INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization and RFD-TV are working in collaboration this fall to ensure FFA members and supporters across the country are able to view the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo.
The event, which will be Oct. 27, 28 and 29, will be virtual this year. Thanks to the generosity of RFD-TV, production of the convention general sessions, award recognitions, national officer retiring addresses and celebration of FFA members and partners will occur at the RFD-TV studio in Ft. Worth, Texas, Stockyards.
“The National FFA Organization has had a strong partnership with RFD-TV for the past 32 years,” said National FFA Organization CEO, Mark Poeschl. “Patrick Gottsch has been a great friend to the organization over the years and made it possible for the organization to launch the first live broadcast of our national convention and carry gavel-to-gavel coverage each year. Today, as we continue to navigate through the uncertainty of the pandemic, Patrick has once again stepped up to ensure our members and supporters across the country can continue to participate in our National FFA Convention & Expo. We are extremely thankful for his generosity to the organization and his desire to continue to help us tell the story of FFA and agricultural education.”
Both RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel will air the convention live, Oct. 27, 28 and 29. It can also be viewed on RFD’s streaming platform, RFD-TV Now and The Cowboy Channel+ apps.
“We are so proud to be entrusted with the responsibility of producing and hosting the video broadcasts for the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo. Our new studios in the Fort Worth Stockyards will be up to the challenge of making this year’s National FFA Convention an experience that the National FFA Officer team, and all of the FFA members and ag teachers watching RFD-TV or The Cowboy Channel in the classroom and/or on digital devices, will never forget,” said Patrick Gottsch, Founder and President of RFD-TV.
“Our partnership with the National FFA Organization is our most important relationship,” Gottsch continued. “Together, I believe that we will make history this year by recreating the atmosphere and enthusiasm of the Indianapolis stage for the benefit and enjoyment of all those stuck at home this year.”
In addition to the convention broadcast, streaming channels will also be used to allow members and supporters to participate in the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo.
More information on the national convention can be found at: http://convention.FFA.org
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to more than 760,000 student members who belong to one of the more than 8,700 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by more than 8 million alumni and supporters throughout the U.S.