With the 92nd Missouri FFA Convention being postponed due to the pandemic, video releases and a summer event will replace many activities normally held during the annual April convention.

April 20-24 will be the dates for the release of the videos honoring fellow members for outstanding achievements. The video releases will be available through social media and association websites.

A news release from Missouri FFA Executive Secretary Keith Dietzschold detailed this year’s plans:

“Due to the pandemic facing our state, nation and world, the tough decision was made to postpone our convention,” Dietzschold said. “As of press time, we are weighing all options, and are hopeful we can have a one-day summer convention held face-to-face or virtually. In the meantime, we are moving ahead to recognize many of our outstanding members. April 20-24 we will be releasing the names of award recipients in the following categories - proficiency awards, chapter awards and the top-four star candidates, along with a list of state degree winners. To share this information, we will use Missouri FFA Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as missouriffa.org and the convention media website. We are exploring when and how to hold Career and Leadership Development Events. Hopefully, later this spring we can shed light on when these can be held and in what fashion – face-to-face or virtual. Our number-one concern is your safety, and we are asking you to continue following guidelines set in place by our leaders.”