Expo Magazine has named the National FFA Convention and Expo as one of the top 25 fastest-growing expo events in the country. The event draws more than 56-thousand FFA members, alumni, teachers, school administrators and agriculture industry representatives from across the country. It is one of the largest student gatherings in the nation - and has been an annual event since 1928. From 2011 to 2012 - the Expo’s square footage of exhibitor space grew by 14-percent. Attendance grew as well - increasing from 53-thousand attendees in 2011 to more than 56,300 last year.
More than 400 companies exhibit at the National FFA Convention and Expo - including large corporations like Ford, John Deere, the U.S. Army, Dodge, Monsanto, Toyota, Case IH and more. During the Expo - FFA members have a chance to meet company representatives, learn about their operations and get answers to their questions about the companies and their roles in the agriculture industry. National FFA Organization CEO Dr. Dwight Armstrong says exhibitors are an important part of the process that transforms FFA members into productive, goal-oriented and industry-dedicated individuals.
The four-day convention moves to Louisville, Kentucky this year - where it will remain through 2015. The Expo will span more than 290-thousand square feet of space inside Kentucky Exposition Center.