The National FFA Convention took place online Oct. 27-29 with Caroline Roeder from Choteau and Emily Evans from Fairfield receiving recognition.

The annual convention, in its 93rd year, is one of the longest running conventions in the U.S. and attracted nearly 217,500 people who participated online. Multiple entertaining speakers took part in the online convention. Leadership workshops were held throughout the convention and sponsors and exhibitors from across the U.S. participated in the virtual trade show.

Additionally, national winners were determined in a number of individual events. Roeder was named as one of four national finalists in the area of sheep production proficiency.

Thirty-nine Montana FFA Members earned the American FFA Degree, including Roeder and Evans. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree that can be bestowed upon a member. The degree requires individuals to meet a certain financial plateau from their work-based learning project as well as be an active participant in their local chapter and community.