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Efforts continue to convince FFA to return its convention to Louisville

It could be the breakfast that brings $35 million back to Louisville.

City officials hosted a breakfast Thursday morning for the FFA site selection committee.  The organization is deciding between Louisville and Indianapolis for its 2013 convention.

Louisville was home to the convention for seven straight years.  But it moved to Indianapolis in 2006, taking millions of dollars with it.

Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo explains, "It's important to show all farmers across the country what we have here in Kentucky, just like we try to go out and recruit jobs, to come here whether they're industrial, or other types of jobs, farming jobs in our farming community is very important to us and this is important to that effort."

Mongiardo estimates the FFA convention would bring about 55,000 people and nearly $35 million to the local community.

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