2024 North Carolina State FFA Convention

The 2024 NC FFA State Convention is June 25-27!


State Convention Registration Memo

Please visit judgingcard.com to register for state convention. Waivers should be completed for every student attending convention on theaet.com. All students, advisors and guests should be registered as a general convention attendee in Judging Card. Students participating in the delegate process, competitive events, or career success tours should also be registered in their respective areas. This means student names may be entered multiple times in the registration process.

Students advancing from regional competitions MUST be registered for the state competition by advisors. You must register these students to attend the convention and you will register them to participate in their respective competitions.

Registration is $30 for each participant; this includes advisors, students, and guests. Parents of members may attend any one session for free; but are required to pay the full registration fee if they wish to attend more than one session. Registrations are non-refundable once the registration form has been submitted.

Please have your hotel accommodations booked prior to registering for state convention. We must collect this information to assist the Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau in determining our economic impact. This information will be collected in judgingcard.com.

The deadline to register for convention CDEs/LDEs is Monday, June 3. After June 1, no CDE/LDE registrations will be allowed, but all-access passes may still be purchased for $35. If you would still like to register your chapter to attend the state convention after the June 3 deadline, please email Brooke Francher. Printed programs and materials are only guaranteed for those registered by June 3.

You will receive an invoice for convention fees after online registration is closed on June 3, 2024.


Draft Program


Parking information will also be collected in registration. Please complete all of that section in judgingcard.com so that parking can be provided to you. Buses will have assigned lots this year, and that information will be shared after registration closes.  In addition, a parking map is included for personal vehicle parking. You must complete the parking information section of the registration form in order to receive information about bus parking.

Personal Vehicle Parking Map

Hotel Information

Start Date: Monday, June 24, 2024
End Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Last Day to Book: May 24, 2024


Marriott City Center

Address: 500 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hotel Block Name: NC Future Farmers of America Attendees
Rate: $204/night
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Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Address: 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hotel Block Name: NC State FFA Convention 2024
Rate: $175/night
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Hampton Inn & Suites - Raleigh Downton

Address: 600 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
Hotel Block Name: NC FFA
Rate: $179/night
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Courtyard Marriott - Cary Crossroads

Address: 5730 Dillard Drive, Cary, North Carolina 27518 
Hotel Block Name: Future Farmer of America Overflow
Rate: $144/night
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Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Cary I-40 (PNC Arena)

Address: 111 Hampton Woods Lane Raleigh, North Carolina 27607 USA
Hotel Block Name: Ffa State Convention
Rate: $139/night
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Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh - Cary 

Address: 131 Columbus Avenue,Cary, NC 27518USA
Hotel Block Name: NC FFA
Rate: $149/night
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh - Cary

Address: 500 Caitboo Avenue,Cary, NC 27518 USA
Hotel Block Name: NC FFA
Rate: $149/night
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SpringHill Suites Raleigh - Cary

Address: 1128 Ledsome Lane Cary, North Carolina 27511
Hotel Block Name: NC Future Farmers of America Room Block
Rate: $134/night
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Comfort Suites Regency Park

Address: 350 Ashville Avenue, Cary, NC, 27518, US 
Hotel Block Name: NCFFA - NC Future Farmers Assn State Convention
Rate: $105/night
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2024 Award Results

2024 Proficiency Award Results

NC FFA Alumni Events

Canned Food Drive

The NC FFA Alumni will once again conduct a canned food drive at the 2024 NC FFA State Convention.  Please help the alumni exceed its goal of 1,000 pounds of canned foods items by bringing your cans to the alumni expo booth.  All canned food items will be donated to the Central Carolina Region Food Bank in Raleigh.

Silent Auction

 This year at the state convention the NC FFA Alumni & Supporters is looking for student-made projects to be submitted for the silent auction.  Each chapter that donates an item will receive 50% of the final bid price on that item.  Guidelines for the silent auction challenge can be found here.  The deadline to enter is June 1.

Service Project


Expo & Career Show

Vendor Information

The Career Show & Expo will be Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26 from 9:00am-5:00pm on Tuesday and 9:00am-4:00pm on Wednesday. The Career Show & Expo will be filled with colleges, universities, and agricultural-related businesses and organizations. 

Registration Form

Prospect Letter

2024 Fact Sheet


Teacher Recruitment and Exploration Event (TREE)

NC Teach Ag will again be hosting our Teacher Recruitment and Exploration Event (TREE) for all FFA members who are self-tagged or tagged by their agriculture teacher to consider teaching agriculture as a profession. TREE will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, from 3:00-4:30 PM in the Raleigh Convention Center. We will provide FFA members with a t-shirt, refreshments, and other promotional materials for teaching agriculture in NC. Agriculture teachers are best positioned to encourage prospective future teachers. Please consider tagging your FFA members to be future agriculture teachers using this link. Please RSVP by May 15, 2024.