Osakis FFA officers, Laureen Walter, vice president, and Eva Moore, secretary, along with FFA advisor Rachel Moe, appeared before the Osakis School Board at its Monday, July 8 meeting, asking for permission for Osakis delegates to attend the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis IN.

The five-day trip, Oct. 28-Nov. 2, was approved by the board.

Cost will be $600 per student, which includes transportation by coach bus from the region. Students from many different schools will ride the buses, with the Hancock FFA teacher coordinating the Minnesota delegation.

The Osakis FFA will be conducting fund raisers, advisor Moe said, including a possible pancake breakfast, pizza sale and tractor drive.

Moe said the trip has been offered to the officer team of seven students, and it could be expanded in the future years.

The itinerary includes stops at the Case/New Holland tractor manufacturing plant in Racine, Wis., and the Jelly Belly jelly bean factory.

The FFA members will attend the world's largest agriculture-based career fair for youth, daily sessions and workshops, a big name concert, a rodeo, and awards ceremony announcing the national Star Farmer, Star Agribusiness person, Star Placement and Star Ag Science person in America.

The convention will end with the American FFA Degree Ceremony.

The trip was approved by the School Board.