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88th Annual MT FFA State Convention

Published on Thursday, October 19, 2017

88th Annual MT FFA State Convention

Event date: 4/4/2018 - 4/7/2018 Export event

88th Annual Montana FFA State Convention

April 4-7, 2018

Billings, MT - Red Lion Hotel and MT Convention Center

 

The FFA State Convention is the largest conference in the state of Montana with over 1,800 students and guests in attendance. 

For more visit: montanaffa.org/

Montana State FFA Convention 2018 Schedule


Wednesday, April 4

Location
All Convention Association Office Ponderosa
All Convention Alumni Store Spruce
All Convention Alumni Silent Auction Cottonwood
12:00 - 5:30 PM Convention Registration Atrium
12:00 - 4:30 PM Agriscience Fair setup Ballroom - Billings Hotel
12:00 - 5:00 PM Hall of Chapters setup Montana Convention Center lobby
12:30 - 1:30 PM Parliamentary Procedure CDE Test Poolside Terrace
1:00 - 5:30 PM Nominating Committee Orientation *Billings Hotel Parlor 1009
1:30 - 2:30 PM Prepared Speaking CDE Grand Montana Ballrooms
2:30 - 4:30 PM Parliamentary Procedure CDE - Preliminary round Madison, Yellowstone, Bighorn, Lewis & Clark
2:30 - 4:30 PM Parliamentary Procedure CDE - Holding room Restaurant
3:00 - 4:00 PM Jr. Creed Speaking CDE - Prelims Grand Montana Ballrooms
3:00 - 5:00 PM Jr. Creed and Creed Holding room Jefferson
4:00 - 5:00 PM Creed Speaking CDE - Prelims Grand Montana Ballrooms
4:00 - 5:30 PM Star Candidate Interviews Meet in Restaurant (2), Bronze and Silver
4:30 - 5:30 PM State Officer Candidates Test Poolside Terrace
5:00 - 5:30 PM Talent contestant Meeting - Shelby Morris presiding Ralston room - trade show
5:00 - 6:00 PM Tech Corps Meeting Montana Convention Center
5:00 - 6:30 PM Agriscience Fair judging Ballroom - Billings Hotel
5:00 - 7:00 PM Parliamentary Procedure CDE - Semi-Final Round Big Horn, Yellowstone
5:00 - 7:00 PM Parliamentary Procedure CDE - Holding room Madison
5:30 PM Alumni Hospitality Room Cottonwood
5:30 - 6:00 PM Courtesy Corps Meeting Poolside Terrace
5:30 - 7:00 PM Extemporaneous Speaking Preparation Room Jefferson
6:00 - 7:00 PM Extemporaneous Speaking CDE - Preliminary Round Grand Montana Ballrooms
7:30 PM State Officer Candidate Interviews *Billings Hotel Parlor 1009
7:30 PM Hot Box for State Officer Candidates *Billings Hotel Parlor 1010
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pre-Session Activities Montana Convention Center
7:00 PM 1st Session-- Sheridan Johnson, presiding Montana Convention Center
Daily Highlights
FFA theme song
Patriotic music while flags brought forward by Conrad FFA Chapter
Opening Ceremony
Greetings - Bill Cole - Mayor of Billings
Retiring Address - Jessica Horan
Billings Superintendent of Schools - Mr. Terry Bouck
Comments from Sen. Steve Daines, Sen. John Tester and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte
Session Sponsor Greeting
Retiring Address - Kelsey Kraft
State Talent
Comments from Breanna Holbert - National FFA President
Shining Members of the Month
CDE Awards - Meats
Keynote Speaker - Dave Roever
Announcement of "Final Four" Extemp, Prepared, Parli Pro, Creed & Jr. Creed
Closing Ceremony
Thursday, April 5

Location
All Day Alumni Store, Alumni Silent Auction, Alumni Hospitality Meadowlark and Cottonwood
6:45 - 9:00 AM Farm Business Management CDE Missouri
7:00 AM State Officer Candidate Interviews *Billings Hotel Parlor 1009
7:00 - 11:30 PM Hot Box for State Officer Candidates *Billings Hotel Parlor 1010
7:30 AM Courtesy Corps Meeting Lewis & Clark
8:00 AM Press Corps Meeting Birch
8:00 AM Talent Judges Meeting Atrium
8:00 - 10:00 AM Farm Bureau - Junior Speaking Contest Madison
8:30 - 9:30 AM Prepared Speaking CDE Finals - holding in Bronze or Silver room Montana Convention Center
8:30 - 10:00 AM Tours - Drange Apiary or Arrow Striping Montana Convention Center Lobby
9:00 - 9:45 AM Student Success Workshop - Breanna Holbert - 2018 National FFA President Bitteroot, Gallatin
9:00 - 11:30 AM Talent Auditions - Shelby Morris presiding Atrium
9:00 AM -1:00 PM Livestock Evaluation CDE Yellowstone Boys/Girls Pavilion
9:30 - 10:45 AM MAAE Meeting Poolside Terrace
9:30 AM-11:00 AM Delegate Orientation & Session I, Jessica Horan, presiding Montana Convention Center
10-Noon & 1-3 PM DAY OF SERVICE ACTIVITIES - conducted by Forsyth FFA - Jan Banks Billings area
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM FFA Career & Trade Show Ralston
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Delegate Session and Advisor Luncheon/Career Panel discussion Missouri
11:30-12:30 Student Success Workshop - SFP Surviving Student Loans and what to know about college - Tyler Cotterell Big Horn
1:30 - 5:30 PM Ag Sales CDE Grand Montana Ballrooms/Madison
1:15 - 2:30 PM Advisor Workshop - Dr. Steve Brown National FFA Adviser Big Horn
2:00-2:45 PM Student Success Workshop - State Officers from Tennessee Lewis & Clark
2:00-2:45 PM Greenhand Workshop - Breanna Holbert, 2018 National FFA President Yellowstone
3:00 - 4:30 PM Brian Imbus, Hypnotist Montana Convention Center
4:30 - 6:30 PM Montana FFA Foundation Donor and Scholarship Dinner Billings Hotel
6:30 - 11:30 PM State Officer Candidate Interviews Parlor 1009
6:30 - 7:00 PM Pre-Session Activities Montana Convention Center
7:00 PM 2nd General Session-- Abbey Dunn & John Power, presiding Montana Convention Center
Sponsored by: Montana Army National Guard and Northwest Farm Credit Services
Patriotic music while flags brought forward by Corvallis FFA
Daily Highlights & Opening Ceremony
Introduction of State Officer Candidates
Greetings from Alpha Gamma Rho President - Michael Walsh
Foundation Awards & Scholarship Presentations - Jamie Edmundson & Curt Robbins
Retiring Address - Shelby Morris
Living to Serve/Day of Service Presentations
Building Our Montana Communities Awards
Retiring Address - Mikayla Comes
New Chapters Chartered - Fort Benton, Terry, Three Forks
Blue Jackets/Open Doors and Teach Ag Signing - Dr. Carl Igo
Chapter Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, Scrapbook, Hall of Chapter Awards
Closing Ceremony
Friday, April 6

Location
6:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast - Billings Area Chamber of Commerce Montana Convention Center
7:00 AM State Officer Candidate Interviews *Billings Hotel Parlor 1009
7:00 - 11:00 AM Hot Box for State Officer Candidates *Billings Hotel Parlor 1010
7:00 - 11:30 AM Ag Mechanics CDE Career Center
8:00 - 9:00 AM MAAE Meeting Big Horn
8:00 AM - Noon State Star Greenhand contest - Milford Wearley Lewis & Clark
8:30 - 10:00 AM 3rd Delegate Session - Jessica Horan, presiding Montana Convention Center
8:30 - 9:45 AM Extemporaneous Speaking CDE Prep Bronze room - Convention Center
9:00 - 9:45 AM Student Success Workshop - Risky Business CAS Poolside Terrace
9:00 - 10:00 AM Extemporaneous Speaking CDE Finals Montana Convention Center
9:00 - 10:30 AM Workshop for Ag Teachers - Ben Meyer Western Region LPS Specialist Big Horn
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM FFA Foundation Meeting Billings Hotel: Parlor Room 1031
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM FFA Career & Trade Show Ralston
10:00 AM - Noon Tours - Ranch House Meats or Woods Power Grip Montana Convention Center Lobby
11:00 - 11:45 AM Student Success Workshop - MSU AgEd Club Poolside Terrace
11:00 - 11:45 AM Chapter Officer Workshop - Breanna Holbert - 2018 National FFA President Missouri
11:00 AM - noon Alumni Executive Committee meeting Yellowstone
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Parliamentary Procedure CDE - Holding room Bronze and Silver rooms - Con. Center
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Parliamentary Procedure CDE FINALS Montana Convention Center
12:30 - 4:00 PM Agronomy CDE Career Center
1:00 - 2:00 PM Workshop for Ag Teachers - Farming is Risky Business CAS Big Horn
1:00 - 2:30 PM 4th Delegate Session - Jessica Horan, presiding Montana Convention Center
FFA/American Indian Program presentations
Creed & Jr. Creed Speaking CDE- Finals
1:00 - 2:30 PM Dance workshop - Seth Whitney Ralston
2:30 - 4:00 Conduct of Meetings CDE Yellowstone and Lewis Clark
4:30 - 6:30 PM State Degree Dinner - Kelsey Kraft, presiding Grand Montana Ballrooms
6:15 - 6:45 PM Pre-Session Activities Montana Convention Center
6:45 PM 3rd General Session - Mikayla Comes, presiding Montana Convention Center
Sponsored by: Wilbur Ellis
Opening intro video - FFA theme song - Daily Highlights
Patriotic music while flags brought forward by Fergus FFA
Opening Ceremony
Session Greeting: Lakeland Feeds
Retiring Address - Seth Rekdal
State Talent
Comments from Dr. Steve Brown - National FFA Advisor
Awards Program - Tyler Wiltgen and Colter Brown - Emcees
FFA/American Indian Program awards
Creed, Star Greenhand, Extemp & Prepared Speaking Awards
Proficiency Awards
FFA Creed presentation - State Creed Speaking winner
Retiring Address - Abbey Dunn
State FFA Degree Presentation & Stars Over Montana Pageant
9:00 - 11:30 PM DANCE Grand Montana Ballrooms
Saturday, April 7

Location
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Pre-Session Activities Montana Convention Center
8:00 AM 4th Session - Seth Rekdal, presiding Montana Convention Center
Sponsored by: Opportunity Bank
Convention Highlight Video
Patriotic music while flags brought forward by Shepherd FFA
Opening Ceremony
Session Greeting: Opportunity Bank
Delegate Business Report - Jessica Horan
Retiring Address - John Power
American Degree Recognition
State Officer Advisor Recognition
State Talent Winner
State Officer Parent Recognition
Honorary State Degree Ceremony
Retiring Address-- Sheridan Johnson
CDE Awards - State Officers
Nominating Committee Report
2017-18 State Officer Review
Installation of New Officers
Closing Ceremony
12:15 - 2:00 New State Officer Luncheon/Orientation Poolside

 

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