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Wisconsin FFA Convention Kicks-Off in Madison
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/12/2018

Thousands of FFA members and supporters from around Wisconsin are expected to arrive at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on Tuesday for the kick-off session of the 89th State FFA Convention. On Monday, the 2017-18 state officers held a reflections program to begin their annual celebration, where they reminisced about the past year and talked about all the accomplishments local students were able to achieve. They also spent much of the day working on their annual community service projects in the Madison area.

Also Monday, 33 members began their quest to become future state officers as this year's candidates began going through their interview process.

The convention officially begins with the opening session today at noon, where winners will be named for several speaking contests and many members will be honored on stage as winners of State FFA Proficiency awards. Tonight, the organization will pay tribute to many of its top sponsors. Winners will also be announced for the Food For America program.

During the week, delegates will hear from several speakers like National FFA Vice President Gracie Furnish and motivational speaker Lucas Jadin.

Wisconsin FFA leaders say there were over 21,000 FFA members in Wisconsin as of this past year.

Wisconsin Ag Connection will be providing up-to-the-minute news and result updates on this website--thanks to a special sponsorship by the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Foremost Farms USA.

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