Macon, Georgia- The Georgia of Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host the 87th Georgia FFA Convention at the Macon Centreplex, April 23-25, 2015. The convention will begin Thursday afternoon and conclude Saturday afternoon.
The convention will feature six general sessions full of award presentations, motivational speakers, FFA talent, and delegate business. More than 6,000 students from around Georgia are expected to attend the Convention. The Convention kickoff speaker is Mr. Harvey Alston, an educational leader, public speaker and author of Be the Best. Other speakers on the Convention docket include National FFA President Andy Paul, President of Georgia Farm Bureau, Mr. Zippy Duvall, and Georgia's State School Superintendent, Mr. Richard Woods. In addition to the award sessions, the Convention will feature a Career Show, various community service projects around Macon, and state level Career Development Event and Agriscience Fair competitions.
Ben Lastly, the Executive Secretary of the Georgia FFA Association states, "We are very excited to bring the FFA Convention back to Macon for a tenth year; and excited to announce that we expect a record crowd of nearly 7,000 to attend. Our Convention is a wonderful opportunity to feature the success of so many students from across our state." Lastly goes on to say, "Agriculture is the number one industry in Georgia, and our young people are the greatest commodity in our state. Bringing these young people together to celebrate their success in both leadership and agriculture is good for the future of our state."
The mission of the FFA is to develop premier leadership, personal growth and career success through Agricultural Education. Georgia FFA is the 3rd largest state association with more than 37,000 student members and 290 chapters engaged in agriculturally based activities throughout the state. For more information FFA, visit http://georgiaffa.org.