Thursday, October 11, 2007


80th National FFA Convention
Broadcast Schedule
Oct. 24-27, 2007

The 80th National FFA Convention will be filled with energy and excitement, and we don’t want you to miss a minute of it!
Here are some highlights and the broadcast schedule for RFD-TV.

Wednesday, October 24
6:30– 9:00 p.m. Opening Convention Session – “Blue Jackets, Bright Futures”
National Band and Chorus Grand Entry
National Officer Reflections
National Advisor’s Challenge
Keynote Speaker: Rick Rigsby

Thursday, October 25
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Second Convention Session
National Chapter Awards
National Chapter Models of Innovation Awards
State Membership Awards
National Secretary Kacy Baugher Retiring Address
5:30-7:00 p.m. National FFA Talent Revue
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Third Convention Session
Recognition of FFA Foundation Sponsors
Past National Officer Recognition
Stars Over America Pageant
Eastern Region VP Coty Back Retiring Address

Friday, October 26
7:30 – 10:30 a.m. Fourth Convention Session
National Officer Advisor/School Recognition
Honorary Awards
Western Region VP Janette Barnard Retiring Address
Keynote Speaker: Chad Hymas
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Fifth Convention Session
H. O. Sargent Award
Agri-Entrepreneurship Awards
National Officer Candidates
National Advisor and School Recognition
Southern Region VP Jennifer Himburg Retiring Address
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Sixth Convention Session
National FFA Proficiency Awards
5:30-6:30 p.m. National FFA Band and Chorus Concert
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Seventh Convention Session
Creed/Public Speaking Awards
Agriscience Awards
Keynote Speaker: Henry Winkler
Central Region VP Jamie Cecil Retiring Address

Saturday, October 27
7:30 – 11:30 a.m. Eighth Convention Session
• American FFA Degree Ceremony (uninterrupted)

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Ninth Convention Session
Keynote Speaker: Mark Sanborn
Delegate Reports
Career Development Awards
National President Beau Williamson Retiring Address
National Officer Parent Recognition
Election and Installation of 2007-08 National FFA Officers

(All Times Listed Are Eastern)

The 80th National FFA Convention “LIVE” on RFD-TV will once again be hosted by Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong.
Please join us for each session as we bring you behind-the-scenes stories, special guests and award winners.

RFD-TV can be found on Dish Network channel 231, Direct TV channel 379, as well as Mediacom cable, NCTC and other cable systems.