Nebraska City FFA members recently returned from the national convention in Indianapolis.
Students Bree Bauer, Katelyn Nielson, Jason Stukenholtz, Austin Carlson, Joe Schreiter, Kaleb Allgood, Lee Hobbs, and Andrew Stukenholtz represented Nebraska City at the convention.
Bauer and Nielson placed seventh in the nation with their AgriScience Fair project, “Exploring the Microbiome of a Hydroponic System.”
The 91st National FFA Convention and Expo took place from Oct. 24 to 27. Almost 70,000 FFA members from the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands attended the 2018 event..
This year, the theme of the convention and expo was Just One.
In addition to attending various events, Nebraska City FFA members joined with others to lend a helping hand to the greater Indianapolis area as part of the National Days of Service.
Places where students gave back to the community include Gleaners Food Bank, Maplelawn Farmstead, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Indianapolis City Market, St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry and more.
Nebraska City FFA members also visited the Indianapolis Speedway and the John Deere Museum.
This year marked the 75th anniversary of John Deere’s affiliation with the FFA Convention and Expo.
The National FFA Convention and Expo is scheduled to be held in Indianapolis through 2024. Next year’s convention will be held Oct. 30- Nov. 2.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The organization is also supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.