by Kellsie Hodges

Salmon FFA Chapter traveled to

National FFA Convention the week

of October 15 through the 23. There

were 10 members able to make the


Saturday the Chapter left Salmon

and traveled to Mt. Rushmore. The

following day members traveled

through the Badlands National Park,

along with going to the Corn Palace

in Mitchell, South Dakota and the St.

Louis Arch.

Monday all traveling were able

to take a break and try their hands

at zip-lining at Caveman Zipline in

Missouri. That night the Chapter

drove to Kentucky. The next day

members attended and toured the

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington,

along with a tour of several Thoroughbred

horse farms around the

area. Later that night the Chapter

attended a formal dinner and play

called Steady Rain.

Wednesday members awoke

bright and early to witness some of

those great Thoroughbreds do morning

workouts at Keenland Racetrack.

The same day the Chapter traveled

to Indianapolis where they attended

the speedway.

Later that day the Chapter attended

their first session of the 84th

National FFA Convention. The

following day the Chapter took a

tour of Purdue University’s animal

science program and attended the

third session. That night members

attended a Blake Shelton concert

with Steel Magnolia and Little Big


Friday all members went to the

Career Expo and went on a tour of

an equine therapeutic and farrier.

Members attended their final session

which was the seventh session.

Saturday the Chapter drove to

Lincoln, Nebraska and on Sunday

completed the journey back to


Overall the trip was a complete

success with members learning

about various careers, FFA positions

and opportunities outside of Salmon

High School.

This Thursday after school the

Chapter is holding their annual

Harvest Fest, which is agriculture


It is open to the community is

invited and dinner will be served. If

you plan on attending we ask a dish

for the dinner be made. Agriculture

olympics start at 5 p.m. and dinner

starts at 6 p.m.

If you would like to attend National

Convention next time, it’s

easy, the Chapter holds meetings

every Thursday at lunch. Get a

lunch and join in on the fun in Katie

Cooper’s agricultural classroom.

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