2018 MT FFA State Convention coming to Billings

 Opportunities to be a Trade Show vendor, volunteer, advertise, and sponsor are available at the 88th Annual Montana FFA State Convention in Billings, Montana, April 4th through 7th, hosted by Rimrock Auto Group. 

Over 2,000 high school and middle school FFA members, teachers, and supporters from across the Big Sky state are headed to 2018 Montana FFA State Convention the first week of April. Students will take part in numerous competitive Career Development Events, leadership trainings, local service projects in the Billings community, and explore the Career and Trade Show. There are still numerous spaces available for businesses in the Trade Show, and many judges and volunteers are needed for the competitive events!

The Career and Trade Show takes place April 5th-6th of convention. Standard booth sizes are 10 feet by 10 feet. To find more details about the Trade Show and secure a booth, fill out  online registration form. Vendors do have the option to sell merchandise!

If you are a lifelong supporter of the FFA or are new the organization and wish to get involved, check out our opportunities to volunteer throughout convention at our online volunteer sign up. Over 300 judges and volunteers are needed.

The Montana FFA Foundation supports 94 FFA chapters across the state of Montana, representing over 5,100 members. The Montana FFA Foundation’s mission is to cultivate partnerships, promote awareness and secure resources to enhance Agricultural Education and the Montana FFA Association.

Questions about Montana FFA Convention opportunities and events can be directed to Gwynn Simeniuk at (406) 582-4118 or support@montanaffa.org, or visit the Montana FFA website at www.montanaffa.org.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00am
    *American Legion Carbon County Post 17 Memorial Day schedule, May 27 7 a.m. Breakfast at Bull 'n'Bear 8:30 a.m. Memorial Service  at Belfry Cemetery 9:30 a.m. Memorial Service  at Bearcreek Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Parade through Red Lodge.  Meet at 10:15 a.m. at the corner of 14th and Broadway. Following parade there will be a lunch at the  Red Lodge Elk’s Lodge 11 a.m. Memorial Service at  Red Lodge Cemetery 1:30 p.m. Parade in Roberts  followed by Memorial  Service at Roberts Cemetery. For further information contact Kenneth Beggs, Commander Carbon County Post 17 at kenbeggs42@yahoo.com   *The Jim Bridger Post 1543 will hold Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. at the Bridger Cemetery.   *The Clarks Fork American Legion Post 71 and the Joliet VFW Post 5748 will be doing Memorial Day services Monday, May 27. Rev. Robert Reed of the Joliet Baptist  Church will be the Speaker of the day. The schedule for the day will be: 9 a.m.   Services at the Gebo  Cemetery. 9:30 a.m.   March through  Fromberg Main St. 10 a.m.  Services at Rockvale  Cemetery 11 a.m.   Services at Joliet Cemetery 11:30 a.m. March through  Joliet Main St. A potluck lunch will be held at the  Joliet Community Center following the services.  Everyone is welcome to come.   Any veterans who would like to help who haven’t been contacted can show up at the Gebo Cemetery at 8:45 a.m. Memorial Day or call Rich Pierce at 962-3320 or Jody Stene 962-3779.
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.

The Carbon County News

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