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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  12/7/2021 3:30:00 PM  
     
 

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**** 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

**** Ground Zero registration is LIVE!

Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. 2022 Ground Zero Conference:  Click here 

  2. NCGA Scholarship Applications

  3. WLC Alumni Scholarship Reminder 

 

  1. 2022 Ground Zero Conference:  Click here 

 

Multiple Sites/2 Different Dates - Overnight

Register at www.ilaged.org - Conference is for 8th - 10th Grades

Official Dress for the Students & Business Casual for the Advisors.

Dates:  January 28-29, 2022 - SIU (Limit 400 Students) & WIU (Limited 200 Students);    February 4-5, 2022 - U of I, Champaign (Limited 400 Students)

Time: Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (with optional evening activities Friday night to allow some chapters to commute if you are not allowed to stay overnight) & Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

Advisors:  Professional Development will be offered. If the Advisor(s) are not wanting to attend PD they must register as a Chaperone, but you cannot switch to Professional Development on-site because our meal counts will already be turned in by then.

Chaperones/Helpers for Disability Students:  Please register your chaperone(s) and any helpers for students that require help with their health.

Alumni Scholarship Winners:  Please do not put your alumni scholarship winner in your total count of students, please complete the line by site so that you are not charged for the scholarship winner.

Cost:  Student(s) - $125

Cost:  Advisor(s) Professional Development and/or Chaperones - $75

Registration Closes:  Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Participation Form/COVID-19 Waiver:    2 Pages will need to be signed by Students & Parents:   IL FFA Participation Form & COVID-19 Waiver (Student/Parent Signatures).  Please upload to the 2022 Ground Zero Conference Registration Document Area before the event or bring the waivers to the conference.  

Upload Instructions:

Event Registration

2022 Ground Zero Conference (if the registration is closed, the registration is located under Past Events)

Arrow down to the bottom and upload under Documents.  

Choose File/Upload

Patti Davis will approve or reject the waivers.  If rejected, you will receive an email.

Please note that if we do not have the waivers on the day of the event then the students cannot participate in the conference.

Sending Students with Other Schools:  Please email pdavis@illinoisffa.org with the school/teacher that is liable for your students.

Hopper Funds:  Please email Tammy Yard at tyard@illinoisffa.org if you'd like to check/use Hopper Funds to help pay for this registration.  

Census Money & WLC Refunds: This money is already in your FFA Account and the balance from this registration will automatically subtract from the total due.  If you have any questions, please email jallotey@illinoisffa.org.

Food Allergies/Vegetarian Options: Please complete the google form for any food allergies/vegetarian meals for anyone attending the event.  After completing this google form and the advisor/student is no longer attending, please email Patti Davis at pdavis@illinoisffa.org so that we can cancel this special request.

Trading Post: Please utilize after the registration closes to buy/sell registrations.  Please note the school buying your registrations must pay you directly and you still pay the IL FFA Center for the registrations that you registered for initially.

Event/Registration/Waivers’ QuestionsPlease contact Patti Davis, pdavis@illinoisffa.org, or call (217) 753-3328 Ext. 107.

Payment Questions:  Please contact Jannette Allotey, jallotey@illinoisffa.org


Hotel Room Blocks by Site:  Room Blocks close on Different Dates, so please book rooms as soon as you can.

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - January 28-29, 2022 :

Holiday Inn & Conference Center Room Block:  Code GZC ($89 Plus Tax) - Checks are accepted at the hotel, but must be at the hotel by January 21, 2022 (7-days before checking in to the hotel).   Room Block Closes on January 12, 2022

Holiday Inn and Conference Center - 618-549-2600; 2300 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, IL 62901

Hampton Inn, Carbondale:  Code GZC - 618-549-6900 - Schools Checks are Allowed 7-Days Before Check-In - Room Block Closes on January 12, 2022

2175 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale, IL 62901

2 Students per Room - $84 plus Tax; 4 Students per Room - $94 plus Tax

 

Western Illinois University, Macomb - January 28-29, 2022 :  

 

 

Hampton Inn & Suites:  1639 E Jackson, Macomb, IL 61455 - $119 plus tax; Room Block Closes on January 12, 2022    309-837-6000 - Please call the hotel for reservations and mention IL FFA Ground Zero Conference.

 

 

Best Western:   309-836-6700 - Credit Card Only; 1655 E Jackson St., Macomb, IL 61455.  2 Queen-$98.99 w/tax $109.88; 2 King Beds-$103.99 w/tax $115.43

 

Must call to make Reservations:   IL FFA Ground Zero Conference Room Block.  Room Block Closes January 3, 2022

 

 

Super 8:  309-836-8888; Credit Card Only - 313 University Avenue, Macomb, IL 61455

2 to a Room - $76.50 plus tax; 4 to a Room - $86.50 plus tax

 

Must call to make Reservations:  IL FFA Ground Zero Conference Room Block.  Room Block Closes January 15, 2022

 


University of Illinois, Champaign - February 4-5, 2022


I-Hotel Champaign (February 4-5, 2022): $129 Plus Tax (Deluxe King);

$139 Plus Tax (2 Queens)  1900 S First St., Champaign, IL 61820.  217-819-5000


  1. NCGA Scholarship Applications

The National Corn Growers Association is now accepting scholarship applications.  Please click here for more information.  


Students or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship.

 

The scholarship application deadline is Monday, January 31, 2022.  

 

More information about the three scholarship programs outlined above can be found on NCGA.com/scholarships.

 

  1. WLC Alumni Scholarship Reminder 

WLC Alumni Application Form - Letter of Recommendation from Teachers are done at the same time.  

Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Scholarships

The Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters will once again be offering alumni scholarships for these conferences in 2022:  Washington Leadership Conference (National FFA will release the WLC Conference registration later), and FFA Leadership Camp.  Please note that none of these events have set their registration cost, so the amount of the scholarship(s) will be announced at a later date.

Please note you must have an active Alumni Chapter by July 1, 2021 to apply for these scholarships.  Here is the active 2020-2021 alumni chapter listing.

If you have 2 applicants, please make the decision at the local level on who should complete the Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters application.

If the conference/camp is cancelled due to COVID-19 Restrictions, the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters will not carryover the scholarship to the next year.

WLC Scholarship Applications are due by December 15, 2021 and both require the FFA Advisor to reply to the submitted application with a short paragraph about the student applying for the scholarship.  

Please see these links to review the scholarship instructions, rubric, and complete the applications. 

Scholarship Instructions, Sample Questions, Scoring Rubric, Application Links

Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship Application

If you have any questions about these scholarships or if you are questioning your inactive alumni chapter, please email Patti Davis at pdavis@illinoisffa.org

 


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***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***  

Please NOTE, if you click on Dates & Deadlines it will take you to the www.ilaged.org calendar.  CDE/LDE Calendar & General Information

  • December 6 - 10, 2021 - Chapter Visits

  • December 11, 2021 - State Agronomy & Dairy Foods CDE - Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/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 17, 2021 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED 

  • 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 Form - Early Bird Full Conference Fee of $100 until January 14, 2022.  After January 14th, the full conference fee will increase to $125.

  • 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 8, 2022 - Illinois FFA Board Meeting - Virtual at 3:30 p.m. 

  • February 10, 2021 - Illinois FFA Center Professional Development Day - Office CLOSED from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

  • February 17, 2022 - IAVAT Board Meeting 

  • February 19 - 26, 2022 - National FFA Week

  • February 19, 2022 - Early Bird Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. for State Meats Evaluation & Technology and Veterinary Science CDE’s.  

  • February 19, 2022 - Ag Ed CDE Lesson Plans are Due.

  • February 25, 2021 - Illinois FFA Center Retreat Day - out and about experiencing National FFA week - Office CLOSED

  • March 1, 2022 - Illinois FFA Board Meeting - Virtual at 3:30 p.m.

  • March 2, 2021 - Illinois FFA State Leadership CREW Meeting - Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82742114785?pwd=YUtwTGxkTFBpcDVmTngxcWxaSkp3dz09

  • March 5, 2022 - Meats Evaluation & Technology, Veterinary Science, and Agricultural Education CDEs - UIUC, 1402 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801.  Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations.

  • March 9, 2022 - District Proficiency Awards - District locations

  • March 15, 2022 - IAVAT Board Meeting - Virtual at 3:30 p.m. 

  • March 19, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters Council Meeting - Illinois FFA Center 

  • March 25, 2022 - Mandatory Registration Closes at 11:59 p.m. for State Dairy Cattle, Dairy Handlers, and Food Science CDE’s.  

  • March 26, 2022 - State Proficiency Awards Day, Eisenhower High School, 1200 S 16th St, Decatur, IL 62521

  • March 26, 2022 - State Food Science Mandatory Registration ends at 11:59 p.m.  

  • April 1, 2022 - National Chapter Award application DUE - online submission

  • April 4, 2022 - Illinois Foundation FFA Annual Meeting - Illinois FFA Center

  • April 8, 2022 - Dairy Cattle Evaluation & Dairy Cattle Handlers CDES - Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Rd, Centralia, IL 62801.  Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations.

  • April 8, 2022 - Mandatory Registration Closes at 11:59 p.m. for State Livestock-Reasons & State Horticulture CDE’s; Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Livestock Non-Reasons & Poultry CDE’s.

  • April 9, 2022 - Food Science CDE - SIUC, 1205 Lincoln Dr. Carbondale, Il. 62901.  Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations.

  • April 9, 2022 - Selection Committee Virtual Round

  • April 14, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center closes at 12:30 p.m.

  • April 15, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center - CLOSED 

  • April 19, 2022 - Illinois FFA Board Meeting - Illinois FFA Center

  • April 20, 2022 - State Ag Business Management CDE Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m.

  • April 21, 2022 - State Ag Mechanics CDE & Parliamentary Procedure Results Are Due.

  • April 22, 2022 - Livestock Evaluation Reasons & Non-Reasons, Poultry Evaluation & Horticulture CDEs - UIUC, 1402 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801.  Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations.

  • April 23, 2022 - Illinois FFA State Officer Selection Committee - Lincoln Land Community College 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62794

  • May 4, 2022 - Ag Business Management CDE - District Sites to be Announced.  Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations.

  • May 5, 2022 - Agricultural Mechanics CDE, Parliamentary Procedure and Conduct of Chapter Meeting LDEs - Illinois Central College, 1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL 61635

  • May 18, 2022 - IAVAT Board Meeting - Virtual at 3:30 p.m.

  • May 24, 2022 - Illinois FFA Board Meeting - Virtual at 3:30 p.m.

  • May 30, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED

  • May 31 - June 1, 2022 - Illinois FFA State Officer Meeting - Illinois FFA Center

  • June 13, 2022 - Agricultural Issues CDE - Springfield, IL 

  • June 13, 2022 - Agricultural Communications - Springfield, IL 

  • June 14, 2022 - Public Speaking LDEs & Job Interview CDE - President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701

  • June 14 - 16, 2022 - Illinois FFA State Convention - Bank of Springfield Center 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62702

  • June 21 - 23, 2022 - IAVAT Conference - Bloomington, IL

  • June 23 - 25, 2022 - 2022-2023 Illinois FFA State Officer Team meeting - Bloomington

  • June 28 - 30, 2022 - Region IV NAAE Conference - Effingham, IL


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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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