Published 3:08 pm Thursday, November 21, 2019
Local FFA sends large group to national convention
By Bella Hodge
Jessamine County FFA reporter
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Jessamine County FFA chapter departed for the 92nd Annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.
The following East and West students had the privilege to attend this year’s convention: Abi Sears, Paige Harrod, Trevor Odgen, Alex Keeton, Lauren Fredrick, Aubrey Crank, Jamie Mack, Addison Reynolds, Morgan Berryman, Zack Maxey, Katelyn Scales, and finally, Cassidy Napier.
Cassidy was selected to compete in the National FFA Talent competition, alongside the other five Kentucky qualifiers. She used her vocal talent to entertain members on various convention stages. In route to the convention, the chapter made stops at KESMARC (Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center), the Newport Aquarium, Jungle Jim’s International Market, Lincoln Tech Trade School and Hunter’s Honey Farm.
At KESMARC, the group toured the local equine rehabilitation center and witnessed some of their hyperbaric medicine in action. At the Newport Aquarium they were able to take a behind the scenes tour of the facility, and explore the countless agriculture related job opportunities in just one location.
The trips attendees also had to chance to tour Lincoln Tech just before having the opportunity to explore Hunter’s Honey Farm, an extensive family owned and operated honey farm that stretches throughout the state of Indiana. The official opening ceremonies included a keynote address from from Bob Goff New York Times Best-Selling Author.
The following day, more activities were in store as the group headed for the FFA career show, the FFA shopping mall, and then to a session to hear the retiring address of Shea Booster, National Western Region Vice-President. The trip was made possible by the support of the Jessamine County FFA Alumni and Supporters.