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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  11/26/2019 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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****NEW Information****

  1. National FFA Scholarship Application is NOW LIVE!  

  2. 2020 Ag Legislative Day - March 3, 2020

  3. Agriculture in the Classroom 2020 Summer Internship

  4. Illinois Conservation Foundation Accepting Applications for 2020 Conservation Achievement Scholarships

  5. 1st annual High School Senior Welding Competition

  6.  DeKalb, Asgrow, Deltapine Scholarship

  7. 212 Conference - February 7-8, 2020 Registration Information

  8. The Gathering of the Green invites Illinois FFA Chapters and members!



  1. National FFA Scholarship Application is NOW LIVE!  

National FFA is pleased to announce that the 2020-2021 FFA Scholarship application is now open!  National FFA is once again partnering with ISTS (International Scholarship & Tuition Services) to host our scholarship application process.  The scholarship platform allows students to create, edit, submit and accept their scholarship utilizing any web platform including a smart phone.

For your review, click here to view the State Staff Scholarship FAQ that outlines the improvements that were requested. Visit the FFA Scholarship website at FFA.org/Scholarships to view the new layout.

National FFA looks forward to an exciting FFA Scholarship program this year! If you have any questions, please reach out to Michelle Sullivan  msullivan@FFA.org or the new Program Manager, Mark Carter, at mcarter@FFA.org

 

  1. 2020 Ag Legislative Day - March 3, 2020

 

More details yet to come - but mark those calendars NOW for Tuesday, March 3, 2020!

 

  1. Agriculture in the Classroom 2020 Summer Internship

Click here to view the application and for more information Click here.


  1. Illinois Conservation Foundation Accepting Applications for 2020 Conservation Achievement Scholarships

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Applications are now being accepted by the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) for the 2020 Conservation Achievement Scholarship program. The ICF annually awards scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who demonstrate effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation, protection or enhancement of the state’s natural resources. 

Four scholarships of $2,000 each are available for the current school year. One of the scholarships is earmarked for a qualified applicant who is a dependent of a current employee of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. 

"The ICF Conservation Achievement Scholarship program rewards high school students interested in conservation stewardship with an eye toward encouraging them to focus their studies on enhancing and protecting our natural resources,” said Colleen Callahan, chair of the Illinois Conservation Foundation Board of Directors and director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

The ICF Conservation Achievement Scholarships have been awarded since 2005. Applicants must be an Illinois resident and a senior in an Illinois high school. Applications must be received by the ICF by March 1, 2020.

Detailed instructions and the 2020 application form can be accessed through the ICF website at www.ilcf.org.

Contact the Illinois Conservation Foundation at 217-785-2003 or dnr.icf@illinois.gov for more information or to make a donation to support the Conservation Achievement Scholarship program.

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ICF Accepting Applications for 2020 Conservation Achievement Scholarships

  1. 1st annual High School Senior Welding Competition


  1.  DeKalb, Asgrow, Deltapine Scholarship

Click here for more information.  


  1.  212 Conference - February 7-8, 2020 Registration Information

The 212 Conference will be held on February 7-8, 2020 at the Decatur Conference Center, Decatur, Illinois.  The conference is designed for Freshmen and Sophomores in high school. 

Registration for the event will go live on Monday, December 2, 2019, and close on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

  • Cost of the event for both the FFA Advisor/Chaperone and student(s) is $125.00 per person (this does not include the cost of the hotel rooms).  

    • Hotel rooms at the Decatur Conference Center are $99 plus tax, and the form and payment needs to be at the Decatur Conference Center by January 8, 2020.  FFA Advisors will need to complete the Decatur Conference Center Hotel Room Order Form and send the form and payment to the Decatur Conference Center.  

    • Alumni Scholarship Winners - Please do not include the alumni scholarship winner in the total count of students, please complete the alumni scholarship question to register that student.

    • Hopper Funds - Please contact Tammy Yard at tyard@illinoisffa.org before starting the registration process.  

    • All FFA Chapters must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.  Registration of students will not be accepted without registration of an advisor or an adult chaperone who will be responsible for the students at the event.  If your students are travelling with another teacher and will be supervised by that teacher, please email Patti Davis at pdavis@illinoisffa.org that information.  

    • All participants and chaperones must stay on site at the hotel of the 212 Conference and participants are NOT allowed to drive back and forth or leave and come back.  

    • Each chapter will be guaranteed 2 spots.  

    • After 2 spots are awarded to each school, the earliest finalized pre-registration will be awarded all students on their registration form. Remaining spots will be distributed in this manner until the latest finalized pre-registrations only receive their 2 guaranteed spots. We will contact you if you are unable to bring all of your students.

    • Registration will only require the number of participants for each conference (no name, gender, etc.). 

  • FFA Advisors - The registration form is set-up to register with or without the professional development.  Please review the Professional Development Schedule before registering for the conference. Here are the choices:

    •  Advisor/Chaperone Basic Registration $125 (Required if not registering for any tracts unless sending your students with another advisor.)

    • Advisor(s) Conference Registration includes CASE Agribusiness Briefcase Training (Tract 1).  Limited to 30 Advisors. - Cost $275 ($125 + $150 for the curriculum).

    • Advisor(s) Conference Registration includes MyCAERT, Curriculum Development & Ag Sensors (Tract 2) - Cost of the Conference Registration $125

    • Advisor(s) Conference Registration for Scovill Zoo Behind the Scenes Tour (Tract 3).  Limited to 30 Advisors.  Cost of the Conference Registration $125

  • Each student attending the 212 Conference is required to sign along with their parent the Required Participation Agreement and please upload the participation agreements to ilaged.org, Event Registration, 212 Conference, arrow down to Documents, click Upload Documents, and upload the participation forms individually or as a group.  If you are unable to upload the documents before the conference then you must bring the signed agreement forms to the registration area at the conference.  

  • Food Allergies/Vegetarian Meals - If you, the student(s), and/or chaperone(s) have food allergies or need a vegetarian meal.  Please complete the Food Allergy/Vegetarian form.

  • All of these forms are located under the Event Registration tab.

  • Trading Post - Please utilize the Trading Post after registration closes to exchange registration and/or hotel rooms with other schools.  It is the responsibility of the original registrant/purchaser to notify Patti Davis who will be taking their spots for reference on-site at registration.  Please note that the school that registered for the 212 Conference must pay the Illinois FFA Center, and the school that is taking the additional registrations/hotel rooms must pay the school that they are taking spots from directly. 

  • NO REFUNDS will be allowed after January 8, 2020.  Please utilize the Trading Post.

  1.  The Gathering of the Green invites Illinois FFA Chapters and members!

Click here to learn more about it.  


**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

IAVAT:

 Registrations for 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:

Fall 2019 Illinois FFA Newsletter

  • Click here to view the 2019 Fall Illinois FFA Newsletter  

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.  

National FFA Results and Finalists

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


Illinois FFA Alumni:

Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction - January 31 - February 1, 2020

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

212 and WLC Scholarship Winners 

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

Illinois FFA Alumni Auction - Chapter Baskets

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

 

4th Annual Illinois FFA Alumni Gun Raffle

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


Illinois FFA Center:

Registering for Events

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

Office Closings:  

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

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


Illinois Foundation FFA:

GIVING TUESDAY, December 3, 2019  - SUPPORT Illinois Foundation FFA

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

2019 - 2020 Local Collection Drive Kickoff Listserv 

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

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:

Krone Battle of the Bales 

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

Intertribal Agriculture Council 2019 High School Essay Contest

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

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."

 

The CHS Foundation has announced the opening of their 2019 grant cycle at: https://agclassroom.org/teacher/grants_chs.cfm

New! 2020 FFA Next Gen Conferences - Apply today!

Living to Serve Semester-Long Grant - Apply today!

New Educator Resources! 

 

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

  • 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 20 - Office Closed - MLK Day

  • January 22 - American FFA Degree Webinar at 5:00 p.m. Click here for more info

  • January 31 - February 1, 2020 - Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield

  • February 7-8 - 212 Conference, Decatur Conference Center

  • February 17 - 21 - Chapter Visits - Click here to open the 2019 Chapter Visits Evaluation

  • February 22 - State Food/Vet Science CDE Early Bird Registration DUE

  • February 22 - 29 - National FFA Week

  • March 1 - American FFA Degree Applications DUE - Click here for more info

  • March 2 - Alumni Camp Scholarships DUE

  • March 2 - Ag Legislative Seminar, Springfield

  • March 3 - Ag Legislative Day, Springfield

  • March 4 - District Proficiency Awards

  • March 6-8 - State FFA Officer Team Meeting, Springfield

  • March 7 - State Food/Vet Science CDEs

  • March 9 - 10 - State Review of American and State FFA Degree Applications

  • March 13 - Judges Submitted from all District Winners for State Awards Day

  • March 13-14 - Alumni Council Meeting, FFA Center - Springfield 

  • March 20 - FFA State Officer Team Meeting

  • March 21 - State Proficiency Awards Day, UIUC - Urbana

  • April 2 - Illinois Foundation FFA Annual Meeting

  • April 3 - State Dairy Cattle and Dairy Cattle Handlers CDE

  • April 6 - 8 - American FFA Degree Interviews, Illinois FFA Center - Springfield

  • April 10 - FFA Center Closed - Good Friday

  • April 10 - Livestock Reasons & Horticulture Mandatory Registration DUE 

  • April 10 - Livestock Non-reasons & Poultry Early Bird Registration CLOSES 

  • April 13 - Administrative Council Meeting, Illinois FFA Center - Springfield

  • April 15 - National Chapter Award Application DUE - ONLINE

  • April 17 - 20 - Round 1 of National Chapter Award Judging

  • April 18 - Major State Officer Selection Committee - Springfield

  • April 21 - Illinois FFA Board Meeting, Illinois FFA Center - Springfield

  • April 23 - 30 - Round 2 of National Chapter Award Judging

  • April 24 - Super Friday - State Livestock, Poultry & Horticulture CDEs

  • April 28 - Section Ag Mech results DUE to register for State Ag Mech

  • May 6 - State Ag Business Management CDE

  • May 12 - State Ag Mechanics CDE

  • May 15 - Eldon Witt Scholarship DUE

  • May 26 - 27 - State FFA Officer Team Meeting

  • June 8 - State Ag Issues, Parliamentary Procedure, Conduct of Chapter Meeting and Ag Communications CDE/LDEs, Springfield

  • June 9 - State Ag Communications, Public Speakings, Job Interview CDE/LDEs, Springfield

  • June 9 - 11 - 92nd Annual Illinois FFA State Convention, Bank of Springfield Center, Springfield

  • June 11-12 -  State FFA Officer Team Meeting

  • June 15 - IAVAT Board Meeting & Section Chairs Meeting

  • June 16 - 18 - IAVAT Conference

  • June 18 - 19 -  State FFA Officer Team Meeting

  • June 21 - 26 - Legacy Tour (Formerly the Heritage & COOP Tour)

  • July 3 - FFA Center Closed - 4th of July HOLIDAY


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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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