There may not be a sea of 70,000 blue corduroy jackets and guests flooding downtown Indianapolis this year, but there will still be a virtual 93rd National FFA Convention. National FFA CEO Mark Poeschl thinks the virtual event, October 27 – 29, has the potential to be the largest held to date in the United States. “We will have our live sessions presented live on RFD-TV, YouTube and the National FFA website. It’s during those live events the big awards will be handled.” The organization is also trying to move forward on ways to make agriculture education and FFA accessible to all, focusing on inclusion, diversity and equity. The National FFA Officer selection process is getting a revamp after a National FFA Officer was removed from his office position. “We want to assure these young people understand the service component and commitment they need to make and we’ve adjusted the process to include that.”
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