The Wisconsin FFA Foundation announces new opportunities for FFA members and supporters during the 84th annual Wisconsin FFA Convention set for June 10-13 in Madison. The event, expected to draw more than 3,400 attendees to the Alliant Energy Center, is open to FFA members, alumni and industry guests and registration is free.
"FFA members look forward to the Wisconsin FFA Convention each year as a time to share their successes with other FFA and industry members and a place to learn skills to bring back to their chapters," says Nicole Nelson, executive director of the Wisconsin FFA Foundation.
"The event has grown to include inspiring keynote speakers, powerful leadership workshops, hands-on career development tours and several opportunities for members to interact with the agriculture industry," Nelson adds, explaining that 60 percent of the convention's attendees are FFA members with the remainder representing alumni, sponsors and guests.
New opportunities for the 84th Wisconsin FFA Convention have been planned to promote further experience, education and service programs to attendees.
Rally to Fight Hunger
The 84th annual Wisconsin FFA Convention will feature a new service project called "Rally to Fight Hunger." This Wisconsin project is modeled after a similar project completed at the National FFA Convention where FFA members packaged more than 1 million meals to be donated to those in need.
"Our FFA members across the state shared how much they were inspired by the work that was achieved at National FFA Convention," says Kayla Hack, Wisconsin FFA President. "They worked as a cohesive team to make a difference in communities across the country. Completing a similar service program at our state convention will help our members to fight hunger issues across Wisconsin."