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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  11/5/2019 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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****NEW Information****

  1. FFA Program Account Balance

  2. GROWMARK Announces 2020 Essay Contest Theme




1.  Reminder to check your account balances on the ilaged.org website.
 
When you sign on to the new website go to your dashboard then Account Balances to find invoices and posted payments.  If you see an amount in RED then you have an unpaid invoice.  Please send payment as soon as possible if you have questions please contact Jannette Allotey at jallotey@illinoisffa.org.  Prior to reaching out to Jannette, please follow up with your school bookkeeper first to insure a payment has been sent.  Then please include information about that payment when you contact Jannette.  Example: date sent, amount of check, and check number.  We will do our best to have as many payments posted as possible prior to this email as possible.  

I will post a reminder the last Tuesday of each month to remind you to check you account, that will ensure that Jannette has had time to reconcile the accounts and the information on the website is the most up to date.  

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.  

2.  GROWMARK Announces 2020 Essay Contest Theme

The theme for the 2020 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “Describe the ‘Farmer of the Future.’ What tools or skills will he or she need to be successful?” The contest is open to all high school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

This is the 27th year for the program, sponsored by the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives, in conjunction with state FFA leaders, to help young people develop their writing skills, learn about current issues affecting agriculture, and understand the unique role of cooperatives. 

Students will share their idea of what the farmers of tomorrow will be and discuss the skills and tools they will need to use. 

Essays will be submitted online at www.bit.ly/GMKEssay2020. The deadline for all submissions is midnight Central time on November 8, 2019. Additional program details have been sent to agriculture teachers and are online at www.growmark.com

Each state’s winner earns a $500 award and the winner’s FFA chapter receives a $300 award. Four runners-up per state each win $125 awards.

The program is offered annually and many agriculture teachers use it as part of their class curriculum. Past topics have included sustainability, careers in agriculture, and the cooperative principles.

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services, across North America. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. More information is available at www.growmark.com



**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

Career and Leadership Development Events:

 

IAVAT:

 Registrations LIVE for Horse, Forestry and Land Use CDEs

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

IACCAI:  

  • Click here to view the listserv for IACCAI Conference.  

 

Illinois FFA:

Trading Post for 2019 - 2020

 

 

Lock Box Practicums and Activities

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

FFA Board Updates

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

Heritage and Cooperative Awards replaced with National Chapter Award Results

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

 2020 Illinois FFA State Convention Hotel Block Open

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

 

Illinois FFA Alumni:

212 & WLC Alumni Scholarship Applications - Due November 8, 2019

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

Letter of Intent for Alumni Council - Due November 8, 2019

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

National FFA Alumni Outstanding Member Application 

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

National FFA Alumni Outstanding Chapter Application

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

4th Annual Illinois FFA Alumni Gun Raffle

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Illinois FFA Center:

Registering for Events

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Office Closings:  

  • November 11 - Illinois FFA Center - CLOSED - Veterans Day
  • November 13 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Staff Retreat

  • November 28 - 29 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Thanksgiving 

  • December 24 - January 1 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Winter Break and Holidays

Illinois Foundation FFA:

2018 - 2019 Illinois Foundation FFA Report 

Industry Friends of agricultural education posts:

 GROWMARK Foundation to Provide FFA Jackets

  • Click here to view the listserv message posted by the Illinois FFA Center

AGCO Scholarships

  • Click here to view the listserv message posted by the Illinois FFA Center

GROWMARK Announces 2020 Essay Contest Theme

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

National FFA:  

  • Try These Teacher Resources for Dealer-Sponsored Scholarships

For tips on how to get scholarships for your FFA members with funds from AGCO, Ford, John Deere and Ram, check out "5 Steps to Signing Up Dealers."

 

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

  • November 11 - Illinois FFA Center - CLOSED - Veterans Day
  • November 11 - 15 - Chapter Visits -  - Click here to open the 2019 Chapter Visits Evaluation

  • November 15 - FFA Rosters Administrator Online Approval & FFA dues check due to the FFA Center 

  • November 18 - 22 - Chapter Visits -  - Click here to open the 2019 Chapter Visits Evaluation

  • November 21 - 22 - Illinois PAS Conference, Lincoln Land CC, Springfield

  • November 27 - Illinois FFA Center Administrative Council mtg, FFA Center, Springfield

  • November 28 - 29 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED

  • December 2- 4 - Major State Officer Team Retreat w/Executive Staff

  • December 6 - 10 - Major State Officers attend Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Conduct Business & Industry Visits

  • December 14 - State Ag Sales, Agronomy, Diary Foods and Meats CDE, UIUC & Parkland, Champaign-Urbana

  • December 24 - January 1 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED for Winter Break and Holidays

  • January 10 - Illinois FFA Board & IAVAT Board Joint Meeting

  • January 11 - IAVAT Section Chairs Meeting, FFA Center, Springfield

  • January 24 - 25 - Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield


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Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Email: mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
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