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Ronnie Simmons
Jan 2, 2018

Florida FFA Officers Begin Their Journey to South Africa

Jan 2, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

Earlier today, the Florida FFA State Officers departed Gainesville bound for Washington, DC.  Upon arrival in our Nations Capital, they joined with 69 other state officers to participate in the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO).  On Thursday, after two days of intensive cultural training, these 75 officers will depart Washington, DC on an overnight flight to Johannesburg, South Africa where they will immerse themselves in the South African culture.  Their initial travels will include an 8-hour flight crossing the Atlantic Ocean, a brief refueling stop in West Africa, and a final 8-hour flight on to their destination in South Africa. 

Be sure to follow (and encourage FFA members to follow) their trip and read about their travels by clicking here or visiting  The official hashtag for the trip is #ILSSO18.  

Also, if you are interested in checking out the full itinerary of their trip, you can find it attached to this email below.

Itinerary ILSSO to South Africa 2018 - Bus 1.pdf
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As a part of the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO), 75 state FFA officers from across the United States will travel to South Africa, January 2-16, 2018 visiting farms, agribusinesses, historical sites and immersing themselves in local culture. Throughout their journey, they’ll share photographs, reactions and a series of short letters addressed to themselves or the things, ideas and people they’ll encounter along the way.

We wish them safe travels as they travel they cross the globe representing Florida FFA!