This year the 2013 National FFA Convention was held in Louisville, Kentucky. There was over 50,000 FFA members from just about every state there. The Milk Quality and Environmental Career Development (CDE) teams represented Pennsylvania at the National Convention. Both these teams placed first in the state competitions held in June to qualify went. Grassland FFA members left Monday October 28 for Louisville. On the way to Kentucky they stopped at the Kentucky Horse Park and the Salato Wildlife Education Center. On the trip Grassland members got to stop eat at a Hibachi grill, where they meet up with Chris and Courtney Overly former Grassland FFA members who now live and work near Louisville. At the convention both teams competed in their events. Besides the competitions there was a career show, workshops, and plenty of places to buy things like at the National FFA store. There were also convention sessions and other
Team placed 13th, a gold rating. On the way back to Pennsylvania they spent the night in Zanesville Ohio again, and arrived back to Garden Spot on Sunday afternoon. Overall it was a good experience, and everyone who went seemed to enjoy it.