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  National Finalists, Master in Livestock Systems Health, FFA & IAVAT Board Updates  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  8/5/2022 2:00:00 AM  
     
 

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****NEW Information****

  1. National FFA Finalists from ILLINOIS

  2. Earn an Online Master’s Degree in Livestock Systems Health 

  3. FFA Board Updates

  4. IAVAT Board Updates

 

  1. National FFA Finalists from ILLINOIS


The 2022 national finalists have been announced for the National FFA Agriscience Fair, Agricultural Proficiency Awards and National Chapter Awards. Orientation packets and interview schedules will be posted on the specific program pages on FFA.org and emailed to finalists and advisors. 


We are thrilled to announce our Illinois finalists. Illinois Results: click here

Congratulations to our 7 National Proficiency Award Finalists, 16 National Agriscience Fair Finalists and 7 National Chapter Award Finalists FFA Chapters!   Wishing you all the very best of luck.  You make Illinois FFA very proud!

 

  1. Earn an Online Master’s Degree in Livestock Systems Health 

The Master of Veterinary Science (MVS) degree with a major in Livestock Systems Health is a new degree program within the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. 

The MVS degree is part-time, 100% online, and costs less than $10,000.

Increase your depth and breadth of professional knowledge in animal health and food production industries. Develop data analysis and critical thinking skills to solve real-life case studies.

Access faculty with over 25 years of experience in managing livestock operations and engage with a global network of classmates working in various education, farming, government, and corporate roles. 

To learn more:

https://online.illinois.edu/vetmed.  

 

  1.  FFA Board Updates

  • The CARE document will be incorporated into all camp, conference and leadership development opportunities.  

  • Clothing stipends for female state officers was increased by $100.00 to add funds to cover the costs of pantyhose.  

  • The FFA board approved the new State FFA Degree application, no changes were made to the requirements or how students will enter data, it will just look different when it is printed.  It will look very similar to an Illinois FFA proficiency award application.  The FFA Center Staff and members from the SAE committee will have some workshops/webinars later in the year to show teachers those changes.  

  • The FFA board approved a NEW Star application for those State FFA Degree recipients applying for Section Star Agribusiness, Placement, Agriscience and Farmer.  This application also looks very similar to an Illinois FFA proficiency award application and much like the state FFA Degree application as well.  The FFA Center Staff and members from the SAE committee will have some workshops/webinars later in the year to show teachers this new application.  

  • The FFA board approved the Supervised Occupational Experiences Awards beginning in the 2022 - 2023 school year.  The process of the application and what it will look like is still a work in progress.  Stay tuned for updates on these awards that will be awarded at the State Level only.  

  • Creed Speaking update - FFA Board of Directors approved replacing “speaking unrehearsed” with “speaking without hesitation” in the question section of the creed speaking rubric.  This motion passed and Creed speaking rules have been updated and posted to the website.  

  • Parliamentary Procedure update - FFA Board of Directors discussed posting videos of the top 5 state Parliamentary Procedure LDE presentations to the state website the FFA board decided to allow schools to request access to their own video only after the appeal timeline is completed.  Videos for public view will begin being posted one year after the event in July 2023.  

  • Parliamentary Procedure update - FFA Board of Directors approved adding the following motions to “Section” level events as motions that can be used for points but NOT as required motions: Limit Debate, Suspend the Rules, Withdraw a Motion, and Divide a Question. This motion passed and Parliamentary Procedure speaking rules have been updated and posted to the website

 

  1.  IAVAT Board Updates

The IAVAT and FFA Board of Directors met individually and as joint board on Monday, August 1st and the Section IAVAT chairs met on Tuesday, August 2nd.  There were numerous items on the agendas but the big items that came from the IAVAT meeting include:



As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.  

 

 

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

 

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember*** 

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  


  • 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 at 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, John Wood Community College, Ag Center 37803 Street, Hwy 104, Baylis, IL 62314

  • 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 3 - 4, 2022 - IACCAI Conference

  • 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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