After sitting down and watching thirty-six retiring addresses from the 2012-13 officer team to those that retired this past year I have found something in common. Although each message is extremely different there is a common message of passion, purpose, and love. I have narrowed these thirty-six amazing speeches to twelve. These twelve quotes are something I believe that every FFA member, and well every person should hold true to them as they go through this coming year.
On October 23rd, 67,000 FFA members traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 91st annual National FFA Convention. This convention creates the sea of blue jackets that fill one of the better-known streets in Indianapolis called FFA Way. FFA Way is the street that all members will use to get to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the general sessions are held, along with other events like the National Band and Chorus concert. Everything else, including most competitions, the career expo, workshops, and the FFA shopping mall are held in the convention center.
Recently I had the opportunity to interview a National Delegate from North Carolina. His name is Max Hagaman, he is currently a student at Watauga and this is his 4th year in FFA. A fun fact about him is he was the constable in Mary Poppins in 2016. Going back to his purpose in this article he served as one of those hyped people that got to sit on the floor at National Convention. I asked him a few questions about the Delegate process and how the sessions work. Here are his responses: