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Jesse "Monkeyman" Moore with one of his Sunshine Monkeyshine monkeys entertained Ohio Fair Managers Convention attendees.

OFMA see bright future for Ohio fairs

Families are rediscovering fairs, and maybe for reasons a bit different than in previous generations. “The trend is very positive for fairs. We are seeing increased attendance,” said Howard Call, with the Ohio Fair Managers Association at the organization’s recent convention. “People who are trying to understand agriculture are seeing the value in going to [...]

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Liberty Center FFA members enjoy the sunshine outside.

A recap of 2014 Convention highlights

The 2014 National FFA Convention had record numbers with 64,409 FFA members, advisors and other visitors at the event with an estimated economic impact of $40 million. Visitors stayed in 136 hotels for a combined 39,247 nights within a 60-mile radius of Louisville. Even with bigger-than-ever numbers at the event, Ohio had a noteworthy presence [...]

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Big numbers at National FFA Convention

One can’t help but be inspired by the quality and the hard work of the young people clad in those distinctive jackets who, for a few short days are turning Louisville a bluer hue. This week’s National FFA Convention will once again transform the city of Louisville into a sea of corduroy as big numbers [...]

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Anna FFA named Three-Star Chapter by National FFA

The Anna FFA chapter of Anna, Ohio, has been recognized in the 2014 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that successfully complete an annual set of required activities that encourage members to grow as individuals, work as a team and serve others [...]

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2014 Ohio FFA Convention: Session 4

In Session 4, Ohio FFA members got to hear the Creed presented, recognized the outstanding efforts of chapter officers from around the state, and recognized CDE winners.

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Top Chapter in chapter development: Ridgemont

2014 Ohio FFA Convention: Session 3

In Session 3, Ohio FFA members heard from the Ohio FFA Alumni Association, Gold Medal Chapters were recognized, the top chapters were recognized,  more proficiency winners were announced, and the group heard motivational words from speaker Eric Chester. Here are more highlights from Session 3.

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Volunteers danced onstage

2014 Ohio FFA Convention: Session 1

In the first General Session at the 86th Ohio FFA Convention, teachers and administrators, Chapter Trust Awards, and charity donations were recognized. FFA chapters and campers raised money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital ($16,737 in funds raised at camp and chapters gave $34,864) and  Crop/Church World Service received $14,588 from Ohio FFA members. Here are some more highlights [...]

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You never know who you will run into at the OFMA Convention. John Cooper from Fairfield County impersonates Abe Lincoln at events.

Ohio Fair Managers Convention highlights changing roles of fairs

The county fair is a long standing, and cherished, tradition in many parts of rural (and urban) Ohio. But, like anything, county fairs have had to evolve as society has changed around them. With that in mind, the Ohio Fair Managers Association (OFMA) has emphasized some of the changing roles of the county fair at [...]

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Big numbers gathered in Louisville

Attendance at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Exporose to 62,998, up from 56,176 attendees last year when the event was held in Indianapolis. Students, teachers and guests stayed in 136 hotels for 39,247 combined room nights within a 75-mile radius of Louisville throughout the week, infusing more than $40 million into the local economy. “We’re [...]

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