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The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..
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The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..
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The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..
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The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .
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The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .
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The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .
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The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..
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The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..
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The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..
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The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..
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The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources..
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TeachAg.net provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..
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Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Executive Director
3221 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
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FFA Dues/Fees & Rosters, AET Message, Americans, Band & Chorus, HS Innovators

Friday, August 11, 2017

***Sent to All Contacts


Items in this message:

1.  American Degree Candidates

2.  National Band and Chorus Members

3.  Illinois FFA Dues or Affiliation Fees Information

4.  Celebrating High School Innovators 

5.  AET Message from Roger Hanagriff

1.  American Degree Candidates

The official board approved listing of the 2017 American Degree recipients is now available on FFA.org. Feel free to share the results with advisors at this time. The American Degree recipients should have received an Official congratulations E-mail notification will go to the 4,068 American Degree recipients via the email address listed on their electronic application. Please have all recipient name and chapter name corrections to Rosalie Hunsinger at rhunsinger@ffa.org or 317-802-4255 by September 4, 2017.

 

2017 American FFA Degree recipients:

·       https://www.ffa.org/ffa2015/Pages/American-Degree-Recipients-Hidden.aspx

 

2.  National Band and Chorus Members

Congratulations to these 9 Illinois FFA Members who were accepted into the National FFA Band and Chorus!

Ryan

Berry

Band

Accepted to 2017 National FFA Band

WARSAW FFA CHAPTER

Nauvoo

IL

Cody

Bratcher

Chorus

Accepted to 2017 National FFA Chorus

Seneca FFA

Seneca

IL

Josiah

Chatterton

Chorus

Accepted to 2017 National FFA Chorus

Bushnell Prairie City

Avon

IL

Celia

Hartman

Band

Accepted to 2017 National FFA Band

West Carroll FFA

Mt. Carroll

IL

Loren

Koenigstein

Band

Accepted to 2017 National FFA Band

Columbia FFA

Columbia

IL

Kaley

Konopasek

Chorus

Accepted to 2017 National FFA Chorus

Cisne FFA

Mount Erie

IL

Ethan

Steber

Band

Accepted to 2017 National FFA Band

OLNEY

Claremont

IL

Clayton

Thomas

Band

Accepted to 2017 National FFA Band

Normal West

Bloomington

IL

Harrison

Walker

Chorus

Accepted to 2017 National FFA Chorus

Cisne

Cisne

IL

 

3.  Illinois FFA Dues or Affiliation Fees Information

National FFA will open the rosters on September 1, 2017.  Please note we will send additional information you prior to September 2, 2017 in regards to what changes have been made to the roster process from National FFA. Following is what we have received from National FFA about the roster process for this year:

2017-2018 Membership Rosters-

Please ask your chapters not to submit a roster until they are sure if they are going to be a “Dues” or an “Affiliation Fee” chapter.  Once a roster is submitted nationally there is no option to flip between the two options so please make sure your chapters make their selection prior to submitting a roster.

Roster Instructions/Videos-

Roster instructions should be released the first of next week with videos to follow shortly afterwards.  All instructions and videos will also be on the roster pages.

 If you have any questions about Illinois FFA dues process, please contact Tammy at tyard@illinoisffa.org or 217-753-3328 ext 106.

Dues payable to the Illinois FFA are $14.00 per member which is made up of Illinois FFA dues for $7.00 per member and National FFA dues for $7.00 per member, with an additional $10.00 per chapter District fee collected at the State office.  If you have any questions about Illinois FFA dues process, please contact Tammy at tyard@illinoisffa.org or 217-753-3328 ext 106.

  • Please click here  to go to the downloads area of the Illinois FFA website to find the Dues Membership Form that must be returned to the Illinois FFA Center by November 1, 2017. 

NEW this year – OPTIONAL Affiliation fees, please click here to view the link detailing the description, philosophy, benefits, policy and procedures for affiliation fees.

  • Please click here to go to the downloads area of the Illinois FFA website to find the Affiliation Fee Membership Form that must be returned to the Illinois FFA Center by November 1, 2017. 
  • Please click here for a FAQ about affiliation fees.  
  • Please click here to view the Illinois FFA Affiliation fee structure.  

Whether you are paying traditional FFA dues at $14.00 per member or you are paying affiliation fees following the structure provided, please note the following information: 

  1. The roster must be completed and submitted to state on ffa.org.
  2. The membership form must be completed and have both the advisor and an administrator signature on it.  The form must be returned to the IL FFA Center, post-marked no later than November 1.  Please note that the membership form for traditional FFA dues is different than the Affiliation fees form.  Please use the correct form. 
  3. The FFA dues must be paid.  If paying by check, it must be post-marked no later than November 1.
    • Make checks payable to the Illinois Association FFA for both the state and national dues.  Mail to the Illinois FFA Center, 3221 Northfield Dr., Springfield, IL 62702.  (Please do NOT mail dues to National FFA as this will delay the dues being paid and may affect your IFG credit.)

All rosters, forms and dues or fees must be completed by November 1 for your chapter to be considered in good standing and the roster process complete for credit on the Incentive Funding Grant. 

If you have any questions regarding the roster, please contact Tammy at tyard@illinoisffa.org or 217-753-3328 ext 106.

 

4.  Celebrating High School Innovators 

Illinois State University, Millikin University, and Pontiac Township High School are presenting the 3rd annual Celebrating High School Innovators competition (CHSI). The competition identifies, fosters and celebrates Illinois high school students whose contributions are exceptional and inspirational. Rising 9th through 12th grade students are eligible to apply in five areas: 1) arts, media & literature, 2) business entrepreneurship, 3) social entrepreneurship, 4) health & nutrition, and 5) science, technology, engineering & math (STEM). Applicants will participate in four rounds of competition during the 2017-2018 school year. CHSI will award five $1,000 cash prizes to the top five areas, along with scholarships to Illinois State University and Millikin University.

If you know of an innovative student, or group of students, encourage them to apply! Applications are due by September 15th, and consists of a 500-1,000 word statement and 3-minute video. The kick-off CHSI event is at Millikin University on Saturday, September 30, 2017. All applicants that attend this first event will receive a $500 scholarship to Millikin University! The day-long event at Millikin will celebrate the students’ innovative spirits, with one-on-one mentoring sessions, hands-on peer activities, and much more. Please visit CHSInnovators.org for additional information or emailinfo@chsinnovators.org. You can also follow us on Facebook (CelebratingHighSchoolInnovators), Instagram (@highschoolinnovators), and Twitter (@100innovators). You can view past CHSI winners here.

Learn more at: www.CHSInnovators.org.

 

5.  AET Message from Roger Hanagriff

****Welcome for teachers in IL*********

We are excited to have IL programs use AET to help their students learn about keeping records and tracking their engagement in SAE, FFA and community service.  Your state developed a 1 1/2 year pilot, so we are now moving into our normal subscription platform.  Your current subscription is active until October 15, 2017, so you have time to process a renewal to AET.

To get started and subscribe for this next year, the following tips can assist you.

  1. To Subscribe for the 2017-18 (Sept- Aug) school year - You can login as you have in the past, go to PROFILE, then #8 menu.  On this page, you can "print the page" to create a quote and then later choose "RENEW".  Once your renew, your invoice is listed in the subscription manager to print or add a PO# to the invoice then reprint for payment.
  2. New Student Profile Guide (Day 1 Getting Started) - we have updated the student profile section of AET to verify student addresses and email contacts to improve your student data and assist in FFA membership information. See our new guide for students - Student Getting Started Guide
  3. New Students Getting Started Guide - we have updated AET to include the Ag Education Council's new SAE type, which is Foundational SAE.  See our new guide is student help - Setting up an SAE Guide
  4. To help student prepare for an SAE -  ExploreSAE.com for guides/videos and a explorer tool to find their SAE.
  5. View Teacher Help for new resources and guides
  6. View Student Help for other new resources and guides
  7. View AET in the Classroom for lesson plans, activities and more

If you ever need any help, please choose "ask AET a question" to get help. Thanks for using AET, Roger



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