2013 Minnesota FFA Convention-Convention at a Glance
Highlights for FFA supporters
**this is a brief outline of convention activities.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
4:30-5:30p.m. Past State Officer Reception -Mariucci Arena Club Room Level-U of M-Minneapolis Campus
6:00p.m. Talent Show and Reflections Program -Mariucci Arena Floor- U of M-Minneapolis Campus
Featured speakers: State FFA Officer Team; Jason Troendle, National FFA Secretary, Talent entrants.
Monday, April 29, 2013
8:30a.m. First General Session - Room 135 Continuing Education Conference Center
Featured speakers: Dr. Al Levine, Dean of CFANS; Dr. Brenda Casselius, Commissioner of Education; Mr. Paul Moya, Past National FFA President; Mr. Mic Skaar, State FFA Sentinel
9:00-10:00a.m. Executive Experience - Room 77 Continuing Education Conference Center-U of M-St. Paul Campus
Hear from FFA members, advisors and supporters of FFA on the current FFA programs and the value of partnering with the FFA.
9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. Ag Career Fair- Room 155 Continuing Education Conference Center-U of M-St. Paul Campus
Meet with agribusiness leaders and learn more about careers in agriculture.
11:45p.m. Proficiency Luncheon -Northstar Ballroom-Student Center-U of M-St. Paul Campus
Featured speakers: Dr. Kesha Henry, Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council; Mr. Ken Goulart, Minnesota FFA Foundation & Mr. Mark Jirik, Cargill
1:30p.m. Second General Session- Room 135 Continuing Education Conference Center
Featured speakers: Dr. Amy Smith, Asst. Professor, Agricultural Education U of M; Mr. Kevin Paap, Minnesota Farm Bureau President; Ms. Sabrina Kieser, State FFA Secretary; 1987-88 State FFA Officer Team
4:00-6:00pm. Minnesota FFA Foundation Honor’s Reception- Mariucci Arena Club Room Level-U of M-Minneapolis Campus Invitation event
Featured recognition: 60th Anniversary Minnesota FFA Foundation, High Level Donors, Foundation Board Members, Star Partners, Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Media Award, and other recognition.
6:30p.m. Annual Award Night- Mariucci Arena Floor- U of M-Minneapolis Campus
Featured speakers/recognition: Mr. Clay Sapp, National FFA President; Minnesota FFA Honorary Degree; Star in Agri Science; Star in Agri Business; Minnesota FFA Band; Minnesota FFA Foundation Sponsor Recognition and 60th Anniversary Celebration; State Proficiency Winners; Star in Production Placement; Minnesota State FFA Degree Ceremony.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
8:30a.m. Third General Session- Room 135 Continuing Education Conference Center
Featured speakers: Mr. Thom Petersen, Minnesota Farmers Union; Courage Awards; Mr. Jared Luhman, State Reporter; Ms. Marjorie Schleper, State Vice President; Minnesota FFA Alumni Awards.
11:00-12:00 Career Development Event Sponsor Reception- Mariucci Arena Club Room Level-U of M-Minneapolis Campus
Invitation event-sponsors will have the opportunity to visit with 2013-14 State FFA Officer Candidates
12:00p.m. Fourth General Session- Mariucci Arena Floor- U of M-Minneapolis Campus
Featured speakers/awards: National Chapter Awards; Ms. Shawna Conrad, State President; Mr. Mark Black, Youth Motivational Speaker; Recognition of outgoing State FFA Officers, Announcement of Career Development Event winners; Election of 2013-2014 State FFA Officers.