Missouri FFA Convention Postponed
Missouri FFA’s annual convention is the latest event postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ag education staff at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continue to work on a contingency plan for the 92nd Missouri FFA Convention, after announcing this weekend that the event would be postponed. As many as nine-thousand FFA members and supporters normally gather in the Hearnes Center on the University of Missouri campus to participate in contests and learning sessions. However, the coronavirus pandemic has forced Mizzou to move all their classes online, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now calling for all social gatherings of at least 50 people to not occur for the next two months. A statement posted on Missouri FFA’s website suggests that schools reconsider hosting area and district FFA events involving significant numbers of students. The postponement may not only impact career development and leadership development contests, but also interviews for the 17-member officer team that assumes their posts at convention.