Minnesota State FFA Vice President Emilee Xayanourom enjoyed the virtual convention. “At an in-person convention you have to choose if you want to go to a general session or a workshop. With the virtual one, we could do both.” Xayanourom, who is from Mountain Lake in southwestern Minnesota, gained leadership skills through the FFA. “I don’t come from an agricultural background. I never worked on a farm or lived on the farm, but the thing that kept me in FFA was the people I met at FFA camp, contests and all of the travel opportunities. I have a network of people that have my back.”
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