National FFA Convention
October 19 – 22, 2016 . Indianapolis, Indiana

National FFA Week
February 18 – 25, 2017

Conferences and Camps

At FFA camps, retreats and conferences FFA members work on their leadership skills and character development. And, they meet new friends and have a lot of fun!

  • Washington Leadership Conference – is the ultimate leadership experience for FFA members.
  • Blast Off – first in a series of training conferences for state FFA officers

Career Development Events at the National FFA Convention & Expo

Career Development Events (CDEs) help students develop the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and perform effectively in a competitive job market.

There are 24 CDEs, covering job skills in everything from communications to mechanics. Some events allow students to compete as individuals, while others allow them to compete in teams.

For more information, check out the CDE Handbook or talk to your FFA advisor or State FFA Association about how you can get involved in the CDE awards program.