Nearly 1,700 blue and gold jackets will gather on the North Dakota State University campus this week. FFA members will compete in contests and be honored for accomplishments. North Dakota FFA Sentinel Lucas Rath says members will showcase their talents in 19 events throughout the week. “There’s really a contest for everyone,” says Rath” Some members have dreamed about competing for many years and now it’s finally happening. It’s awesome to see that passion and excitement in the members this entire week.” The convention kicks off tonight with the opening general session. Rath says anyone is welcome to come watch and learn more about the FFA. View the schedule here.