BRADFORD — Eight members of the Bradford FFA Chapter attended the 90th National FFA Convention, held Oct. 27-29, in Indianapolis.
After the bus ride there, with stops along the way touring Roger’s Grain in Covington and Cargill Nurture Research Farms, the members set out to enjoy convention. They attended several sessions where the national officers made the members feel welcome at convention as one huge family.
Laila Ali, a former professional boxer and daughter of late legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali, was the keynote speaker for opening session and she explained how she became a boxer. She showed the FFA members many examples of how hard work can lead to accomplishing their dreams.
The members toured the NCAA Hall of Champions, where an interactive scavenger hunt led them to discover the history of sports. It was an interactive experience that was a lot fun.
The event also included a Buckeye Bash for all the Ohio FFA chapters that attended convention. The students also had the opportunity to explore an expo, where they learned many valuable things about agriculture from the different booths there.
Upper Valley Career Center FFA reporter Mercedes Smith said in press statement, “This year’s 90th National FFA Convention was a blast and we were all sad when it came to an end, but now we can look forward to next year’s convention.”