Delegate Issues

Current FFA members or chapters may submit issues for consideration during state convention delegate business. (Submission for the 2017 convention consideration is currently closed.)  Issues will be reviewed for relevance, duplication, and business docket availability before acceptance. 

2017 Issues for Consideration (click to access)

Chapter Delegate Registration

Serving as a convention delegate is an important leadership role. Delegates provide input on the work of our organization, and assist in the selection of state officers. The following skill sets are recommended for chapter delegates:

  • Proficient in parliamentary procedure
  • A solid knowledge of FFA at all levels
  • A mature attitude towards their duties as a delegate
  • Able to think clearly and communicate well
  • A basic understanding of the qualities of a good state officer
  • Enthusiasm and dedication to fulfilling their duties as a delegate

Each chapter shall be entitled to send one delegate from its active membership to the state convention. Chapter delegate (and one alternate) registration is due by 4pm on April 1 using the form below.


Delegate Convention Schedule 2017

Thursday May 11

8:30 a.m.     Arrive at Delegate Meeting Room -- Overview from Delegate Coordinator and State Staff. Committee assignments announced.

9:00 a.m. - Noon     Committee Work on Issues

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.     Recess for Lunch

1:30 - 4:00 p.m.     Committee Work on Issues 

6:00 p.m.     First General Session

Friday May 12

8:30 a.m.     Arrive at Delegate Meeting Room

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.     Committee Work on Issues

11:00 a.m. - Noon     Recess for Lunch

Noon - 3:30 p.m.     Delegate Business Session* (Beasley Coliseum)                                                                                         *If business is not concluded during the allotted time, the delegate body will reconvene AFTER the Second General Session.

6:00 p.m.     Second General Session

~9:30 p.m.      OPTIONAL --> Delegate/Top Ten Panel

Saturday May 13

11:30 a.m.     Third General Session**
**Delegates must be checked in and seated in the delegate box (lower center bleachers) by 11 a.m. and a chapter delegate must have attended the Delegate Business Session in order to vote.

6:00 p.m.     Fourth General Session

DELEGATE SEATING DURING SESSION

All delegates are encouraged to sit in the Delegate Seating Section (lower center bleachers) for all sessions to help welcome the state officers and fire up the crowd!