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Students ready for the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo

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FFA members and supporters from across the country will celebrate agriculture and agricultural education next month during the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo at the Indiana Convention Center.

This time-honored tradition will once again be held in person and hosted by the city of Indianapolis from Oct. 26 to 29. 

FFA members from across the country, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands are expected to participate in the event. Students and teachers will be able to hear from industry leaders and more during workshops. They will be able to celebrate the achievements of their fellow FFA members at the general sessions.

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Convention attendees will be able to attend the general convention sessions hosted at Lucas Oil Stadium, where they will be inspired by their peers who will be recognized for their accomplishments and speakers such as Tamika Catchings, a retired WNBA player. They will be able to attend the expo, located in the Indiana Convention Center, and explore various career paths open to them. In addition, they can explore various careers by participating in career success tours and so much more!

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Attendees will have a variety of entertainment opportunities open to them — from watching Lauren Alaina and Jimmie Allen perform at the concert on Wednesday night to Mickey Guyton and Russel Dickerson’s performances on Thursday night. Attendees can watch the World’s Toughest Rodeo on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights, as well as the Hypnotist Show on Thursday night.

Each night, the FFA Creed will be presented by the National FFA Officer Team through a video and sound presentation projected across skyrise buildings in Indianapolis. The special FFA “Shining a Light” presentation will occur Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights at Monument Circle every 20 minutes after 8 p.m.

FFA members attending convention will also be able to participate in student and teacher workshops. They will hear from industry leaders, motivational speakers, and more. Service has always been a part of the National FFA motto, and members will be able to participate in onsite service projects. The first will be the construction of Travel Book Pillows in partnership with Book Pillows of Hope. Members will construct over 1,200 travel book pillows to be donated to schools, hospitals, and first responders. 

Attendees who don’t have time to volunteer at convention can still make an impact by donating new and gently used children’s books that will be donated with the travel book pillows and constructed at national convention. will be to paint the Little Free Pantries or create uplifting cards for Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana. The second service opportunity will be to help address the needs of pet homelessness while making pet toys to benefit Indianapolis area shelters.

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