Warner University’s collegiate FFA chapter strives to attend the National FFA Convention each year to represent one of the state’s two Collegiate FFA Chapters. This is also a time to recruit new students into the program and network with industry leaders during the Convention and Exposition. 

In October, six students attended the convention to represent Warner University’s Agricultural Studies Program. They were excited about the opportunity to recruit new students. Thanks to Florida’s Natural Growers Foundation, the students were able to attend all the sessions and workshops while also handing out “Orange” stress balls that promoted the Florida citrus industry.

Some students took this trip for the first time. To experience the presence of over 60,000 FFA members, advisors, and guests together in one place to live out the mission of the FFA. The theme of convention was to “Amplify” FFA and others around you through premier leadership, personal growth and career success. 

Morgan Kennedy attended her first ever National FFA convention with the Warner students. She said “It was honestly such an amazing experience being able to see thousands of people get together because they all love the same thing… agriculture. There were people from so many different backgrounds, but it was nice that it did not matter where you were from we all share a love for the FFA.” 

This experience was made possible for Morgan and other because of the sponsorship from the Florida’s Natural Grower’s Foundation and allowed Warner to reach out beyond the campus community to involve others from Florida and across the nation.