National FFA convention moved online for 2020

Posted at 1:09 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 13:09:39-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The annual FFA convention in Indianapolis will be held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision was announced Friday by the National FFA Board of Directors.

“We wanted to ensure that our members and guests had the full convention experience. After a discussion with the National FFA Board of Directors, the decision was made to move forward with a virtual experience for 2020,” said Mark Poeschl, CEO of National FFA. “As we continued to plan for our national convention, it became clear that travel restrictions and public health concerns, among many other pandemic-related challenges, made hosting our in-person event impossible in 2020.”

National FFA will continue its in-person conventions in 2021, and extended its contract with Indianapolis through 2033, two more years than previously.

The year’s convention will allow FFA members, advisors, alumni, supporters, sponsors and exhibitors to connect through online events, activities and competitions. The convention will occur virtually during the week of Oct. 28, as previously planned.