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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  4/27/2021 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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  • Common 2021 Convention Questions?  Will my State FFA Degree students go across the stage?  Yes.  What about our State Proficiency winners and Stars, will they be on stage like previous conventions?  Yes

ANSWERS to these questions with more details about how they will be recognized and so many more questions about convention click here.  

Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. Past State FFA Degree Recipients Request 

  2. Compeer Financial Blue Ribbon Project Contest

  3. 2021 American FFA Degree Illinois Candidate List

  4. 2021 Illinois FFA Candidate for State Office

  5. 2021 Illinois FFA State Invitational Virtual Greenhand Quiz Bowl Competition

  6. Ag Biotech Interest Survey

 

 

  1. Past State FFA Degree Recipients Request 

Attention past Illinois FFA State Degree recipients! We would like to recognize our past recipients of the state degree in a special video to be shared during the 93rd Illinois Association FFA State Convention. Please submit a photo of you or a family member by May 5th, 2021 at the following Google Form link: https://forms.gle/iFJHHF93u7xRh5gXA

 

We can not wait to see our state's history of exceptional membership!

 

  1. Compeer Financial Blue Ribbon Project Contest

As you know, Compeer Financial is a strong supporter of agriculture youth. Although many local and county fairs will look different in 2021, they wanted to continue to support our young people – who are the future of agriculture. We know many 4-H and FFA members have worked hard on their projects throughout the year, and to honor this dedication they are announcing the second year of the Blue Ribbon Project contest.

 

This contest gives members the chance to showcase their projects with a photo and a short essay telling Compeer Financial how their project champions rural America. The first 1,000 submissions will get a cool t-shirt and have a chance to win a cash prize, and a donation to a group that is important to them. You can see the attached flyer for additional information and the link for the submission process.

 

The website is open now: compeer.com/BlueRibbon and the deadline to apply is June 1.

 

  1. 2021 American FFA Degree Illinois Candidate List

Illinois FFA recommends FFA members for the 2021 American FFA Degree.  Please click here to view the list of 2021 candidates from Illinois.  

Special CONGRATULATIONS to the following 2021 American FFA Degree candidates who will represent Illinois in the Star categories:

  • Star Farmer – Payton Erbsen, Eastland FFA

  • Star in Agribusiness – Joey Allison, Cisne FFA

  • Star in Agricultural Placement – Zachary Hebert, Watseka FFA

  • Star in Agriscience – Daniel Vogwill, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences FFA

This year, our American FFA Degree and Star nominees candidates will be recognized at Regional sites hosting our state convention award ceremonies. 

  • June 1, 2021 – Districts 1 & 2 – Cornbelters Stadium, Normal, IL

    • Opening Ceremonies at 3:00 p.m.

  • June 4, 2021 – District 5 – Saluki Stadium, SIUC, Carbondale, IL

    • Opening Ceremonies at 5:00 p.m.

  • June 9, 2021 – District 3 & 4 – Illinois State Fairgrounds Grandstand, Springfield, IL

    • Opening Ceremonies at 3:00 p.m.



  1. 2021 Illinois FFA Candidate for State Office 

Click each candidate's name to view their resume’.  The candidate’s introduce themselves and their posters are presented on the Illinois Association FFA Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisFFA/videos/279785510414653

 

 

 


  1.  2021 Illinois FFA State Invitational Virtual Greenhand Quiz Bowl Competition

 

The 2021 Illinois FFA State Invitational Virtual Greenhand Quiz Bowl Competition is hosted by the Illinois State University Agricultural Education Program - Click here for details, information and registration link.  


  1. Ag Biotech Interest Survey

Click here to view a sample set of rules for a potential Ag Biotech CDE. Click here to complete a brief interest survey to provide feedback to the IAVAT CDE committee regarding chapters that may have interest in this contest.


 

 


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

 

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

  • May 1, 2021 - Chapter President Award Application DUE 

  • May 1, 2021 - Chapter Reporter Award Application and Section Reporter Award Application

  • May 1, 2021 - ALL/FINAL membership must be received by this date

  • May 15, 2021 - Eldon Witt Scholarship Application DUE

  • May 18 - 20, 2021 -  Illinois State University and IllinoisFFA State Invitational Virtual Greenhand Quiz Bowl Competition

  • May 28, 2021 - Illinois FFA State Convention Business Session via Zoom 

  • May 31, 2021 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Memorial Day HOLIDAY

  • June 1, 2021 - District 1 & 2 Illinois FFA State Convention - Cornbelters Stadium, Normal, IL

  • June 4, 2021 - District 5 Illinois FFA State Convention - Saluki Stadium, Carbondale, IL

  • June 8, 2021 - 93rd Annual Illinois FFA State Convention, Illinois State Fairgrounds Grandstand, Springfield, IL

  • June 9, 2021 - District 3 & 4 Illinois FFA State Convention, Illinois State Fairgrounds Grandstand, Springfield, IL

  • June 10, 2021 - 93rd Annual Illinois FFA State Convention, Illinois State Fairgrounds Grandstand, Springfield, IL

  • June 15 - 17, 2021 - IAVAT Conference, SUIC, Carbondale, IL, also virtual option

  • June 28 - 29, 2021 - 2nd Year Ag Teacher Conference

  • July 5 - FFA Center CLOSED - 4th of July HOLIDAY

  • July 12 - 16, 2021 - July Illinois FFA State Officer Team Meeting, Carbondale, IL

  • July 27 - 28, 2021 - Beginning Advisors Conference

  • August 12 - 22, 2021 - Illinois State Fair, Springfield, IL

  • August 31 - September 2, 2021 - Farm Progress Show, Decatur, IL

  • Click here to view a summary of spring virtual contests, registration deadlines, date and time of events, etc.


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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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