Symposium 2024  “Emerge” | Orlando, FL

To Engage, Enlighten and Educate – Bringing FFA to the AIFD Symposium

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AIFD Career Development Committee Chairperson

Lesleighan Cravens

The ability to hold the 2024 AIFD® FFA initiative is contingent upon the ability for AIFD® to host its 2024 Symposium in Orlando, FL. While AIFD anticipates being able to hold its 2024 Symposium at normal capacity, should gathering restrictions be in place, AIFD® may not be able to honor FFA scholarships awarded for 2024. Should AIFD® be unable to host the 2024 FFA event due to COVID-19 complications, you will be contacted as soon as possible, and additional options will be presented at that time.

Click here to download the scholarship application.


If you are interested in donating to the FFA Fund click here and be sure to choose the “Future Farmers of America – FFA Fund” from the drop down.

Thank You to Our Generous FFA Sponsors





“It was so rewarding to bring students to symposium. I’ve been encouraging one of my students to purse a career in floral design for years. After the [main stage] shows, she decided that [floral design] could be her path for the future!” – Jeffrey Stimmell, Advisor of Big Walnut -DACC FFA (Ohio)

“Wow! What an amazing program that teaches the students and advisors all aspects of the floral industry. We have learned concepts and foundations of design but then we went and did everything hands-on and lectures. My students have learned a lot and I have learned how to make my classes better. Thank you … everyone that has been able to make this happen.” – Jason Vandivort, Elsberry FFA Advisor (Missouri)

“Bring FFA to AIFD [Symposium] has truly been a once in a lifetime experience. It has been a true joy to be able to learn from all these incredible florists and designers. I will take home the memories and I plan to [attend] again!” – Meredith Newton, Southern Alamance FFA, Class of 2024

“AIFD has been one of the most welcoming organizations to our students. The students have loved all of the hands-on workshops. AS a teacher I really enjoyed the Career [Fair] where students were able to talk to different businesses and see all the different career paths in the floral industry. Students were asking questions about testing and have been engaged the entire time.” – Elizabeth Bledsoe, Shaffer FFA (California)

“I loved the Career Fair. Not every student is going to be a retail florist and it [is] wonderful for them to see the different aspects of the floral industry. [I] love how welcoming the industry has been to the students and how involved [they are] in their learning.” – Courtney Champagne, Advisor


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