Four Abby FFA members attend state convention
Four members of the Abbotsford FFA Chapter and their advisor, John Slipek, recently attended the 90th Annual Wisconsin FFA Convention at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, June 11-13.
Students from Abbotsford who attended include Amber VanLuven, Mya Ruesch, Alyssa Beran and Melissa Mulderink. VanLuven and Ruesch also represented the chapter as voting delegates.
The convention included seven general sessions chaired by each of the state FFA officers, comments from two keynote speakers, leadership workshops, meal functions, a career show and many state award presentations.
The three-day event also included the Agri-Science Fair competition, FFA talent presentations, tours of the Madison area, FFA band and chorus performances, recognition of FFA supporters, the election of the state officer team for 2019-2020 and many more activities.
Amelia Hayden, Wisconsin FFA president from the Big Foot FFA Chapter, presided over the convention sessions. The conference theme for this year’s 90th annual event was “Our Tradition, Our Future, Our Legacy.”
Music performed by the State FFA Honors Band and Choir entertained FFA members, advisors and guests during some of the convention sessions. The State FFA Honors Band and Choir are each comprised of about 65 FFA members throughout the state who perform at the state convention and then again at the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee in August.
Elected to serve as the 2019-2020 state FFA president was Collin Weltzien of the Arcadia FFA Chapter. Serving as the Section 7 state vice president will be Daniel Clark of the Spencer FFA Chapter, who will now provide a year of service to the Wisconsin FFA, representing about 25 schools in Section 7.
Total attendance at the three-day convention was 3,278, which included FFA members, FFA advisors, parents, guests and many supporters of the FFA.