Every year the Montana FFA gathers in the Spring for their annual convention.  Contest winners, scholarships and many other awards and accolades will be handed out during the event.

Randy Bogden
Randy Bogden

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This year is the 93rd annual and it is being held in Great Falls at the Montana ExpoPark.  Over 2000 members and guests are expected to be in town to compete and celebrate.  The convention rotates every three years between Great Falls, Bozeman and Billings.  Great Falls missed out on the last opportunity due to the Covid shutdown of 2020.

Randy Bogden
Randy Bogden

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The winners of the various contests and proficiency awards will qualify to compete at the National FFA Convention  that will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 1-4. Montana will also send  one candidate to run for a National FFA Office.  This is the highest office you can obtain in the FFA.


Montana has had 8 National Officers.

  • 1933 Robert P. Stewart, Miles City Second Vice-President
  • 1942 Roy Dee Meyer, Fairfield Fourth Vice-President
  • 1943 Bob Barthelmess, Miles City Fourth Vice-President
  • 1948 Bill Michael, Jr., Billings Third Vice President
  • 1954 Rogeric “Pete” Knutson, Miles City Vice President
  • 1991 Mike Stevenson, Hobson Secretary
  • 2009 Chase Rose, Shields Valley Central Region V.P.
  • 2020 Mamie Hertel, Moore Central Region V.P.

At the conclusion of the convention on Saturday.  The new Montana FFA State Officer Team will be announced.  The group of 8 individuals will spend the next year traveling around the state of Montana representing the organization.  They will put on leadership schools, meet with sponsors  and help to educate the general public about FFA.

Randy Bogden
Randy Bogden

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There are 27 candidates running for office this year. The interview process is grueling and pushes each individual to be the absolute best they can be.  In years past it has been said;

We could have made three great officer teams out of this group, but unfortunately there is only room for 8 leaders.  

Welcome to Great Falls Montana FFA.  Good luck to all of the kids and their families.

If you have a story idea or something you want to learn more about, give Randy a call at 406-788-3003 or send me an email at randall.bogden@townsquaremedia.com

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