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Dean, students welcome 89th Washington FFA Convention to WSU

Wright, at podium, facing left.
CAHNRS Dean André-Denis Wright speaks at the state FFA convention’s Friday session at Beasley Coliseum, welcoming future leaders in science and agriculture.


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 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.


Group photo in front of WSU wall logo and name.
Dean Wright joins FFA leaders, CAHNRS students, alumni, and ambassadors at Beasley Coliseum during the state FFA convention.


Reyes and two FFA members laugh while answering a quiz question.
CAHNRS Ambassador Samantha Reyes, right, leads a “Family Feud” style competition with Washington FFA members, on stage at the State Convention.

CAHNRS students help visiting FFA members learn about ag education careers at Ensminger Pavilion. Ag Education at WSU prepares the next generation of ag teachers, fostering the Northwest’s future leaders in farming, food, agriscience and business.
FFA members listen to a presentation on the benefits of ag education, at WSU’s CUE.