The 90th Nebraska FFA State Convention on April 4-6 had around 7,000 FFA members and guests present! Congratulations to all FFA members, and thank you sponsors, donors and volunteers for your support of State Convention and Nebraska FFA.
Here are some highlights of this year’s convention:
This year 640 State Degree’s were presented during State Convention.
10 FFA chapters were recognized on stage for the “I Believe in the Future of Ag” campaign. The top schools to participate through “I Believe” were: O’Neill FFA (1st), Shelby-Rising City FFA (2nd), West Holt FFA (3rd), Elgin FFA, McCool Junction FFA, Heartland FFA, Central FFA, Litchfield FFA, Oakland-Craig FFA and Ravenna FFA. This year we had 18 corporate sponsors provide $35,000 in matching funds and educational campaign materials.
The Gary Scharf Helping Hand Award was presented to Dana Anderson. He is the FFA advisor for the Aurora FFA chapter. Dana was nominated for the award with support by colleagues, past students, parents and school administration.
This year, 23 new agricultural teachers and FFA advisors were recognized during convention.
New to convention, Nebraska FFA members and Union Bank and Trust volunteers packed 50,000 meals for local food banks.