FFA Legends program to take place September 3

Plans are in place to celebrate the 75th Annual FFA Shows at the Minnesota State Fair. The celebration will take place Labor Day weekend, during the FFA encampment.

The kickoff for 75 years of FFA at Minnesota State Fair program will be held at Judson Avenue, between Swine Barn and Compeer Arena Friday, September 2 at 7 p.m. 

The program will include history of FFA at Minnesota State Fair, proclamation and remarks by special guests.

The FFA Legends from 1948 to today program will be held on the Christensen Farms Stage outside CHS Miracle of Birth Center Saturday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. The program includes History of FFA Shows at state fair, recognition of Baldwin award winners, Legacy FFA Show Families, Legacy FFA Chapters, show staff and superintendents and others.

The FFA Supreme Champions and Awards Program will be held in Compeer Arena Monday, September 5 at 10 a.m. The program includes recognition of student exhibits as well as recognition of families that have exhibited in the FFA shows for three generations or more.

Families that qualify for this recognition should email pkoenen@ac242.us by Monday, Aug. 8. This program will be livestreamed and available for viewing on Minnesota FFA’s YouTube channel.

To capture some of the many stories of FFA members and supporters involved with the FFA shows, organizers are inviting people to record an audio message about your personal experience as an FFA member exhibiting livestock, crops, agricultural mechanics, participating in the safe tractor driving contest, creating a landscape booth or other area. 

Additionally, organizers want to hear from superintendents or other volunteers on why they chose to support FFA members involved with the state fair. To record a message, call 1-800-437-3009, and enter the Invitation Number of 84216.