FTCF at the 2012 National FFA Convention
The 85th annual FFA National Convention was held in Indianapolis Indiana October 24 through October 27.
Nearly 60,000 FFA members and teachers attended the convention from every state including Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. There were 380 exhibitors at this year’s convention ranging from all the land grant colleges, pharmaceutical companies, agribusiness and manufacturing representatives.
The Farm-to-Consumer Foundation was in the Teacher’s World section this year with the primary goal to help spread the word that there is another side of agriculture and to offer support to the teachers and educational programs for students as awareness and demand grows in local small scale agriculture and more producers enter the career of growing food for a local clientele.