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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  6/8/2021 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

TOP Priority:  

  • 93rd Illinois FFA State Convention is HERE!  Celebrating Stars Over Illinois and State Officers Retiring Moments today!  Check it out this afternoon via Live Streaming at 3:00 p.m. 

  • Springfield June 8, 2021

https://livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/9687455

 

 

  • Springfield June 10, 2021

https://livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/9687460

  • Common 2021 Convention Questions? NEW questions have been added like: Where is the Convention Headquarters?  Location is described here Is there a convention nurse this year?   Yes.  ANSWERS to so many more questions about convention click here.  Highlighted in yellow are updated answers to questions you have been asking.  

  • Schools who registered delegates -  Click here to view that list. Don’t miss the Elections Sessions on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

  • Convention Tips of the Day - click here

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  1. Final Convention Preparations

  2. National FFA Apparel 20% Off Coupon


 

  1. Final Convention Preparations

Since the forecast for rain is looming over the convention events like a nimbus cloud...no pun intended, we wanted you to be prepared.  

Here are the plans in case of rain: 

  • Best case scenario we rain delay for an hour or two.  Worst case scenario, you get your plaques and go.  

  • On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, if the rain doesn’t appear to be passing with a delay, we will move to the Commodities Pavillion directly across the street from the Grandstand.  We will do all of the same recognitions of Stars Over Illinois and Retiring Moments, as well as Creed Presentation, Top Section Presidents, and Major’s Parent & Advisor recognition.  We ask that everyone else tune in via Live Stream. 

  • On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, if the rain doesn’t appear to be passing with a delay, we will move the District 3 & 4 Recognitions to Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.  

  • On Thursday, June 10, 2021, if the rain doesn’t appear to be passing with a delay, we will move to the Commodities Pavillion directly across the street from the Grandstand. Candidates will present their speeches and we ask that everyone watch via Live Stream and delegates join the Zoom call that other remote delegates are using.  All delegates will continue to use www.ttpoll.com for voting.  


Other Advice:  

  • Bring towels or paper towels to wipe down your seats, as the State Fairgrounds staff will NOT be working the venue like when they have a concert.  It’s on you to wipe down your seats if they get rained on. 

  • Bring umbrellas and ponchos.  

  • Award recipients will have to cross the track to get backstage, we are encouraging FFA members to wear old shoes. We have some coverings for the track but with the amount of rain we got on Monday evening, we know the track will be muddy. Even if they wear old shoes to cross the track and then put on dress shoes when you are on stage.


Reminders & Updates: 

  • What if we have never been to any of these venues? Click here to view the maps of the venues as well as photos of each site.  

  • Enter at Gate 7

  • Park in Lot 21

  • Two sets of restrooms will be OPEN - One near the Goat Barn (Building 60) that will be open, when you park in Lot 21 and walk towards the Grandstand, you will walk right by them.  

  • 2nd - Restrooms are on the ground level of the Grandstand when you walk in Gate 2 of the Grandstand for registration and to enter the Grandstand.  

  • For anyone needing an elevator to enter the Grandstand, please just let staff know at registration and we will escort you to the elevator.  


  1. National FFA Apparel 20% Off Coupon

Click here to view the 20% off coupon exclusive to Illinois FFA in celebration of our 93rd Annual Illinois FFA State Convention.  





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***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

  • 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, Springfield IL

  • 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, Springfield IL

  • 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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