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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  4/12/2022 3:00:00 PM  
     
 

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94th Annual Illinois FFA Convention, June 14 - 16, 2022

Registration is OPEN!  Teachers register for the State Convention just like any other event by going to the www.ilaged.org website, login and begin your process in Event Registration.  


Full three-day registration is $30.00 per person.  Band and Chorus member registration is $15.00 per person.  Students who are serving on the 2022 Selection Committee are provided complimentary registration.  One day registration is $10.00 per person.  


Food Allergies - If attending any of the meals at the State FFA convention and you have food allergies, please complete this form by June 1, 2022.

Free Chapter Parking - By registering for Free Chapter Parking, you will receive one free parking pass (please register for a parking pass).  We will assign you a parking lot to supervise for a 1.5 hour shift. 

Applications for State FFA Convention

Click here to view the Tentative Condensed 94th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention Agenda.  

IAVAT Conference, June 21-23, 2022


Registration is OPEN!  Teachers, register for the IAVAT Conference just like any other event by going to the www.ilaged.org website, login and begin your process in Event Registration.


Food Allergies - If attending any of the meals at the IAVAT Conference and you have food allergies, please complete this form by June 1, 2022.


Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. State Poultry Update

  2. Insights

  3. Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners Career Academy

  4. Chapter President Award applications due Friday, April 15, 2022

  5. Nominate a teacher today for a chance to win $100!

 

  1. State Poultry Update

Due to restrictions regarding live birds at events due to the Avian Flu, there will be NO live birds utilized for the State Poultry contest. Classes 1 and 2 will be replaced with photos arranged on tables.

  1.  Insights 

Special Message from National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame:

We are spreading the word about our new, freely available virtual career awareness series, Insights, for middle and high school students who may be considering a career in the horse or racing industries.  

 

Insights recorded Q&As give students the chance to gain insights into various jobs, hear diverse perspectives, and gather advice from people who work across the industry. The interviews are unedited, connecting students to exactly what they would see and hear if they were asking the questions themselves.  

 

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame launched the series in January, and the first 14 episodes are available on the Museum's website. We will release four new episodes each month through June, culminating in a broad representation of different jobs in the industry.  

 

We would welcome the opportunity to connect your students to our Insights virtual series: https://www.racingmuseum.org/education/insights

 

Feel free to reach out with any questions or if you need additional information.  

 

Please let us know if you are willing to share the link and Insights overview with your learners. We thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you, 

 

Roda M. Ferraro, Education & Outreach 

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 

(615) 500-7632 www.racingmuseum.org

  1.  Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners Career Academy

Looking for great opportunities to connect your students to a career debt free?  Check out this amazing opportunity for your students who are interested in agricultural mechanics and technology.  Click here.  

  1.  Chapter President Award applications are due Friday, April 15, 2022

This award recognizes chapter presidents who excelled in their role over the past year. The top 10 applicants will be recognized as top chapter presidents at State Convention, and all applicants will be distinguished for their efforts as a gold, silver, or bronze ranking chapter president. Chapter President Award Application

 

  1. Nominate a teacher today for a chance to win $100!

Special Message from AgriNews: 

On May 6, 2022, Shaw Local News Network will publish “Thank You, Teachers” across many of our publications. We will be dedicating the May 6th editions of our newspapers to teachers as a “Thank You” for their selfless service and dedication to our children. The Thank You, Teachers Contest asks current and former students of all ages for nominations of outstanding teachers in their local area. Nominations end on April 17th. One lucky participant will be selected at random to receive a $100 Visa gift card.

Thanks to our special sponsors:

Title sponsor: Beck’s Hybrids

Supporting sponsors:

B & H Buildings

Community State Bank

Maze Lumber

Cox Electric Motor Service

I&I Antique Tractor and Gas Club

We all have a close friend or teacher in our family. They are the ones you just knew from a young age would go into the field. They wanted to share their love for knowledge, reading, history, math or other subject close to their heart. They had an affinity for helping others, or maybe those who needed special attention or care. Today, we thank those teachers for the work they do to prepare the next generation for life. We thank them for their long hours of work after the school day ends, or for sometimes dipping into their own pocketbook to make sure a student has lunch money or a jacket on a cold day. Thank You, Teachers is our way of recognizing the value of these educators in our lives. Thank You Teachers!

Good Luck!  ~ AgriNews

 

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***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember*** 

2022 - State FFA Convention & IAVAT Conference Registration, IAVAT Dues, Exhibitor Information, Hotel Room Block Links, and Additional Hotels  Please watch for the listserv that announces the opening of both registrations.

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  

Registration Opens for Events/CDE’s 1.5 hours before the start of the event.

  • April 13, 2022 - IAVAT Board Meeting - Illinois FFA Center

  • 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).  Required ICC Waivers for each student competing in each event:  State Ag Mechanics Waiver; Parli Pro Waiver; Conduct of Chapter Meetings Waiver

  • 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.  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.  Required ICC Waivers for each student competing in each event, please bring the signed documents to the contest:  State Ag Mechanics Waiver; Parli Pro Waiver; Conduct of Chapter Meetings Waiver

  • 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 25, 2022 - Illinois State FFA Convention Registration Closes at 11:59 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 1, 2022 - State FFA Convention Registration - No Refunds Starting      June 1, 2022, for cancellations. 

  • June 1, 2022 - IAVAT Conference Registration $50 Late Fee Begins.

  • 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/Signature Form & Health Insurance Card Upload DUE for all attendees.  (Form to be released soon)

  • 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) 

  • July 25, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Council Meeting & Cooking Pork Chops/Corn at the Illinois FFA Leadership Camp

  • 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, 2022 - Illinois FFA State Fair Parade, Springfield, IL

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

  • August 12, 2022 - Illinois Foundation FFA St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Registration Closes at 11:59 p.m.

  • 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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