2020 Kentucky State FFA Convention Goes Online
After much consideration, we have decided to shift the format of this year's state FFA convention to online. We are proud of the way Kentucky FFA members have continued to work toward their goals despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to give them every opportunity to reach those goals by continuing to allow them an avenue to compete and grow.

The State FFA Convention will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 30th, and will continue each evening through July 2. In addition to awards and recognition, an online concert and virtual career show are being planned. For full details, read the news release on our website.
The Locust Trace junior parliamentary procedure team practicing via an online meeting room.
Please Volunteer to Help Judge State Contests
Even though this year's state convention will be online, FFA members will still be competing in CDE's, speech contests and the agriscience fair. That means we need judges!

If you are willing to volunteer a few hours of your time to help us judge state-level FFA contests in an online format, please click the button below and fill out our volunteer form. Also, if you would share the link with anyone you think might be interested in volunteering, we would greatly appreciate it. Help us recognize our members for all their hard work this year by allowing them to compete at the state level!
Convention Sponsorships Still Needed
This year's state FFA convention will be a pre-recorded, produced event that will take place over the course of three evenings - June 30 through July 2. We still intend to give out the same awards and recognition as we have during previous conventions, which means we still need sponsorship dollars to purchase plaques and give prize and participation awards.

Sponsors will be recognized throughout convention with video spotlights and social media shout-outs. The FFA Foundation staff are also organizing a virtual trade show that will allow sponsors to interact with students online.

"Students will be in their homes, watching with their families," said Sheldon McKinney, executive director of the Kentucky FFA Foundation. "I believe we're going to have thousands of more eyes on convention than we typically do. We're working really hard to make it an excellent, top notch event."
Register to be a Part of Our Virtual Expo at State Convention
We're moving EVERYTHING related to this year's state FFA Convention online, including our Career Expo! Register for a spot in our Virtual Career Expo, which will include a way for you to share information with Convention attendees as well as interact with students who are interested in learning more about you.

Use the button below to register for our Virtual Career Expo - you will be asked to create an account on active.com in order to register.
Shark Tank Grants Available
Funds raised from Give FFA Day are still going to support our Shark Tank grants. This is an opportunity for members with a great SAE Project or idea to compete for a $5,000 investment in their business!
Ag Students Continue to Work Hard Despite New Challenges
We just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge how proud we are of all the agriculture students in Kentucky who adapted to online learning in a matter of weeks when public schools were closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They've also kept actively participating in FFA activities, including preparing to compete in state-level contests in June. Last, but not at all least, they have exhibited their independent hard work ethic as they continue their SAE projects. If you have an FFA member in your life, they deserve a pat on the back! The future of agriculture is in very good hands.
Mark Your Calendar!
June 30-July 1 - Kentucky State FFA Convention, Online
September 19 - Blue & Gold Gala, Bowling Green
October 28-31 - National FFA Convention, Indianapolis
We're always happy to hear from you!
Sheldon McKinney
Executive Director sheldon.mckinney@kyffa.org
Emily Mitchell
Stewardship Coordinator
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