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  January: Virginia FFA Day at the Capitol  
2024 Event Information      

This event is for members who attended the Advocate for Agriculture Tour in November.

Registration is closed. Please reach out to state staff with questions.

Virginia FFA Base Location: 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond Downtown
700 East Main Street, Suite B
Richmond, VA 23219

Breakfast is provided.

Schedule as of 1/16/24: 
Training Session 1 
8:15-8:45 - Orientation, Homewood Suites Conference Room 
9:00-11:20 - Visits with Delegates/Senators, Virginia General Assembly Offices

Training Session 2
9:00-9:30 - Orientation, Homewood Suites Conference Room 
9:45-11:20 - Visits with Delegates/Senators, Virginia General Assembly Offices

11:30 - Send representative to Senate or House Chamber (see list), Report to Gallery Overflow Rooms
12:30 - After the introductions are complete, return to the Homewood Suites for boxed lunches 
1:15 - Photo, Capitol Building Steps
1:30 - Release

Lodging on the 24th will be available at Homewood Suites at the rate of $180/night. Virginia FFA will bill your chapter and will secure your booking. 

Lunch on 1/25:
A catered sandwich lunch will be provided during the de-brief. The cost will be $12/person. 

Hotel parking will be an incidental charge to your room which you will pay upon checking out. Their garage has a height restriction of 6'6".

Cars, Mini-buses, and Vans: Can park in any garage or surface parking lot nearby. There is a parking lot located behind the Hampton Inn which would be ideal for mini-buses or 15 passenger vans. These options are pay to park and can be paid on app or at the kiosk. 

Full Sized Buses: The City of Richmond does have street parking available for oversized vehicles, but a pass is required. Passes can be requested online and must be submitted at least three days prior to the visit. Signage for the bus is required and must be obtained through a designated Richmond business and must be posted 48 hours prior to the event. We advise you to try to work out smaller vehicles or have a driver who can drop you off and pick you up. 

Other Information:
- Official dress is required. Please, no hats and no jeans. Please try to adhere to the standards of official dress (tie/scarf, appropriate length skirts, black socks,  etc). All advisors should be in business casual/business professional. Men should wear at least a sport coat and tie. Ladies should wear at least dress slacks, a dressy blouse and a blazer (optional).  
- A small notebook or pad-folio and pen would be appropriate for note-taking. Bookbags and other bulky items should be left behind. 
- Tours of the capitol are available in the afternoon from 1:00-4:00 PM. Please make your own arrangements and avoid times during the tentative schedule. 

Purchase Order Requests Should Include:
- Number of Hotel Rooms x $180
- Number of People in Attendance (students, advisors, chaperones) x $12

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