Tens of thousands of FFA students from around the nation poured into the Indiana Convention Center today for the start of the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo. This convention marked the return of the in-person event, which was held only virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (For 2021, there remains a virtual option for those who wanted it.)
Recent in-person conventions have seen nearly 70,000 attendees, with 2018 holding the record of 69,944.
From the shopping area that opened its doors Wednesday morning, to the college and company expo that kicked off at noon, there’s little doubt of the excitement being felt right now in Indianapolis and the eagerness that so many here have to once again feel the community of agriculture and of the National FFA Organization.
There was lots to see and do right out of the gate today. Here are a few photos from Day 1 celebrating the 2021 National FFA Convention (and be sure to check out our shots from Day 2 as well!):
The 94th National FFA Convention & Expo continues until October 30 at the Indianapolis Convention Center, with events also happening at Lucas Oil Stadium and elsewhere around the city. The official hashtag of the convention is #FFA21.