The following statement was released by the Wisconsin FFA Foundation:
The Wisconsin Association of FFA Board of Directors approved to move forward with an in-person 2021 Wisconsin FFA Convention to be held the week of July 5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin with virtual components leading up to and during the week of convention.
Following a year of cancelled events and creating virtual FFA leadership conferences, including the 2020 Wisconsin FFA Convention, the Wisconsin Association of FFA is excited to come back in person for the 92nd Wisconsin FFA Convention. “The specific dates and schedule of the convention activities are yet to be determined” according to Cheryl Zimmerman, State FFA Executive Director. “We have a lot of planning to do as we know the convention will look different because of potential limitations caused by the pandemic. However, we are glad to be able bring people together again and celebrate the accomplishments of our FFA members and chapters.” The state convention will also offer virtual options for those that are unable to attend in person. In addition, before the actual week of the State Convention there will be other virtual events happening including announcements of several award areas and participation in competitions.
Joe Schlies, State FFA President commented, “My teammates and I continue to make enormous strides in providing Wisconsin FFA members with a top-of-the-line State FFA Convention experience and are grateful to have the opportunity to provide members with an in-person celebration in a safe manner while also offering a virtual format. Coming together with the prioritization of health and safety guidelines, our organization continues to demonstrate this year’s Wisconsin State FFA theme of being “Unstoppable.”