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Florida FFA Selects Talent Acts for 2015 Convention & Expo

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the talented FFA members chosen to perform at the 87th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo.  Each act chosen to perform will entertain convention attendees during one of the nine general sessions. All talent performers listed below are required to attend the mandatory talent meeting Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm.  Session assignments will be announced as soon as they are finalized. Name Chapter Kylie Carter Baker County MS Kinsey Ward Chiefland SR Kathy Lazo Ferguson SR B...

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Florida FFA Selects 2015 Convention Courtesy Corps

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 2015 Convention Courtesy Corps. The Courtesy Corps works closely with the convention staff to ensure the success of the annual state FFA convention and expo. Being selected as a Courtesy Corps member is a prestigious honor.  Nearly 200 applications were submitted and reviewed by a committee. Unless otherwise directed, Courtesy Corps members are required to arrive at convention prior to the mandatory Courtesy Corps meeting Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm.  An official ...

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2015 Alumni Scholarship Winners

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the top ten winners of the “What FFA Means To Me” Alumni Essay Contest. The winners will be awarded on stage during the 8th General Session of the 87th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo on Friday, July 3rd, 2015. All award winners should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized. The top ten winners are: Jacob Yelvington – Kathleen SR Haylee Weaver – Northview SR Kaylee Sullivan - Williston MS Destiny ...

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2015 State Star Finalists Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association recently selected 19 student members as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program.  This program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s) in eight different categories.  Nearly 300 applicants were considered during the selection process.  Each candidate will be interviewed by a team of FFA, industry and Agriculture Education representatives to determine the winner in each area.  Each finalist, their ...

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2015 Chapter Cooperative Award Finalists Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 2015 Chapter Cooperative Award finalists. The Chapter Cooperative Award measures how active a chapter has been in cooperating with other organizations and agencies within their community, along with teaching cooperative business principals.  One member and one advisor of each of finalist chapters will be recognized on stage during the 5th General Session of the 87th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo on Thursday, June 2, 2015. All award winners should report to the holding ...

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2015 Fresh from Florida Advocacy Award Finalists Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of the 2015 Fresh from Florida Advocacy Award finalists. Formerly the Food for America program, this program is designed to encourage FFA members to participate in agricultural literacy and awareness projects on the local level. The overall chapter winner will be awarded on stage during the 6th General Session of the 87th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. One member and one advisor from each finalist chapter should report to the holding room ...

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2015 Florida’s Finest FFA Chapters Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of “Florida’s Finest” FFA Chapters.  The selection of these chapters is based upon the completion of the National Chapter Award program application.  These chapters have excelled in the areas of student, chapter and community development and have worked hard to fulfill the mission of the FFA.  One member and one advisor from each of these chapters will be recognized on the main stage during the 2nd General Session of the 87th Florida FFA Convention on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.  In addition,...

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2015 Proficiency Award Finalists Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Agricultural Proficiency Award program. Nearly 300 applicants from throughout Florida submitted applications for recognition within this program. The Agricultural Proficiency Award program rewards FFA members at the local, state and national levels for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. These supervised programs are planned, practical activities that are conducted outside of class time that help students develop and apply ...

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2015 Outstanding District Officer Finalists Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Ryan Rimmer Outstanding District Officer Award. This award is selected by application from the 24 district officers throughout the state and is given to the district officer who excels in their service to Florida FFA. The state winner will be announced during the 6th General Session of the 87th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. All award finalists should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which ...

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13 FFA Members Slated to Seek State FFA Office this Summer

The 2015 State Officer Screening Committee slated 13 high school seniors as candidates for state FFA office, April 7-8, 2015 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City.  32 student members participated in the rigorous interview process.  These members were challenged with a personal interview, written exam, individual problem-solving exercise, advocacy stand and deliver practicum, state degree  interview, agricultural education interview and a conversational exercise.  The selected candidates will seek election at the 87th Florida FFA State Conven...

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