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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  12/3/2019 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

Items in this listserv:

 

****NEW Information****

 
  1. American FFA Degree Information

  2. Illinois FFA State Degree Information

  3. Officer Candidate and Parent Orientation

  4. Illinois Foundation Local Collection Drive Certificates

  5. Illinois FFA Center Summer Intern and the Bill Johnson Memorial Legislative Internship Job Postings


1.  American FFA Degree Information

Please click here to complete the American FFA Degree intent due by Friday, January 15, 2020.  The American FFA Degree Intent is not required to complete the American FFA Degree Process.  If you do not complete the intent by January 15, 2020, you can still fill it out at any time after that, but please understand when it comes to interviewing time preferences it is first come first serve.  

The American FFA Degree Information Sheet includes all of the information and deadlines necessary to complete the American FFA Degree Process for Illinois FFA members.

To help provide you with as much assistance as possible in completing your American Degree application, we are going to host a webinar. The webinar date:

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

The webinar is scheduled to last about an hour.  However there will be time for questions, so the length of the webinar may vary slightly. The webinar is also posted on the channel where all webinars/videos are being posted: https://www.youtube.com/user/ILAgEd/videos

ATTENDANCE IS OPTIONAL BUT STRONGLY ENCOURAGED.

Webinar registration information:

Dial-in number: (712) 451-0000

Access code: 825723 PIN

Online meeting ID: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/mbunselmeyer

Instructions:  At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the Access Code followed by the pound key.  To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.

 

2. 2019-2020 Illinois FFA State Degree application information.  

The application is accessed from AET for students and teachers.  Go to www.theaet.com

  1. Login to AET

  2. Click on Reports

  3. Click on FFA Awards Degree/Application Manager

  4. Click on Add New Application drop-down box

  5. Select Illinois State FFA Degree

  6. The application is automatically locked to AET records.  

  7. All student access FFA awards using AET Reports and Degree Application Manager.  

  8. Teachers log into AET and choose Reports and Degree Application Manager to view their students with state degrees.  

Illinois State FFA Degree:

If any areas of the online application areas are NOT MET, the application can be printed but will be a DRAFT.

The state degree application will be similar to the American FFA Degree application, it will include a checklist, but the checklist does not appear until you are ready to print.  The checklist does not affect the application or any items within the application. The checklist will be smaller than previous state FFA Degree checklists due to the automatic fills and checks within the application.  All of the information on the checklist is available within the application, however, the checklist ensures the Section review committees can catch issues prior to applications advancing. The manual review sheet is the last page of the PDF (Checksheet), so once online portion is complete, the print part will develop a PDF version and the manual review sheet checks must be completed.  

To help provide you with as much assistance as possible in completing the State FFA Degree application, we are going to be hosting one webinar this year.  The webinar date will be:

Tuesday, January 23, 2020, at 3:30 p.m.

The webinar will also be posted on the channel where all webinars/videos are posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JonvZvejCv8

To help provide you with as much assistance as possible in completing your State FFA Degree application, we are going to be hosting ONE webinar. 

Dial-in number: (712) 451-0000

Access code: 825723 PIN

Online meeting ID: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/mbunselmeyer

Instructions:  At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the Access Code followed by the pound key.  To join the online meeting, click on the meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.

3.  Officer Candidate and Parent Orientation

FFA members with their State FFA Degree interested in running for Major State FFA Office and their families are invited to attend the Candidate - Parent Major State Officer Orientation.  The Candidate and Parent Orientation is Saturday, February 1, 2020, in conjunction with the Illinois FFA Alumni Annual meeting. The Candidate/Parent Orientation meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m., the meeting should conclude by 3:30 p.m. at the Illinois FFA Center, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702.  The orientation meeting is not a mandatory event, but an event that is very important for you and your family to be informed of your next step and be comfortable with the process.

Please RSVP for the candidate orientation.  Click here to RSVP. 

4.  Illinois Foundation Local Collection Drive Certificates

Donors who give less than $10.00 do not receive a certificate. Donors who give $50.00 for the first time will receive a certificate in a blue certificate holder, and donors who give $100.00 for the first time will receive a walnut frame.  Click here for the certificate request form. 

5.  Illinois FFA Center Summer Intern and the Bill Johnson Memorial Legislative Internship Job Postings

The Illinois FFA Center will be hiring 1 Summer Intern for the Summer of 2020 to assist the center in completing and coordinating various events and activities.  

Please click here to see postings.  If you know of someone who may be interested in this opportunity please share this information with them.  Thank you for your time and for passing this information along.  

We are excited to again offer the legislative internship created by the generous contributions in memory of Bill Johnson.  

Click here to view information regarding the student worker job postings.


**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

 

IAVAT:

 Registrations for CDEs

  • Check the Event Registration tab behind your login on ilaged.org for most current event registrations

IACCAI:  

  • Officers - Jeff Landers, JJC - President, Brian Clement, College of Dupage - Vice President, Doug Robb, WVCC - Treasurer, Jess Smithers, Richland - Secretary, Pete Fandel, ICC - Past President

  • 2020 Conference = October 8-9, 2020 in Joliet

PAS: 

  • Recent name change from Post-Secondary Ag Students to Professional Ag Students

  • Officers - President - Gwen Heimerdinger, 1st Vice-President - Ryan Reeverts, 2nd Vice-President - Rob Janssen, 3rd Vice-President - Mazi Walker

Illinois FFA:

212 Conference - February 7-8, 2020 Registration Information

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

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:  

  • 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:

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

1st annual High School Senior Welding Competition

DeKalb, Asgrow, Deltapine Scholarship

Agriculture in the Classroom 2020 Summer Internship

Illinois Conservation Foundation Accepting Applications for 2020 Conservation Achievement Scholarships

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

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:

National FFA Scholarship Application is NOW LIVE!  

  • 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***

  • 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

  • January 31 - Deadline for Foundation Program and Stage Recognition for Sponsorship and Local Collection Drive

  • February 1 - IAA Foundation Scholarships DUE - Click Here for info

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

  • February 24-28 - Chapter Visits - Click here to open the 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 1 - Sam Taylor Scholarship Application DUE

  • 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 15 - Selection Committee Application DUE 

  • March 20 - FFA State Officer Team Meeting

  • March 20 - Mandatory Dairy Cattle & Handlers registration deadline

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

  • April 1 - Honorary State FFA Degree Application DUE 

  • 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 15 - State Convention Band Application DUE

  • April 15 - State Convention Chorus Application DUE

  • April 15 - State Convention Talent Application DUE

  • 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 1 - Chapter President Award Application DUE

  • May 1 - Chapter and Section Reporter Award Application DUE

  • May 6 - State Ag Business Management CDE

  • May 12 - State Ag Mechanics CDE

  • May 15 - Eldon Witt Scholarship DUE

  • May 15 - State Convention Courtesy Corps Application DUE

  • May 15 - State Convention Farm Credit Newsroom Application DUE

  • May 26 - 27 - State FFA Officer Team Meeting

  • May 31 - Chapter Scrapbook Intent to Compete at State Convention

  • June 1 - State Ag Issues Materials DUE

  • June 1 - State Prepared Public Speaking Manuscripts DUE via email

  • June 1 - State Job Interview Materials DUE

  • 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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