Minnesota FFA features virtual convention next week

Students involved with FFA will be able to attend a virtual convention next week to hear speeches from student leaders, attend workshops and celebrate students receiving awards.


MINNEAPOLIS — Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 91st annual Minnesota FFA convention was not held in April, but a virtual event will be held next week to showcase the successes of students involved in school-based agriculture education.

From Tuesday through Thursday, organization leaders will use a virtual format to conduct a portion of the activities that normally take place during the State FFA Convention in late April at the University of Minnesota.

The virtual event will include award ceremonies honoring individual success in supervised agricultural experiences within agriscience projects, proficiency awards, state FFA degrees, state FFA stars and keynote speeches from FFA state and national officers as well as the announcement of the 2020-2021 Minnesota FFA officer team.

The event will feature excellence in community service, agricultural literacy efforts and overall FFA chapter program excellence, and will honor significant contributions of supporters through the Minnesota FFA Alumni Hall of Fame and Minnesota FFA Foundation recognition programs.

“We are proud to provide an experience that can be accessed in real time, along with an opportunity for all students to take part in interactive workshops and panels, while recognizing student involvement and leadership,” said Juleah Tolosky, Minnesota FFA executive director.


“The current pandemic and its associated challenges also provided an opportunity for the current student officers on FFA chapter, region and state levels to take part in executive-level decision-making and practice servant leadership,” said Tolosky.

Convention content will be available on the Minnesota FFA YouTube Channel and will be shared on the organization’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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