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WSU to Host 66th State FFA Convention

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University will host the 66th State FFA Convention Thursday, May 16, through Sunday, May, 19.

More than 2,500 FFA members, their chapter advisors and guests are expected to attend the convention. It will be headquartered at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.

Duncan Dunn, manager of the WSU Meats Lab, who recently retired; Everett Martin, WSU meat scientist; and Joe Cvancara, professor of agricultural education, who retired in December; will be recognized for their support of FFA on Thursday evening.

Before the final gavel brings the convention to a close on Sunday, six new state officers will be elected, a state star farmer and state agribusiness star will be named and the winners of 13 contests will be decided.

The convention is the highlight of the FFA year, according to Ron Crawford, state FFA advisor and convention chair. The primary aim of FFA is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

(Note to media: There are several visual media opportunities during the convention, including livestock judging on Thursday and dairy foods judging on Friday, that might provide photo and video opportunities. Contact Dennis Brown at 335-2930, or call Ron Crawford or Diane Baye in the Coliseum on Monday at 335-3504 or 335-3748. Programs will be available Monday.)

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