Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Iowa FFA Relocating 2021 State Convention to Des Moines

The Iowa FFA Association is finalizing plans to host the 93rd Iowa FFA Leadership Conference at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The annual event, also referred to as State Convention, typically takes place in Ames on the campus of Iowa State University. Southwest District President and Denison High graduate Cory Miller discussed the move with KDSN.

“We know not every member from the state can go to State Convention but we want to inspire those members who have the drive and the passion to be there. The number that they had wasn’t going to work out for us,” said Miller.

Miller says they are looking at a variety of places to accommodate as many members as possible while still having social-distancing policies in place to mitigate COVID spread. He says this is not a situation where they are looking to establish a new normal and the organization hopes to return their flagship event to Ames in the near future.

“We at the Iowa FFA understood and said we’ll be back here next year as long as COVID isn’t here. So our relationship is still good,” said Miller.

The conference is scheduled for April 18-20, 2021. More than 6,000 FFA members and guests from across the state will gather to learn about careers in the agriculture industry, compete in various events, and shape the future of the Association, according to the Iowa FFA website.

Cory Miller joined KDSN to chat about how he is “Living to Serve” his fellow members during National FFA Week and beyond during Tuesday’s Morning Talk Show.

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