Idaho FFA Association
The month of November was kicked off with a bang at the 86th National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. Despite coming in like a lion, it will continue to hold strong as the harvest season draws to an end and the time of being grateful begins.
FFA members from all over the country and the great state of Idaho were enveloped in the love of not only Agriculture but the blue jacket. 56,000 members in blue and gold stormed the city of Louisville, all there for the same purpose; to Advocate for Agriculture. No matter if competing or touring the Churchill Downs or the Louisville Bat Factory, every member could feel the pure excitement as the floor flooded with delegates doing the Cha Cha Slide and the chills running down their spine as the members and guests in attendance was announced. National Convention also signified the end of a yearlong service by six, inspiring and selfless people and the new beginning of another year under the glorious sunlight of a new team.
Convention not only brought together people from different associations, but also brought our Idaho FFA members together in the challenge to “Dare 60.” Those who came to Idaho Night competed against the Sate Officers, chapter members, and even other Idahoans. The night brought out some of the most competitive from our state as they battled the clock to win Minute to Win it games. Although meeting new people is a major corner stone of National Convention, being with our State Association and engaging in friendly competition proved to be a great way to draw closer to our fellow FFA members.
As Convention drew to a close, and we all retreated to our home towns and chapters, an attitude of gratitude is very apparent as the Holiday Season is kicked off with Thanksgiving. Idaho FFA, as we continue to work to promote this industry we all love, let us keep a careful reminder close to our hearts about how grateful we are for the freedoms and liberties we are given. As Thanksgiving day arrives, please remember what you are individually thankful for. Tis the season to be giving, and after all that has been given to the Idaho State FFA Association and Idaho Agriculture as a whole, let us all be mindful and maintain a grateful heart as we continue through this holiday season.
Members, remember how you felt at National Convention and continue to Advocate for Agriculture and Promote Agricultural Literacy. Also, stay mindful of all that has been given and remember to be grateful.
Idaho FFA , Dare To Be Thankful.
Idaho State FFA Treasurer
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