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  Officer Candidate & Parent Orientation & Happy Thanksgiving!  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  11/23/2021 12:00:00 PM  



We are thankful for you and all of our FFA members throughout the state.  With the season of giving thanks upon us, from all of us at the Illinois FFA Center,  we wish you and yours only the safest and joyous of holiday seasons.   

Happy Thanksgiving!  Gobble, gobble!

Lori, Tammy, Patti, John, Jannette, Riley, Adam, Jaton, Lauren, Gracie, Kara & Mindy 

****The Illinois FFA Center closes at Noon on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, and is closed on Thursday, November 25, 2021, and Friday, November 26, 2021.  

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Enjoy a couple of days with family and friends!  

**** NOTICE the DUE date for National FFA Scholarship change:  January 11, 2022, 8:00 p.m. EST - National FFA Scholarship application is DUE - click here

**** After you attended in person, participated via the Zoom link or watched the video of the webinar about resectioning, please take a moment to complete a survey for the IAVAT Special Projects committee’s use in coordinating a proposal to the IAVAT board.  

Link to the resectioning town hall recording from yesterday -

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****NEW Information****

  1. Officer Candidate and Parent Orientation

FFA members with their State FFA Degree interested in running for Major State FFA Office, their families and their FFA Advisors are invited to attend the Candidate - Parent Major State Officer Orientation.  The Candidate and Parent Orientation is Saturday, February 12, 2022. The Candidate/Parent Orientation meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m., the meeting should conclude by 3:30/4:00 p.m. and will be held 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. 

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


***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***  

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

  • November 24, 2021 - FFA CENTER CLOSES AT NOON

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

  • November 27, 2021 - State Dairy Foods CDE Mandatory Registration Closes at 11:59 p.m.  

  • December 4, 2021 - State Agronomy CDE Mandatory Registration Closes at 11:59 p.m.

  • December 6 - 10, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • December 11, 2021 - State Agronomy & Dairy Foods CDE - Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has cancellations.

  • January 7, 2022 - Joint Board Meeting of the IAVAT Board & the FFA Board, Illinois Department of Agriculture, 801 E Sangamon Ave, Springfield, IL 62702

  • January 8, 2022 - IAVAT Section Chairs Meeting, Illinois FFA Center, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702

  • January 11, 2022 - National FFA Scholarship application is DUE - click here

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

  • January 21-22, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Auction, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield, Illinois.  Hotel rooms are $102 plus tax, please book your hotel room by January 4, 2022.  Registration to be released soon.

  • January 28 - 29, 2022 - Ground Zero Conference, at two locations - SIUC & WIU

  • February 1 - 3, 2022 - American FFA Degree Interviews, Illinois FFA Center, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702

  • February 4 - 5, 2022 - Ground Zero Conference - UIUC 

  • February 19 - 26, 2022 - National FFA Week

  • March 9 - District Proficiency Awards - District locations

  • March 26 - State Proficiency Awards Day, Eisenhower High School, 1200 S 16th St, Decatur, IL 62521

Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
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