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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  6/7/2022 8:00:00 AM  
     
 

HOT TOPICS:

  • ON-SITE Convention Registration OPENS on Thursday, June 9, 2022. 

 

  • LOCATION CHANGE for the American Degree Dinner 

Due to the registration numbers for our meal functions, we have a location change for the American FFA Degree Dinner held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.  

The NEW Location is the Wyndham- Grand Ballroom, 700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701.  

  • LOCATION CHANGE for the State Awards Lunch  

Due to the registration numbers for our meal functions, we have a location change for the State Awards luncheon held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 11:30 a.m.

The NEW Location is the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel - Main level ballroom.  

Please click here to view the map of the Bank of Springfield Center and the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel.  

  • REMINDER of Constitutional Change VOTE on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the 8:00 a.m. Elections Business Session.  

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.  

Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. Farm Credit Newsroom - Needs Media List from FFA Chapters 

  2. Dave Cain Photography Contest Winner

  3. Pollinator Grant Program Coordinator - Part-time position 

  4.  2022 Illinois FFA State Convention Career Show Exhibitors 

  5.  Digital Ag for High School students

 

  1.  Farm Credit Newsroom - Needs Media List from FFA Chapters 

As we prepare for the annual Farm Credit Newsroom at the Illinois State FFA Convention, a media distribution list needs to be created so a news release and photos about your chapter recognition can be promptly shared with you, local media, school administrators, and elected officials.

 

By June 10, please invest a few moments to identify media in your area by completing the form at the included link.  https://form.jotform.com/221536234209955

 

  1.  Dave Cain Photography Contest Winner - click here to view 

 


FFA Magical Moments Winners

Chapter

1st

Avery Keith

Salt Fork

2nd

Kamber Arthalony

Illini Central

3rd

Emma Primmer

Warsaw





Ag Education at It's Finest Winners

Chapter

1st

Isaiah Bradford

Decatur Eisenhower High School

2nd

Haley Rensing

Highland High School





Animal Agriculture Winners

Chapter

1st

Ben Miller

Century

2nd

Claire Wittenborn

Marion





Blue Jacket Best

Chapter

1st

Josie Edlefson Winner

Bureau Valley








Scenes of Agriculture Winners

Chapter

1st

Josie Edlefson

Bureau Valley

2nd

Isaiah Bradford

Decatur Eisenhower High School

 

  1.  Pollinator Grant Program Coordinator - Part-time position 


Sand County Foundation is seeking an experienced educator to manage their Pollinator Habitat Grant Program. This is a very part-time position, beginning in late summer. Apply by June 24th. Click here for more information.


  1.  2022 Illinois FFA State Convention Career Show Exhibitors 

Don’t miss out on the Career Show during the 94th Illinois FFA State Convention!  You will find universities, colleges, and businesses to speak to for planning what your next steps after high school may be.  In addition, there will be organizations and businesses there that may help your chapter with fundraising ideas, as well as a few items to purchase.  Our four Illinois agriculture universities will be located in the main lobby, along with the Illinois FFA Alumni with their FFA merchandise sales.  

All other exhibitors will be located in the lower level, Room B-11.  

 

Career Show Dates & Times:

June 14, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

June 15, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

The following is a list of exhibitors that have currently registered:

 

8th Road Wood

Altorfer

Barefoot Campus Outfitters

Birkey's Farm Stores

Central Illinois Ag

Colorado State University

Country Lights Soy Candles, Ltd

Fellowship of Christian Farmers

GROWMARK, Inc.

Horse Creek Outfitters 

Hummert International

Illinois Arborist Association 

Illinois Beef Association

Illinois Central College

Illinois College

Illinois Department of Transportation

Illinois Farm Bureau

Illinois FFA Alumni

Illinois State University

Iowa State University - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

John Deere Alumni

John Deere

John Wood Community College

Joliet Junior College

Kansas State University College of Agriculture

Kaskaskia College

Lake Land College

Lincoln Land Community College

Martin Tractor

Millikin University

Parkland College

Prairieland FS, Inc.

Richland Community College

Sauk Valley Community College - Ag

Sloan Implement

South Dakota State University

Spoon River College

The Equity

University of Illinois

Wabash Valley College 

Western Illinois University

WyoTech

 

  1.  Digital Ag for High School students

The University of Illinois Center for Digital Ag is hosting a Free two-week summer school focused on Digital Ag for High School students later this summer. 

More information here: https://digitalag.illinois.edu/education/illinois-digitalag-summer-course

 

 

**** 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  

  • June 10, 2022 - Ag Communications Materials DUE - For those wishing to compete in the Ag Communications CDE, the deadline to submit materials has been pushed back to Friday, June 10, 2022. Mandatory pre-registration is still due by May 31, 2022. Materials must be sent directly to Holly Bauman (Holly.Bauman@llcc.edu) and CAN NOT be shared as a Google Drive file (best to email as a PDF). A computer lab will be available with the required software, but participants are allowed to bring their own laptops if they prefer to work on a familiar device. Individual practicums will be held Monday, June 13, 2022, at Lincoln Land Community College from 3-5 pm. Signup for team presentation times will be shared after the May 31 registration deadline for times Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel next to the Convention Center.

  • 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, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 10:00 a.m.  The final round will be held at 11:45 a.m.

  • June 15, 2022 - IL FFA Washington Leadership Conference Trip Meeting, North Terrace, Time TBA

  • 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 12 - 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 16, 2022 - Elite Conference, Heartland Community College, Normal

  • 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 1, 2022 - IL FFA Rosters DUE

  • 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

  • October 31, 2022 - IAVAT & IACCAI Dues Deadline

  • 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 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

  • March 8, 2023 - District Proficiencies


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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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