The National FFA Organization is bringing its national convention back in-person to Indianapolis this fall after the meeting switched to a virtual format last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the Stars Over Illinois ceremony, finalists for the Star Farmer award will be introduced at the Illinois Association FFA Convention. These FFA members have been selected as district winners after an extensive process of evaluating the students and their record books.
The Star in Agribusiness winners will be highlighted during the 93rd Annual Illinois FFA Convention on June 8 in Springfield. The following FFA members are competing for the top honor, which will be presented at the Illinois State Fairgrounds this year due to restrictions with the coronavirus pandemic.
Five FFA members have been selected as finalists for the Star in Agriculture Placement award, which will be presented during the 93rd Annual Illinois FFA State Convention, June 8. The convention will be held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds this year to comply with COVID-19 requirements.
One of the highlights of the annual Illinois FFA Convention is the Stars Over Illinois ceremony when the Star in AgriScience winner is introduced. These district winners will be honored for their outstanding FFA projects during the convention session on Tuesday, June 8.
Illinois FFA state proficiency winners are selected based on FFA members’ outstanding skills in recordkeeping, leadership and scholastic achievement.
In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” The major state officer team and the 25 section presidents found themselves this year serving Illinois FFA in the most unusual and innovative ways.
The 94th National FFA Convention, which is scheduled Oct. 27-30, is set to be held in-person, but with a virtual aspect, as well.
The future is bright as the banquet season concludes and the new leadership of chapters and sections are elected, as well as members are recognized for their outstanding contributions to their personal growth community and agriculture.
A few weeks ago we noticed one of our calves was a bit lethargic. She did not have scours, but manure was what we call “loose,” which we attributed to the new grass she had been consuming.