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The 95th annual State FFA Convention is in the books. Find photos of FFA members from your district or region of the state.

Elizabeth Hodges, Staff Writer

April 12, 2023

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FFA members from across the state gathered to compete at the 95th Nebraska State FFA Convention. More than 7,600 members, along with family and guests, gathered in Lincoln, Neb., this year to celebrate their accomplishments.

From competing in career development events such as livestock judging to leadership development events like cooperative speaking, this is the event members look forward to all year. Some FFA members volunteered to help time speeches, while others took in all the convention’s motivational speakers and workshops.

There is no doubt that students come to convention with excitement and leave filled with more agricultural literacy and leadership skills — and, of course, free stuff from different booths. Where do all these Nebraska FFA members come from? Take a look at our 2023 State Convention gallery and find your district, chapter or FFA members from your hometown.

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About the Author(s)

Elizabeth Hodges

Staff Writer, Farm Progress

Growing up on a third-generation purebred Berkshire hog operation, Elizabeth Hodges of Julian, Neb., credits her farm background as showing her what it takes to be involved in the ag industry. She began her journalism career while in high school, reporting on producer progress for the Midwest Messenger newspaper.

While a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she became a Husker Harvest Days intern at Nebraska Farmer in 2022. The next year, she was hired full time as a staff writer for Farm Progress. She plans to graduate in 2024 with a double major in ag and environmental sciences communications, as well as animal science.

Being on the 2022 Meat Judging team at UNL led her to be on the 2023 Livestock Judging team, where she saw all aspects of the livestock industry. She is also in Block and Bridle and has held different leadership positions within the club.

Hodges’ father, Michael, raises hogs, and her mother, Christy, is an ag education teacher and FFA advisor at Johnson County Central. Hodges is the oldest sibling of four.

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