Get the National FFA Convention & Expo Broadcast Schedule

Get the National FFA Convention & Expo Broadcast Schedule

September 22, 2017

Once again, RFD-TV will offer gavel-to-gavel coverage of the National FFA Convention & Expo. Over 65,000 members will come together in Indianapolis to celebrate the ninetieth national convention from October 25-28, 2017.

Check out the schedule of events below. Fans can watch on RFD-TV and can stream coverage on the Country Club.  You can also enjoy our complete coverage on RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM and on The Cowboy Channel

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

Wednesday - October 25, 2017

6:00 PM - FFA Convention Pre-Session with Orion Samuelson

6:30 PM - 90th National FFA Convention, Session 1

  • Reflections  - National Officers look back at their year in office.
  • Keynote Speaker: Laila Ali

Thursday - October 26, 2017

1:30 PM - FFA Convention Pre-Session with Orion Samuelson

2:00 PM - 90th National FFA Convention, Session 2

  • Valerie Earley's retiring address
  • National Chapter Awards - Recognizes FFA chapters that actively implement and emphasize growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.

4:00 PM - FFA Convention Post-Session with Orion Samuelson

5:00 PM - FFA Convention Pre-Session with Orion Samuelson

5:30 PM - 90th National FFA Convention, Talent Competition

7:00 PM - FFA Convention Pre-Session with Orion Samuelson

7:30 PM - 90th National FFA Convention, Session 3 

  • Stars Over America Pageant - The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients.
  • Victoria Harris' retiring address

9:30 PM - FFA Convention Post-Session with Orion Samuelson


Friday - October 27, 2017

8:00 AM - 90th National FFA Convention, Session 4

  • Alumni Awards
  • Ashley Willits' retiring address
  • Honorary American Degrees - Individuals who have provided exceptional service on a national level to agriculture, agricultural education or FFA
  • Distinguished Service Citations - Honors organizations, agencies, businesses or other groups who have made outstanding contributions to FFA and agricultural education on a national level.
  • VIP - The VIP citation honors individuals who have dedicated many years of service to FFA and agricultural education on a national level.
  • Keynote Speaker: Mick Ebeling

12:00 PM - 90th National FFA Convention, Session 5

  • Trey Elizondo's retiring address
  • Agriscience Fair Recognition - Recognizes student researchers studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises.

2:30 PM - FFA Convention Pre-Session with Orion Samuelson

3:00 PM - 90th National FFA Convention, Session 6

  • FFA National Agricultural Proficiency Awards - Honors FFA members who, through their supervised agricultural experiences (SAE's) have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers.

5:30 PM - 90th National FFA Convention, FFA Band and Chorus Concert

6:30 PM - FFA Convention Post-Session with Orion Samuelson

7:00 PM - 90th National FFA Convention, Session 7

  • DeShawn Blanding's retiring address
  • Keynote Speaker: Jon Petz

Saturday - October 28, 2017

7:00 AM - FFA Convention Pre-Session with Orion Samuelson

7:30 AM - 90th National FFA Convention, Session 8

  • American Degrees Ceremony - Awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA.

11:00 AM - FFA Convention Post-Session with Orion Samuelson

1:00 PM - FFA Convention Pre-Session with Orion Samuelson

1:30 PM - 90th National FFA Convention, FFA Session 9

  • Career Development Event Awards - Covers job skills in 26 areas from communications to mechanics
  • David Townsend's retiring address
  • Election of the 2017-18 National FFA Officer Team, which consists of six individuals that will represent the National FFA organization for the following year.

4:00 PM - FFA Convention Post-Session with Orion Samuelson

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