FFA members filled McCain for the last day of the 89th Kansas FFA Convention. Members anxiously awaited the results of the Triple Crown chapter, State Star winners and the next Kansas FFA Officer team.
Members were inspired to find fulfillment and happiness by Jacob Grinstead, state FFA reporter, during his retiring address, “Good Enough.” After his address, students participating in the agriscience fair competition were announced.
State FFA Advisor Kurt Dillon informed members of the State of the State Association in his remarks.
Karl Wilhelm, chairman of the Nominating Committee, reported the 2017-2018 Kansas FFA Officer Slate. Each slated candidate was then given their turn to present their speech to the audience of FFA members and voting delegates.
The 300 State Degree Recipients were recognized on stage for their milestone accomplishment within the association. Jackilyn Zenger of the Washington County FFA chapter won the John Deere Gator 625iXUV.
The State FFA Band and Chorus filled McCain with their sweet music and melodies during their encore performances. After President Elizabeth Meyer delivered her retiring address,”Welcome Home,” with a message of loving who we truly are and receiving others with a welcoming attitude too.
All members were on the edge of their seats as President Elizabeth Meyer read the names of the newly elected 2017–18 Kansas FFA officers. The 2016–17 state officers were officially retired and thanked one last time by the members of Kansas FFA for their dedication to the organization. After the installment of the new officers, President Eli Ohlde took the podium to present the closing remarks and adjourned the 89th Kansas FFA Convention.
Congratulations to all winners and officers during the convention. The 90th Kansas FFA Convention will be hosted at Kansas State University on May 30–June 1, 2018!