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82nd FFA Leadership Convention Held At CSI

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By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The annual FFA Convention is giving students an opportunity to learn about becoming future leaders in agriculture.

The Idaho chapter of the FFA or the Future Farmers of America is holding their annual conference this week at the College of Southern Idaho. FFA promotes and supports agriculture education.

"Agriculture is the most important industry in the world. People have to eat everyday and they wear clothing and agriculture is what provides that," said Tanner Beymer, President of the Idaho Chapter of the FFA.

The eighty second conference gives FFA members a chance to interact with other students while learning about possible agriculture related careers for their future.

"Members from across the state, over fifteen hundred students will be taking on the CSI campus competing in various CDE or career development events and taking on the sights and sounds and meeting lots of awesome FFA members," said Lauren Clark, FFA Secretary.

While most people think of the FFA as a organization, today students from across the state are learning about leadership.

"FFA is important because it creates future leaders in the agriculture industry. We are a leadership organization that prepares students for a career in the agriculture sector. So we are really a super important organization as far as student organizations are concerned," said Tanner Beymer.

This is the last FFA event of the year, but the organization is already planning for next year.

"It's important to us because this is kind of our last hoorah before we retire. So my team and I will actually retire on Saturday and new officers will be elected for the upcoming year," said Tanner Beymer.

An organization that is helping students become future agriculture leaders in the gem state.

The FFA leadership convention continues tomorrow and Saturday at the CSI fine arts building.