is Worth It (including Emilee Xayanourom Retiring Address)

​                    Food Products and Processing Systems SAE Recognition

                         (AgriScience and Proficiencies)

​                    Land of Service Recognition

​                    Honorary Degrees

​                    Alumni and Supporters Invitation

​                    CDE/LDE Finalists - Part 4

​                   

Friday, April 23, 2021

7:00 AM      AgQ Tournament -  Plant Systems Round

7:00 AM      Career and Leadership Development Events (details below)

11:00 AM    Food Products and Processing Systems and Plant Systems           

                         Proficiency Finalists Zoom Reception

10:00 AM    Workshop: Lessons from the 25 Year Anniversary Team

1:30 PM      Final Session (LIVE)

                         CDE/LDE Results

                         State Officer Election

Available after 6 AM:

                    FFA Blue Room Exploration

                    Session: This is ALL Worth It (including Ben Olander Retiring Address)

​                    Plant Systems SAE Recognition (AgriScience and Proficiencies)

​                    Nominating Committee Recognition

​                    State Officer Candidate Introductions

​                    State Officer and Regional President Recognition

​                    CDE/LDE Finalist Recognition

                    State Officer Thank Yous

​                    Workshop (Pre-recorded):  FIKA - Making the most of your life by being present                              Workshop (Pre-recorded):  The Next Great Adventure - Your place in a world
                               that is bigger than any of us.

                        Workshop (Pre-recorded):  Legacy Building - One Day at a Time

CDEs and LDEs (Competition Information)

All Career and Leadership Development Events will be held virtually in 2021 between April 19 and April 29.  Results for the first week of CDEs and LDEs will be shared on Friday, April 23 via a live awards session.  Recognition schedules for the second week of CDEs is TBD.

Schedules and registration links/fees will be shared directly with qualified teams and individuals.

Monday, April 19, 2021

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Conduct of Chapter Meeting LDE Testing window

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Parliamentary Procedure LDE Testing window

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Ag Sales CDE Testing window

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Employment Skills LDE - Phone Interviews

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Employment Skills LDE Finals

8:15 AM - 11:00 AM    Prepared Public Speaking LDE Prelims

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Conduct of Chapter Meeting LDE Prelims

11:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Creed Speaking LDE Prelims

12:00 PM - 3:45 PM    Parliamentary Procedure LDE Prelims

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Extemporaneous Speaking LDE Prelims

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

7:00 AM - 10:00 PM    Food Science CDE Testing 

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM      Ag Sales CDE 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM      Best Informed Greenhand Invitational      

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM    Farm Bureau Discussion Meet Prelims

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  Agricultural Issues LDE Finals 

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM  Farm Bureau Discussion Meet Finals

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM    Food Science CDE Presentation 

12:15 PM - 2:45 PM    Marketing Plan CDE Finals

Thursday, April 22, 2021

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Prepared Public Speaking LDE Finals

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Conduct of Chapter Meeting LDE Finals

12:30 PM - 2:15 PM    Creed Speaking LDE Finals

12:00 PM - 3:45 PM    Parliamentary Procedure LDE Finals

Friday, April 23, 2021

1:30 PM                       Results from events held April 19-22 (Live)

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM.   Milk Quality and Products CDE

                                    Nursery/Landscape CDE

                                    Poultry CDE

                                    Small Animals CDE

                                    Soils CDE

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM.   Floriculture CDE

                                    Forestry CDE

                                    Horse CDE

                                    Livestock Evaluation CDE

                                    Meats Evaluation CDE

Thursday, April 28, 2021

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Agricultural Mechanics CDE  

                                    Crops CDE

                                    Dairy Evaluation CDE

                                    Farm Business Management CDE

                                    Fish and Wildlife CDE

May 3 - 7, 2021

Career Development Event Invitational

Career Exploratory Activities (Workshops and Panels)

 

Monday, April 19, 2021

11:00 AM          Joys and Discomforts - Careers in Ag are worth the struggle!

12:15 PM          Review, Reflect, Renew - Seizing challenges as a tool for a brighter

                              future

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

11:00 AM          Goal Digger: Planning Your Way to Success

12:15 PM          Be-YOU-tiful: Individuality, Authenticity, and Professionalism

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

11:00 AM          Fortune-Tellers: What challenges will agriculture face next?

12:15 PM          The Right Fit: Exploring post-secondary options

1:00 PM            Tagged to Teach Ag

Thursday, April 22, 2021

11:00 AM          Empowered and Humble: Transforming the way we think about

                              service

12:15 PM          Invited by Uncomfortable: How do we get better at connecting

                              across differences?

Friday, April 23, 2021

10:00 AM          25 Year Team

On Demand

                         FIKA: Making the most of your life by being present

                         The Next Great Adventure: Your place in a world that is bigger than

                              any of us

                         Legacy Building, One Day at a Time

                         National Officer Workshop