Lincoln, Neb. – More than 7,000 students from across Nebraska descended on Lincoln for the 95th Nebraska FFA State Convention last week. More than 7,600 members, advisors, and guests registered for the convention.
From Kimball to Nebraska City, and Imperial to Norfolk, members from across the state competed in a variety of agriculture and leadership focused contests that they have spent the past year working toward.
Leadership Development Events, or speaking events, took place in various locations in Downtown Lincoln. Career Development Events, in which students participate in technical events, took place at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. Top-placing individuals and teams will get the chance to compete at the National FFA Convention in October.
Sessions featured keynote speakers, award presentations, and State FFA choir performances. They are chaired by the Nebraska State FFA Officer team and took place at Pinnacle Bank Arena throughout the convention.
The 2022-2023 State Officer team worked diligently assembling the details for this year's convention. The Nebraska State FFA President, Alexis Bodlak of Pender, has spent most of her freshman year of college promoting FFA and connecting with members across the state and beyond.
The Nebraska FFA Foundation hosts a Career and Business Expo also at PBA for students to explore during the convention, as well as various leadership and agriculture education workshops.