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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  4/26/2022 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.  


ATTENTION!!!  We NEED Band and Chorus members, please encourage your students to apply for the State FFA Band and Chorus!  May 1, 2022 - State Band, Chorus, Drum Line, and Talent Applications DUE at Midnight.


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, log in 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. Illinois Cooperative Council Youth Conference

  2. Illinois FFA Board Updates

  3. Illinois FFA Event Expected Behavior form

  4. 2022 - 2023 Section President Tentative Calendar 

  5. 2022 Illinois FFA State Officer Candidates

  6. Illinois FFA State & American FFA Degree Lists

  7. Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute 

  8. Angus Foundation’s Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship DUE May 1

 

  1. Illinois Cooperative Council Youth Conference

The Illinois Cooperative Council Youth Conference will be held June 2-3 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. on June 2, with SIU AgBassadors leading students in several fun campus activities. On June 3, students will learn about the cooperative principles, tour several local cooperative businesses, and work in groups to share what they’ve learned. The conference will wrap up by 3:00 p.m. on June 3.

 

Register here by May 13: https://bit.ly/2022ICCYouth

 

Questions? Contact Karen Jones (kjones@growmark.com) or Beth Bolger (beth.bolger@farmcreditil.com)

 

  1.  Illinois FFA Board Updates

  • The board approved the General Rules & Proposed Changes for National Competitions - click here to view the updated guidelines to be added to the General Rules.  

  • The FFA Board approved the Selection Committee student judging process proposal. The proposal can be found here

  • The FFA Board approved (due to the number of entries and diversity of enterprises) splitting the Food Service Proficiency Award area into Food Service Placement and Food Service Entrepreneurship Award areas, making them two separate categories.  

  • The FFA Board recommend to the SAE Committee: develop a proposal for a Supervised Occupational Experiences award program recognition with the understanding that they will use the 6 current CTE categories:  

    1. Arts and Communications – Entrepreneurship/Placement, 

    2. Finance and Business – Entrepreneurship/Placement, 

    3. Health Science and Technology – Entrepreneurship/Placement,

    4. Human and Public Services - Entrepreneurship/Placement,

    5. Information Technology - Entrepreneurship/Placement,

    6. Manufacturing, Engineering and Trades - Entrepreneurship/Placement 

    7. Example descriptions have been developed for each area click here.  Please note these descriptions have not been approved, simply sharing them with you to get an idea of what the SAE Committee is proposing for the FFA Board to review and approve.  

    8. For each area plaques would only be awarded at the state level.

    9. Supervised Occupational Experiences (SOEs) are in their own category, they are not Proficiency awards, even though they would be housed in AET and could be evaluated and the interview process conducted at the same time, they are their own award program. 

    10. Supervised Occupational Experiences (SOEs) will not be able to count for the qualifications to earn the State FFA Degree.  

    11. The FFA board and the SAE committee are very curious to see what the number of entries will be over the next three to five years; both committees will review and evaluate this award program to determine its viability.  

    12. This will be voted on by the FFA Board at the August meeting and if approved will go into effect for the 2022 - 2023 school year.  

  • The FFA Board approved the Recommendations from the State Degree Sub-Committee and SAE Committee which would be taken to the 2023 State Convention to vote - put into place during the 23-24 year -Minutes from last SAE Committee

    1. This is clarification of the Illinois Association FFA Constitutional language for the State FFA Degree qualifications, the FFA board and Illinois FFA Center currently follows this interpretation, but this adding clarifying language to help eliminate confusion.  It is our intent to continue using this interpretation: 

      • Article VI Degrees and Privileges of Active Membership 

      • Section E. State FFA Degree

      • 2. Have been an active FFA member for at least (Insert consecutive) two years (24 months) at the time of receiving (insert at the time of applying) for the State FFA Degree. 

      • 3. While in school, have completed the equivalent of at least two years (360 hours) of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth-grade level (insert at the time of applying for the State FFA Degree). 

      • 4. The applicant must have records (insert - that show completion of and includes at least two consecutive) calendar years of Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, (insert ending on December 31st prior to applying for the State FFA Degree.)  of a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program that includes at least two (2) calendar years.  

  • The FFA Board approved making the intent for American FFA Degree for Illinois FFA members will now be mandatory and due on January 6 every year.   There is no penalty if a student completes the intent and does not complete an application.  Having the intent mandatory prior to the application being submitted allows the FFA Center to put the applicants into the same groups to have their applications, as well as interviews.  The intent includes the following questions: 

American FFA Degree Intent Information: 

 

Membership ID Number

First Name

Last Name

FFA Chapter

Advisor Name

Advisor Email address

Email address

Cell Phone

Section

Home Address

City

State

Zip

If attending, college name:

Please list your top three preferences for your interview date and time.

 

 

  1. Illinois FFA C.A.R.E.  - Commitment to Appropriate and Respectful Experiences Form

We are beyond excited to be gathering at the Bank of Springfield Center for the 94th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention, as we begin to move back into having large events and truthfully all events, let’s sit down with our students and discuss our expectations.  Please click here to view our C.A.R.E. - Commitment to Appropriate and Respectful Experiences form for all of our FFA events moving forward.  For State Convention, we ask that you review with your students, have them and their parents sign them and then you have them on hand.  We will not be collecting them at the convention, however, we do expect that you will have them on hand in the case an incident may occur.  We will have them be an upload for all future events moving forward.   

  1.  2022 - 2023 Section President Tentative Calendar - Click here

 

  1. 2022 Illinois FFA State Officer Candidates

The 2022 Illinois FFA State Officer Selection Committee process took place this past weekend, many thanks go out to the members of our Selection Committee, they had a very difficult job to do.  We are pleased to announce our 2022 Illinois FFA State Officer Candidates click each candidate's name to view their resume’. 

 

 

  1.  Illinois FFA State & American FFA Degree Lists

    • Click here to review the 2022 Illinois FFA State Degree list

    • Click here to review the recommended 2022 Illinois FFA members for the American FFA Degree

    • Please review them, it is our best way to ensure accuracy.  

7.   Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute 

The Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI) is now a combined effort from IPPA, the Illinois Beef Association (IBA) and Midwest Dairy (MWD). ILLI provides an opportunity for young men and women to become actively involved in the livestock industry and all of agriculture. This program is sponsored by the three previously mentioned organizations and is administered by their respective staff.

ILLI is a 4 day trip that focuses on leadership, citizenship, and communication skills through hands-on experiences. It is hosted in a different location each year. Youth will learn about pork, beef and dairy production, research, consumer information and issues that affect the livestock industry today. 

ILLI participants must be 16-20 years old by the time of the trip. ILLI participants need not be pork/beef/dairy producers or from pork/beef/dairy producing families, but must exhibit a sincere interest in the livestock industry and agriculture.

A maximum of 30 students will be accepted. Registration is based first on age, then on the quality of response to the prompt listed on the registration form. Notifications will be made within one week of the application deadline. If chosen, there is a $150 registration fee to attend the trip, with all other trip expenses are covered by ILLI.

Please contact lana@ilpork.com or 217-529-3100 with any questions. 

The 2022 trip will take place from June 20 - June 23, 2022, to Lexington, KY.

The application is due May 13, 2022. Please follow all instructions on the application.   Apply here.  

8.  Angus Foundation’s Commercial Cattlemen Scholarship DUE May 1

Click here to learn more about the scholarship.  

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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  

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 27, 2022 - Mandatory Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. for State Ag Business Management CDEOnce 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 per student 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 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 11, 2022 - Illinois FFA Leadership Camp - Contact/Signature Form & Health Insurance Card Upload DUE for all attendees.  

  • 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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