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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  10/5/2021 12:00:00 PM  
     
 

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ISBE Budget Hearings

Now more than ever, ISBE wants our school leaders, classroom teachers, parents, and community advocates to tell us what investments would make the biggest difference for their students. So please visit ISBE.net/budget to fill out a budget request funding form and to register for one of the hearings. Those wishing to participate must submit their testimony in writing by completing the form at www.isbe.net/budget. Please note ISBE will give equal consideration to all written and oral testimony.

Feedback Needed - REALLY need to get teachers to complete the Fall Survey to help us plan for BUILD Conference and other Fall events.  

  • Click here to view the original listserv message asking for feedback

Check out upcoming Professional Development Opportunities at https://www.ilaged.org/professional-development

St. Louis Dairy Council - $50/teacher/semester for dairy products for the classroom https://www.stldairycouncil.org/our-programs/dairy-in-the-classroom

 Paying IAVAT dues? : https://www.ilaged.org/page.aspx?ID=4655

  • IAVAT Dues are DUE October 31, 2021 - that;s the deadline for them in be at the FFA Center.  

State Leadership CREW Committee Ranking

  • Click here to have your FFA members rank the committees they are most interested in participating in the State Leadership CREW meetings.  

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****NEW Information****

  1. Office Closing

  2.  Illinois FFA Hits RECORD Membership

  3. 2021 BUILD Conference

 

  1.  Office Closing

The Illinois FFA Center had a change of plans due to a brief quarantine, our professional development day has been MOVED to THIS Thursday, October 7, 2021.  The Illinois FFA Center will be CLOSED, Thursday, October 7, 2021 for a staff professional development day.  We are also closed Monday, October 11, 2021.

 

  1.  Illinois FFA Hits RECORD Membership

This good news is just too exciting not to share.  Illinois FFA just hit record membership at  21,885 members in FFA and over 37,000 agricultural education students in Illinois.  

  1. 2021 BUILD Conference

The BUILD Conference will be offered as a single-day conference to be held on Monday, November 22nd or Tuesday, November 23rd.  A virtual option will be offered on Tuesday only.  The cost for Students, Advisors, and/or Chaperones is $50 p/p.  Fall Professional Development will be offered for Advisors.  Three signed waivers will be required for all attendees.  Please review the link for the registration information.

**** PREVIOUS Information Shared - WORTH Sharing Again****

 

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***  

Please NOTE, if you click on Dates & Deadlines it will take you to the www.ilaged.org calendar.  

  • October 4 - 8, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • October 7, 2021 - FFA CENTER CLOSED - Professional Development Day

  • October 11, 2021 - Columbus Day - FFA CENTER CLOSED

  • October 12, 2021 - State Land Use CDE, Illinois State University, ISU Farms, 25578 ISU Farm Lane, Lexington, IL 61753.  Waivers Required for Students/Advisors.  ISU Farm Rules

  • October 27 - 30, 2021 - National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN

  • October 29, 2021 - Eastern Region National Vice-President, Miriam Hoffman’s Retiring Address at the 94th Annual National FFA Convention - 8:00 a.m. 

  • October 31, 2021 - IAVAT Dues Deadline

  • November 1, 2021 - IL FFA Board Virtual Meeting - 3:30 p.m. 

  • November 1, 2021 - WLC & Ground Zero Alumni Scholarship Applications DUE 

  • November 8 - 12, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day - FFA CENTER CLOSED

  • November 12, 2021 - ICAE Meeting

  • November 13, 2021 - Alumni Council Meeting, FFA Center, Springfield, IL

  • November 15 - 19, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • November 20, 2021 - State Ag Sales CDE - Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62703, USA

  • November 22, 2021 - BUILD Conference (1 day in person event at this time) Bone Student Center, Illinois State University, 100 N University St, #146, Normal, IL 61761.  Waivers Required for Students/Advisors/Chaperones

  • November 23, 2021 - BUILD Conference (1 day in person event at this time)  Bone Student Center, IL State University, 100 N University St, #146, Normal, IL 61761.  Waivers Required for Students/Advisors/Chaperones

  • November 23, 2021 - BUILD Conference - Virtual 

  • November 25 - 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving - FFA CENTER CLOSED

  • December 6 - 10, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • December 11, 2021 - State Agronomy & Dairy Foods CDE

  • January 15, 2022 - American FFA Degree Applications DUE - Illinois Procedures - American FFA Degree


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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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