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  CREW Meetings, 2022 CDE Registrations, 2022 FFA Membership, Camp Photos, Agrinews Photo Contest, 2022 Chapter Visits  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  8/17/2022 10:32:00 AM  
     
 

Items in this listserv:

  1. CDE Registration now open

  2. FFA membership submission

  3. Leadership Camp Photos

  4. Agrinews Photo Contest

  5. CREW Meetings

  6. 2022 Chapter Visits




  1. CDE Registration now open

Registration is now open for the first 3 state CDEs on ilaged.org. Please find links below for further details on each event.


State Horse CDE Registration Instructions

State Forestry CDE Registration Instructions

State Land Use CDE Registration Instructions

   ISU Required Waiver Signed by Student/Parent

   ISU Farm Rules

2022-2023 CDE Calendar and General Information


  1. FFA membership submission

Currently you are not able to submit your FFA roster to us as the Illinois FFA Center.  You can still work on the roster and have it ready to go, you just are not able to complete the submission process, yet.  That will be coming shortly,  hopefully by the beginning of next week.  If you have any questions about your FFA roster, please contact Tammy - tyard@illinoisffa.org.  


  1. Leadership Camp Photos

Due to the large volume of photos from Illinois FFA Leadership Camp, the previous Google Drive link has been removed and all photos uploaded to the ilaged.org website (here). Please share this link with all camp participants and those wishing to download photos from the event.


  1. Agrinews Photo Contest

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Kids, enter the 4-H/FFA Youth in Agriculture Project Contest for a chance to win a prize!

4-H and FFA participants may enter in any of six categories: 4-H Livestock, 4-H Crops & Conservation, 4-H Foods & Nutrition, 4-H Arts & Crafts, Mini 4-H (grades K-2) and FFA Experiences. Submit a photo along with a description of the project in your photo, and tell us why this project is important to you!


Two winners will be awarded in each category. One winner will be chosen by a panel of 4-H/FFA judges; the other winner will be voted upon by AgriNews readers! Entrants will be recognized in a special AgriNews section on August 26. Enter July 8-28. Online voting July 29-August 11. Good luck!


Thanks to our special sponsors:

Farm Credit of IL- Celebrate Sponsor

Farmers National Bank - FFA Experiences Category Sponsor

First State Bank Mendota - Foods & Nutrition Category Sponsor

MacAllister Agriculture - Livestock Category Sponsor

NDY Manufacturing - Crop & Conservation Sponsor

RJ Bowers - 4H Arts & Crafts

Rohlfs Implement - Mini 4H/Youth in K-2 Category sponsor



  1. CREW Meetings

What does CREW stand for?  

Chapter 

Representatives 

Engagement 

Webinars

Goal - formulate a way for FFA members to be involved at the state level throughout the year and empower them to contribute to the conversations and ways of connecting FFA members with more opportunities throughout FFA.


Plan of Action - conduct Virtual Bi-monthly Meetings

  • September 7, 2022, Meeting -  the kickoff meeting of the year and introduction to all of the Committees

    • Majors and Section Presidents will introduce all of the committees and highlight what their committees are all about at this September meeting and promote students to participate in the yearly kickoff meeting.

      • 2022-2023 Committees

        • Foundation Support

        • Advisor Retention

        • Production Agriculture

        • Promotional Media

        • Member Engagement Media

    • After this meeting all attendees will get a google form for them to rank the committees 1 through 5, we want a balanced number of the committees so not everyone will get their top preference.  

    • FFA Chapters can have as many students as they wish to participate in the State Leadership CREW.  

    • Students/delegates from the same school will not serve on the same committee unless they have more than 5 attending the virtual committee meetings.  

    • It is recommended that Sophomores and Juniors serve on the committees and two of them eventually serve as the chapter’s delegates in the Business sessions at State FFA Convention, as they will be most likely to see the fruits of their work and be more invested.  

    • It is recommended that all Section Officers participate in the bi-monthly CREW committee meetings, even if they are not the delegates who will be selected from their schools, it is a great way for them to participate in these committee work and leadership decisions. 


  • November 2, 2022, State Leadership CREW Meeting - students are assigned to committees and will break out into Zoom rooms to meet as a committee, discuss committee ideas and brainstorm.  

  • January 4, 2023, State Leadership CREW Meeting - discuss what has been done to this point and evaluate what works well, what needs improvement and where do we go from here. 

  • March 1, 2023, State Leadership CREW Meeting - formulate the committee report to be voted on by all delegates at the May meeting.  

    • It is recommended that by this meeting schools should solidify who the two delegates are who will be representing their schools in June. 

    • Also identify two alternate delegates as well, to allow them to be familiar with the committees and the process as well. 


  • May 31, 2023, State Business Session Meeting - this one is a delegate Business Meeting that delegates will attend even if they did not attend or participate in the Committee Meetings. 

    • Vote on Committee Reports, State FFA Degrees, and any Constitutional amendments.  

  • June 13 - 15, 2023 - State FFA Convention

    • Business Meeting

  1.  2022 Chapter Visits

We are excited to announce the 2022 Chapter Visits Schedule, click here to view.  



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

  • CLICK HERE to view

  • 2022 - 2023 Chapter Rosters & Strategic Plan - DUE October 1, 2022

 

***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 12 - 21, 2022 - Illinois FFA Center State Officer Team and Staff work at the Illinois State Fair Barnyard

  • August 16, 2022 - Illinois FFA State Fair Ag Day

  • 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, Richland Community College, Decatur (Registration due September 8th)

  • 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 & Strategic Plan 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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