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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of “Florida’s Finest” FFA Chapters.  The selection of these chapters is based upon the completion of the National Chapter Award program application.  These chapters have excelled in the areas of student, chapter and community development and have worked hard to fulfill the mission of the FFA.  One member and one advisor from each of these chapters will be recognized on the main stage during the 2nd General Session of the 88th Florida FFA Convention on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  In addition, each of these chapters will represent Florida at the national level in the National Chapter Award Program.  All award winners should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

Those chapters who have been named Florida’s Finest in alphabetical order are:

Altha MS

Altha SR

Apopka SR



Bronson MS

Brooksville SR

Buffalo Creek

Charlotte SR

DeLand MS

Deltona SR


Ferguson JR

Ferguson SR

Ft. White MS

Ft. White SR

George Jenkins


Keystone Heights JR

Keystone Heights SR

Lakewood Ranch SR

Lincoln MS



North Marion SR



Ocoee MS


Peterson Academies of Technology

Pine Ridge

Southeast Manatee

Trenton MS

Trenton SR


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.


The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nealy 18,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.


Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.


FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit


Florida FFA sincerely thanks the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, this year’s convention & expo media room sponsor, for their continued support of Florida FFA and agricultural education.


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