Welcoming more than 2,000 Washington FFA members to Washington State University, students and faculty in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, including Dean André-Denis Wright, CAHNRS Student Ambassadors, and participants in WSU’s Agricultural Education program, took part in the 88th Washington FFA Convention & Expo, May 9-11.
At Ensminger Pavilion, students and faculty met with visiting high school students in FFA as part of a career and education expo, speaking with FFA members and teachers about careers in agricultural education at WSU.
At Friday evening’s all-student session at Beasley Coliseum, Dean Wright spoke briefly at the podium, welcoming members to campus. Also at the evening session, CAHNRS Student Ambassadors challenged FFA members, Family Feud style, to answer questions about WSU and CAHNRS, Cougar Gold cheese, and WSU mascot Butch T. Cougar, while handing out CAHNRS-themed prizes to the audience.
Founded in 1928, FFA readies young people for leadership in the science, business and technology of agriculture, preparing future farmers, biologists, business owners, chemists, educators, veterinarians, and more. Learn more about FFA here.