Missouri’s 85th FFA Convention to be held in Columbia

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Top left: The Hearnes Center is all ready for the 85th Missouri FFA Convention. Top right: Missouri FFA State FFA Officers prepare for sessions on Thursday and Friday. Bottom left: Missouri FFA State Officer, Samantha Gibson, candidly poses during the officer meeting. Bottom right: Lisa Evans, Central District Supervisor, sorts plaques for the award ceremonies.

COLUMBIA, Mo. , April 16, 2013 — Blue corduroy jackets will flood Columbia on April 18 – 19, to honor fellow members for outstanding achievements, conduct association business, elect new officers and participate in leadership workshops at the 85th Missouri FFA Convention.

Value The Past, Embrace Your Future is the theme for this year’s annual convention, which is expected to attract more than 8,000 students and guests to the Hearnes Center on the University of Missouri campus.

For the past year, the Missouri FFA State officer team has been working hard to plan this year’s convention. Missouri State FFA Officer, Samantha Gibson, says she’s ready to get the ball rolling. “I can’t wait to see all the hard work that we’ve done this year finally be put into action.”

The Missouri FFA Association has 25,062 members, ranking fourth as a state in membership. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.