January 26, 2022

Media Advisory — Up to 400 students at FFA conference hosted by SIU

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Up to 400 students from throughout Southern Illinois are expected to attend the Illinois FFA Ground Zero Conference this Friday and Saturday at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Reporters, photographers and news crews are invited to cover event.

The event is one of three such regional conferences FFA is hosting at universities around the state this year. It will feature speakers, breakout sessions for students and professional development for agriculture teachers. Former FFA state officers will facilitate the sessions, including three who are current SIU students in agricultural sciences.

For more information, including the times and location, reporters wishing to cover the event should contact Susan Graham, senior manager of communication, outreach and recruitment, by 4:30 Thursday, at sgraham@siu.edu, or 618-453-1764.