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Teachers,

Now that the dust has settled from making the challenging decision to postpone State Convention we are working to clarify how we are going to move forward not only on State Convention and its related events but on other activities that we expect could be impacted by COVID-19.   State Officer Selection, LEAD, CAMP, AOI, PSA, HYMAX and HYPE are all being discussed.  We anticipate providing you with an update by April 1st and further updates at least every two weeks as things become clearer. I expect National FFA will be pushing back deadlines as they are having discussions on how to help state associations through this difficult time.

Current Updates:

We are planning to hold the remaining Area State Officer interviews virtually.
State Officer Finalists Interviews scheduled for April 17 and 18 are postponed.
We ask that schools hold onto any payments related to the above activities for now.

Reminder:

If you haven’t already done so, I suggest that you begin the process of canceling the hotel rooms that you booked for State FFA Convention.

Leon Busdieker

Director

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

 

“Ag Ed/FFA Family,

In light of the current health issues and concerns resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State FFA Convention scheduled for April 23 and 24 is being postponed. Ag Ed staff members are working on a contingency plan for the State Convention program, State Leadership Development and State Career Development Events. My recommendation is that you reconsider holding all area and district FFA events involving significant numbers of students. While a variety of factors go into making a decision like this, be assured that the health and safety of our students and stakeholders is always our primary concern.”

Keith Dietzschold

MO FFA Executive Secretary