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  John Edgar  3/8/2022 3:28:00 PM  
     
 

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Dairy Cattle - NEW Date Reminder - As a reminder, the State Dairy Cattle Evaluation & Handlers contests at Kaskaskia College have been moved a week earlier to April 1, 2022. Pre-registration is required for these events by March, 18, 2022.

Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. Illinois FFA Legislative Reception

  2. Illinois FFA Leadership Camp

  3. NAAE Award Applications

  4. Golden Owl Award Announcements

  5. National FFA Next Gen Conference

  6. Compeer Scholarships - Due March 15

  7. AET Calendar

  8. CASE Survey

  9. Angus Foundation Scholarships


  1. Illinois FFA Legislative Reception

Thanks to generous support from ADM, we are pleased to announce the Illinois FFA Legislative Reception to be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. While FFA members are currently not able to attend Ag Legislative Day in the Capitol, we have worked with our lobbying team and ADM to allow many of our legislators to come to our members. The event will take place from 3-7pm at the Wyndham hotel in Springfield, IL. Registration is free, but is limited to 5 students and 1 advisor from each chapter (up to 360 participants total). The event will consist of advocacy training, a legislative panel, and open legislative reception with our friends from the Capitol. Hors d'oeuvres will be served during the reception, but dinner is not provided. Click here for a graphic with more information.


  1. Illinois FFA Leadership Camp

WE LOVE CAMP! After 3 long years, we are excited to bring campers back to Illinois FFA Leadership Camp. New this year, camp will run Monday-Friday (July 25-28) instead of the traditional Tuesday-Thursday. Registration will be $215 per camper. For more information, visit Event Registration on ilaged.org (behind the login for advisors). Initial registration will only require a number of spots to reserve. Further information (health forms, waivers, etc.) will be collected from registered attendees in the coming months.


  1. NAAE Award Applications

NAAE Award applications are now available on the NAAE website (here). If you are interested in applying for one of the following awards, please submit application materials to Lori Copsy (lcopsy@illinoisffa.org) by April 15. The IAVAT Awards & Recognition committee will select state winners and work with those individuals to submit the required materials to NAAE by May 15 for further judging at the Region and/or National level.

NAAE Upper Division Scholarship

NAAE Outstanding Teacher Award

NAAE Outstanding Early Career Teacher Award

NAAE Outstanding Middle/Secondary Program Award

NAAE Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award

NAAE Teacher Mentor Award

NAAE Ideas Unlimited Award

NAAE Outstanding Cooperation Award

NAAE Outstanding Service Citation

NAAE Lifetime Achievement Award

NAAE Teachers Turn the Key Professional Development Scholarship


  1. Golden Owl Award Announcements

During National FFA Week, we were excited to make surprise visits to announce our 5 District Golden Owl Award recipients. Congratulations to all section and district honorees!


Section

First Name

Last Name

School


1

Don

Mathey

West Carroll 


2

Kelly

Viall

Ashton-Franklin Center


3

Caseelynn

Johnston

Bureau Valley 

District 1 Winner

4

Mallory

Tolley

Knoxville


5

Tara

Lopeman

Elmwood







6

Tracey

Sanderson

Hinckley Big Rock


7

Kent

Weber

Seneca

District 2 Winner

9

Shelby

Cooper

Tri-Valley 


10

Corinne

Batterman

Manteno







11

Wyatt

McGrew

Macomb

District 3 Winner

12

Maxwell

Look

Farmington 


13

Heidi

Doyle

Calhoun


14

Kiersten

Edgar

Athens


15

John

Davin

Staunton







16

Britney

Denton

Sangamon Valley 


17

Mike

White

Paxton-Buckley-Loda

District 4 Winner

18

Stacey

Rickard

Salt Fork 


19

T.J.

Bolin

South Central


20

Jennifer

Barker

Stewardson-Strasburg







21

Wyatt

Capps

Odin


22

Justine

Wasser

Lebanon


23

Mark

Steber

Richland County - Olney

District 5 Winner

24

Lindsey

LeFevre

Cobden 


25

Ben

Newbury

Hamilton County 




  1. National FFA Next Gen Conference

Applications for the Next Generation Conference will open on Monday, Feb. 28, and close on Monday, March 14. The conference is in St. Louis, Mo., June 21-25 and will focus on plant systems. Get details on the conference webpage. (Application and FAQs are located there)


  1. Compeer Scholarships - Due March 15

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, Compeer Financial’s corporate giving program, is offering 123 scholarships to students this year. High school seniors who have an agriculture or rural background, or plan to major in an agriculture-related field at a college, university or technical college are encouraged to apply between now and March 15.

Qualified applicants must live in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, agricultural and community organization involvement and essays. Each scholarship recipient will receive $1,500 for educational tuition expenses.

Students can review the scholarship program information and find the application at compeer.com. Completed applications can be emailed to scholarships@compeer.com, mailed to PO Box 1219, Lakeville, MN 55044, or submitted in person at a local Compeer Financial office. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2022.


  1. AET Calendar

Most state events have now been added to the AET calendar through 2023. As you login to AET and click the link for your chapter Calendar, all state events should now populate and be available for you to utilize for Journal Entries, National Chaper Award, etc.


  1. CASE Survey

A sticker for your thoughts? CASE wants to learn more about supporting secondary agriculture teachers in post-pandemic education.

Take our 4 minute survey and receive a free Support Agricultural Education sticker. 

http://naae.casesurvey2022.alchemer.com/s3/


  1. Angus Foundation Scholarships

The Angus Foundation is honored to be able to award academic scholarships for students using registered Angus bulls in their family’s commercial cattle operation. The commercial cattlemen scholarship program is only for students with a commercial background. A separate application and scholarship program is available for youth with a registered Angus seedstock background. Deadline to apply is May 1 at angusfoundation.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

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

  • March 11, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Leadership Camp Scholarship Application & Letter of Recommendations Due

  • March 14, 2022 - Top 10 Section President Award – (application)

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

  • March 15, 2022 - Selection Committee Applications DUE  - click here for a flyer

  • March 18-19, 2022 - Ground Zero Conference, I-Hotel Conference Center, Urbana

  • 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 1, 2022 - State Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Handlers CDEs - Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Rd, Centralia, IL 62801.   Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations.

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

  • 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 - Chapter President Awards (application)

  • April 15, 2022 - Deadline to Apply for the Illinois FFA Agriscience Fair - in AET

  • 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 1, 2022 - Eldon Witt Scholarship Application DUE - Eldon Witt Scholarship Application

  • 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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John Edgar
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 618-318-5776
Email: jedgar@illinoisffa.org
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
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