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Indy to keep National FFA Convention through 2031

INDIANAPOLIS (WIBC) — The National FFA Organization announced Tuesday that it will keep its Convention & Expo in Indianapolis through at least 2031.

The annual event draws more than 67,000 visitors from across the country and had an estimated $39.8 million impact on the city in 2018.

“Our members and guests feel at home in Indiana and they share our enthusiasm for the city that FFA calls home,” National FFA Chief Executive Officer Mark Poeschl said in a statement.

“The National FFA Convention & Expo, much like the National FFA headquarters, is right at home here in Indiana,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb in the statement. “Indiana is ready and committed to support this event and welcome with open arms the 67,000 FFA members and guests who will come to our capital city each of the next nine years.”

Indianapolis was the National FFA Convention host city from 2006-12. In 2015, the decision was made to move the convention back to Indy from 2016-24.

The National FFA Board of Directors opened a bid process for cities wanting to host the National FFA Convention & Expo from 2025-2031. Indianapolis was selected as host city over Atlanta.