The Wyoming FFA has announced a plan for rescheduling parts of the annual FFA convention, including delivering some content online.
The FFA was forced to cancel the convention due to school and facility closures from COVID-19 related health concerns. The convention was to have taken place last week in Cheyenne.
Stacy Broda, who’s Wyoming FFA state advisor, said in place of the convention, there will be a “Wyoming FFA Online Jubilee” at which award announcements will be released. Broda said a complete schedule of announcements and how the public can access the presentations will be available late this month on the Wyoming FFA website.
Broda said the Wyoming FFA board of directors remains hopeful the organization can move forward with in-person state officer candidate interviews and career development events later this summer or in early fall.
She said a great deal remains unknown about when or how restrictions will be lifted on in-person gatherings, which is preventing the board from making firm decisions about how to certify teams for the national FFA conventions.
She said new deadlines include April 27 for proficiency award applications, May 5 for state officer candidate and nominating committee applications and June 10 for American FFA degree applications.
She encourages students to work with their local ag teachers and FFA advisors regarding supervised agricultural experience projects and coursework.