The annual state FFA convention and expo is the highlight of Florida FFA’s year. Nearly 5,000 FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Attendees will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders of the next generation.
While at the convention, FFA members and guests will experience motivational speakers, award presentations, exciting exhibits, challenging Career Development Events, and plenty of entertaining activities. Attendees can take a stroll through the Florida FFA Expo in search of the perfect career connection, attend a workshop to brush up on those leadership skills, or simply interact and share ideas with FFA members and advisors from across the state.
Attendance at the State FFA Convention is open to all bona-fide FFA members, advisors, parents, sponsors, alumni members and special guests. All FFA members must be accompanied (at all times) by an appointed school district representative. Students will not be allowed to register without their advisor. There is no limit on the number of convention attendees that a chapter may bring.
All first place state winning Career Development Event team members and all high individuals will be recognized on stage. One individual and one advisor from the second through fifth place teams will also be recognized on stage. It is important for ALL award winners and finalists to report to the award line-up room 30 minutes prior to the session in which you will receive your award.
FFA members and advisors who are award winners that are recognized on stage will also be asked to visit the Convention Media Room after their award announcement or during a scheduled time. Members will participate in interviews that will be used to create press releases, videos, feature stories and more.
The Caribe Royale Orlando and surrounding area offer plenty of food options. There will be specially priced food options available in the hotel eating areas.
Proper behavior is imperative at the FFA Convention. It will be the advisor’s responsibility to ensure curfew adherence and that members who attend the convention attend each session. Careful selection of those members to attend convention is essential for a successful and meaningful event. All FFA members who attend the convention must be properly and adequately chaperoned and dressed.
Adequately chaperoned is defined as one adult for every six students. We will not register students without an advisor or chaperone. We will not register students from a chapter without permission from the school and without an appointed school district representative in attendance. Convention lodging policy permits five (5) person maximum occupancy in convention suites. Chapters found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to additional room charges.