GOVERNOR BILL LEE ATTENDS FFA STATE CONVENTION
GATLINBURG, TN – Governor Bill Lee joined nearly 1,500 FFA members and agriculture educators in Gatlinburg, Tennessee as they gathered for the 93rd Annual Tennessee FFA State Convention. Governor Lee addressed the convention on the evening of Tuesday, June 29th as 498 FFA members receive their State FFA Degrees.
“Governor Lee has provided agriculture education an incredible ally in our state government. His background in agriculture and dedication to youth are evident in so many of his initiatives. We are honored that he joined us at Tennessee FFA State Convention for the first time this year,” said Kelsey Rose, Tennessee FFA Foundation Executive Director.
Tennessee FFA State Convention allows students to create lifelong memories in an environment that builds community and leadership skills. Keynote speakers and state officer retiring addresses inspired these young agricultural leaders during the convention sessions. This year’s convention theme was “Piece By Piece” and focused on coming back together after the absence of FFA events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Nationally, there are 760,113 FFA members, aged 12-21. The Tennessee FFA Association is comprised of more than 26,000 members from over 220 high school chapters, 7 middle school chapters, and 8 collegiate chapters across the state of Tennessee. To learn more about FFA visit www.tnffa.org.