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Housing Information

You are responsible for contacting the hotels directly and asking for the Texas FFA Convention Rate.  If you have any questions or problems with a hotel, please contact Stacey Jones, staceyltcp@aol.com or Laura Traylor, ltraylor@austin.rr.com.  Please read the housing instructions carefully before calling the hotels.  

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are booking your room at LaQuinta and are using the Texas FFA 15% off discount, this reservation will NOT put you in the housing block, even if the particular hotel you  make your reservation at is on the housing block list.  

Housing Information Documents


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2014 Housing Instructions Admin 1/9/2014 13 KB
Downtown Ft. Worth Parking Map Admin 2/20/2014 201 KB
2014 Ft. Worth Hotels - Revised 3/19/14 Admin 3/19/2014 80 KB

2014 State Convention

The 86th Texas FFA State Convention will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center July 14-18, 2014.

$40 Registration fee per person - Including Advisors

* There will be a $10 discount for each FFA member registered if you book your hotel room in the Texas FFA housing block. *    

* In addition to this discount, ADVISORS registration fee will be WAIVED if you book your hotel room  in the Texas FFA housing block! *


                                ***CONCERT, DANCE AND FUN NIGHT DRESS CODE*** 
Attire may not contain indecent or improper messages (alcohol, tobacco, sexual references, etc.). Males must wear shirts with sleeves.  No low-cut shirts or tops, bare midriffs, strapless or think-strapped shirts are allowed.  Shirts must cover the entire stomach, shoulders, chest and back must be covered.  Sleeves must be at least two inches in width (about 3 fingers).  Shorts, dresses and skirts must be no higher than fingertip length when ares are at side and no saggy pants are allowed.
 

Tentative Schedule


Tentative 2014 Convention Schedule

(Dates and times are subject to change and will be updated as needed)

Last Update: 3/4/14

 

FRIDAY, JULY 11

1:00pm – National Officer Nominating Committee Report

SATURDAY, JULY 12

7:30am – National Officer Candidates Report

SUNDAY, JULY 13

10:00am – Rodeo Contestant Check-In

12:00pm – Texas FFA Chorus Arrives

5:45pm – Host Committee Kick Off

MONDAY, JULY 14

12:00pm – Camp Chronicle Begins (Convention Chronicle Staff)

2:00pm – Foundation Ambassador Orientation

2:30pm – Speaking Event Judges Meeting

3:00pm – Speaking Event Coaches/Contestant Meeting

3:30pm – Registration Committee Meeting

4:00pm – State Speaking Events – Semi-Finals

4:00pm – Agriscience Fair Setup

4:30pm – Convention Committee Chairperson Meeting

5:00pm – Convention Committee Meetings

7:00pm – Courtesy Corps Orientation

7:00pm – Rodeo Performance #1

TUESDAY, JULY 15

7:00am – Area Officer and Advisor Breakfast

7:00am – Speaking Event Breakfast/Finals Announcement

9:00am – General Registration Opens

9:00am – Speaking Event Judges Meeting

10:00am – Speaking Event Finals

10:00am – Leadership Workshop

10:15am – Exhibits Open

1:15pm – Pre-Session

2:00pm – First General Session

Reflections

-          State President’s Welcome

-          Invocation

-          Welcome to Fort Worth

-          Area Walk-ins

-          Keynote Address

5:00pm – Talent Team Orientation

5:00pm – Registration Closes

6:00pm – Rodeo Finals

8:00pm – Kick-Off Concert

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

8:00am – Registration Continues

8:15am – Pre-Session

9:00am – Second General Session

-          Justin Brands Title Sponsor Remarks

-          Ryan Mott Memorial Scholarship

-          Keynote Address

-          Speaking Development Event Awards Presentation

-          2 Retiring Addresses

-          2014 Texas FFA Association Business Session (Part 1)

11:30am – Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship Luncheon

12:00pm – Agriscience Fair Awards Luncheon

12:45pm – Pre-Session

1:30pm – Third General Session

-          Honoring Our Heroes

-          Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships

-          Agriscience Fair Results

-          Lone Star Championship Review (LDE/CDE)

-          Nursery/Landscape CDE Scholarship

-          New Chapter Recognition

-          State Officer Chapter Recognition

-          Collegiate FFA Remarks/Presentation of Officers

-          2 Retiring Addresses

-          Golden Horizon

-          National Chapter – Top 10

-          2014 Texas FFA Association Business Session (Part 2, if needed)

5:15pm – Stars of Texas Banquet

5:15pm – Ford Leadership Scholars Banquet

6:15pm – Pre-Session

6:30pm – LSD Recipients to Area Sections

7:00pm – Fourth General Session – Stars Night and Lone Star Degree Ceremony

-          Stars Over Texas

-          Proficiency Awards

-          Lone Star Degree Sponsor Remarks – Lone Star Ag Credit

-          Lone Star Degree Ceremony (Order: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 1, 2, 3)

THURSDAY, JULY 17

7:00am – VIP Breakfast and Reception

8:15am – Pre-Session

9:00am – Fifth General Session

-          Farm Credit Title Sponsor Remarks

-          Farm Credit Scholarships

-          Corporate Sponsor Recognition

-          Wallrath Scholarship Presentation

-          PSO Reunion

-          1 Retiring Address

-          State President Election

11:30am – Foundation Scholarship Luncheon

11:30am – San Antonio Livestock Exposition Luncheon

12:00pm – PSO Luncheon Meeting

12:15pm – Wallrath Educational Foundation Luncheon

12:45pm – Pre-Session

1:30pm – Sixth General Session

-          Ford Leadership Scholars

-          San Antonio Livestock Exposition Scholarships

-          Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo Scholarships

-          SW Expo Scholarships

-          James M. “Jim Bob” Norman Scholarship

-          TX FFA Alumni Greetings and Scholarship Presentation

-          Young Farmers of Texas Scholarships

-          Foundation Scholarships

-          3 Retiring Addresses

-          State President Run-Off

-          2014 Texas FFA Association Business Session (Part 3, if needed)

6:30pm – Seventh General Session – FUN NIGHT

9:10pm – DANCE

9:10pm – Hypnotist Performance

FRIDAY, JULY 18

7:00am – Honorary Lone Star Degree Recipients Breakfast and Reception

8:15am – Pre-Session

9:00am – Eighth General Session

-          Host Committee Recognition

-          Board of Director Recognition

-          Honorary Lone Star Degree (Teacher and Non-Teacher)

-          Convention Chronicle Staff Recognition

-          Foundation Ambassador Recognition

-          Recognition of Convention Chairs

-          Texas Farm Bureau Award

-          Announcement of the Election Results

-          Officer Installation

Adjourn the 86th Texas FFA State Convention



Texas FFA Convention Media


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2014 Convention Media Application Admin 4/14/2014 208 KB

Texas FFA Chorus


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2014 Texas FFA Chorus Application Instructions Admin 1/23/2014 134 KB

Guest Registration


Fun Night

Dress Code:
  • Attire may not contain indecent or improper messages (alcohol, tobacco, sexual reference, etc). 
  • Males must wear shirts with sleeves. 
  • No low-cut shirts or tops, bare midriffs, strapless or thin-strapped shirts are allowed. Shirts must cover the entire stomach, shoulders, chest, and back. 
  • Sleeves must be at least two inches in width (about 3 fingers). 
  • Shorts, dresses, and skirts must be no higher than fingertip length when arms are at side. Saggy pants are not allowed. 

Notifications


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Convention Exhibits

Exhibitor information coming soon. 
For any questions regarding exhibit space, contact the VATAT at 512.472.3128.

Transportation

 


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Press Release


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Courtesy Corps

Have you ever wondered how you can become a volunteer at the Texas FFA Convention?  Well here's your chance! Sign up as a Courtesy Corps member and you will be able to lend a helping hand by assisting fellow FFA members, guests, Foundation sponsors or even assist convention staff backstage during awards ceremonies!  Click on the following link to fill out the 2014 Texas FFA Convention Courtesy Corps application.  Space is limited so sign up today!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A 2014 TEXAS COURTESY CORPS MEMBER
    

Convention Center and Arena Floorplans


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