Conrady named as finalist for American FFA Star Award

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[June 20, 2014]  SPRINGFIELD – More than 3,500 Illinois FFA high school students – including members of the Hartsburg-Emden FFA Chapter – participated in the 2014 Illinois State FFA Convention at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.

The 86th annual convention featured a “Planting Your Potential” theme inspired by the 2013-2014 Illinois State FFA Officer team. The three-day event celebrates the organization’s annual successes and includes motivational speakers, recognition of individual and chapter achievement, addresses from retiring officers, and election of a new state officer team.

Awards presented to Hartsburg-Emden FFA members included the American FFA Degree Star Finalist  Cody Conrady, chapter member.

The American Star award recognizes outstanding FFA members who have earned the American FFA Degree and have excelled in their supervised agricultural experience. Three Illinois FFA members have been recommended for this honor and will compete as an American Star Finalist at the National FFA Convention in Louisville KY in October.

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The Illinois Association FFA is part of the National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America. More than 17,500 students are in enrolled 326 different FFA chapters in the State of Illinois. FFA is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members – all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit  for more information.

[Text received; ILLINOIS FFA]

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