The Ag Policy Experience (APEX) is a two night conference provided by the Minnesota FFA Association in partnership with several agricultural stakeholders. The conference is designed for students with strong leadership skills and an interest in government/politics.
Students in grades 10-12 are eligible to participate with preference (only in the event of registration exceeding venue capacity) given to students who have not participated in the past and students from areas throughout the state.
APEX fees include two nights lodging, 5 meals (depending on a tentative additional lunch experience), transportation once a student has arrived at the conference and conference materials and programming.
FFA Advisors and students will receive confirmation of their students' participation and an invoice for payment after registration. Students will receive an assignment to complete and submit prior to arrival at the conference after their participation is confirmed.
In 2020, the legislative schedule is abbreviated and so APEX will end with FFA Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 3. Advisors are encouraged to bring additional students to St. Paul and to participate in the FFA Day celebrations with their APEX students before bringing them home usually no later than 2 pm (depending on chapter or student scheduled legislative visits). Final schedule information will be confirmed after registration is complete.