Keynote Speaker  

Closing General Session - Dan Owolabi      
We are excited to announce that Dan Owolabi will be joining us as the keynote speaker during the closing session of the Texas FFA Convention this summer!

Dan Owolabi is the Executive Director of Branches Worldwide, a fast-growing non-profit dedicated to investing in high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. A sought-after keynote speaker, Dan has nearly 20 years of experience helping leaders develop genuine, effective influence. A former college athlete, educator, and pastor, he has worked with leaders in eighteen countries and four continents, helping them clarify their identity and leverage their influence to serve others.

Dan's latest book "Authentic Leadership", became an Amazon #1 New Release. He holds a graduate degree
from Ashland University centering on American Leadership and is completing a doctorate in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He lives in Ohio with his wife & two daughters.

Watch Dan Owolabi's interview with the Texas FFA Foundation here


Opening General Session - Ryan Williamson      
Each year, the National FFA Organization selects six student members to represent the organization as a national FFA officer. Texas FFA's own Ryan Williamson is currently serving as the National FFA Western Region Vice President. 

The primary responsibility of a national officer is to serve the organization in local, state, national and international activities in a way that will inform, motivate and inspire FFA members, advisors, state staff, teachers and others to achieve the mission, strategies and core goals of the organization.

National officers dedicate one year of service with the organization. The time is spent representing student membership during meetings with the National FFA Board of Directors, facilitating workshops that bring leadership and knowledge to FFA members, delivering motivational speeches and serving as advocates for FFA on a global scale.

Growing up in the rice farming community of El Campo, Texas, Ryan developed a passion for agriculture from a very young age. Combining this passion with his goals to affect change through policy, he plans to pursue a career in agricultural business or policy. 

He is currently a junior at Texas A&M University where he is obtaining a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Business Honors and earning a certificate in International Trade and Agriculture.