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Greenville FFA take to Cowtown for state convention

August 1, 2022

Greenville FFA take to Cowtown for state convention

Fort Worth was a sea of blue corduroy as Greenville High School FFA students joined 15,000 others from across the state for the 94th annual Texas FFA State Convention.  

During the first specialty session, Greenville FFA seniors Madi Coyle, Marley Knight, Cayli Hamilton and Bentley Love received Lonestar degrees, the highest degree that an FFA student can earn. To qualify, a student must:

  • Earn or invest at least $1,000 in ag-related work

  • Work at least 300 hours in the field outside of the classroom

  • Participate in at least 25 hours of community service

  • Achieve various chapter level accomplishments

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One of the highlights was attending a Q&A with Mike Rowe, the host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, in which he joins blue-collar workers in performing day-to-day tasks that are borderline repulsive. He shared stories about his life and gave advice to students on furthering their education after high school, be it at college or at a trade school.

There was also plenty of music and fun, including a performance by the Mike Ryan Band. 

Fun Night was Cayli Hamilton’s favorite part of the convention. The night featured a talent show whose contestants were selected by competing at the District and Area levels. It also served as the state level competition.

“I liked how we were all having a good time, screaming and dancing no matter what song came on,” Cayli said. 

This year, Texas FFA set a new record, with membership hitting 156,000, an increase of 15,000 from last year. 

Convention is a great opportunity for FFA students to meet people and make new friends, some of which will last a lifetime.