Top to bottom, left to right Racine-Southern FFA members at National Convention: Ethan Mullen, Caelin Seth, Austin Rose, Austin Rice, Krisitn McKay, Raeven Reedy, Rachel Jackson. Submitted photo.

Racine-Southern FFA Chapter attends National FFA Convention

Article written and submitted by:  Rachel Jackson, 2019-2020 Racine Southern FFA Historian

RACINE, Ohio – Members of the Racine-Southern FFA Chapter recently attended the FFA National Convention.

On October 29, 2019, seven members of the Racine-Southern FFA chapter traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio for the first night of their trip. While in Cincinnati, students learned about how a local school turned their roof into a thriving garden that they use to teach the students agriculture and how math applies to gardens. After that, the members traveled to a local high school that had recently started up their own suburban FFA program and how it was running.

Members listening to the First General Session. Submitted photo.

The next day the students traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the first day of National Convention. The students were able to explore agricultural opportunities, talk to colleges across the nation, and learn about the future of agriculture. Later that day the members gathered into the Lucas Oil Stadium for the first official gathering of the National FFA convention. They listened to different presenters and got to learn about the officers of the National FFA. 

Top to bottom, left to right Racine-Southern FFA members at National Convention: Ethan Mullen, Caelin Seth, Austin Rose, Austin Rice, Krisitn McKay, Raeven Reedy, Rachel Jackson. Submitted photo.

For the third day of the trip, the students went to different sessions about the different career opportunities in the agricultural field and how their interests and talents can translate into their future. They attended another convention and learned about the leading chapters across that nation and the work that they are doing in their communities. 

On the last day of their trip they attended one last convention session before making the trip back to Meigs County, Ohio.  Fun activities the students enjoyed while on the trip included go karting,  Japenese Steakhouse, Dave and Busters, movies and swimming.  Overall the members reported they had a memorable experience and were looking forward to next year’s convention.