CO FFA Convention
The annual Colorado Future Farmers of American Convention went off with its usual celebratory fashion despite being held virtually due to the pandemic.
It was held over three days on line and included Creed and Extemporaneous Speaking results, New Chapter Recognition, FFA Year in Review, a message from the Colorado Farm Bureau and other events that normally would have been held live in front of hundreds of members and supporters.
The final day included a speech made more poignant because of the sad events surrounding the pandemic from outgoing state FFA President Ashlyn Ochsner.
An experienced horse racer, Ochsner’s retiring message included examples of her own setbacks and encouragement to not let others’ failures keep them from their goals.
Ochsner: “Colorado FFA members, you may have never won a contest in the FFA. You may have lost an important game or failed an important test. You may feel like the biggest loser in the world and simply quit, give up and throw in the towel. Life may be disappointing, defeating and dark at times but please don’t count yourself out of this race. Remember the only race you’re ever guaranteed never to win is the one you never begin. Whoever you are and however you’ve fallen short today is your day in the sun. So Colorado FFA members let your darkhorse run.”
Audio thanks to Brian Allmer of the Barn Media.
The Future Farmers of America founded in 1928. The Colorado FFA says it is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.