Alaska FFA members from across the state will gather at the 37th annual
state FFA convention April 24-27 in Fairbanks.
FFA members involved in agricultural and natural resource education will
compete in leadership and career development events, participate in a
service project and attend workshops. Participants also will compete in the
Canon Envirothon at Chena Lake Recreation Area. The convention will be held
at the Regency Hotel and Moose Lodge.
Around 100 members will attend from North Pole, Delta Junction, Effie
Kokrine Charter School, Kodiak, Palmer, Homer and Midnight Sun chapters.
Students will compete in events such as floriculture, agricultural
mechanics, prepared and extemporaneous speaking, veterinary science and job
interviews. The event winners will have the opportunity to compete at the
national FFA convention in Louisville, Ky. During the Envirothon, students
will test their knowledge about soils, wildlife, aquatics, forestry and
other environmental topics.
Students will also have the opportunity to attend workshops led by National
FFA Southern Region Vice President Wiley Bailey. Bailey travels throughout
the country leading personal growth and leadership training seminars for FFA
The Alaska FFA Association is part of the National FFA Organization
(formerly the Future Farmers of America). For the past 37 years, Alaska FFA
has provided students across the state with hands-on education opportunities
in an effort to produce the next generation of leaders in the agricultural
and natural resource industries.