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Fairfield FFA Attends National FFA Convention and Expo

Photo courtesy of Courtney Burkhalter

Members of Fairfield FFA who attended the National Convention are, from left, front row: FFA Advisor Courtney Burkhalter, Maddie Meixner, McKayla Taylor and Sophia Mineart; middle row: Jacob Scotton, Emma Clubb, Nate Smithburg, Nick Kaska and Payton Cline; back row: Daniel Baldosier, Blake Metz, Brad Smithburg and Kaitlyn Post.
Photo courtesy of Courtney Burkhalter Members of Fairfield FFA who attended the National Convention are, from left, front row: FFA Advisor Courtney Burkhalter, Maddie Meixner, McKayla Taylor and Sophia Mineart; middle row: Jacob Scotton, Emma Clubb, Nate Smithburg, Nick Kaska and Payton Cline; back row: Daniel Baldosier, Blake Metz, Brad Smithburg and Kaitlyn Post.

From Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2019, 12 Fairfield FFA members along with Courtney Burkhalter, FFA Advisor, and Brian Baldosier, chaperone, attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. While at convention, members were able to visit the career expo to learn more about careers, practice agricultural skills, and visit with colleges. They also attended sessions, listening to inspirational speeches given by our National FFA Officers. And, they toured the Indiana State Capitol Building, learning about the similarities and differences between the Iowa and Indiana state houses and governments.

Fairfield FFA member Daniel Baldosier, who attended the event, had this to say: “At the National Convention, we went to the career show there we got to see big companies like John Deere, Case, Kubota, and Claas. These companies were showing us their new technology, like John Deere’s new 8RX series tractor featuring the new John Deere four-track configuration and 2 more inches of headroom, making this the largest cab John Deere has ever made. Along with this tractor, John Deere displayed a combine and sprayer, showing us their newest features possibly coming out in the newer series. At the career show, there were also many other options of possible careers, like the welding simulating both or the Sukup grain bin homes. This whole show is a great place to look at whatever it is that might interest you and look at some of the opportunities that they have to offer.”