Delegate Issues

Current FFA members or chapters may submit issues for consideration during state convention delegate business. (Submission for the 2018 convention consideration is currently closed.)  Issues will be reviewed for relevance, duplication, and business docket availability before acceptance. 

2018 Issues for Consideration

  • District Officer Requirement for State Office (submitted by Cedarcrest)
  • State Degree Hour Requirement (submitted by Cedarcrest) AND review/comment on the NY National Constitutional Change Proposal (no action)
  • State Officer Scholarship (submitted by 17-18 State Officer Team)
  • Possible Dues Increase -- not submitted by a chapter, but have received notification from NFFA (discussion item)
  • NFFA Inclusion Statement -- not submitted by a chapter, but have received notification from NFFA and might consider WAFFA modification/adoption
  • NFFA Constitutional updates -- not submitted by a chapter, but have received notification from NFFA and might consider WAFFA modification/adoption

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.

Although the form says to mail the application, please EMAIL it to: 

Delegate Convention Schedule 2018

Thursday May 10

8:30 a.m.     Delegate Opening Session -- 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 11

8:30 a.m.     Delegate Meeting

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.     Committee Work on Issues

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

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

Saturday May 12

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


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!