The National FFA Convention is an annual convention of FFA members from around the nation and abroad. It is the largest youth convention in the country. The National FFA Convention was held in Kansas City, Missouri from 1928 to 1998. It is was held in Louisville, Kentucky from 1999 until 2005. The convention is now held in Indianapolis, Indiana through 2012. Starting in 2013, Louisville will share hosting duties with Indianapolis on a 3-year rotational basis. Louisville will host the convention 2013 through 2015 and Indianapolis will host it for the years 2016 through 2018.

During the National FFA Convention, you will attend many sessions with thousands of other FFA members from all fifty states plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. During each session, the current national FFA officers will give knowledgeable and inspiring speeches. There are also many guest speakers that will discuss their life experiences as well as many motivational speakers who will help in motivating you to become more active in organizations as well as in life. During the final session, you will be able to witness the installation of the new national FFA officers, which is always an exciting time.

Also, you will have plenty of free time to attend the Career Show. The Career Show is filled with booths from companies such as: Ford, John Deere, NASA, Dewalt, most state FFA associations and many others. During your week at the National FFA Convention, you may also have the opportunity to attend one of the convention dances and a music concert hosted by the FFA.

The National FFA Convention is a great experience that you shouldn't miss out on!

Page content contributed by Samantha Wiggins, 2002-2003 Sentinel.


National FFA Convention Attendance

1960 - 1 attendee
1985 - 9 attendees
1986 - ??? 1987 - ??? 1988 - ??? 1989 - ???
1990 - ??? 1991 - ??? 1992 - 7 attendees 1993 - ??? 1994 - 4 attendees
1995 - 9 attendees
1996 - 8 attendees 1997 - 7 attendees 1998 - 30 attendees 1999 - 18 attendees
2000 - 18 attendees
2001 - 30 attendees 2002 - 31 attendees 2003 - 20 attendees 2004 - 20 attendees
2005 - 16 attendees 2006 - 17 attendees 2007 - 17 attendees 2008 - 27 attendees 2009 - 30 attendees
2010 - 27 attendees 2011 - 27 attendees 2012 - 41 attendees blue dot 2013 - attendees

National FFA Convention Application

Oct. 29th - Nov. 1st, 2014