The streets of Louisville, KY are flooded with FFA members from across the country here to attend the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. The largest youth organization currently have over 600,000 members and their mission of Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success is modeled in all the organization does for the future of the agricultural industry.
Day one of the event is well underway and I just sat down with Western Region Vice President, Jason Wetzler. He shared what the last year of service has meant to him and how the convention’s theme of “Go All Out” has influenced him.
“People call this our year of service. But as we stand here on stage, my teammates and I really think of everyone else here. I really just hope whether it’s their first convention or their last that they leave here and try and make the world a better place.”
“To me the theme embodies the work ethic behind agriculturist. Each one of my teammates will tell you something different, but for me it’s waking up before the sun, working those 48 hour shifts that us farmers are really familiar with and something that is everyday for us. At the end of our session today we remind them that Go All Out isn’t just something we do here at convention nor something we do every once in a while. It has to be the way we live our lives and agriculture has truly embodied that.”
Listen to my complete interview with Jason here: Interview with Jason Wetzler, Western Region Vice President
Find all our photos from the event here: 87th National FFA Conventions Photo