The goal of the 2012-13 Wisconsin FFA state officer team is to work with Wisconsin FFA members on the first day of convention to package 70,000 meals in partnership with Kids Against Hunger.
To reach this goal, the group must collect $10,000 for supplies. Anyone is invited to contribute to the Rally to Fight Hunger project by sending a check payable to "Wisconsin FFA Center" to Wisconsin FFA Center, P.O. Box 110, Spencer, WI 54479.
Wisconsin FFA Alumni seminar
Another new aspect of the 84th annual Wisconsin FFA Convention is the Wisconsin FFA Alumni Seminar. This seminar, hosted by the Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association, is tailored specifically for FFA alumni as an educational and networking opportunity.
"Many FFA alumni travel to the Wisconsin FFA Convention to support our state's members and the future of the agriculture industry. This seminar will help our alumni to learn from industry leaders with informational workshops on career-building skills and involvement opportunities," Nelson says.
Convention session changes
To best recognize award winners, last year the 83rd annual Wisconsin FFA convention featured a modified session outline as compared to years past. These modifications will be continued at the 84th annual Wisconsin FFA Convention.
The program changes include moving all proficiency award recognition to the second session of the event and reorganization of the award recognition schedule. Additional details and the convention program schedule can be found at: www.wisconsinffafoundation.org/convention.php.
This year, the convention will also be viewable through a live feed online at www.iHigh.com/wiffa. Those interested can tune into the event from their computers if unable to attend.
For the second year, FFA supporters can also become involved with the Wisconsin FFA Convention as a State Convention Partner through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. The goal in the first year of the program – to keep convention funding consistent – was met. In its second year, the Foundation is aiming to grow convention funding by 20 percent.