The 83rd National FFA Convention gets underway this week in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chase Rose from Clyde Park, Montana is a national officer this year, serving as the Central Region Vice President. Some of Chase’s fondest memories involve blue jackets – even when he was too young to wear one. The son of an agricultural education teacher, Rose happily tagged along with his father and the “big kids” to their FFA and livestock events. He knew, from an early age, that agriculture was going to play a huge role in his life.
Fulfilling this position required Chase to travel more than 100,000 miles; meeting top leaders in business, government and education; visiting approximately 40 states; and participating in an international experience tour to Japan. His responsibilities included providing personal growth and leadership training for students, setting policies that shape the future of the organization and promoting agricultural literacy.
Along with taking in this week’s convention, Chase also had the chance to star on Fox News Tuesday morning. CLICK HERE to watch how great he did!
They have set a record this year for the number of participants that are pre-registered. The convention, which begins Wednesday, represents four days of advocating for agricultural education and brings in members from across the U.S.
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