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National Convention

The National FFA Convention is the largest annual gathering of high school students in the US. Each year over 55,000 FFA members, advisors, and supporters gather for leadership, career development, and to conduct the business of the National FFA Organization. The Idaho FFA Association participates each year in the convention and regularly sends several hundred FFA members.

86th National FFA Convention
October 2013

2013 National FFA Convention CDE and Event Ratings

Gold CDE Participants
     
Agricultural Mechanics  Preston FFA 10th Place
Jackson Sharp 10th Place Individual
     
Agronomy  Kuna FFA 8th Place
Zachary Reynolds 10th Place Individual  
     
Dairy Cattle Evaluation  Meridian FFA 9th Place
     
Environmental and Natural Resources  Meridian FFA 10th Place
Cutler Christensen 7th Place Individual
     
Farm Business Management  West Jefferson 13th Place
     
Horse Evaluation  New Plymouth FFA 9th Place
     
Milk Quality and Products  Kimberly FFA 2nd Place
Bailey Ray 5th Place
Danica Kluth 9th Place
Silver CDE Participants
     
Agricultural Communications  Marsing 21st Place
     
Agricultural Sales  Meridian FFA 16th Place
     
Floriculture  Shoshone FFA 22nd Place
     
Food Science and Technology  Preston FFA 18th Place
     
Forestry  Fruitland FFA 24th Place
     
Meats Evaluation and Technology  Rigby FFA 14th Place
     
Nursery/Landscape  Middleton FFA 14th Place
     
Veterinary Science  Meridian FFA 20th Place
 
Bronze CDE Participants
     
Livestock Evaluation  Homedale FFA 37th Place
     
Poultry Evaluation  Cambridge FFA 35th Place
     
     

 

2013 National FFA Talent    
     
Klancie Seiler Nampa FFA Fiddle Act
     
Jentrie Stastny, Amanda Solomon, Aubrie Neild, and Taylan Beymer   Singing Act
     
2013 American Degree Recipients    
     
Bonners Ferry FFA Ayla Neumeyer
   
Burley FFA Carson Lott
Burley FFA Dakota Searle
Burley FFA Slade Beck
   
Castleford FFA Alice Hoogland
Castleford FFA Michael Wiseman
   
Clearwater Valley FFA Kayla Evans
   
Emmett FFA Sierra Crisp
   
Filer FFA Dustie Melton
   
Genesee FFA Sam Hoffman
   
Grangeville FFA Lanee Wood
   
Jerome FFA Jessica Lancaster
   
Kuna FFA Brett Blackstock
Kuna FFA Chris Ball 
Kuna FFA Heather Skovgard
Kuna FFA Jenica Hagler
Kuna FFA Maggie Reynolds
   
Malad FFA Tyler Ogden
   
Meridian FFA Austin Pendell
Meridian FFA Kylie Shaul
Meridian FFA Lauren Clark
   
Nampa FFA Hannah Berry 
Nampa FFA Jared McCollough
   
Nampa-Skyview FFA Carly Gerwig
   
New Plymouth FFA Caitlynn Verbance 
New Plymouth FFA Drew Bennett
New Plymouth FFA Emily Fisher
New Plymouth FFA Liz Fisher
   
North Fremont FFA Zack Sanders
   
Parma FFA Rebecca Blanscet
Parma FFA Rikki Stutheit
Parma FFA Toni Ineck
   
Payette FFA Travis Michael
   
Preston FFA Jacob Crossley
Preston FFA Lauren Gleed
   
Salmon FFA Kellsie Hodges 
   
Shoshone FFA Cara Pantone
Shoshone FFA Michelle Aoi
   
Snake River FFA Cody Gentillon
   
Troy FFA Austin Bull
   
Vallivue FFA Katelyn Gregory
   
Weiser FFA Alexandria Mink
Weiser FFA Kayla Wright
Weiser FFA Kyle Nesbitt
Weiser FFA Mekenzie Messick
     

For more awards and placings, go to
https://www.ffa.org/programs/awards/cde/Pages/default.aspx


2013-2015 Idaho State Block Housing

    • Idaho group housing is at two locations for the Louisville convention cycle:
    • Our hotels are next to each other on the north side of the Ohio River.
    • Breakfast
      • Towne Place includes free breakfast that can be prepared in-room in each room's full kitchen area.
      • Fairfield Inn includes free hot breakfast in lobby dining area.
    • Requests for rooms must be submitted to Sally Hurtuck Email at the State FFA Office by July 1.
      • Requests must include the following:
        • Check in date
        • Check out date
        • Specific type of room desired
        • Hotel preference (Towne Place or Fairfield Inn)
    • Room rates are as follows including tax:
      • Towne Place: $154.29 (bed with a double pullout to sleep up to four) (22 total available rooms)
      • Towne Place: $176.49 (two beds with a double pullout to sleep up to six) (10 total available rooms)
      • Fairfield Inn: $154.29 (standard single to sleep up to two) (5 total available rooms)
      • Fairfield Inn: $154.29 (bed with double pullout to sleep up to four) (16 total available rooms)
      • Fairfield Inn: $154.29 (standard double bed room to sleep up to four) (12 total available rooms)
    • Chapters that stay in the housing block are entitled to a lower convention registration fee.
    • Chapters that have made group housing arrangements with the State FFA Office must submit a rooming list to Sally Hurtuck Email by September 1.
    • The Idaho hotels are located on a shuttle route.  Please be sure to purchase shuttle passes when you register for convention.
    • Chapters that do not use the Idaho housing block can work with National FFA directly Reservations must be made by early September if working directly with National FFA.
    • Please check here to review the pricing model for registration fees for chapters using (or not using) the designated housing block.

    Upcoming National FFA Convention Information

    2014 October 29-November 1, Louisville, KY

    2015 October 28-31, Louisville, KY

    2016 October 19-22, Indianapolis, IN

    2017 October 25-28, Indianapolis, IN

    2018 October 24-27, Indianapolis, IN

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