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If you are near Indianapolis this week, watch out for 60,000 kids in blue jackets.

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I sent my two oldest sons off to the National FFA Convention last night. They drove through the night and will be getting to the hotel in Indianapolis around 2:30 (EDT) this afternoon. Our FFA chapter is fairly new (received their charter last spring at the State Convention) but still has seven members attending.

Around 60,000 kids are expected in Indianapolis for the convention. That is a lot of blue jackets!

I attended the convention three times during high school and once more in college. Some of my favorite high school activities were FFA contests. Are any of you FFA alums?

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