Marion-Florence FFAers attend national session

Members of the Marion-Florence FFA Chapter traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., to attend the 83rd National FFA Conven?tion Oct. 20-23.

More than 50,000 students, parents and advisers attended the sessions.

The theme for this year?s convention was ?Infinite Potential.?

Members watched as awards were presented to national winners, listened to addresses from retiring national officers, and heard keynote speeches from Josh Shipp and Judson Laipply.

Members also viewed exhibits and visited with potential employers and colleges at the FFA Career Show, which featured more than 1,300 exhibitors.

Members from the Marion-Florence chapter toured the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the National FFA Center while in Indianapolis.

They also toured the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Assembly plant in Kansas City and a sheep farm near Indianapolis that is one of the few operations using artificial insemination and embryo-transfer technology with sheep.

Chapter members who made the trip were Corey Shields, Kaitlyn Frese, Zac Lewman, Nick Meyer, Abbey Smith and Amanda Stuchlik.

Mark Meyer and Krystal Mosher served as trip sponsors.

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