Click here to download the schedule: → 89th Kansas FFA State Convention Schedule

  • Based upon a survey this spring, the following changes have been made to the convention schedule.
  • There are now SEVEN sessions to the Kansas FFA Convention, in the same amount of time that we once did the six sessions.
  • Convention Registration has been moved to McCain Auditorium.
  • The Delegate Meetings are back on campus in the K-State Union.
  • We are excited to announce that we will host a Feed the Funnel Party as a part of the Rotational Workshop offerings on Wednesday.
  • Note that a new deadline for receipt of Scrapbooks is Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 pm in McCain Auditorium Lobby. In addition, chapters will be asked to designate participation in the Scrapbook competition on the Convention Registration form.
  • Also new this year is an SAE Fair with displays by the State Proficiency Winners and State Star Candidates in the **Leadership Studies Building**. The winners and candidates will have designated times when they will be at their displays to visit with members about their SAEs. The fair will be open from 9-4 on Thursday and 9 to 1:30 on Friday.
  • In order to see the state winning presentations of the Discussion Meet, Prepared Public Speaking and Extemporaneous Public Speaking you will need to see the presentations in the K-State Union **Big 12 Room** on Thursday, June 1st beginning at 10:00 am. The winning presentations will not be presented on stage during the FOURTH SESSION like they have been in the past.
  • The State FFA Degrees recipients will now be recognized during the SIXTH SESSION beginning at 10:30 am on Friday, June 2.

** designates recent change

Monday – May 29

State Officer Candidates Arrive / General Instructions – Kansas Department of Agriculture

10:05 pm          State Officer Candidate Reflections

Tuesday – May 30

7:30 am           State Officer Candidates Report – Kansas Department of Agriculture

7:35 am           State Officer Candidates / Committee Breakfast

8:30 am           State Band Check-In, McCain Auditorium, Room 201

8:30 am           State Chorus Check-In, McCain Auditorium, Room 204

9:00 am           State Band Rehearsal

9:00 am           State Chorus Rehearsal

12:00 noon       State Officer Candidate Luncheon / Impromptu Speeches – International Grains Program Grain Science Center (IGP)

12:00 noon       Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event

12:30 pm          Coaches Meeting

1:00 pm            Testing

1:30 pm            Judges Meeting

3:00 pm           Demonstrations Begin

8:00 pm           Coaches Review of Scoring

9:00 pm           Final Four Parliamentary Procedure Results

1:00 pm            State Band Rehearsal

1:00 pm            State Chorus Rehearsal

2:00 pm           Ritual Demonstration Career Development Event

10:00 pm          State Officer Candidates Dismissed

Wednesday – May 31

7:45 am           State Officer Committee Convenes / Candidates Report – Kansas Department of Agriculture

8:00 am           Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event

8:00 am           Extemporaneous Public Speaking Career Development Event

8:00 am           Parliamentary Procedure Event Finals – Justin Hall**

9:00 am           State Band Rehearsal – McCain Auditorium, Room 201

9:00 am           State Chorus Rehearsal – McCain Auditorium, Room 204

11:00 am          Novice Parliamentary Procedure Event

11:00 am          Employability Skills Career Development Event

11:45 am          16th Annual Kansas FFA Career Show – K-State Alumni Center
Please note members attending the Career Show are encouraged to wear Official Dress or business casual. 

12:00 noon       Convention Registration OpensMcCain Auditorium

**Note change in location **

12:15 pm           Convention Delegate ProcessK-State Union
**Note change in location**

12:30 pm          Leadership Workshops – K-State Alumni Center

Feed the Funnel Event **New activity** – Stanley Stout Center

Feed the Funnel is an opportunity for Kansas FFA members to pack healthy, easy-to-prepare meals that are given to hunger relief groups in the Manhattan community. In addition, chapters who assist with the event will have the opportunity to take a portion of the meals back to their community.

1:00 pm            Creed Public Speaking Career Development Event

K-State Alumni Center, Hagans Library (2nd Floor)

1:00 pm            Leadership Quiz Bowl Event with Finals

3:00 pm           Creed Public Speaking Career Development Event Finals – K-State Alumni Center, Purple Pride Room (3rd Floor)

3:00 pm           Courtesy Corps Meeting – McCain Auditorium Lobby

3:00 pm           Deadline to submit scrapbooks for evaluation – McCain Auditorium, Convention Registration Desk

**Note change in location and time**

4:00 pm           Kansas FFA Foundation Annual Meeting – Bluemont Hotel

5:30 pm           State CDE Recognition Social – Berney Family Welcome Center

This is a ticketed event with invitations extended to the following:

  • Team members and advisors of all first place state winning Career Development Event teams at the KSU State CDE’s
  • Team members and the chapter advisor of national qualifying Land Judging teams
  • Team members and the chapter advisor of top four Parliamentary Procedure teams
  • Team members and the chapter advisor of top four Novice Parliamentary Procedure teams
  • Top four finalists in the Creed, Prepared and Extemporaneous Speaking Events and Employability Skills LDE
  • Top two teams in Quiz Bowl and their chapter advisor
  • State CDE Event Coordinators and Sponsors

OPENING SESSION, McCain Auditorium

7:00 pm     Laser Light Show

                        Sponsored by K-State College of Agriculture

Posting of Colors

National Anthem

Opening Ceremony

Welcome to Kansas State University

Presentation of Chapter Charters

Creed Speaking Awards

Retiring Address – Trenton Smedley, State Sentinel

Parliamentary Procedure Awards – Senior & Novice

Leadership Quiz Bowl Awards

Ritual Demonstration

Recognition of Kansas Chapters Participating in National Career Development Events

Recognition of Career Development Events Sweepstakes Winners

Presentation of STIHL Outdoor Power Equipment Nursery Scholarships

Kick Off Speaker – Tom Thelen

Closing Ceremony

9:00 pm           FFA Alumni Event – More information to come.

Thursday – June 1

7:00 am           Convention Registration Reopens – McCain Auditorium

SECOND SESSION, McCain Auditorium

8:30 am     Laser Light Show

                        Sponsored by K-State College of Agriculture

Opening Ceremony – Presented by winning chapter of Ritual competition

Meet the State Officer Candidates

Presentation of Kansas Farm Bureau Community Grants

National Chapter Awards-Building Communities

Retiring Address – Grace Luebcke, State Secretary

Presentation of the Kansas FFA Foundation Board

Leadership Information Recognition

Recognition of Helping Communities Grow Chapters

Recognition of SAE Grant Recipients – National, State and JumpStart

KAAE Essay Awards

Special Remarks – Ashley Willits, Eastern Region National FFA Vice President

State Proficiency Award Winners Recognition – Areas included: Agricultural Communications through and including Environmental Science and Natural Resources

                  Closing Ceremony

9:00 am           Agriscience Conference Judging – McCain Auditorium

9:00 am           SAE Fair Opens – Leadership Studies 123 & 126 **

Exhibitor involvement with Convention guests:

  • State Proficiency Award winners – Equine Science – Entrepreneurship through and including Wildlife Management areas at their displays beginning at 11:00 am.
  • State Proficiency Award winners – Agricultural Communications through and including Environmental Science and Natural Resources Winners at their displays from 1:00 -2:00 pm.

10:00 am          Discussion Meet Finals — Big 12 Room, K-State Union

11:00 am          Extemporaneous Public Speaking Finals – Big 12 Room, K-State Union

12:00 noon       Proficiency Award Luncheon – Alumni Center

1:00 pm            Prepared Public Speaking Finals – Big 12 Room, K-State Union 

THIRD SESSION, McCain Auditorium

2:00 pm     Laser Light Show

                        Sponsored by K-State College of Agriculture

Opening Ceremony

State Proficiency Award Winners Areas included: Equine Science – Entrepreneurship through and including Wildlife Production and Management

                         Retiring Address – Clara Wicoff, State Vice President

Recognition of Kansas FFA Foundation Sponsors

Recognition of Chapter Seed Program

Scrapbook Awards

Recognition of Chapter and District Challenge Winners

Employability Skills Recognition

National Chapter Awards – Growing Leaders

Recognition of Presidential CTE Scholars

Special Remarks – Dr. Michael Wesch, Associate Professor at Kansas State University

Scholarships – Alumni, WLC, Ford, Orscheln, STAR, & National

John Deere Gator Finalist Drawing **Note change time**

Closing Ceremony

Convention Ice Cream Social – Immediately following the conclusion of the Third Convention Session
Outside McCain Auditorium

**Note change in location and time**

4:00 pm           SAE Fair closes for the day

4:30-6:15 pm   Meet the Candidates Session – K-State Alumni Center

**Delegates need to be in Official Dress **

6:00 pm           State Convention Band & Chorus Concert – McCain Auditorium

FOURTH SESSION, McCain Auditorium

7:00 pm     Laser Light Show

                        Sponsored by K-State College of Agriculture

Opening Ceremony

Retiring Address – Katelyn Bohnenblust, State Treasurer

Honorary State FFA Degree Ceremony

Distinguished Service Presentation

Recognition of Discussion Meet Winners

Extemporaneous Speaking Recognition

Prepared Public Speaking Recognition

National Chapter Awards – Strengthening Agriculture

Keynote Speaker – Melvin Adams

Closing Ceremony 

Friday – June 2

7:30 am           Convention Registration Opens – McCain Auditorium

FIFTH SESSION, McCain Auditorium

8:00 am     Laser Light Show

                        Sponsored by K-State College of Agriculture

Opening Ceremony

Retiring Address – Jacob Grinstead, State Reporter

Agriscience Student Recognition

State of the State Remarks – Mr. Dillon, State FFA Advisor

Nominating Committee Report

Election of 2017-18 State FFA Officers

Delegate Committee Reports (If Needed)

New Business (If Needed)

Closing Ceremony

9:00 am           SAE Fair Opens – Leadership Studies Building 123 & 126

Exhibitor involvement with Convention guests:

  • Star Finalists will be at their displays before the State Degree Ceremony from 9:30 – 10:15 am

SIXTH SESSION, McCain Auditorium

10:30 am    Laser Light Show

                        Sponsored by K-State College of Agriculture

Opening Ceremony

Special Remarks

State FFA Degree Ceremony **Note session change**

Drawing for Gator Giveaway (must be present to win) **Note session change**

Closing Ceremonies

11:30 am          State FFA Degree Picture – McCain Auditorium
**Immediately following the conclusion of the SIXTH SESSION**

11:30 am          State Band & Chorus Recognition

12:00 noon       Stars Over Kansas Luncheon – K-State Alumni Center

1:30 pm            SAE Fair closes


SEVENTH SESSION, McCain Auditorium

2:00 pm     Laser Light Show

                        Sponsored by K-State College of Agriculture

Opening Ceremony

State Convention Band

Retiring Address – Elizabeth Meyer, State President

Presentation of Triple Crown Awards

Presentation of Garlow Memorial Trophy

State Convention Chorus

“Stars over Kansas” Pageant

Announcement of 2017-18 State FFA Officers

Recognition of Past State FFA Officers

Installation of 2017-18 State FFA Officers

Greetings – New State President

Closing Ceremony

Blue & Gold Celebration – Berney Family Welcome Center

Starts 20 minutes following tap of the closing ceremony gavel in the last session.

Invited guests to include State Foundation Sponsors/ Board, State Stars & Parents, Past & Newly Elected Officers & Parents; Triple Crown Chapters