Fowler FFA had the opportunity this year to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

The first stop was in Garden City, Kan., to tour a seed research facility by Corteva Agriscience. At Corteva, researchers test roughly 10,000 seed varities to try and breed the perfect crop mainly corn.

Next stop was The Royal dairy farm where our students got to see all that it takes to run a dairy and what exactly happens in the process.

The next day students toured the Annheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdale Ranch in Boonville, Mo. Our chapter learned what it takes to be a Budweiser Clydesdale and what went into breeding the Animals.

After the ranch, students ventured to St. Louis, Miss., to take a tour on a rooftop farm and see what Agriculturalists in the city are doing to make Ag sustainable and prosperous. They even had chickens!

In Mooresville, Ind., the chapter toured an Equipment Technologies Apache sprayer assembly line where we learned all about the process of assembling Apache sprayers and careers in the industry.

Our last tour in Indianopolis was the National FFA Center. We learned all about the past, the present, and the future of the FFA.

On Thursday we attended the 1st session of the 92nd National FFA Convention. At session students got to hear speaker Bob Goff, author and Honorary Consul to the Republic Of Uganda. Also hearing retiring remarks from our National President Luke O’Leary. We were able to walk around the career fair study careers and a few things that might interest us as well as colleges and do a little shopping.

National Convention was an experience that Fowler FFA won’t soon forget we can't wait to see what the future generations of FFA will do.


Respectfully Submitted
Cutler Hampton
Fowler FFA Reporter