6,000 Nebraska FFA members convene on East Campus

by Sophia Svanda | CASNR Student

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The blue jackets have taken over Nebraska’s capital city once again. Photos by Sophia Svanda, CASNR student from Nehawka, Neb.
April 14, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —The blue jackets have taken over Nebraska’s capital city once again.

Last week over 6,000 Nebraska FFA members assembled in Lincoln for the 94th State FFA Convention. After a two-year hiatus, students, advisors, and many others were eager to gather for a hands-on experience.

“This is such a great opportunity to see the future of Nebraska. We have great students and they’re so excited to be here and learn more about what we can do in the future,” said Sue Ellen Pegg, college relations director for the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Above: A Nebraska FFA member from Shickley, Nebraska sizes up a few head of sheep during the livestock evaluation at the R.B. Warren Arena on Nebraska's East Campus. Photo by Sophia Svanda.

Members spent time throughout the week attending numerous workshops, exploring different agricultural related careers, playing games, networking with other students, and competing in leadership and career development events in hopes of bringing home the gold for their chapter.

For many students this was the first time they’d been given the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of state convention in person.

Pictured above: A large group of Nebraska FFA students participate in the Nebraska meats judging contest at Nebraska's animal science department. Photo by Sophia Svanda.

“It’s really nice to be here at state convention and to be a part of such a large and close FFA family,” said Brayden McCorkindale of Allen.

The Nebraska State FFA Convention recognizes student’s hard work throughout the year, showcases career preparedness and gives students the opportunity to network and build skills that will grow them into leaders.

With over 10,000 members Nebraska FFA stands strong and will continue to empower students for years to come.