Indy To Host National FFA Convention Through 2031

11:44AM Dec 11, 2018
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The Blue Stage at National FFA Convention 2018
( Clinton Griffiths )

Indianapolis, Ind., has been good to the National FFA Organization and in return, the organization is repaying the city with continued revenue from its National Convention. The group recently announced it will partner with the city through 2031.

“We are proud to keep the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis,” said Mark Poeschl, National FFA CEO in a recent press release. “The City has extended its very best brand of Hoosier hospitality to our members for many years and we are very pleased that our convention will remain here through 2031.”

Last year the convention brought nearly $40 million in revenue to the city, hosting more than 67,000 attendees. The convention has been in Indianapolis since 2016.

“We are so excited that the National FFA has chosen to keep its convention in Indianapolis through 2031,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “With Indiana’s strong agricultural tradition, it is always inspiring to meet students who are passionate about getting involved in agriculture or pursuing careers in agriculture-related fields. We look forward to welcoming the thousands of attendees who will attend the organization’s annual week-long event and engaging with students and businesses who are helping shape the future of agriculture.”

The National FFA Organization currently boasts nearly 670,000 members across the U.S., Puerto Rice and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition the organization has nearly 460,000 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters across the nation.

 

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