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Nebraska FFA State Convention will be virtual

TAGS: COVID-19
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BLUE AND GOLD: Normally about 8,000 FFA members, donning their distinctive blue and gold jackets, descend on Lincoln during the annual state convention. Because of COVID-19, the 2021 convention will be held virtually, but the slate of opportunities for FFA members to participate in is comprehensive.
Events and ceremonies will be featured during the 93rd annual convention from April 7 to 9.

Nearly 8,000 blue and gold FFA jackets descended on Lincoln in April 2019 for the 91st Nebraska FFA State Convention. But that was the last time that many Nebraska FFA members gathered together from across the state.

COVID-19 pushed the 92nd State Convention into limbo in 2020, with numerous virtual events, including the virtual announcement of state degree recipients, and retiring addresses from the state officer team and installation of new officers.

With COVID-19 lingering, the 93rd State Convention, set for April 7-9, also will be virtual. With well over 9,000 members in 200 local FFA chapters across the state, Nebraska FFA members look forward to the annual convention for career planning, leadership training, and awards and competitions.

The competitive Leadership Development Events and Career Development Events will be held virtually from March 22 through April 1. During the week of April 6-9, there will be finals in LDEs, Proficiency Finalist interviews, convention sessions, a state degree ceremony, middle school events and much more.

Here is a session schedule for the virtual 93rd convention. All times are Central. The sessions will be livestreamed at the times listed and will be archived so they can be accessed later.

April 7, Session 1 — 6:30 p.m. Keynote speaker, Proficiency Awards Part A (Agricultural Communications through Equine Science Placement), retiring address for Hannah Moseman, state secretary from Oakland-Craig FFA.

April 7, Session 2 — 8 p.m. State FFA Degree ceremony.

April 8, Session 3 — 1 p.m. Top 20 chapters, FFA Foundation recognition, “I Believe” chapter recognition, Gary Scharf Helping Hand Award, retiring address for Rebecca Wulf, state vice president from Logan View FFA, Cornerstone Awards, Advisors of the Year.

April 8, Session 4 — 7 p.m. Keynote speaker, Proficiency Part B (Fiber and Oil Crop Production through Wildlife Production and Management), honorary state degrees, retiring address for Heath Keiser, state vice president from Gothenburg FFA, CDE awards ceremony.

April 9, Session 5 — 1 p.m. New chapter recognition, retiring address for Jozie Schilke, state vice president from Imperial FFA, Nebraska FFA alumni, state officer advisor and supporter recognition, VIP Award, distinguished service award, retiring address for Jakob Anderjaska, state vice president from Hayes Center FFA.

April 9, Session 6 — 7 p.m. Recognition of 25-year officer team, Agriscience Fair awards, introduction, retiring address for Madison Stracke, state president from Stuart FFA, LDE awards, Stars Over Nebraska, state officer parent recognition, state officer retirement program, 2021-22 state officer election.

Learn more details online at neaged.org.

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