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At the 2018 National FFA Convention- Ron Hays talks Blue Room with Beth Bechdol- the Future Has Arrived

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 05:40:56 CDT

In today's Ag Perspectives Podcast- we feature a conversation we had here in Indianapolis at the 91st Convention of the FFA with Beth Bechdol of Agri Novus Indiana- Beth is credited with bringing the concept of the Blue Room to the FFA and has helped in making it a reality for the 2018 Convention.

The Blue Room, a 17,000-square-foot interactive space, will showcase the cutting-edge technology, research and innovation happening across the spectrum. Through experiential learning and specific focus on the most critical challenges facing our communities - from respecting the planet to the urgent matter of feeding the world - The Blue Room experience serves to inspire and equip students to activate their potential.

Out of the Blue Room will also come Blue 365- the digital version of the Blue Room that will be available to FFA Chapters and Members everywhere in the not too distant future. Microsoft is a major supporter of the Blue365 efforts.

Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear Ron Hays and Beth Bechdol talk about the Blue Room and Blue 365.

One again, we are taking pictures in and around the 2018 National FFA Convention- click or tap here to check out the National Convention Album on FLICKR. By the way- we continue a tradition as several state officers of the Oklahoma FFA will be taking pictures for us during the course of the meeting.


Our exclusive coverage of the 2018 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis October 24-27 is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their commitment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business - Click or tap here for their webpage. We also appreciate the support of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Click or tap here for more information about one of the top states in the US in the FFA- the Oklahoma FFA Association. FFA is a student organization for high school-aged students interested in agriculture and leadership. Oklahoma FFA impacts the lives of over 27,000 members in 359 chapters across the state.


   

 

Ron Hays talks with Beth Bechdol about the the Blue Room and Blue365
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