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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  3/9/2021 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

TOP Priority:  

**** Due to scheduling conflicts, the official divisions of Dairy Cattle Evaluation will be Friday, April 9, 2021 (previously scheduled for 4-10-21) and Food Science will remain Saturday, April 10, 2021.

 

**** The FFA Board decided that State Public Speaking, State Conduct of Chapter Meeting and State Parliamentary Procedure LDES will be held in person on Saturday, May 15, 2021.  Once further logistics are worked out, more information will be shared.  

Please do two things with this information: 

1.  Celebrate we are holding these events in person. 

2. Wait patiently for further information.  

Thanks so much!

 

Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. Safe Electricity

  2. 2021 American FFA Degree List of Applicants

  3. 2021 State FFA Degree List of Applicants

  4. 2021 Ag Legislative Virtual Seminar - March 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. 

  5. Proficiency Award Pins

  6. National FFA Spring Update for Teachers 

 

  1. Safe Electricity

Safe Electricity is a not-for-profit organization who operates under the University of Illinois Extension. The organization provides thousands of safety-minded resources to more than 500 utility members from across the country to help save lives and reduce injuries. They recently developed an educational campaign focused on electrical safety around the farm and are hoping that agriculture teachers can help us spread this education. Studies have shown that stories resonate with people to impact decisions and behavior, and in turn, prevent injuries and save lives. And we have been working hard on a story to help do just that. Bailey and Cody Conrady graciously shared their story with us and were instrumental in helping us develop resources to help educate others about electrical hazards.


All of the Safe Electricity resources can be downloaded from this page: https://safeelectricity.org/farm-safety/

 

Safe Electricity is asking for your help in getting Cody’s story out. Please consider using components of the Cody Conrady campaign to help save lives. Use them in your classrooms or in your safety promotions as a FFA chapter event or social media venues.  

Resources include:

•         Two personal story videos.

•         A two-page print spread.

•         A one-page print graphic.

•         Two social media graphics and four text post options.

•         A planting safety infographic.

•         Audio PSAs.

We hope that you will help us spread the word about farm safety and if you have ideas about others that can help us spread this life-saving information please reach out and let me know. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Together we will save lives through education.

 

With safety in mind,

 

Erin Hollinshead, Executive Director

Safe Electricity   |   217.546.6815   |  SafeElectricity.org


  1.  2021 American FFA Degree List of Applicants

 

American FFA degree application review is underway and an interview schedule is being developed at this time.  Please click here to see the list of students who have applied for the American FFA Degree in 2021.  Once all applications are reviewed students will be notified via email of any issues or corrections that need to be addressed.  The goal is to have an interview schedule out by March 20, 2021.  All interviews will take place virtually April 7 - 9, 2021.  Once all interviews are complete and Illinois Star representatives selected candidates will receive a letter of approval and recommendation to National FFA in mid April, 2021.  National FFA will conduct notifications via email in late summer.  


  1. 2021 State FFA Degree List of Applicants

 

The State FFA degree application review is underway.  Please click here to see the list of students who have applied have been recommended by the respective sections.  Once all applications are reviewed FFA advisors will be notified via email of any issues or corrections that need to be addressed.  Once all corrections are completed in the time frame identified candidates will receive a letter of Congratulations and recognition information  in mid April, 2021.  

 

  1.  2021 Ag Legislative Virtual Seminar - March 18, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. 

 

Illinois FFA is pleased to announce that we will continue with our tradition of conducting our Annual Agriculture Legislative Seminar, the good news is that it is open to anyone who would like to participate.  Please click here to sign your chapter up to attend the 2021 Ag Legislative Virtual Seminar to be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021,  at 4:30 p.m.  

 

  1. Proficiency Award/Star/Public Speaking Pins

There is a limited supply of Award Pins at the District 3 FCAE Office. You may request these proficiency pins along with Chapter Star Discovery, Star Greenhand, Star Farmer, Star AgriBusiness, Star Ag Placement, Star Agriscience, and Public Speaking medals for free at this link. Additional medals may be ordered from National FFA for $5.00 each.

 

  1. National FFA Spring Update for Teachers 

 

Click here to view the Spring 2021 National FFA Updates.  

 

CLICK HERE to view - **** PREVIOUS Information Shared - WORTH Sharing Again****

 

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***


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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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