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Delegate Committee Issues

Six delegate committees were appointed for delegates to be a part at the 91st Florida FFA State Convention and Expo this summer.  The delegate committee issues and leadership delegates for each were announced at the 2019 State Leadership Summit.

Committee #1 – Evaluating the Structure of Career and Leadership Development Events (CDEs & LDEs)
Purpose Statement:  The purpose of this committee is to expand and enhance the quality of CDEs and LDEs offered in Florida FFA.
Committee Chair:  Molly Graham, Tate FFA

Committee #2 – Evaluating Opportunities for Middle School FFA Members and Chapters
Purpose Statement: The purpose of this committee is to explore ways to increase CDE opportunities for middle school members and evaluate the expansion of resources to allow a more effective transition between middle and high school FFA.
Committee Chair:  Randon Senn, South Sumter FFA

Committee #3 – Evaluating Agricultural Opportunities in the Florida FFA Association
Purpose Statement:  The purpose of this committee is to strengthen our relationship and knowledge with the agricultural roots of the organization.
Committee Chair:  Morgan Young, Middleburg FFA

Committee #4 – Exploring Ways to Increase Student Influence in the Florida FFA Association
Purpose Statement:  The purpose of this committee is to evaluate and explore opportunities to increase student influence in the Florida FFA Association.
Committee Chair:  Maddie Dvorak, Kathleen FFA

Committee #5 – Evaluating Resources and Selection of District and Sub-district Officers
Purpose Statement:  The purpose of this committee is to create and uphold the exemplary standards of district and sub-district officers.
Committee Chair:  Madilyn Conrad, Plant City FFA

Committee #6 – Identifying Ways to Strengthen the Relationship Between FFA and Local Government Systems
Purpose Statement:  The purpose of this committee is to motivate and empower local chapters to establish a working and open relationship between chapters and their local government systems.
Committee Chair:  Sakiya Davis, Bradford FFA

The Role of a State FFA Delegate

There are two types of delegates, leadership delegates and convention delegates. Leadership delegates are comprised of those individuals who attend and participate in the annual State Leadership Summit.  The job of a leadership delegate is to facilitate the work of the delegate committees.

Convention delegates represent the remainder of a state association’s delegation. These delegates are responsible for driving the direction of their delegate committee. They serve as the architects of the committee recommendation.

The delegate process is an opportunity for members to direct the work of FFA. It is important for the delegates to maintain focus on serving the best interests of members from every FFA chapter. Since delegates represent each of the 300 chapters in Florida and bring to the process a variety of experiences and perspectives, it can be challenging for members to synthesize these varying viewpoints for the sake of progress. A delegate coordinator will be appointed help facilitate the process and maximize the potential of the delegate

Delegates to the State FFA Convention & Expo are charged with representing the interests of FFA members within their district, sub-district or chapter while working to forward the progress of the entire Florida FFA Association.

  • Delegate Committee Hearings – FFA Stakeholders are invited to testify on the issue at the State FFA Convention.
  • Delegate Committee Meetings – Voting Delegates take action on issues and make recommendations to the FFA Board of Directors.
  • Delegate Business Session – Chairperson of each Delegate Committee shares the committee’s report with the general delegate body.  Delegates transact business as necessary at the State FFA Convention.