State FFA Convention
The 90th State FFA Convention began Sunday afternoon at the University of Minnesota St Paul Campus. Morn than 4,000 Minnesota FFA members and guests have gathered at the University of Minnesota. As the Convention has grown over the years more and more activities and delegate sessions have been moved to the University of Minnesota Minneapolis Campus.
In the picture is the stage set up at 3M Mariucci Arena. I believe only one session was held this morning at the St Paul Campus. All the rest of the delegate sessions with all the award presentations have or will be held at 3M Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis. It reminded me of what it is like at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Those sessions are held in the arena where the Indiana Pacers play.
I heard that that most of the State FFA Convention will be held next year at 3M Mariucci Arena. The Career Development Events (CDE's or judging contests) will still be at the St Paul Campus and the State Fairgrounds. When I was at the delegate session this afternoon I saw many family members of FFA members receiving awards at the delegate session. There was plenty of room at the session for everyone that wanted to attend!