The Washington FFA Convention is the state's largest gathering of FFA members. Held annually on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, WA, the event brings together over 3,000 students, teachers, and industry representatives to celebrate student success and educational achievement.

This cornerstone event is where many of the foundation's efforts to support FFA activities converge, including the State FFA Degree ceremony, Proficiency Awards, Career Development Events, and the Stars and Sponsors Barbecue.

Sponsorship opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for businesses and organizations to support the Washington FFA Convention and gain valuable brand exposure in front of over 3,000 FFA members, teachers, and guests. Please contact Abbie DeMeerleer, Washington FFA Executive Director to secure your convention sponsorship.

Pre-session Activities

Present your business and message before nearly 3,000 captive audience members. Pre-session activities are an exciting presentation hosted by FFA leaders held immediately before each convention session. Must confirm by April 1.

Sponsorship includes:

  • A 3-minute sponsor messaging video
  • 3-minutes of on-stage speaking time to deliver a call-to-action or other messaging
  • Ability to distribute branded giveaways such as t-shirts, water bottles, etc.

Sponsorship dates and cost: 

  • Thursday 5/12/16 5:40–6:00 p.m. $800
  • Saturday 5/14/16 5:40–6:00 p.m. $1000

Career Development Events (CDEs)

Career Development Events prepare students for successful careers and leadership opportunities in the agriculture industry and beyond. Demonstrate your commitment to developing student skills by sponsoring a CDE.

Sponsorship includes:

  • Recognition during the state-level CDEs on banners and in remarks
  • Logo placement in convention guidebook and on foundation website
  • Recognition on-stage during the Friday evening convention session
  • Opportunity to present the first-place CDE team their plaque on-stage 

Sponsorship cost:

  • Gold CDE Sponsorship: $1000
  • Silver CDE Sponsorship: $500
  • Bronze CDE Sponsorship: $250

Keynote Speaker

Convention Keynote ($1500 - partial)

Convention Keynote ($3000 - full)

Guidebook

The Washington FFA Convention guidebook is distributed to over 3,000 FFA members, agriculture teachers, and guests. It is a 4" x 9" printed booklet produced in beautiful full color and presents a unique opportunity for businesses to present themselves to convention attendees. Guidebook sponsorships must be confirmed by April 1.

Sponsorship ad placement and cost:

Back Cover: $1000, one sponsorship available

Inside Front Cover: $750, one sponsorship available

Inside Back Cover: $750, one sponsorship available

Sponsors Section Ad, Full Page: $500

Sponsors Section Ad, Half-page: $250

Convention Dance

FFA Convention Dance ($500 - partial). Must confirm by April 1.

FFA Convention Dance ($1000 - full). Must confirm by April .1

 

Convention Events

Foundation supporters and sponsors are cordially invited to participate in the following events during the Washington FFA Convention. Convention registration is required and will be open mid-March.

Education Expo

Discover education opportunities and explore the chapters of our state at the Education Expo & Hall of Chapters! The Education Expo brings together representatives of businesses and industry from across Washington to speak with students about how their education and FFA experiences can prepare them for career success. At the Hall of Chapters, convention guests can explore the diversity and abundance of our great state through informational booths presented by Washington FFA chapters.

Stars and Sponsors Barbecue

This casual event recognizes the finalists for the Washington Star Award in Agribusiness, Agriscience, Agricultural Placement, and Star Farmer. Other special guests include the American FFA Degree candidates, proficiency award winners, and the current Washington FFA state officer team. 

The event also recognizes the foundation's outstanding supporters for the year: our sponsors!