Schedule of Events

  Monday, June 2

 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Convention Expo Exhibitor Move-in

Monroe Civic Center

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm

CDE Registration

Monroe Civic Center

1:30 pm

Ag Industry Tour: Landry Vineyards

                        Depart from Civc Center Lobby (Convention Registration Desk)

2:00- until

Career Development Events

Monroe Civic Center

Contestants Meeting/Holding Room

Louisiana Room

Farm Business Management

East Carroll/Bayou Room

Vet Science CDE

Franklin Room

Extemporaneous Speaking CDE

Union Room

Extemp. Prep Room

Morehouse Room

Geaux Teach Ag CDE

West Carroll Room

Job Interview

Tensas Room

Job Interview Letter Prep

Lincoln Room

Parliamentary Procedure CDE

Fort Miro/Madison Room

Parliamentary Procedure Testing

Ouachita/Jackson Room

Tuesday, June 3

8:00 am

State Nominating Committee Meeting

Richland Room

8:30 am

State Officer Candidates Test

Franklin Room

Convention Registration Opens

Monroe Civic Center- Lobby

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Convention Expo Move-In

Monroe Civic Center Arena

10:00 am

State Officer Candidate 1st Round Interviews

Candidate Holding Room

Franklin Room

Nominating Committee Room

Richland Room

 11:00 am – 11:30 pm

Courtesy Corps Meeting and Training

East Carroll Room

11:00 am

LATA Executive Committee Meeting

West Carroll Room

11:30 am

Officer Candidates, Nominating Committee & Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Louisiana Room

Sponsored by Louisiana Tech University Agricultural Sciences

12:00 pm

Convention Expo Grand Opening

Monroe Civic Center Arena

12:30 pm

CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS

Contestants Meeting/Holding Room

Louisiana Room

Prepared Public Speaking

Caldwell Room

Marketing Plan CDE

Tensas Room

Gulf of Mexico Speaking

Union Room

Creed Speaking

Ouachita Room

Ag Issues Forum

Lincoln Room

Agriscience Fair

Monroe Civic Center Arena

 12:00 pm

Leadership Delegates/Delegate Advisors Preparatory Meeting

Monroe Civic Center Arena

1:00 pm

Delegate Business Session I – Mandatory for all official delegates

Monroe Civic Center

2:00 pm

Delegate Committee Meetings – Mandatory for all official delegates

Committee #1, East Carroll Room

Committee #2, West Carroll Room

Committee #3, Bayou Room

Committee #4, Morehouse Room

LATA Meeting for all Chapter Advisors – Mandatory

Monroe Civic Center Arena

3:00 pm

Leadership Workshops – Sponsored by Bunge Limited

Keynote- Brandon White

Ouachita/Jackson Room

Kristen Stair

Ft. Miro/Madison Room

State Officer Candidates 2nd Round Interview

Candidate Holding Room

Franklin Room

Nominating Committee Room

Richland Room

4:00 pm

State CDE Board Meeting

Morehouse Room

4:30 pm Pre-Session

Presentation by Goldman Equipment

5:00 pm Opening Session

“Ignite FFA”

Presiding:  Ralynn O’Brien, State President

  • Presentation of Colors & National Anthem, Ouachita High JROTC & Ms. Penny Lucci
  • Reflections: State Officer Team
  • “Ignite FFA” Theme Video- Sponsored by Dodge Ram Trucks
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Welcome
  • Invocation: Nick Adams, State President, 2012-2013
  • Greetings:  City of Monroe – Mayor James E. Mayo
  • Greetings:  LSU AgCenter
  • Greetings:  LSU Agricultural Education – Dr. J.C. Bunch
  • Greetings:  Visiting Career and Technical Education Organization Presidents — DECA, FCCLA, 4-H, FBLA, Skills USA
  • Keynote Address: Brandon Lee White
  • Recognition of 2013 National Winners & American FFA Degree recipients
  • Roll Call Report : Kayla Rachal, State Secretary (Possibly Announce Membership)
  • Remembrance of Deceased Members
  • From The Owl’s Perch – Dr. Ronald Mayeux Memorial
  • Closing Ceremonies

7:30 pm

Opening Night Activity

Pecanland Mall

 “Swamp Roses” Meeting

Pecanland Mall

State Officer Candidates’ 3rd Round Interview and General Meeting

Candidate Holding Room

Franklin Room

Nominating Committee Room

Richland Room

11:00 pm

CURFEW

Wednesday, June 4

8:00 am

Convention Expo opens

 8:30 am

Pre-Session

9:00 am Second General Session

“Striking the Match”

  • Opening Videos: Sponsored by Dodge Ram Trucks
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Invocation: Jonathan Craig, Area I Federation President
  • Introduction of State Officer Candidates
  • Greetings: Louisiana Department of Education
  •  Retiring Address:  Chelsea Deculus, State Vice President, Area III
  • Collegiate Agricultural Scholarship Presentations
  • LSU College of Agriculture
  • LA Tech School of Forestry
  • LA Tech Department of Agriculture Sciences
  • McNeese Department of Agriculture 
  • National FFA Scholarships 
  • Universal Technical Institute Scholarships
  • American Legion Award:
  • Greetings:
  • Josh Bertrand Memorial Scholarship
  • Greetings:  Tommy Peters, President, LATA
  • Retiring Address: Emily Hartzog, State Reporter
  • Recognition of State Rally Winners in Agriscience
  • Closing Ceremonies

9:30 am

State Officer Candidate 4th Round Interview

Candidate Holding Room

Franklin Room

Nominating Committee Room

Richland Room

10:30 am

Second Round of Delegate Committee meetings

**Report directly to your meeting after the close of the session.  All meeting rooms will remain the same as the first day. **

Administrators’ Day Panel Discussion

Louisiana Room

12:00 pm “Stars over Louisiana Luncheon”

Monroe Civic Center Banquet Hall

Sponsored by LA Dairy Industry Promotion Board

1:30 pm

Retired Agriculture Teachers Association Meeting

East Carroll Room

 State Officer Candidate 5th-6th Round Interviews

Candidate Holding Room

Franklin Room

Nominating Committee Room

Richland Room

2:30 – 3:45 pm

Leadership Development Workshops – Sponsored by Bunge Limited

Dr. Carrie Castille, LA Dept. of Ag. & Forestry

Ouachita/Jackson Room

National Officer- Steven Brockshus

Ft. Miro/Madison Room

3:00 pm

New Farmers of America Member and Advisor Gathering

Bayou Room

5:45 pm  Pre-Session

Nutrients for Life Presentation

6:15 pm Third General Session

“Fuel Passion”

  • Opening Videos: Sponsored by Dodge Ram Trucks
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Jr. Proficiency Award Recognition Program
  • Agricultural Proficiency Awards
    • Ag Communications
    • Ag Education
    • Ag Mechanics Design & Fabrication
    • Ag Mechanics Energy Systems
    • Ag Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Entrepreneurship
    • Ag Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Placement
    • Ag Processing
    • Ag Sales Entrepreneurship
    • Ag Sales Placement
    • Ag Services
    • Beef Production Entrepreneurship
    • Beef Production Placement
    • Dairy Production Entrepreneurship
    • Dairy Production Placement
  • Retiring Address:  Maggie Beard, State Sentinel
  • Agricultural Proficiency Awards (cont.)
    • Diversified Agricultural Production
    • Diversified Crop Production Placement
    • Diversified Horticulture
    • Diversified Livestock Production Entrepreneurship
    • Diversified Livestock Production Placement
    • Emerging Ag Technology
    • Equine Science Entrepreneurship
    • Equine Science Placement
    • Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production
    • Floriculture
    • Food Science and Technology
    • Forage Production Forest Management & Products
    • Fruit Production
    • Goat Production
    • Grain Production Placement
  • Retiring Address:  Brooke Townsend, State Vice President, Area II
  • Recognition of State Star Winners
  • Agricultural Proficiency Awards (cont.)
    • Home and/or Community Development
    • Landscape Management
    • Nursery Operations
    • Outdoor Recreation
    • Poultry Production
    • Sheep Production
    • Small Animal Production & Care
    • Specialty Animal Production
    • Specialty Crop Production
    • Swine Production Entrepreneurship
    • Swine Production Placement
    • Turf Grass Management
    • Vegetable Production
    • Veterinary Medicine
    • Wildlife Management
  • Special Business Session
    • State Nominating Committee Report
    • Nominations for 2014-2015 State Officers
  • Closing Ceremonies

11:00 pm

CURFEW

Thursday, June 5

8:00 am

Pre-Session.

8:30 am FOURTH GENERAL SESSION

“Your Flame”

  • Opening Videos: Sponsored by Dodge Ram Trucks
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Invocation:  Ashley Gotreaux, Area III Federation President
  • Agriscience Fair Results
  • Public Speaking CDE Results
  • Extemporaneous Public Speaking Results
  • Creed Speaking CDE Results
  • Gulf of Mexico Speaking CDE Results
  • Keynote Address: National FFA Officer
  • Farm Business Management CDE Results
  • Geaux Teach Ag CDE Results
  • Ag Issues Forum CDE Results
  • Job Interview CDE Results
  • Retiring Address:  Logan Brumfield, State Vice President, Area IV
  • Marketing Plan CDE Results
  • Veterinary Science CDE Results  
  • State Fair Construction Results
  • State Winning Gulf of Mexico Speech
  • Recognition of State Officers’ Schools & Advisors
  • Recognition of Past State Officers
  • Closing Ceremonies

10:00 am

LA FFA Foundation Board Meeting

East Carroll Room

State CDE Board Meeting

Bayou Room

10:30 am

State Officer Advisor/Parent Reception

West Carroll Room

11:45 am

VIP Reception

Louisiana Room

Sponsored by Louisiana Beef Council and Cattlemen’s Association

1:15pm Delegate Business Session II

  • Presiding:  Ralynn O’Brien, State President
  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call of Delegates
  • Election of 2014-2015 State Officers/Area Advisors
    • Candidate Speeches
    • Collection of Ballots
  • Delegate Committee Reports – Issues
    • Debate/Amendments
  • Delegate Committee Reports – POA, Audit
  • Run-offs (if necessary)
  • Adjourn

2:30 pm

LA FFA Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Ouachita Room

3:30 pm

Pre-Session

Presentation by LSU Agricultural Education

4:00 pm FIFTH GENERAL SESSION

“Spark Action”

  • Opening Videos: Sponsored by Dodge Ram Trucks
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Retiring Address:  John Whittington, State Treasurer
  • Honorary State FFA Degree Ceremony
  • Recognition of 2013-2014 State Officer Parents
  • Greetings:  Hals Beard, Chair, LA FFA Foundation
  • Recognition of LA FFA Foundation Board
  • Recognition of FFA Sponsors & Foundation Members
  • Living To Serve Challenge
  • National Chapter Award Program
    • Superior Chapters
    • Bronze , Silver, Gold Chapters
    • Chapter Safety Award
    • Ag. Literacy Award
    • Student, Chapter, & Community Development Award Winners
    • Overall Best Chapter
  • Retiring Address: Todd Manuel, State Parliamentarian
  • State Winning Creed Speaker
  • Announcement of 2014-2015 State FFA Officer Team & Area Advisors – Presented by Carhartt, Inc.
  • Closing Ceremonies

Immediately following the close of the 5th session

2014-15 State Executive Committee Orientation Meeting

East Carroll Room

8:00pm

Convention Dance/Social

Banquet Hall

11:30 PM

Curfew

Friday, June 6

7:00 am

Outgoing/Incoming Executive Committee Breakfast

Clarion Inn and Suites

Bonaparte/Jackson Room

Sponsored by Louisiana Agriscience Teachers Association

7:45 am

Incoming State Officers and Parents Meeting with State Staff

Monroe Civic Center

Backstage Room

8:30 am

Pre-Session

 9:00 am   SIXTH GENERAL SESSION

“Pass the Torch”

  • Opening Videos: Sponsored by Dodge Ram Trucks
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Invocation: Kaitlyn Barker, Area IV Federation President
  • Recognition of Courtesy Corps
  • Recognition of State Winning CDE Teams – Sponsored by National FFA Foundation
  • CDE Sweepstakes Award
  • State Winning Prepared Public Speaking Speech
  • Retiring Address:  Kayla Rachal, State FFA Secretary
  • Executive Secretary Sweepstakes Award
  • Livestock Exhibition Award Program
  • Chapter Membership Awards
  • Retiring Address:  Ralynn O’Brien, State FFA President
  • State Degree Ceremony
  • Year in-Review Slideshow
  • Installation of 2014-2015 State FFA Officers
  • Remarks- 2014-2015 State President
  • Announcements
  • Closing Ceremonies