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  CONVENTION TIP of the DAY - Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - Welcome HOME National FFA Officer, Gracie Murphy, BACK to Illinois FFA  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  5/3/2023 7:00:00 AM  

CONVENTION TIP of the DAY - Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - Welcome HOME National FFA Officer, Gracie Murphy, BACK to Illinois FFA State Convention 

Friends, join together to give Gracie Murphy, National FFA Eastern Region Vice President a BIG Illinois FFA Welcome HOME!

Let’s learn more about Gracie:  

Hometown and State: Macomb, Illinois

FFA Stats: 

Chapter:  Macomb FFA

Enterprise:  Agricultural Education; Animal Care Business; Food Service

State Office: 2021-22 Illinois FFA State Secretary

College Stats:  

Year:  Freshman

Major: Agricultural Systems and Education

School: Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

College Activities: Undergraduate Student Government; Collegiate Farm Bureau; SIUI Ag Ed Club

Career Goal:  To pursue a career as an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor.

In eighth grade, Gracie Murphy’s best friend signed up for an agriculture class and FFA, so she did too. “Being a first-generation FFA member, I had no idea what I was getting myself into,” Murphy said. “However, I am so grateful my friends convinced me to take that intro to ag class my freshman year.”

Murphy hopes to help members find their purposes in the blue jacket this year by seeing them for who they truly are, understanding their story, and guiding them to where they can add the most value.

Gracie will be at the convention throughout the week, she will be our keynote speaker on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in the 2nd General Session that begins at 6:30 p.m.  She will also be conducting workshops, speaking at meal functions and helping out around the convention center.  Please be sure to give Graice a BIG Illinois Welcome HOME and help make her feel right at BACK home during our 95th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention.  

Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
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