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  Tree Planting Videos, Photo Contest, Hall of States, Ag Communications CDE, Scrapbook Intent, Quiz Bowl, IAVAT Service Awards  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  5/3/2022 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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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.  Registration Questions or need to update submitted registrations, contact Patti Davis pdavis@illinoisffa.org.


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. Clarifications on Messages from last week’s listserv

  2. Tree Planting Initiative Video Stats

  3. Dave Cain Photo Contest

  4. Hall of States 

  5. State Ag Communications CDE Registration is Open

  6. Scrapbook Competition

  7. 2022 State Greenhand Quiz Bowl Competition

  8.  IAVAT Service Awards

 

  1. Clarifications on Messages from last week’s listserv

We adjusted the Illinois FFA C.A.R.E. - Commitment to Appropriate and Respectful Experiences Form so that is all on one page - thank you for pointing out how two pages is a quick way for the first page to get ignored when people skip to signing the document.  The bullet points in this document will be added to the documents when you sign FFA members up for events, such as FFA Leadership Camp, BUILD, Ground Zero, etc, these details will be added to the documents you already submit for these event.  We asked that you review it prior to convention and have on hand for your own use, you can have the paper copies or electronically, most importantly please take the time to  have conversations with your students prior to attending convention.  Again, we will not be collecting them for State Convention this year.  We understand that some of you have a behavior contract with your school to attend events while some schools do not, reviewing this document or any behavior contract with your students prior to attending any event helps to ensure the well being of everyone involved.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Mindy Bunselmeyer, mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org   


  1.  Tree Planting Initiative Video Stats

Did your FFA Chapter plant any trees this Spring?  If so, please click here to upload photos of your FFA chapter to be included in the 94th Annual Illinois FFA Convention reflections.  

 

  1. 2022 Illinois FFA Dave Cain Photography Contest

Click here to submit your photos by Friday, May 20, 2022.   Here are some good example photos.  Click here for the rubric.  

 

Rules and Guidelines

  1. Contestants must be members of the Illinois Association FFA.

  2. All work must be that of the entrant. 

  3. There are five categories: 

    1. Blue Jacket Best 

    2. Scenes of the Agriculture Industry 

    3. Animal Agriculture

    4. FFA Magical Moments

    5. Ag Education at Its Finest 

  4. Each contestant may submit a total of five photos; one photo per category. 

  5. Judges reserve the right to move a photo into a more suitable category. 

  6. All photos must be in horizontal or landscape format. 

  7. Photos must be submitted by or on March 20, 2022. 

  8. Photos must be taken by the contestant during the time frame of June 1, 2020 to May 1, 2022.  

  9. Photos may be digitally enhanced. 

  10. Photos are to be submitted through the Photography Contest Google Form. 

  11. Photos may not have been entered in a previous Illinois FFA Photography Contest. 

  12. Photos become the property of the Illinois Association FFA for use in publications and promotion.

 

  1. Hall of States

National FFA is bringing back the HALL OF STATES Competition!

All submissions are due MAY 20, 2022

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!!!  Check out a SUPER FUN promo of the Hall of State from the 2021 - 2022 Officer Team on Facecbook.  

 

  1.  State Ag Communications CDE Mandatory Registration is Open

State Ag Communications CDE is Monday, June 13 - Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at

Lincoln Land Communication College.  Individual Practicums will be Monday afternoon and Tuesday Morning will be the teams.  Times TBA.  Please register your students for the following areas:  Web Design Practicum, Video Producer Practicum, Journalistic Written Practicum, and Opinion Writing Practicum.  IAVAT Member Cost is $12 and Non-IAVAT Member Cost is $48.  Mandatory Registration closes on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

 

  1.  Scrapbook Competition

Please click here to complete the 2022 Scrapbook Intent. The Scrapbook competition is judged during the state FFA convention.  We recently learn of changes in availability of the official scrapbooks from National FFA, due to this scrapbook rules are currently under revisions.  Those will be updated and posted soon.  

 

  1. 2022 State Greenhand Quiz Bowl Competition

We are SUPER excited to be bringing the State Quiz Bowl Competition back to the 94th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 starting at 10:00 a.m.  We are still determining all of the Section Winners (a few sections will have their Greenhand Quiz Bowl this week), once we know all of the winners, those schools will be emailed more details about the event.  

 

  1.  IAVAT Service Awards

Congratulations to our teachers celebrating milestone years from 5 years all the way up to 65 years of membership in IAVAT.  Please click here to review the IAVAT service awards, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your number of years teaching, please contact Lori Copsy lcopsy@illinoisffa.org ASAP.  

 

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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  

  • May 3, 2022 - State Ag Communications CDE Registration Opens

  • 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 -  Mandatory Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. for State Ag Communications 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 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, Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62703 

  • June 14, 2022 - Public Speaking & Job Interview LDEs - 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 15, 2022 - Greenhand Quiz Bowl, BOS Center, Meeting Room TBA, 10:00 a.m.

  • 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 - Payment of tickets goes directly to the Cornbelters.

  • 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 3, 2022 - Mandatory Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Horse CDE.  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).

  • 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, College of Agricultural Sciences, 1205 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901.

  • 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

  • September 10, 2022 - Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Forestry CDE.  Registration will continue at the regular rate. Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • September 17, 2022 - State Horse CDE, Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Rd, Galva, IL 61434. Registration 7:00-8:30, Event starts at 9:00 am.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • September 24, 20022 - State Forestry CDE, Southern Illinois University, SIU College of Agricultural Sciences, 1205 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901. Registration 8:00-9:30 a.m., Event Starts at 10:00 a.m.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • September 27, 2022 - Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Land Use CDE.  Registration will continue at the regular rate. Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • September 28, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED, Office Cleanout Day

  • October 10, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED

  • October 11, 2022 - State Land Use CDE, Illinois State University, 100 N University St, Normal, IL 61761.  Registration 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., Event begins at 10:00 a.m.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • October 17, 2022 - Illinois Foundation FFA Board Meeting, IL FFA Center, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • October 19, 2022 - IAVAT Board Meeting, IL FFA Center, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • October 26 - October 29, 2022 - National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN

  • November 1, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Washington Leadership Scholarship Application DUE

  • November 1, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Ground Zero Application DUE

  • November 1, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters BUILD Conference Application DUE

  • November 5, 2022 - State Ag Sales CDE Results DUE

  • November 5, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Council Meeting, IL FFA Center

  • November 11, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED

  • November 19, 2022 - State Ag Sales CDE, Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62703.  By Appointment Only

  • November 24-25, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED

  • November 26, 2022 - Mandatory Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. for State Dairy Foods CDE.  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).

  • November 26, 2022 - Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m for State Agronomy CDE.  Registration will continue at regular registration rates.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • December 2-5, 2022 - Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

  • December 10, 2022 - State Dairy Foods CDE, Parkland College, 2400 W Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821.  Registration 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • December 10, 2022 - State Agronomy CDE, University of Illinois, Stock Pavilion, 1402 W Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana, IL 61801.  Registration 8:00-9:30 a.m. Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • December 22 - January 3, 2023 - IL FFA Center CLOSED for the Christmas Holiday

  • January 6, 2023 - American FFA Degree Mandatory Intent DUE

  • January 6, 2023 - Joint IL FFA & IAVAT Board Meeting, IL FFA Center

  • January 7, 2023 - IAVAT Section Chairs, IL FFA Center

  • January 16, 2023 - IL FFA Center CLOSED

  • January 27-28, 2023 - Ground Zero Conference, Southern Illinois University, College of Agricultural Sciences, 1205 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901.

  • February 3-4, 2023 - Ground Zero Conference, I-Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820.

  • February 10-11, 2023 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Annual Meeting and Auction, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701.

  • February 16-17, 2023 - IACTE Conference

  • February 18, 2023 - Parent/Candidate Orientation Meeting, IL FFA Center

  • February 18, 2023 - Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Meats Evaluation & Technology CDE.  Registration will continue at regular registration rates.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • February 18, 2023 - Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Veterinary Science CDE.  Registration will continue at regular registration rates.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • February 18, 2023 - Lesson Plans DUE for State Ag Ed CDE

  • February 18 - 25, 2023 - National FFA Week

  • March 1, 2023 - Sam Taylor Scholarships Application DUE

  • March 1, 2023 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters FFA Leadership Camp Scholarship Application DUE

  • March 3, 2023 - Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference


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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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