By Glenn Vaggen, Washington Ag Network
The 86th Washington FFA State convention gets underway in Pullman Thursday. More than 3,000 FFA members, parents and guest will hit the Palouse for the three day event, focused on motivation, leadership and youth recognition. FFA spokeswoman Becky Wallace told the Washington Ag Network while they hold strong to their roots the Convention goes beyond agriculture issues.
“But more than anything the leadership development that comes through their competitions and their experience is going to make them an asset to any employment opportunities that they choose to pursue.”
Wallace added interest in FFA has grown steadily over the past three years, statewide.
“Absolutely, in every single county and they all look a little bit different because the great thing about agriculture education and the larger umbrella that it fits under in Technical Education is that it’s really meant to fit the needs of the community in which it serves.”
The 2016 Convention wraps up Saturday evening with the election of new statewide leadership.