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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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MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .
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The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Illinois FFA Center
Executive Director
3221 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 753-3328 x101 Cell-217.412.5646
(217) 753-3359 fax
mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org
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National Chapter Award Results, 2019 National FFA Scholarship Winners from Illinois

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

*** Sent to All Contacts


Items in this listserv:


****NEW Information****

1.  National Chapter Award Results

2.  2019 National FFA Scholarship Winners from Illinois

3.  Iowa Beef Bonanza

4.  Friday, May 17, 2019, FFA Center closed from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

5.  Soils Contest at Farm Progress Show

6.  FY2020 Section Fair Contract - Due May 29, 2019

7.  REMINDER DUE SOON - Spotlight on Service - Intent due 5/20/2019

8.  State Convention Courtesy Corps - STILL A GREAT NEED for Courtesy Corps DUE - May 15 

1.  National Chapter Award Results

Congratulations to our National Chapter winners!  All of the 2019 National Chapter Awards results can be found by clicking here.

Please take a moment to preview the Convention Agenda so you know when your FFA Chapters will be getting recognized.

  • Growing Leaders - Section & State Winners, recognized in Session 1, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, beginning at 3:00 p.m. 
  • Building Communities - Section & State Winners, recognized in Session 2, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  • Strengthening Agriculture - Section & State Winners, recognized in Session 3, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m. 
  • All National Chapter Awards Chapters earning Bronze, Silver, and Gold are recognized in Session 4, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
  • Premier Chapter Award Section Winners, Top 5 in the State & State Champion recognized in Session 6, Thursday, June 13, 2019, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
  • NOTICE - the top Overall Chapter for the National Chapter Award in the Section and in the State is NOW called the Premier Chapter Award - replacing the language of Bankers Plaque, it is no longer called the Bankers Plaque.  

2.  2019 National FFA Scholarship Winners from Illinois

Congratulations to our Illinois FFA member winning scholarships from National FFA!!!  Please click here to view the list of Illinois Winners.  We are very excited and extremely happy for these outstanding FFA members.  It is great to see their hard work and dedication to FFA pay off, we are proud of each and every one of them!

3.  Iowa Beef Bonanza

The Bonanza is an educational contest in which participants will have the chance to win scholarship/grant money as well as prizes.  Prizes and scholarship/grant money will total over $6000. It will be held in conjunction with the Greater Jefferson County Fair on Friday, June 28, 2019. Click here for more information.  

Click here to view the poster about the Iowa Beef Bonanza.  

4.  Friday, May 17, 2019, FFA Center closed from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Office Appreciation Lunch - we value our staff tremendously and this is our long overdue office appreciation lunch.  The true date to celebrate our staff always falls the week of Super Friday, therefore we extended it to when we're all together and could use a brief break from convention planning and work.  Thank you for being so understanding during that time, if you call the office during that time, please leave a message.  

  • Office Closed Friday 5/27, 6/10-6/13, and 7/4

Also note, Illinois FFA Center Staff meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.  If you happen to call during that time, we are all in the boardroom for staff meeting, so please leave a message.  Thanks so much for your patience and understanding.

5.  Soils Contest at the 2019 Farm Progress Show

The 2019  Farm Progress Show Soils Contest will be Tuesday, August 27, 2019, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Only the first 25 FFA teams that respond to this invitation by August 14, 2019 will compete. Only one team per chapter may register and each team may have no more than four participating students.  Click here for more information and click here for the registration.  

6.  FY2020 Section Fair Contract - Due May 29, 2019

NOTICE, NOTICE, NOTICE:  Due May 29, 2019

FY2020 Section Fair Contract

Please note the first page of the Section Fair Contract needs to be:

  • Teacher's Name
    • If there is not a teacher, please put the name of the person that is signing under the Teacher's Section on Page 4 - these two lines must match.
  • Section Number

If you have already sent in your fair contract, we have fixed the first page for you. 

Attached is the FY2020 Fair Contract for Section Fairs that is required of all schools in order to qualify for state funds. This completed contract is due by Wednesday, May 29, 2019. 

We need every school that intends to compete in Section Fairs from July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 to complete a contract.  If you are not sure if you will be competing, please complete a fair contract anyway.  If you do participate in Section Fairs and you do not complete the FY2020 Fair Contract, then you will not receive state funds.

Please follow these instructions for completing the FY2020 Fair Contract including the FFA Advisor signing the contract along with the Administrator.  Please complete all yellow highlighted required information.

Page 1 – Section # & Teacher's Name (Must match page 4 under the teacher's section.)

Page 3 – Question #12, #30 – Please check the correct box for your school district.  (It could possibly be the 1st Box.)

Page 4 – Question #13:

  • School Name
  • EIN # - Begins with 37- or 38- (Does not begin with “E”.)
  • Entity Legal Type (Status) –  Ex. Tax Exempt, Governmental, etc.

Page 4 – Bottom of Page:

  • Section #
  • FFA Advisor’s Printed Name & Signature & Date (If you do not have an FFA Advisor, please have the principal/superintendent sign the contract.
  • Administrator’s Printed Name & Signature & Date

Please send all 4 pages of the fair contract to Haley Long by one of the following methods (we only need one copy of the contract):

  • Scan & Email to hlong@illinoisffa.org
  • Fax:  217-753-3359
  • Mail to 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL  62702

If you do not plan to send in a fair contract, please email hlong@illinoisffa.org, please include the school's name and not participating.

7.  REMINDER DUE SOON - Spotlight on Service - Intent due 5/20/2019

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center 

8.  State Convention Courtesy Corps  - STILL A GREAT NEED for Courtesy Corps DUE - May 15 

  • Click here to open the Courtesy Corps commitment form.

*** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

91st Annual Illinois FFA Convention:

91st Annual Illinois FFA Convention Registration

Two Proposed Constitutional Changes

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

2019 Illinois FFA State Convention Tab

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center. 

2019 Convention Tip of the Day

  • Want to see all Convention Tips of the Day? Click this link.  

FAMILY COMFORT and FIRST AID/NURSE

  • Want to see all Convention Tips of the Day? Click this link.  

2019 Illinois FFA Convention Chorus & Band Members Selected

State Convention CDE and LDE Schedules

  • Click here to view the listserv sent by the FFA Center

Greenhand Quizbowl at State Convention

  • Click here to view the listserv sent by the FFA Center

Scrapbook Information

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

2019 List of Illinois FFA State Degree Recipients

  • Click here to view the list of 2019 State FFA Degree recipients.

Spotlight on Service - Intent due May 20, 2019

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center 

State FFA Convention Spotlight on Service

  • Click here to view the listserv sent by the FFA Center
  • Also please click here and here to view examples of posters created by the State Officer team to use as an example.  

Wyndham Room Block

2019 Recommended American Degree List

  • Please click here to view the 2019 list of recommended Illinois FFA members.

2019 Illinois FFA Candidates for Major State Officer

  • Please click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center.  

Career and Leadership Development Events:

Ag CDE Communications Registration

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by John Edgar on April 3, 2019.  ​

Other Convention CDE/LDEs

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by John Edgar on April 3, 2019.  ​

IAVAT:

IAVAT Conference and Professional Development Registration

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by John Edgar on March 25, 2019.  

IAVAT Service Awards

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center 

IAVAT Years of Membership

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center 

Illinois FFA:

FFA Board Update & Clarification on AET Records & Applications

  • Click here to view the listserv sent by the FFA Center

2019 IL FFA Leadership Camp Registration and Health Profile Form

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Health Profile, Signed Signature Form with Insurance Card Upload

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

FY2020 Section Fair Contract - Due May 29, 2019

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA Alumni:

2019 Illinois FFA Alumni Gator Raffle

  • Click here to view the listserv sent by the FFA Center

ALUMNI MERCHANDISE at the 91st Annual Illinois FFA State Convention

  • Click here to view that Convention Tip of the Day

Illinois FFA Center:

Illinois FFA Center Credit Card Processing - PLEASE READ

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center 

Office Closed Friday 5/27, 6/10-6/13, and 7/4

  • Please click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA:

Monthly Update on Local Collection Drive - April 15, 2019

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the Illinois Foundation FFA. 

Foundation Minimum Contribution of $100 - Section E on IFGA

  • Click here to view that original listserv message sent by Dean Dittmar 

Illinois Foundation FFA Hopper Funds

  • Click here to view the Hopper Funds Incentives shared at 2018 IAVAT Conference, can also be found on the Illinois Foundation FFA Toolkit.  

Industry Friends of agricultural education posts:

nvitation from National Junior Horticultural Association 

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center 

National FFA:

Firestone 75th Anniversary Art Design Contest

  • Click here to view the listserv sent by the FFA Center

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

  • May 15 - Eldon Witt Scholarship Application 
  • May 15 - State Convention Courtesy Corps Application DUE - STILL A GREAT NEED for Courtesy Corps
  • May 15 - State Convention Farm Credit Newsroom Application DUE
  • May 15 -  Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI) - DUE
  • May 31 - Chapter Scrapbook Intent to Compete at State Convention
  • June 1 - State Ag Issues Materials DUE
  • June 1 - State Prepared Public Speaking Manuscripts DUE via email
  • June 1 - State Job Interview Materials DUE
  • June 11 - 13 - 91st Annual Illinois FFA State Convention
  • June 18 - 20 - IAVAT Conference
  • June 20 - 21 - Illinois FFA State Officer Meeting
  • June 23 - 28 - Illinois Farm Bureau Sponsors the Illinois FFA Heritage and Cooperative Tour 
  • June 23 - 30 - Illinois FFA's week at National FFA WLC
  • July 1 - Illinois FFA Cardinal for September 29, 2019 Cards vs Cubs game tickets GO ON SALE!


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