PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 2,500 FFA members, teachers and parents from around Washington state are expected to attend the 78th Washington State FFA Convention, Wednesday, May 14, through Saturday, May 17, 2008.
The theme for this year’s convention is “Discover Your Drive” and will feature many leadership activities, competitive events, educational workshops and opportunities for students to be recognized for their outstanding achievements.
This year’s keynote speaker is Coty Back, a past national FFA officer. Before the final gavel brings the convention to a close, 20 career development events will be decided, six new state officers will be elected and the winners of the organization’s most prestigious honors — the state Agriscience Student Award and the Agri-Entrepreneurship Award will be announced.
About 170 of the state’s 200 FFA high school programs will be represented on campus, according to Marv Kleene, associate professor of Agricultural education and campus coordinator for the convention.