Polk FFA travels to Indiana for annual convention

Published 8:21 pm Thursday, November 8, 2018

Last month, eight Polk County High School FFA members attended the 91st National FFA Convention and Career Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Pictured are, back row, from left: Matt Mullis, Hunter Lynch, Nicholas Wilson and James Coffey; front row, from left: McKenna Hill, Lacey Gosnell, Lauren Dotson and Katie Campuzano-Gomez. (Submitted photo)


Over 64,000 high school students from across the nation and from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico participated in this annual event. Students participated in a career expo, listened to motivational speakers and attended leadership classes, a country concert featuring Garth Brooks and a rodeo. Students received a tour and a meal at the nationally known Fair Oaks Farm located in Fair Oaks, Indiana.  

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The organization would like to thank the Polk County Farm Bureau, Carolina Farm Credit, Stott’s Ford, Nelon-Cole Pest Control, Harmon Brothers Farm, McGuinn’s Store and the families of these students for making the trip possible.  

Chauncey Barber, agricultural teacher, and Monica Barber, teacher/guidance counselor, chaperoned the trip.

More photos of the trip can be found on the Polk County High School FFA Facebook page.

– Submitted by Chauncey Barber