LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — More than three-thousand Future Farmers of America members are at Purdue University this week for their annual convention.
As part of the convention, FFA members provide community service around greater Lafayette.On Tueasday, members were inside three area Payless supermarkets to do what is called CANstruction. This is when cans of food are stacked to make a billboard. It took about two hours to build a wall reading "I Can - We Will" -- this year's convention theme.
Convention vice-president Wyatt Law says the FFA is about more than farming. It's about planting the seeds of responsibility.
"There's many students here today. They're learning to work together," Law said. "They have plans in front of them, but it takes that teamwork and calibration to all come together and make this happen,"
Convention vice-president Wyatt Law said community service is a main pillar of the FFA.
"We actually had over 300 students who signed up for community service. It was 329 students. we actually had to turn people away. There are so many FFA members who want to serve their community. It was just outstanding to see that," said Law.
After the wall was built... the cans were then donated to Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette. This is the 89th annual Indiana State FFA convention.