What is the delegate process?
Each year at the annual state FFA convention, delegates meet to discuss delegate issues and vote to take action on the issues. Delegates represent the interest of FFA members in their chapter and work for the benefit of and to determine the progress of the entire Nebraska FFA Association.
How many delegates are there?
Each chapter may send two delegates to engage in the Nebraska FFA delegate process.
How are delegates selected?
Each chapter determines who will represent their chapter in the delegate process. Whatís important to remember is that the delegates must attend each of the events designated as delegate events at the state convention. Delegates must be well-spoken, educated on the issues, interested in representing other members and available to attend the delegate events at the state convention.
How are delegate issues selected for the process at the state convention?
Chapters may submit proposals to the state association by February 1st of the convention year. All proposals will be assessed by the state FFA officer team and ranked in order of priority. The state officer team will present the proposals and their rankings to the adult FFA Board of Directors at the boardís February board meeting. The adult FFA Board of Directors will advise which issues to advance to the delegate body at the state convention.
What happens once the delegate issues are identified?
Once the delegate issues are identified, chapters will be asked to submit the names of their two delegates. Webinar training will be offered for all delegates to prepare them with information to share about each issue at March chapter meetings prior to the state convention, and all delegates will be assigned to the identified delegate issues.
Delegates will attend two sessions at state convention. The first session will be a committee meeting where committees of delegates will review the issues and offer recommendations. Recommendations will be presented at the second delegate business session and all recommendations will be forwarded to the adult FFA Board of Directors. The adult FFA Board of Directors will review all recommendations at their summer meeting and determine which actions to take based on the student recommendations. Chapters will be informed of any changes that result from the work of both the delegates and the board of directors.