SC FFA State Convention

94th South Carolina State FFA Convention

June 7-10, 2021

This year, the SC FFA State Convention will be held virtually. General Sessions, State Officer Retiring Addresses and the full State Officer Candidates introduction speeches will be released on the SC FFA YouTube Channel. Once released, you can watch the videos at any time.

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We will have 3 live workshops on zoom. We highly encourage your students to participate in the workshops, however, we will record the workshops and release at a later date to watch.

State Convention Schedule

Monday, June 7, 2021

10:00AM  First General Session


11:30AM  Retiring Address of the Region 4 Vice President, Victoria Gillis


1:00PM     Workshop: “What’s Next?” An overview of Clemson admission and Collage of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) Programs by Maddie Cutts, of CAFLS Student Recruitment.


Tuesday, June 8, 2021

8:30AM   Retiring Address of the Region 4 Vice President, Lee Padgett


10:00AM  Second General Session


11:30AM  Retiring Address of Region 1 Vice President, Adisyn Lyles


12:00PM   Meet Your 2021-2022 State Officer Candidates! Tune in to see this year’s full introduction and speeches from your State Officer Candidates.


1:00PM    Workshop: National FFA Western Region Vice President, David Lopez, will present a workshop for your FFA members.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

8:30AM   Retiring Address of Region 1 Vice President, Ashlyn Patterson


10:00AM  Third General Session


1:00PM    Workshop “How to Be an Online Advocate” . Learn how to be an advocate for agriculture through social media and create a plan to not only be reactive to agricultural issues but proactive in educating others about this great industry. Presented by Farm Bureau.


Thursday, June 10, 2021

8:30AM  Retiring address of State Secretary, Gunnar Black


9:15AM  Retiring address of State President, Gracie Helms


10:00AM  Fourth General Session


General Session Outlines

First General Session

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Welcome
  • Invocation
  • Welcome from Dr. Tom Dobbins, Director of Clemson Extension
  • Remarks from Dr. Keith Belli, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
  • Remarks from Dr. James Woodard, National FFA Advisor
  • National Chapter Recognition
  • Governor's Citation Winners Announcement
  • National FFA Scholarship
  • National FFA SAE Grant
  • Miss FFA Scholarship
  • Mr. FFA Scholarship Competition
  • Frank Stover Sr. Scholarship
  • Hilton V. Rogers Scholarship
  • SC Farmer & Agribusiness Scholarship
  • Keynote Speaker: National FFA Officer, David Lopez
  • Closing Ceremony

Second General Session

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Welcome
  • Fall/Early Spring CDE Winners
  • State Officer Candidates Introduction
  • Teach Ag Presentation
  • State Degree Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony

Third General Session

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Welcome
  • American Degree Candidates
  • Honorary American Degree Candidates
  • State Officer Advisor Recognition
  • Star Announcements
    • Star Farmer
    • Star Agribusiness
    • Star Placement
  • Honorary State Degrees
  • Closing Ceremony

Fourth General Session

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Welcome
  • Individual FFA Award
  • Proficiency Awards
  • State Officer Parent Recognition
  • Percent membership
  • Convention CDE/LDE Winners
  • Nominating Committee Announcement
  • Announce 2021-2022 State Officer Team
  • End of the Year Video/Recap
  • Closing Ceremonies