National FFA Convention "Goes All Out"

National FFA Convention was held in Louisville, Kentucky from October 29 through November 1, 2014. Nearly 60,000 FFA student members from all 50 states participated in the event. The convention theme was “Go All Out.” Many of our Ag Ed students received their American FFA Degrees, the highest honor award from the organization. A list of names can be found on the National FFA website:

For our collegiate students in Agricultural Education, participation in the Alpha Tau Alpha Conclave offers an opportunity to engage, compete, and represent the University of Minnesota. The Conclave, held in conjunction with National FFA Convention, involved 17 University of Minnesota students. The students represented us well, participating in five group contests and one individual essay. The ATA Conclave results are below:

The parliamentary procedure team did a great job at this year’s Conclave. Team member Michaela Gallup was the high score individual written parliamentary procedure test - she had a PERFECT score!
Team members: Hannah Wilts, Chelsea Vilchis, Jessica Juncewski, Michaela Gallup and Emma Hoversten.
parliamentary procedure team

First place Program of Excellence and fundraising winner at the 2014 ATA Conclave.
Team members: Paige Lemke and Katie Winslow.
fundraising team

Third place debate team at the 2014 ATA Conclave.
Team members: Lisa Roker, Lisa Busack, Vinz Karl and Sarah Lee (not pictured).
debate team

First place team essay at the 2014 ATA Conclave.
Team members: Jaclyn Dingels and Sarah Lee (not pictured).
team essay

In addition to the team members listed above, Laura McAlister participated in the individual essay, and Andrea Clement, Teal Kampe, Ethan Lapham, and Dan Porter participated in quiz bowl. We are proud of all students who represented the Ag Ed Club at the 2014 Alpha Tau Alpha Conclave!
group photo