Marion FFAers attend national conference

Members of the Marion-Florence FFA Chapter traveled to Louisville, Ky., to attend the 87th National FFA Convention from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.

Members watched as awards were presented to national winners, listened to retiring addresses from the national FFA officers and heard keynote addresses from Nick Vujicic, Tyson Foods CDE Donnie Smith and humorist/best-selling author Jane Herlong.

Members also viewed exhibits and visited with potential employers and colleges at the FFA Exposition which featured more than 300 exhibitors.

Members from the Marion-Florence chapter toured the Louisville Slugger bat factory and museum. They also toured Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby museum.

Attending were Clint Kroupa, Raleigh Kroupa, Bret Voth, Kaylie Waner, Elizabeth Meyer, Remington Putter, Aidan Cairns, William Holt and Jayden Hallowell. Mark Meyer and Linda Kroupa were trip sponsors.

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