Ryan Dougherty, of the Prairiland FFA Chapter has been selected to serve as a Texas FFA Foundation Ambassador at the 91st annual Texas FFA State Convention held July 15-19 in Fort Worth. Ryan served as a junior ambassador last year and will be serving as a senior ambassador this year.
Dougherty was one of more than 65 Texas FFA members selected to serve as a Foundation Ambassador. The Foundation Ambassador program serves as the official liaison to sponsors, special guests and dignitaries on behalf of the Texas FFA during the annual Texas FFA Convention.
Ambassadors went through a competitive application process, and once selected, they receive an extensive two-day training specifically focused on donor relations, personal skills development and professional networking. Foundation Ambassadors study the history of the Texas FFA Association, Texas FFA Foundation and the records of sponsors’ commitments to agricultural education and the Texas FFA.
Many Ambassadors will be matched up with representatives from the Texas FFA Foundation’s corporate sponsors and individual donors, while others will assist in the logistics of the annual VIP Breakfast or help organize sponsors’ availability for stage appearances during convention general sessions.
During the annual convention, more than $2 million in scholarships will be awarded and more than 2,500 students will get recognized on stage for their accomplishments at the state level.
The 91st annual Texas FFA Convention recorded approximately 12,000 members and guests. Members of the state’s largest agricultural youth leadership organization is going to be spending the week attending leadership workshops, participating in events and activities, being recognized for their achievements, and serving as the legislative body for the Texas FFA Association.
The Texas FFA is the nation’s largest state FFA association with a membership of more than 129,000. FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. For more information about the Texas FFA, visit mytexasffa.com.
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