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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  5/17/2022 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.  


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

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.  


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.


*****NOTICE - IL FFA Leadership Camp - LOTS OF SPOTS OPEN!!!

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. Constitutional Amendment Reminder and Clarification

  2. Cream of the Crop Photo Contest

  3. 2022 Chapter and Section Reporter Award Results

  4. 2022 Chapter President Award Results

  5. 2022 Illinois FFA Agriscience State Winners

  6. 2022 Illinois FFA Band, Chorus & Drumline Members

  7. 2022 Illinois FFA Talent

  8. Harvest for All Awards

 

  1. Constitutional Amendment Reminder and Clarification

IAVAT Constitutional Amendment - Replace Section with Region

 

Whereas, outside of Illinois agriculture education, the term Section 8 is an abbreviated term for a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

Whereas, this terminology creates confusion for stakeholders outside of Illinois agricultural education when individuals or programs are identified as “part of Section 8”.

Therefore, be it resolved that the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers rename the current 25 sections to 25 regions.

 

Constitutional Amendment #1 exact wording updates

 

Illinois FFA will vote on this FFA Constitutional Amendment to Replace Section with Region

 

Due to the proposal of Constitutional Changes for IAVAT to change the name of Section to Regions, Illinois FFA will have one Constitutional Proposal as well, which will be up for a vote on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the 94th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention business session.  

Proposed Constitutional Change:  Illinois Association FFA rename the current 25 sections to 25 regions.  

 

Do you have any questions or concerns about this proposal?  If so click here to let us know and hopefully we can answer your questions and address your concerns prior to FFA Convention and IAVAT Conference.  

2.  Cream of the Crop Photo Contest

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is calling on young Illinois photographers to submit photos for the 2022 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest, which encourages students to share their vision of agriculture in our state. The contest entry deadline is June 22.

“Illinois takes pride in its farming and agricultural diversity,” Frerichs said. “This contest provides students the opportunity to showcase the strength and beauty of our state’s rich agricultural landscape.”  The treasurer’s office is accepting electronic submissions for the Cream of the Crop Photo Contest at www.CreamoftheCropContest.com. Top photographs will be chosen in three age-based categories: ages 8-10, 11-14 and 15-18. Each student may submit up to two photos by June 22, 2022.  Now in its 10th year, the photo contest offers Illinois students an opportunity to showcase their most innovative or scenic pictures that depict their vision of agriculture in our state. Over the years, more than 500 students have participated, submitting nearly 1,000 photos. The Cream of the Crop Photo Contest is part of the Ag Invest program in the treasurer’s office. Winning photos will be featured in Ag Invest marketing material, as well as at the 2022 Illinois State Fair.  Ag Invest, one of the nation’s largest agricultural linked deposit programs, helps hundreds of Illinois farmers and agriculture professionals. Through Ag Invest, the treasurer’s office partners with eligible financial institutions to offer farmers and ag businesses annual and long-term, low-interest loans that can be used for operating costs, equipment purchases, construction-related expenses, and livestock purchases. 

OFFICE OF ILLINOIS STATE TREASURER

MICHAEL W. FRERICHS

 

To read the rules, terms, and legal conditions associated with this contest, visit our website at www.CreamoftheCropContest.com or contact Teri Whitfield at 217.900.0075

 

 

3.   2022 Chapter and Section Reporter Award Results

Congratulations to the 2022 Illinois FFA Reporter Award Winners!

2022 Illinois FFA Top Section Reporter Rankings

 

Section

Chapter

FFA Member

Ranking

11

Macomb

Sydney Bentz

Silver

15

Staunton

Riley Kessler

Gold

18

Kansas

John Clore

Silver

21

Nashville

Eric Wisely

Silver

25

Galatia FFA

Lucy Peterson

Gold

 

 

2022 Illinois FFA Top 10 Chapter Reporters 

 

Section

Chapter

FFA Member

Ranking

1

River Ridge

Arthur Horn

Gold

4

Williamsfield

Sidney Stiers

Gold

11

Unity Mendon

Ryle Duke

Gold

11

Illini West

Adriane Hurlburt

Gold

11

West Prairie

Owen Torrance

Gold

13

Carrollton

Maggie Bland

Silver

17

Paxton- Buckley- Loda

Gracie Wagner

Gold

21

Nashville

Brooklyne Luessenheide

Gold

23

Edwards County

Rylan Robb

Gold

23

Olney

Cody Fulk

Gold

 

2022 Illinois FFA Chapter Reporter Rankings

 

Section

Chapter

FFA Member

Ranking

3

Cambridge

Taylor Pace

Silver

3

Bureau Valley

Lilly Allicks

Bronze

6

Sycamore

Allyson Yoakum

Silver

7

Somonauk Leland Sandwich

Brianna Gibson

Bronze

11

Macomb

Sydney Bentz

Silver

11

Payson

Nadea Tikhanovich

Bronze

15

Highland FFA

Shayden Hogg

Bronze

16

Blue Ridge FFA

Gracie Shaffer

Silver

19

South Central

Eli Arenas

Bronze

22

New Athens

Rachel Feder

Silver

24

Du Quoin FFA Chapter

Emma Nichols

Silver

 


4.  2022 Chapter President Award Results

Congratulations to the 2022 Illinois FFA Outstanding Chapter Presidents!  

The Illinois Farm Bureau Family of Companies would like to extend a warm congratulations to the following individuals for their efforts as a chapter president! This award recognizes chapter presidents who have excelled in their role over the past year.

 

2022 Illinois FFA Top 10 Chapter Presidents


Section

Chapter

FFA Member


3

Cambridge

Cameron Pace

Top 10 Chapter President

9

Flanagan-Cornell

Hattie Koeller

Top 10 Chapter President

10

Iroquois West

Celeste Cummings

Top 10 Chapter President

11

Illini West

McKenna Merritt

Top 10 Chapter President

15

Highland

Tiffany Hediger

Top 10 Chapter President

15

Staunton

Riley Kessler

Top 10 Chapter President

16

Maroa-Forsyth

John Aupperle

Top 10 Chapter President

21

Nashville

Eric Wisely

Top 10 Chapter President

22

Marissa

Bree Portz

Top 10 Chapter President

25

Hamilton County

Dani Rubenacker

Top 10 Chapter President


2022 Illinois FFA Chapter President Rankings

 

Section

Chapter

FFA Member

Ranking

3

Cambridge

Cameron Pace

Gold

5

Elmwood

Brooke Dawson

Gold

9

Flanagan-Cornell

Hattie Koeller

Gold

10

Iroquois West

Celeste Cummings

Gold

11

Illini West

McKenna Merritt

Gold

15

Highland

Tiffany Hediger

Gold

15

Staunton

Riley Kessler

Gold

16

Blue Ridge

Kaleb Southern

Gold

16

Maroa-Forsyth

John Aupperle

Gold

17

Monticello

Ethan Robson

Gold

19

South Central

Alec Langley

Gold

19

St. Elmo

Audrey Wilhour

Gold

20

Dieterich

Madilyn Brummer

Gold

20

Hutsonville

Bailey Draper

Gold

21

Nashville

Eric Wisely

Gold

22

Marissa

Bree Portz

Gold

23

Edwards County

Carissa Jefferson

Gold

25

Hamilton County

Dani Rubenacker

Gold

1

Eastland

Delana Erbsen

Silver

2

Chawick-Milledgeville

Lillian Queckboerner

Silver

2

Polo

Kaylah Boelens

Silver

4

Williamsfield

Jolene Smith

Silver

6

Sycamore

Sarah Ward

Silver

7

Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich

Bella Ray

Silver

9

Normal

Juliana Bernardi

Silver

11

Rushville-Industry

Rachel Hood

Silver

11

West Prairie

Kelsie Parks

Silver

15

Litchfield

Elaan Bader

Silver

17

Paxton-Buckley-Loda

Maci Kingren

Silver

19

Nokomis

Skylar Stewart

Silver

20

Altamont

Ada Tappendorf

Silver

21

Mt. Vernon

Halle Klockenga

Silver

22

Waterloo

Haley Bode

Silver

23

Olney

Jenna Bare

Silver

1

Galena

Aly Anderson

Bronze

2

Ashton-Franklin Center

Lane Koning

Bronze

3

Sherrard

Briar Viager

Bronze

7

Grundy Area

Hannah Krull

Bronze

14

Athens

Kaitlynn Davison

Bronze

18

Salt Fork

Bo Taylor

Bronze

22

Freeburg

Jenna Grab

Bronze

23

Red Hill

Laney Moore

Bronze

 

2022 Illinois FFA Top 10 Section Presidents

  • Elaina Allaman, Section 4

  • Kate Colgan, Section 5

  • Levi Maierhofer, Section 7

  • Rachel Hood, Section 11

  • Dennis Wollin, Section 19

  • Julianna Berg, Section 20

  • Derek Sample, Section 21

  • Haley Bode, Section 22

  • Emma Wiseman, Section 23

  • Dani Rubenacker, Section 25

5.  2022 Illinois FFA Agriscience State Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 Illinois FFA Agriscience Fair State Winners!

We were thrilled to have 55 IL FFA members compete with their 44 projects in the 2022 IL FFA Agriscience Fair. 


The winners in each category and division are listed below. These students will be submitted as the National Finalist Candidates from Illinois for the 2022 National FFA Agriscience Fair. 


Category: Animal Systems

Division 1 - Drake Slutz, Sycamore

Division 3 - Brody English, Mt. Carmel

Division 4 - Drew Mickey & Jay Bliler, Taylorville
Division 5 - Olivia Alka, Mt. Carmel


Category: Environmental Sciences & Natural Resource Systems

Division 2 - Ayden Miller & Tristen Hester, Southeastern
Division 3 - Megan Baker, Neoga

Division 4 - Greyson Applebee & Gehrig Bunselmeyer, Maroa-Forsyth

Division 5 - Samantha Alvarez, Central Burlington


Category: Food Products & Processing Systems

Division 1 - Deacon Waner, Southeastern

Division 3 - Allie Brach, Cisne

Division 5 - Cooper Lee, Southeastern
Division 6 - Charles Breed & Alexi Haas, Stockton


Category: Plant Systems 

Division 2 - Kenzi Griswold & Riley Smith, Southeastern

Division 3 - Lainie Clark, Fairfield

Division 5 - Blake Twenhafel, Wesclin

Division 6 - Kevin Hyder & Isabella Cline, Cisne


Category: Power, Structural & Technical Systems

Division 3 - Hadley Walker, Cisne

Division 4 - Liliana Weese & Gracie Arthur, Southeastern

Division 5 - Elaan Bader, Litchfield


Category: Social Systems

Division 3 - Olivia Shike, Unity-Tolono

Division 4 - Abby Norris & Abby Erlenbush, Taylorville

Division 5 - Allyson Yoakum & Lorelei Darlak, Sycamore


SPECIAL “SHOUT OUT” and THANK YOU to Jennifer Waters for coordinating this event and being our state expert!  

We would also like to thank the following judges for the event: 

  • Lucas Allen, FCAE

  • Rachel Brown, Farm Credit Illinois

  • Megan Coy, FCAE

  • Emily Gartner, Farm Credit Illinois 

  • Grant Grebner, Illinois Central College

  • Kelsey Handy, Greenview Nursery

  • William Harmon, Lincoln Land Community College

  • John Heiser, FCAE

  • Penny Lauritzen, Illinois Agriwomen

  • Amy Lefringhouse, John Wood Community College & University of Illinois Extension

  • Justin Lewis, John Wood Community College

  • Nathalie Schmidt, Schmidt Family Farms/Illinois Agriwomen

  • Jay Solomonson, Illinois State University 

  • Allyson Smith, Spoon River College

  • Deanna Thomas, Thomas Family Farms

  • Jenny Wold, Somonauk-Leland Agriculture Instructor

  • Haley Underwood, Corteva

  • Kelsey Vance, Syngenta/Illinois Agriwomen

  • Claire Weinzierl, Illinois Soybean Association 

6.  2022 Illinois FFA Band, Chorus & Drumline Members

Congratulations to the 2022 Illinois FFA Band, Chorus & Drumline Members!  And THANK YOU, these members not only entertain us during the convention session, but they also make convection run smoothly and are an integral part of the success of the convention.  Band, Chorus, Drumline Schedule.

2022 Illinois FFA State Convention Band 

FFA Chapter

Full Name

Altamont FFA

Max Walker Runge

Amboy FFA

Natalie Pratt

Amboy FFA

Dana Merriman

Amboy FFA

Kelton Schwamberger

Annawan FFA

Katelyn Marie Attig

Blue Ridge FFA

Hank Clancy Mitchell

Blue Ridge FFA

Lillian Enger

Blue Ridge FFA

Rachel Light

Breese Central FFA

Cole Bruggemann

Bushnell Prairie City FFA

Nathan Spangler

Cambridge FFA

Taylor Snook

Cambridge FFA

Tucker Snook

Carlyle FFA

Joye Zheng

Central Burlington FFA

Kyle Patrick Rash

Cisne FFA

Alex Paul

Du Quoin FFA

Cooper Lee Iman

Flora FFA

Myra Dunahee

Flora FFA

Rockell Allen

Galena FFA

Mafe Lopez

Galena FFA

Lily Kern

Galena FFA

William Louis Berning

Galesburg FFA

Aiden Herbert Obrian Sherman

Genoa-Kingston FFA

Kylie Timmermann

Greenville FFA

Josie Maples

Greenville FFA

Hailey Bohn

Havana FFA

Lauren Curless

Homefires FFA

Luke Sullivan

Illini West FFA

Anna Biery

Kewanee FFA

Abigail Grace DeSchepper

Kewanee FFA

Kiersten Marie Yordy

Lena Winslow FFA

Hannah Marie Pecoraro

LeRoy FFA

Peyton Riddle

Lexington FFA

Corinne Pearce

Lexington FFA

Preston Wiltz

Lexington FFA

Cameron Michael Baker

Macomb FFA

Masyn Riggins

Massac County FFA

Cheyenne Sumner

Midwest Central FFA

Michael Bahney

Newark FFA

Danielle Monsess

North Clay FFA

Hannah Kramer-McKinney

North Mac FFA

Dale Magelitz

Pecatonica FFA

Holly Daly

Pontiac FFA

Alaina Franklin

Prairie Central FFA

Anthony Thompson

Prairie Central FFA

Jeremiah John Argueta

Prairie Central FFA

Franklin Rathbun

Princeville FFA

Lauren Marie Trees

Quincy FFA

Gavin Schumacher

Ramsey FFA

Gracie Laine Hicks

Red Hill FFA

Aiden Thomas Potts

Rushville-Industry FFA

Tyson Davidson

Seneca FFA

Tynan L. Justice

Seneca FFA

Peyton Weber

Sherrard FFA

Maximilian Heinrich Serre

Stark County FFA

Logan Steven Goerks

Sterling FFA

Benjamin Boze

Streator FFA

Kylie Nettleingham

Streator FFA

Kaylee Lewis

Streator FFA

Alexandra L. Mahan

Teutopolis FFA

Isaac Vahling

Tolono Unity FFA

Molly Kay Baxley

Tri-valley FFA

Grace Brittin

VIT FFA

Hannah Stevenson

Wesclin FFA

Camren Ferri

West Carroll FFA

Aubrey Charles



DRUMLINE


FFA Chapter

Full Name

Homefires FFA

Luke Sullivan

Macomb FFA

Simon Crabtree

St. Joseph Ogden FFA

Hayden Lewis

Olney FFA

Colleen Steber

Maroa-Forsyth

Reece Peters


2022 Illinois FFA State Convention Chorus

Student First Name

Student Last Name

FFA Chapter

Maya

Hakes

Annawan FFA

Rylee

Beckel

Cisne FFA

Emily

Milner

Cisne FFA

Tisha

Hearle

Cisne FFA

Isabella

Cline

Cisne FFA

Olivia

Schaller

Illini West FFA

Katheryn

Ehlers

Kansas FFA

Madalyn

Schierloh

Lena-Winslow FFA

Aubrie

Flegel

LeRoy FFA

Cayden

Baker

Lexington FFA

Kealey

Collins

Massac County FFA

Cheyenne

Gray

Milford FFA

Ananiah

Barbee

North Clay FFA

Eian

Knoebel

Oakland FFA

Gracie

Lemmon

Oblong FFA

Kaelynne

Lane

Pontiac FFA

Haylee

Howard

Pontiac FFA

Paige

Olson

Pontiac FFA

Olivia

Bird

Princeville FFA

Tessa

Berchtold

Princeville FFA

Brinae

Rice

Princeville FFA

Lexie

Nolte

Sandoval FFA

Liliana

Weese

Southeastern FFA

Raegan

Sims

Sullivan FFA


7.  2022 Illinois FFA State Convention Talent

Congratulations to the 2022 Illinois FFA Talent!  And THANK YOU, these members not only entertain us during the convention session, but they also make convection run smoothly and are an integral part of the success of the convention.  We had a lot of great talent submitted this year, it was a tough decision!

Section

Chapter 

FFA Member

Performance Time

7

Seneca 

Calvin Maierhofer

Live music in State FFA Degree Ceremony

7

Seneca

Peyton Weber

3rd General Session

11

Illini West

Olivia Schaller

National Anthem - 1st General Session

12

Farmington 

Josie and Anna Webel

1st General Session

12

Farmington 

Josie Webel Solo

National Anthem - 3rd General Session

13

Pleasant Hill

Wade Barnes & Kali Vanstrein

3rd General Session

14

Mount Pulaski

Ralph Walker Allen

4th General Session

15

Carlinville

Dane Rosentreter

1st General Session

16

Sullivan

Raegan Sims

5th General Session

22

Breese Central

Lauren Wolter

Live music in State FFA Degree Ceremony

22

Valmeyer

Cadence Shipes

National Anthem

23

Cisne

Noah Atwood

5th General Session

23

Cisne

Tisha Hearle

1st General Session

23

Cisne

Isabella Kate Cline

2nd General Session


8.  2021-2022 Harvest for All Results

For the past 19 years, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Harvest for All campaign has been uniting the agriculture industry in the fight against food insecurity across the nation through fundraisers, food drives, and volunteer initiatives. The Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders could not make the significant impact they do without the help of Illinois FFA chapters. This award recognizes FFA chapters who have excelled in their Harvest for All efforts to meet the needs of those in their own communities. 


Award

FFA Chapter

1st Place Overall

Nashville

2nd Place Overall

Newark

3rd Place Overall

Mt. Vernon

4th Place Overall

Sherrard

5th Place Overall

Greenville

Section 1 Winner

River Ridge

Section 2 Winner

Ashton-Franklin Center

Section 3 Winner

Sherrard

Section 4 Winner

ROWVA

Section 7 Winner

Newark

Section 8 Winner

Gary-Comer

Section 9 Winner

Prairie Central

Section 11 Winner

Bushnell-Prairie City

Section 12 Winner

Midwest Central

Section 15 Winner

Jersey Community

Section 18 Winner

Salt Fork

Section 19 Winner

Greenville

Section 21 Winner

Nashville

Section 22 Winner

Cahokia

Section 23 Winner

Edwards County


As a friendly reminder, next year’s tracking period will run May 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023

Thank you for joining Illinois Farm Bureau in the fight against food insecurity in Illinois and keep up the great work! 

 

 

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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 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 - Delegate Registration REQUIRED - DUE

  • 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 - Ag Issues Materials DUE

  • May 30, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED

  • May 31, 2022 - Public Speaking & Job Interview 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 - Illinois FFA State Business Session at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom.  See the May 10, 2022 Listserv for Zoom Link/Sign-On.

  • June 1, 2022 - Scrapbook Intent DUE

  • June 1, 2022 - State FFA Convention Registration - No Refunds Starting      June 1, 2022, for cancellations. 

  • June 1, 2022 - FY23 Section Fair Contracts DUE

  • 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 10, 2022 - Ag Communications Materials DUE

  • 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.  Starts at 10:00 a.m. (by appointment only)

  • 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, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 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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