James River FFA brings home gold from the nationals


James River’s FFA members who competed in the National Convention and Expo last week in Indianapolis.

The dream year for the James River High School FFA Chapter continued as 15 members attended the 90th annual National FFA Convention and Expo October 22-29 in Indianapolis, Ind.

The chapter members and chaperones took Amtrak from Clifton Forge to Indianapolis early last week and returned Sunday afternoon after a week of competitions and activities at the convention that attracted as many as 64,000 FFA members from across the U.S., representing all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In preparation for the convention, FFA also announced a record membership for the year: 653,359 FFA members, 8,568 FFA chapters and more than 344,000 FFA Alumni members and 2,051 FFA Alumni chapters.

Back home, many in the James River community were keeping up with the chapter’s competitions while watching RFD-TV, which broadcast some of the convention sessions each day.

At the…



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