Butler County FFA Heads to State Convention: Daugherty To Be Named Kentucky Agriculture Teacher of the Year
The 83rd Annual Convention of the Kentucky Association FFA will be held in Lexington, Kentucky, on June 12-14 at the Lexington Center. The Convention will begin on Tuesday, June 12, according to Kendall Mallory, President of the Association and Brandon Davis, State Advisor of the approximately 15,000 member student organization. Approximately 2,200 FFA members, advisors, and guests are expected to attend this meeting.
Butler County FFA will have members competing in state speaking contests, serving in the state Courtesy Corps, and serving as official delegates to the convention. Tori Fugate has been selected to chair one of the six state committees. Butler County Chapter of FFA will also be recognized as a 100% FFA membership chapter and will receive the Ky. FFA State Gold Rating. This is the highest award a chapter may receive from the State Association.
National FFA Western Region Vice President Seth Pratt, will address the 2:30 p.m. Wednesday session. Chelsea Daugherty of Butler County, Vice President, Kentucky Association FFA, will address the convention on Tuesday afternoon, June 12, at the 3:30 pm Opening Session. During the Wednesday night session at 8:00 p.m., Butler County FFA Advisor Lee Ann Daugherty will be recognized as the Kentucky Agriculture Teacher of the Year. During the 9:00 a.m. closing session on Thursday, June 14th, approximately 360 FFA members will receive the State FFA Degree, which is the highest honor the Association can award one of its members. The State Stars in Agricultural Placement, Agribusiness, and the State Star Farmer will be named. Kendall Mallory, State President, will address the closing session on Thursday, at 9:00 a.m.
Highlights of the Convention will include: past State Officer reunions, selection of the state winners in various speaking contests, Career Development Events, recognition of Agricultural Proficiency award state winners, and the naming of the organization’s State Stars in Agricultural Placement, Agribusiness and the State Star Farmer.
The theme of the 2012 Convention is “What About Now?”