FFA makes convention virtual; no longer in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National FFA Organization will hold its national convention in October virtually instead of meeting in Indianapolis because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The Indianapolis-based FFA announced Friday the decision to make the event virtual is due “to the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The convention that features keynote speakers, concerts and workshops was slated to occur Oct. 28-31.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that last year, the FFA brought more than 68,000 people, mostly high school students, to Indianapolis with an economic impact of $38 million.

FFA CEO Mark Poeschl says the decision to go virtual this year after consulting school administrators and instructors, attendees and sponsors.

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