FFA National Convention

Shelby Spreier

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Junior Keaton Benedick signs the whiteboard at National FFA Headquarters.

The Newton FFA chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for FFA National Convention on Oct. 29 and returned on Nov. 2. 14 FFA members were able to experience leadership opportunities, ag education and teamwork. Advisors, Paxton Trembly and Karlea Hyman led the group throughout the week.

Tours were experienced throughout the week including Brandy Creek Farms, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and National FFA Headquarters. Students also attended a Career & Expo and multiple sessions put on by the National FFA Officers.

“I think the tours were very beneficial to my education and the Expo helped me learn about my future in agriculture. The sessions we went to taught me the importance of my involvement in FFA,” junior Drake Hamm said.

Along with learning about the importance of agriculture and impact of FFA, students had the chance to bond within the chapter and meet other members from all over the United States.

“Meeting with people from all 50 states made an impact on me because it helped me understand the importance of agriculture in the United States. Bonding with my chapter brought more importance to the trip,” junior Madison Beasley said.