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FFA members meet for State Convention June 1-3

The 81st Annual New Mexico FFA State Convention will be June 1-3 in Las Cruces on the New Mexico State University campus.

FFA members will gather for contests, workshops, awards and officer elections during the three-day event. This year's theme is "Forever Blue, Forever Strong."

Students will compete in a variety of contests, such as public speaking and marketing. The winners of the contests will receive their awards during the convention. Some students also will receive awards for projects completed during the year.

Current state officers will give their retiring addresses and the new officer team will be introduced and installed. Several new FFA chapters in the state also will be installed.

The keynote speaker will be Lowell Catlett, dean of the NMSU College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Catlett will speak Tuesday night during the fourth session of the conference.

A dance will be held Tuesday night, along with an auction for teachers, parents and alumni to help raise money for an upcoming FFA camp.

New Mexico FFA has more than 4,000 members spanning 87 chapters and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for growth and success through agricultural education.