NACD: NCF-ENVIROTHON ATTENDS 2019 FFA CONVENTION AND EXPO

WASHINGTON D.C. – November 5, 2019 – Last week, the 92nd annual FFA Convention & Expo took place at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.

The expo included over 400 exhibiting companies and organizations interested in engaging and performing outreach with the future generation of leaders, employees, customers and advocates.

With almost 70,000 attendees, the event was one of the world’s largest student conventions, and a perfect opportunity for the National Conservation Foundation (NCF)-Envirothon Program Manager Jennifer Brooks and NACD North Central Region Representative Beth Mason to encourage participation from existing and potential Envirothon teams.

Annually, hundreds of FFA teams across the U.S. participate in the NCF-Envirothon program. The study of soils/land use, aquatic ecology, forestry management, wildlife conservation and current environmental issues makes NCF-Envirothon a natural fit for FFA chapters wishing to participate.

Additionally, many state FFA programs partner with Envirothon by using its state competitions as the qualifying event for their FFA Environment and Natural Resources Career Development Event (CDE). In those states, FFA teams can compete in and potentially win two major scholarship events.

To learn more how FFA chapters can participate in the NCF-Envirothon program, visit envirothon.org or contact NCF-Envirothon Program Manager Jennifer Brooks at jennifer-brooks@nacdnet.org.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.