FFA students from Stone Memorial High School had the opportunity to attend the FFA National Convention and Expo from October 27-30.
During the convention, students had the opportunity to network with other members from across the country and with industry professionals.
At the show, there were more than 250 exhibitors representing agriculture, colleges, fundraising, the US armed forces, and automobile and truck manufacturers. There were over 60,000 attendees at the convention.
During the week, FFA members had the incredible opportunity to visit Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oak, IN.
While on the farm, the students saw a robotic free-stall dairy barn, a working cow and saw a live birth, and toured a farrow-to-finish hog operation with approximately 9,000 pigs.
Students were able to experience pigs from gestation to farrowing, nursing, fattening pigs and senior pigs. Some students were able to participate in a simulation of performing an ultrasound on a sow.
This week of opportunity inspired students to dream big and achieve. Students heard inspiring words from many speakers, including news anchor Courtney DeHoff and Fancy Lady Cowgirl.
The students are excited for the rest of the upcoming school year and are excited about the opportunities available to them.