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State Convention      


State FFA Convention is an exciting time for members, advisors, and guests from all around the state. In 2021, the State FFA Convention will be held on June 21-24.   Due to COVID protocols we will have to have a hybrid State Convention.   Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday sessions will be broadcasted at 7pm.   

On Wednesday, June 23 we will have a one day in person at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.

The fairgrounds are located at 4808 South Valley Pike, VA 22801. There is parking available in front of Exhibit Hall and around the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. 

Convention Program can be downloaded here. 
June 23rd Event Schedule can be downloaded here. 

From the North:

Take I-81 Exit 243 and exit onto Rt. 11 South. Go south on Rt. 11 for 1 mile. The entrance to the Fairgrounds will be on the right.

From the South:

Take I-81 Exit 240. Go west on Frieden's Church Road for half a mile until it intersects with Rt. 11. Turn right onto Rt. 11 going north. Go north on Rt. 11 for 1.5 miles and the Fairgrounds entrance will be on the left.

The event will include a dinner session. Register for the dinner session here. All members are invited to attend. 

Current COVID guidelines can be found on the VT website

State Degree and Proficiency Award registration 

State Convention Volunteer Link 

Virginia Institute on Cooperative Education (VICE)      
  The Virginia Cooperative Council’s (VCC) Virginia Institute on Cooperative Education is a conference for high school students to gain hands-on experience learning about Virginia Co-op's and their way of doing business. 

State Skill-a-Thon      
Date: July 7th, 2021
Time and Location: TBD

Skillathon encourages members to develop a more complete knowledge of livestock and related subjects. This contest provides an educational program for all project members, including those who may not own a project animal, and provides a way to develop self-confidence.

Leadership Camp      
Leadership Camp is a great opportunity for FFA members across the state to come together for a week of leadership and service together. Graves Mountain Lodge is a wonderful spot in the Shenandoah Valley to experience the great outdoors.

Big E      
    The Big E, the largest fair in the northeast, is home of The Big E Cream Puff and Craz-E Burger. It's a New England extravaganza with top name entertainment, The Big E Super Circus, the Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, animals, competitive exhibits, rides, shopping, crafts, a daily parade and a Mardi Gras parade and foods from around the world for 17 days each September. It's the last blast of summer -- celebrate at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

State Fair of Virginia      
  State Fair of Virginia is held annually at the end of September at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia.

State Soils      
The Virginia 4-H and FFA Soils Judging event is an educational, competitive opportunity for members identify soil characteristics and soil properties and how they affect selected uses.

Block & Bridle      
Block and Bridle is a national organization founded on animal science and philanthropy.

Livestock and Stockmen's 

Horse Judging 

State Cattleworking      
The youth cattle working contest develops youth skills in animal management and handling. Working as a team, youth efficiently process three stocker calves utilizing Beef Quality Assurance guidelines. Regional competitions are held in the spring throughout the state; the top teams from each region then compete at the State Youth Cattle Working Contest during the Virginia Beef Expo and held in conjunction with the Junior Beef Roundup.

FFA Week      
FFA Week is a time for FFA members to host activities that raise awareness about the role FFA plays in the development of agriculture's future leaders and the importance of agricultural education.

National FFA Convention & Expo      
  Virginia FFA members travel to National FFA Convention & Expo to compete in Career and Leadership Development Events, receive American FFA Degrees, participate in National Leadership Development Workshops, take part in the National FFA Day of Service, attend general sessions, and browse the National FFA Career Show. 


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