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  SOPPA Agreement, Band/Chorus/Talent Apps, Youth Crop Scouting Competition, NAAE Awards Reminder  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  4/5/2022 1:00:00 PM  
     
 

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****NEW Information****

  1. Illinois FFA SOPPA Agreement

  2. Band, Chorus & Talent Applications

  3. Illinois Youth Crop Scouting Competition

  4. NAAE Awards Reminder

 

  1.  Illinois FFA SOPPA Agreement

The Illinois FFA SOPPA Agreement has been added to www.ilaged.org on the Career & Leadership Events link under Participate.  Please use it to meet the needs of your schools.  

  1. Band, Chorus & Talent Applications

Those applications will be posted as soon as we can open Convention registration and the deadline date for those applications will be May 1, 2022.  

**Courtesy Corps and Farm Credit Newsroom will also be posted with convention registration, that deadline is May 15, 2022

  1. Illinois Youth Crop Scouting Competition

The University of Illinois Extension is hosting a youth crop scouting competition this year. The event will be on August 4, 2022, from 8-1:30 at the U of I Crop Science Research and Education Center in Savoy. This event will be open to any youth involved in 4-H or FFA. More information can be found at the links below:

 

  1. NAAE Awards Reminder

NAAE Award applications are available on the NAAE website (here). The IAVAT Awards & Recognition Committee have also created additional resources with information on these awards for those interested in applying (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 (next Friday). 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


 

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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.  

Instructions on How To Register for Events, CDE's-Adding/Editing Participant Names, and Waiver Uploads for Events

CDE/LDE Calendar & General Information

Trading Post  

  • April 8, 2022 - Mandatory Registration Closes at 11:59 p.m. for State Livestock-Reasons & State Horticulture CDE’s.  Once the registration closes, please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations. Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDEs at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • April 9, 2022 - State Food Science CDE - SIUC, 1205 Lincoln Dr. Carbondale, Il. 62901.  Registration 8:00-9:30 a.m. Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations. Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • 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 15, 2022 - Mandatory Registration Closes at 11:59 p.m. for State Livestock Non-Reasons & Poultry CDEs.  Once the registration closes, please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations. Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDEs at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • April 15, 2022 - Chapter President Awards Application DUE (application)

  • April 15, 2022 - DEADLINE to apply for the Illinois FFA Agriscience Fair - in AET

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

  • April 21, 2022 - Mandatory Registration Closes at 11:59 p.m. for Ag Mechanics CDE.  Ag Mechanics CDE, Parliamentary Procedure, and Conduct of Chapter Meetings Results are DUE.   Please add participants’ names on your Ag Mechanics’ registration by April 21st at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • April 22, 2022 - Livestock Evaluation Reasons & Non-Reasons, Poultry Evaluation & Horticulture CDEs - UIUC, Stock Pavilion, 1402 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801.  Registration from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the Stock Pavilion for all CDEs.  The Horticulture CDE will be held at Parkland College, 2400 W Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL 61821.   Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDEs at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

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

  • April 27, 2022 - Mandatory Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. for State Ag Business Management CDE.  Once the registration closes, please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDEs at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

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

  • May 1, 2022 - State Agriscience Fair Written Report Upload DUE.

  • May 2, 2022 - Final Payment of $950 DUE for the IL FFA WLC Trip.

  • May 4, 2022 - Ag Business Management CDE - District Sites to be Announced.  Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations. Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDEs at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • May 5, 2022 - Agricultural Mechanics CDE, Parliamentary Procedure and Conduct of Chapter Meeting LDEs - Illinois Central College, 1 College Drive, East Peoria, IL 61635.  Registration 8:00-9:30 a.m.  

  • 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 27, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center closing at 2:30 p.m.

  • May 30, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED

  • May 30, 2022 - State Ag Issues Materials DUE

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

  • June 1, 2022 - Registration closes for IL FFA Leadership Camp at 11:59 p.m.  Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations. 

  • 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 16, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters John Deere Gator Raffle Drawing at 1:00 p.m., Bank of Springfield Center. Do not need to be present to win.

  • 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, Thelma Keller Convention Center, 1202 N Keller Dr, Effingham, IL 62401.

  • July 1, 2022 - Illinois FFA Leadership Camp - Contact/Health Information DUE for all attendees.

  • July 1, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center - Closing at 12:30 p.m.

  • July 4, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center - OFFICE Closed for the 4th of July Holiday

  • July 5 - 7, 2022 - Illinois FFA State Officer Team Meeting - SIUC, Carbondale, IL

  • July 8, 2022 - Illinois FFA Day with the Normal Cornbelters, Normal, IL  - Fundraiser for the Illinois Foundation FFA

  • July 11 - 14, 2022 - Illinois FFA State Officer Team to National Corn Congress with Illinois Corn, Washington D.C. 

  • July 22, 2022 - IAVAT Administrative Council Meeting, FFA Center, Springfield, IL

  • July 25 - 28, 2022 - Illinois FFA Leadership Camp, 4-H Memorial Campgrounds, Monticello, IL (Monday-Thursday) 

  • August 1, 2022 - FFA & IAVAT Joint Board Meeting, Springfield, IL

  • August 2, 2022 - IAVAT Section Chairs Meeting, Springfield, IL

  • August 9 - 11, 2022 - Illinois FFA State Officer Team Meeting, Springfield, IL

  • August 11 - 21, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center State Officer Team and Staff work the Illinois State Fair Barnyard

  • August 26, 2022 - DuQuoin State Fair Parade, DuQuoin, IL

  • August 29, 2022 - DuQuoin State Fair Farmyard Follies, DuQuoin, IL

  • August 30, 2022 - District IV Star Conference, Lake Land College, 5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL 61938

  • August 31, 2022 - District II Star Conference, Joliet Junior College Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center, 17840 W Laraway Rd, Joliet, IL 60433

  • September 1, 2022 - District I Star Conference, Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Rd, Galva, IL 61434

  • September 2, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center Closing at 2:30 pm

  • September 4, 2022 - Illinois FFA Day with the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis, MO - Fundraiser for the Illinois Foundation FFA

  • September 5, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED

  • September 6, 2022 - District V Star & Greenhand/COLT Conference, Southern Illinois University, 801 N Rutledge St, Springfield, IL 62702

  • September 7, 2022 - District III Greenhand Conference, Western Illinois University, 1 University Cir, Macomb, IL 61455,

  • September 8, 2022 - District III Star Conference, Western Illinois University, 1 University Cir, Macomb, IL 61455,

  • September 9, 2022 - ICAE Meeting


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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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