OPENING SESSION

OPENING SESSION

Date: May 17, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Welcome & Convention Overview
Fran Crone, Program Chairman

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Patrick Grady
Michael Rogalsky, Florida State Fair

Associate of The Year
Clark Converse, Pasco County Fair

Business Meeting

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A native Floridian, University of Florida graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture, and former member of AGR, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Patrick Grady has a lifelong commitment to Ag Education. He is a former FFA Member, State FFA Vice President, later in life becoming a Middle and High School Ag Education Instructor, FFA Advisor. He is currently President and CEO of (TNT) Today ‘n Tomorrow’s Enterprises, Inc. Previously Patrick has served as Executive Director of the following organizations: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, FCCLA, Inc. Career Education Clubs of Florida, CECF, Inc., Vice President of Tomorrow’s America Foundation, Inc, and an organization that develops leadership workshops. He also has served on various boards including UF Health Leesburg Hospital Foundation, Thomas Langley Medical Center Foundation, Board Outdoors without Limits, Sumter County Enterprise Zone Development Agency, Sumter County Kindness Works Initiative, South Sumter FFA Alumni Association, Sumter County 4-H, Volunteer Sumter Community Action Partnership.

Patrick and his wife Rozanne split their time in Wahoo in Sumter County and Cedar Key. They have 3 children, Brittany and twins, Ashley and Brandon all that were active in FFA & 4-H. Patrick speaks full time to associations, corporations, Chambers of Commerce, civic groups, educators, and students. Patrick is the author of the book, “Who Packs the Parachute?” and is co-author of “Teen Power Too” and “Teen Power and Beyond.” He is dedicated to helping others to improve themselves using each person’s individual talents, skills, abilities and mental attitude.

Information regarding Patrick’s presentations and leadership conferences can be found on the web at www.PatrickTGrady.com

Sound, Lighting & Video

Tech-Tronics Productions Inc
Shawnee LED
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