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FFA convention returning to Indianapolis with 9-year deal

The National FFA Organization convention that draws several thousand agriculturally minded teenagers will be held in Indianapolis for the next nine years under a $4.5 million incentive deal with state officials. Gov. Mike Pence joined officials from the city and the FFA, formerly the Future Farmers of America, at Wednesday's announcement that the annual convention will return to Indianapolis next year and remain through 2024. The state will provide $500,000 a year to FFA toward costs of the event. "This investment will pay dividends for years to come," Pence said. "When we heard there was a chance to bring the convention to Indiana for a long-term commitment, we were...