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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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Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .
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The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Office Closed Friday, Recommended American Degree List , State Convention Survival Kit

Monday, April 23, 2018

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Items in this Listserv: 

1.) Office Closed Friday 4/27

2.) American Degree Recipient List

3.) State Convention Survival Kit

4.) National FFA Band, Chorus, and Talent Applications

5.) Zoetis Fund Opportunity for Chapters

 

1.) Office Closed Friday 4/27

The Illinois FFA Center will be closed on Friday, April 27th due to staff being at Super Friday. Best of luck to all schools competing. 

 

2.) Recommended American Degree List 

Congratulations to all Illinois FFA Members that were recommended for their American Degree. Teachers, please view the linked list to check the spelling of the recipients. If you have corrections please email Tammy Yard at tyard@illinoisffa.org. 

 

3.) State Convention Survival Kit

*Stay up to date on all state convention information on the 2018 State Convention Tab on the Illinois FFA Website. 

1.  2018 Tentative Agenda

Click Here for the 2018 Illinois FFA Convention tentative agenda!

2.  2018 Registration

2018 Illinois FFA Convention registration is ONLINE!  Please Click Here to open the registration document.  Prior to registering, please make sure you coordinate with all your parents and guests attending state convention.  Our goal is to have ONE convention registration per school.  Click Here to open the 2018 Convention registration worksheet, this document will help you plan out your convention registration before you submit your form.  Please note that parents, friends, and guests may register on site. Want to get a $25 Texas Roadhouse Gift Card? Sign up for a shift as a bus parker on your registration form! 

3.  NOTES for this year:  PLEASE NOTICE:  The State FFA Degree Ceremony is Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the evening session beginning at 5:30 p.m. Stars Over Illinois will also be during the State FFA Degree session Wednesday evening. Again this year, there will NOT be a State FFA Degree Luncheon this year. We are also no longer doing the Leadership Lunch/Dinner this year.  The following are the meal functions that we will be hosting:  Tuesday, June 12th at 5:00 p.m. – American Degree Dinner – tickets MUST be purchased prior to June 1.  They will not be available on-site.  Tuesday, June 12th at 5:00 p.m. – AgriScience Fair Dinner (free ticket for participants in the AgriScience Fair, but they must be ordered).  Wednesday, June 13th at 11:00 a.m. State Awards Lunch (free ticket for state proficiency winner, their parents, and their advisor, but they must be ordered).  Meal function tickets should be purchased prior to June 1.  There may be a limited number available for purchase on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

State Convention Applications

1.) Outstanding Chapter President- Due May 1

Do you know a Chapter President that goes above and beyond? Encourage them to apply for the Outstanding Chapter President Award sponsored by Farm Bureau. Click here for the application. 

2.) Outstanding Chapter Reporter- Due May 1

Do you know a Chapter Reporter that strives to inform the people that every man, woman, and child may know of the FFA? Encourage them to apply for the Outstanding Chapter President Award sponsored by the AgriNews. The application is attached. 

3.) Outstanding Section Reporter-Due May 1

Do you know a Chapter Reporter that strives to inform the people that every man, woman, and child may know of the FFA? Encourage them to apply for the Outstanding Chapter President Award sponsored by the AgriNews. The application is attached. 

4.) Ag Communications Summitt 

Do you know an FFA Member that was recently elected chapter reporter, going to major in Agriculture Communications or someone who is interested in learning tips on how to be a better communicator? Encourage them to attend the Ag Communications Summitt on Monday, June 11th at the Wyndham Hotel. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Summitt will start at 9:30 a.m. It will have a different setup and sessions this year, which include: Being an Advocate for Agriculture, Radio, Convention Hall Tour/Photography, Social Media, and Print/Communicating with your local media

 Click here to sign up your students. 

5.) Farm Credit News Room

The News Room has been an important asset in the functioning of our annual FFA Convention.  We want to continue to provide leadership opportunities for students and teachers alike.  By supplying the information requested, you can be of great service to the Illinois FFA.  Click here to open the Farm Credit Newsroom form.  THANK YOU!

6.) Courtesy Corps

The Courtesy Corps has been an important asset in the functioning of our annual FFA Convention.  We want to continue to provide leadership opportunities for students and teachers alike.  By supplying the information requested, you can be of great service to the Illinois FFA.  Click here to open the Courtesy Corps commitment form. 

 A.  Some of the criteria for Courtesy Corps:

1.  Student and teacher interest – we want enthusiastic FFA members!

2.  State FFA Degree applicants, band members, chorus members,   official delegates, etc. should NOT apply.

3. The deadline date for Courtesy Corps Commitment Form is MAY 15, 2018.

 B.  Procedures after commitment forms have been turned in:

1.  Teachers will be notified as to which sessions your chapter will serve at State FFA Convention, each group will serve for two convention sessions.

2.  Students serving in Courtesy Corps will be expected to be in 100%  official FFA DRESS.

7.) Scrapbook Intent

Have a chapter scrapbook that you would like to show off at the state level. Click here to fill out the Scrapbook Intent form for convention! 

4.) Zoetis Fund Opportunities

One last call for signups for the 2018 Zoetis Industry Support Program.  This is the long-standing, very popular program in which FFA chapters connect with local animal health supply stores and/or local veterinarians that sell Zoetis animal health products.  In establishing this connection, FFA chapters can be the beneficiaries of a percentage of sales of select Zoetis products sold between February 1 and April 30, 2018.

To sign up, local chapters should set up a meeting with their local animal health supply stores and/or veterinarians with the attached form filled out and then ask the store and/or veterinarian to finalize their enrollment at: http://programdetails.zoetisus.com/FFA/asp/FFA_ContributionForm.asp. Enrollment must be completed by May 4th to qualify.  Eligible sales of Zoetis products dating back to February 1, 2018, will count towards the chapter support final sum.



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