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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  5/10/2022 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.  94th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention agenda.  


We do NEED Courtesy Corps and Farm Credit Newsroom Members!!


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.


IL FFA Leadership Camp, July 25-28, 2022


Registration is OPEN!  Teachers can register your students for the IL FFA Leadership Camp just like any other event by going to www.ilaged.org website, login and begin your process in Event Registration.  Registration closes on June 1, 2022.  Here is the listserv with more information about camp.  Registration Questions or need to update submitted registrations, contact Patti Davis pdavis@illinoisffa.org.


Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. Ag Issues CDE

  2. 50th Anniversary Gold Coins Available to Purchase from the Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters

  3. National Chapter Award Results

  4. National FFA Scholarship Winners from Illinois FFA

  5. Trivia Night- State Convention

  6. Illinois FFA State Business Session on Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  7. Convention FUN Night at Lincoln Land Community College

 

  1. Ag Issues CDE

Ag Issues CDE will be on Monday, June 13, 2022, at Lincoln Land Community College, event times TBA.  Registration is open which is an open event to everyone this year.  Please register your team which can consist of 3-7 students and it costs:  IAVAT Member-$75 for a Team; Non-IAVAT Member-$300 Per Team.  Mandatory Registration closes on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

 

  1. 50th Anniversary Gold Coins Available to Purchase from the Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters

The Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters have the 50th Anniversary Gold Coins available for purchase.  The coins are $10 per coin, please utilize this order form

  1. 2022 National Chapter Award Results

Please click here to view the 2022 National Chapter Award results.  

All Bronze, Silver and Gold winning chapters, as well as the Section winners in Building Communities, Growing Leaders and Strengthening Agriculture Section winners will be recognized on stage at the 94th Illinois FFA State Convention on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, see times below.  The Section Premier Chapter Winners and National Finalists will be recognized on stage at the 94th Illinois FFA State Convention during the 5th and final session on Thursday, June 16, 2022.  

  • 1st Session, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - Growing Leaders Section Winners and State winners announced near the beginning of the session

  • 1st Session, Tuesday, June 2022 - Building Communities Section Winners and State winners are announced near the end of the session.  

  • 2nd Session, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - Strengthening Agriculture Section Winners and State winners announced near the beginning of the session.  

  • 2nd Session, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - Bronze, Silver and Gold winning chapters recognized near the end of the session.  

  • 5th Session, Thursday, June 16, 2022 - Premier Chapter Section Winners and National Finalists recognized and State winner announced, mid-session.  

 

  1. 2022 National FFA Scholarship Winners from Illinois FFA

WOW, Illinois FFA members earned over $125,000 in scholarships through their FFA journey.  CONGRATULATIONS to these Illinois FFA members.  

 

  1. Trivia Night- State FFA Convention

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s the FIRST EVER TRIVIA NIGHT at the State FFA Convention!  Get your chapter together and register to have a team at this Superhero themed event.  Categories will range from movie heroes to sports heroes and guitar heroes to ag heroes.  Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, best costume, best decorated table and much more.  We want to thank the Illinois FFA Alumni for donating prizes!

 

Details:

  • Location: Student Union in Menard Hall at Lincoln Land Community College  

  • Doors open at 5:30 to begin decorating tables, trivia will start promptly at 7:00 pm.   We plan to wrap up around 9:00 pm. 

  • Registration can be completed by Ag Teachers at ilaged.org under Event Registration.  Note that the registration from this event is separate from convention registration.  Make sure to register quickly as we have a limited number of tables for this event.  

  • Registration cost is $10/table.   Each table will be its own team and can have up to 8 team members.  Chapters can register for more than one table if they have more than 8 students wanting to participate.  Feel free to invite students from other chapters to help you fill your tables if you don’t have 8 students participating.

  • Teams are encouraged to decorate their table using our superhero theme and can dress up as well.  Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated table and the best costume.  Please make sure all decorations/costumes are convention appropriate.  For more information on rules and additional activities please check out this document!

  • Water, soda, and light snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own food and snacks.

  • Lincoln Land College will also be having other activities like bags tournaments, 9 Square, Gaga Ball, Washers, Volleyball and more!  There will also be food trucks available.

 

6.  Illinois FFA State Business Session on Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Business Session, June 1, 2022 Details:  

Topic: Business Session - June 2022

Time: Jun 1, 2022, 03:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87827749383?pwd=L3ZVczlaZHBpdWU1TkRMRE9zZjBtUT09

Meeting ID: 878 2774 9383

Passcode: 588043

One tap mobile +13126266799,,87827749383#,,,,*588043# US (Chicago)

Calling ALL Delegates, they MUST be signed up by May 25, 2022!  

Delegates (up to 2 members from each chapter) will be able to attend a virtual business session on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. 

Elections (in-person or virtual attendance) for Elections Session, Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.  Delegate registration must be completed by May 25, 2022, to create their delegate accounts and reserve their free convention t-shirt for serving as a delegate.  Please click here for the Delegate registration form.  NOTICE:  Even if your delegates will be in person for ELECTIONS on June 17, 2022, ALL DELEGATES MUST be registered via our google form.  ALL delegates will be using their own electronic device for voting again this year, we WILL NOT have clickers for voting during elections.  

 

EVEN if you haven’t registered for the convention yet, you MUST sign up your delegates by May 25, 2022.  Sign them up now and complete your registration another time or even on-site if you have to, but get those delegates assigned on the google form in this message.  

 

Frequently asked questions about the system:  

Will the system allow for school addresses?  Yes, Turning Technologies will not be emailing the students, the email address serves as their login, and school addresses will work fine.  

How should they select a password?  

Passwords MUST:  

  • Contain one capital letter

  • Contain one lower case letter

  • Contain one number

  • Be a minimum of 8 characters long

 

Do students have to have a laptop?  Students can use their phones, iPad, laptop or desktop.  But you should have two devices per delegate, one so they are watching on one device and then voting with the other device.  For example, they are watching the elections on a laptop and voting via Turning Technologies from their phone.  

Is the system difficult to use?  Turning Technologies is the same system we use for face to face elections. It is easy to use, and the Illinois FFA Board tested the system from our phones and laptops.  I used it- if I managed it with ease, your students are all set.  

 

Can a student give out their email address and password to others to get more people to vote?  NO, the system only allows ONE device per email address.  The Illinois FFA Board tested this as well, you CANNOT login on more than ONE device per email address and password.  

 

Will our Chapter Delegates still get a delegate t-shirt?  Yes, they will be given coupons to get them from the Alumni booth in person and put in your convention registration packets and mailed to your school if participating virtually.  Alumni will be selling convention t-shirts as well as other merchandise again this year.  

 

My students use Chromebooks, will that be an issue?  Directly from Turning Technologies:  “I’ve never heard of anyone having issues with using the Chromebook.  As long as they can access www.ttpoll.com there should be no issue since nothing needs to be installed.” 

 

How do I know the system will work on my device?  We will be able to know and troubleshoot any issues during the Business Session on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 3:30 p.m.   

 

7.  Convention FUN Night at Lincoln Land Community College

 

Many, many thanks to Lincoln Land Community College for hosting a FUN night for those attending the 94th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  Looking forward to seeing you there!  Click here for more information.  

 

**** PREVIOUS Information Shared - WORTH Sharing Again****

 

***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 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 Ag Communications & Ag Issues 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 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 Communications & Agricultural Issues CDE - , Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62703, Time TBA

  • 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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