CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Hundreds of high school agriculture students have gathered in Cheyenne for the Wyoming State Future Farmers of America convention.

The convention, which runs through Thursday, is expected to draw almost 1,700 participants to town.

The gathering offers students the opportunity to earn a spot at the national convention in events such as livestock judging, parliamentary procedure, agronomy or sales, and it includes a career fair and scholarship information.

It also offers career development and includes an election for next year's state officers.