Seven members of the Delta FFA chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the 85th National FFA Convention. The attendees were Aspen Spiker, Cade Lugard, Hadassa Graham, Kelsie Hartman, Kasha Culver, Ciara Starr and Abbie Sitton, as well as chaperones Teresa Davis and FFA advisor Will Nelson.
The members were able to attend five convention sessions, go on a tour of the Fair Oaks Dairy Farm, tour the Dow Agrosciences building, witness the National FFA Center, and see Brantley Gilbert and The Band Perry perform. During the five sessions, members listened to three keynote speakers — former Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, former NBA player Walter Bond, and former U.S. Marine Josh Bleill. All inspired our members to grow our community and our influence. We also listened to the National FFA officers, saw the awarding of the American FFA degrees, and watched as members received national FFA proficiency awards.
The attendees plan to create a non-profit food drive for our county so that the homeless do not have to be hungry this November. Thank you to the staff of Walmart and Ace Hardware for allowing a bake sale in front and inside their buildings to raise money for our trip. Special thanks to Ace Hardware for advertising our bake sale!
Delta FFA Reporter