National FFA Convention and Expo

Cashton FFA Members recently attended the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, IN. On the trip down to the Convention students learned about large dairy and swine operations through a walking tour of Fair Oaks Farms. Before experiencing the convention students also learned about horticulture and mechanics careers with a tour of Andretti Motorsports and Heartland Growers greenhouse. At Andretti Motorsports students saw the mechanics stations and tools used to create Indy Cars. Heartland Growers showed students the acres of greenhouse spaces that are used for plant production. Students learned about the automated technologies in modern greenhouses.

At the National FFA Convention and Expo students attended many general sessions and heard from keynote speakers Diana Nyad and Jason Brown. Students also saw performances at the sessions from the National Band, Choir, and Talent. While not attending sessions students explored the career expo. Students had the opportunity at the career expo to explore colleges and career opportunities. Students also walked through the Hall of States and National Agriscience Fair to collect ideas for new chapter activities and meet chapters from across the nation. After the learning was complete students were entertained by a concert featuring Cole Swindell and Chris Young.