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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  4/20/2022 4:00:00 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.  


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.


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****NEW Information****

  1. Ed Curry Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Memorial Scholarship

  2. Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Leadership Camp Scholarship Winners and Chapter Basket Scholarships.

  3. 2022 Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Health Profile

  4. Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters John Deere Gator Tickets

 

  1. Ed Curry Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Memorial Scholarship

Ed Curry was a long-time ag teacher and FFA advisor from Section 1 whose passion was to find the best in everyone.  He lived to make every moment count and to instill in his students that they were valued and they can make a difference.  His passion for camp was infectious.  

HE LOVED CAMP!  Every part of it.  He always loved a good challenge to try to have someone attend who was unsure about stepping outside of their comfort zone.  Mr. Curry was an FFA advisor, who taught with kindness, compassion, and inclusion. He volunteered his time as a staff member of the Illinois FFA Leadership Camp for every year, beginning in 2006.  Camp was a place where Mr. Curry was able to become a trusted mentor, advisor, and friend to many more students than he had in his chapter or section. He was always willing to lend an ear to listen or give advice and direction to anyone who sought him out.  He was a great friend to not only the FFA members attending camp but also to the other camp staff and the FFA Center staff, as well. Mr. Curry used his time at camp to impact as many members as he could.

To honor his work and life, camp scholarship(s) in the amount of $215.00 will be awarded to attend  Illinois FFA State Leadership Camp in Monticello.     

Please click here to complete the Ed Curry Memorial Camp Scholarship.  Applications are due by May 1, 2022. Once a student completes the application the FFA Advisor must complete and submit a letter of recommendation stating why you think your student should be a recipient of the Ed Curry Memorial Camp Scholarship via email to intern@illinoisffa.org by May 15, 2022, for their FFA member who submits an application for the Ed Curry Memorial Camp Scholarship.  

Applicants and teachers will be notified by late May.  

  1.  Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Camp Scholarship Winners

Congratulations!  The following students will receive a 2022 Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Leadership Camp Scholarship.  We had 31 students apply for the scholarship, and we were able to give 19 students a scholarship.  Thank you to all that applied.  

Molly Adams, AthensTaylor Snook, Cambridge

Kylee Wesselmann, CarlyleIsabella Cline, Cisne

Neve Pinkerton, Flanagan-CornellMafe Lopez, Galena

Bailey Botterman, Genoa-KingstonDallas Burr, Nashville

Megan Baker, NeogaTy Steffen, Newark

Maria Meredith, SandovalJaiden Mahler, Serena

Brianna Gibson, Somonauk-Leland-SandwichHailey Shuler, South Central

Hannah Hartwig, TaylorvilleAvery Watson, Unity Tolono

Ainsley Stolarik, WaterlooMcKayla Reynolds, Wayne City

Sidney Stiers, Williamsfield

In January, the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters had their annual meeting and auction.  They had a successful auction and raised $37, 865 to be used towards scholarships.  Once again, we had FFA Chapters bring Chapter Baskets that were judged and Beecher City FFA won Best Basket and will receive a 2022 Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Scholarship.  Once the auction was completed, they decided to give everyone that brought a chapter basket a 2022 Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Scholarship.  We would love to have more chapter baskets at our next annual meeting and auction, save the date it will be on February 10-11, 2023 at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield.  Here are the winners:

Beecher City - Best BasketCambridge

CisneClinton

EldoradoGeneseo

Hamilton CountyHinckley-Big Rock

Mt. VernonSandoval

Somonauk-Leland-SandwichSouth Central

TaylorvilleWayne City

 

  1.  Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Health Profile - Complete by Monday, July 11, 2022.

Once you have registered student(s) for 2022 Illinois FFA Leadership Camp, please have the student(s) and parent(s) sign the Signature Form and place the front of the student(s) insurance card at the bottom of the signed form and scan/email the signed form to their computer for they will need to upload it when completing the Camp Health Profile.  Please note they will need to have this information to complete the health profile: contact information, health history, medications if bringing to camp, etc.  Once the health profile is submitted, both the parent and the camper will receive an emailed receipt, they both will then need to reply “accept” that they have read the General Behavior Expectations that is attached to the signature form document.  Here are samples:  Sample of the Health Profile Questions & Sample of a Signed Signature Form/Insurance Card.  For the complete instructions including if a camper cancels, please see the instructions with registering for 2022 Illinois FFA Leadership Camp.  If you have any questions, please contact Patti Davis at pdavis@illinoisffa.org.

  1. Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters John Deere Gator Raffle Tickets

Donated by John Deere

Drawing for the Winning Ticket will be Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the BOS Convention Center, Springfield, IL.  The winning FFA Chapter will receive $300 and we will draw two additional tickets and those different FFA Chapters will receive $250.

Tickets are:

  • 1 for $10

  • 3 for $25

  • 20 for $100

40% of total ticket sales goes back to the local FFA Chapter.  If you would like to sell tickets, please email pdavis@illinoisffa.org with how many you would like sent to you.  If you'd prefer to just buy gator raffle tickets, you can mail a check to the IL FFA Alumni, 3221 Northfield Dr., Springfield, IL 62702, or pay by credit card (please add 3% to cover credit card fees) - please allocate to the Alumni and note: Gator Tickets.  We will mail you your ticket stubs.

If you are having an event, we can provide you with a Gator Banner and the tickets.  Please contact any Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Council Members or email pdavis@illinoisffa.org.

 

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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  

  • 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.  Parking at U of I, Lot F23, West Kirby Avenue by the Florida and Lincoln Playing Field.  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 1, 2022 - State Band, Chorus, Drum Line, and Talent Applications DUE at Midnight.

  • May 1, 2022 - Ed Curry FFA Leadership Camp Scholarship Application 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 15, 2022 - Ed Curry FFA Leadership Camp Scholarship FFA Advisor Letter of Recommendation Letters DUE to intern@illinoisffa.org

  • May 15, 2022 - Farm Credit Newsroom Applications DUE

  • May 15, 2022 - Courtesy Corps Applications DUE

  • 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 - Scrapbook Intent DUE

  • 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 1, 2022 - Food Allergies/Vegetarian Forms final day to be completed for State FFA Convention and IAVAT Conference.

  • 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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