Learn, Lead, Succeed!

National Convention

The National FFA Convention is the largest annual gathering of high school students in the US. Each year over 55,000 FFA members, advisors, and supporters gather for leadership, career development, and to conduct the business of the National FFA Organization. The Idaho FFA Association participates each year in the convention and regularly sends several hundred FFA members.

87th National FFA Convention
October 2014

2013 National FFA Convention CDE and Event Ratings

Gold CDE Participants
Agricultural Mechanics  Preston FFA 10th Place
Jackson Sharp 10th Place Individual
Agronomy  Kuna FFA 8th Place
Zachary Reynolds 10th Place Individual  
Dairy Cattle Evaluation  Meridian FFA 9th Place
Environmental and Natural Resources  Meridian FFA 10th Place
Cutler Christensen 7th Place Individual
Farm Business Management  West Jefferson 13th Place
Horse Evaluation  New Plymouth FFA 9th Place
Milk Quality and Products  Kimberly FFA 2nd Place
Bailey Ray 5th Place
Danica Kluth 9th Place
Silver CDE Participants
Agricultural Communications  Marsing 21st Place
Agricultural Sales  Meridian FFA 16th Place
Floriculture  Shoshone FFA 22nd Place
Food Science and Technology  Preston FFA 18th Place
Forestry  Fruitland FFA 24th Place
Meats Evaluation and Technology  Rigby FFA 14th Place
Nursery/Landscape  Middleton FFA 14th Place
Veterinary Science  Meridian FFA 20th Place
Bronze CDE Participants
Livestock Evaluation  Homedale FFA 37th Place
Poultry Evaluation  Cambridge FFA 35th Place


2013 National FFA Talent    
Klancie Seiler Nampa FFA Fiddle Act
Jentrie Stastny, Amanda Solomon, Aubrie Neild, and Taylan Beymer   Singing Act
2013 American Degree Recipients    
Bonners Ferry FFA Ayla Neumeyer
Burley FFA Carson Lott
Burley FFA Dakota Searle
Burley FFA Slade Beck
Castleford FFA Alice Hoogland
Castleford FFA Michael Wiseman
Clearwater Valley FFA Kayla Evans
Emmett FFA Sierra Crisp
Filer FFA Dustie Melton
Genesee FFA Sam Hoffman
Grangeville FFA Lanee Wood
Jerome FFA Jessica Lancaster
Kuna FFA Brett Blackstock
Kuna FFA Chris Ball 
Kuna FFA Heather Skovgard
Kuna FFA Jenica Hagler
Kuna FFA Maggie Reynolds
Malad FFA Tyler Ogden
Meridian FFA Austin Pendell
Meridian FFA Kylie Shaul
Meridian FFA Lauren Clark
Nampa FFA Hannah Berry 
Nampa FFA Jared McCollough
Nampa-Skyview FFA Carly Gerwig
New Plymouth FFA Caitlynn Verbance 
New Plymouth FFA Drew Bennett
New Plymouth FFA Emily Fisher
New Plymouth FFA Liz Fisher
North Fremont FFA Zack Sanders
Parma FFA Rebecca Blanscet
Parma FFA Rikki Stutheit
Parma FFA Toni Ineck
Payette FFA Travis Michael
Preston FFA Jacob Crossley
Preston FFA Lauren Gleed
Salmon FFA Kellsie Hodges 
Shoshone FFA Cara Pantone
Shoshone FFA Michelle Aoi
Snake River FFA Cody Gentillon
Troy FFA Austin Bull
Vallivue FFA Katelyn Gregory
Weiser FFA Alexandria Mink
Weiser FFA Kayla Wright
Weiser FFA Kyle Nesbitt
Weiser FFA Mekenzie Messick

For more awards and placings, go to

2013-2015 Idaho State Block Housing

    • Idaho group housing is at two locations for the Louisville convention cycle:
    • Our hotels are next to each other on the north side of the Ohio River.
    • Breakfast
      • Towne Place includes free breakfast that can be prepared in-room in each room's full kitchen area.
      • Fairfield Inn includes free hot breakfast in lobby dining area.
    • Requests for rooms must be submitted to Casey Zufelt Email by July 1.
    • Chapters that stay in the housing block are entitled to a lower convention registration fee.
    • Chapters that have made group housing arrangements with the State FFA Office must submit a rooming list to Casey Zufelt Email by September 1.
    • The Idaho hotels are located on a shuttle route.  Please be sure to purchase shuttle passes when you register for convention.
    • Cpricing model for registration fees for chapters using (or not using) the designated housing block.

    Upcoming National FFA Convention Information

    2014 October 29-November 1, Louisville, KY

    2015 October 28-31, Louisville, KY

    2016 October 19-22, Indianapolis, IN

    2017 October 25-28, Indianapolis, IN

    2018 October 24-27, Indianapolis, IN

National FFA Award, CDE, and Scholarship Announcements

Proficiency Awards