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  Destination Pork, Illinois FFA Affiliation FAQs, GROWMARK Essay Contest, SIUC Ag Career Day, HS Pollinator Habitat Program  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  9/20/2022 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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2022 - 2023 Chapter Strategic Plan - DUE October 1, 2022

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****NEW Information****

  1. Destination Pork

  2. Illinois FFA Affiliation Questions

  3. GROWMARK Essay Contest

  4. SIUC Ag Career Day

  5. High School Pollinator Habitat Program


  1. Destination Pork

https://usporkcenter.org/destination-pork/

 

The Illinois Pork Industry ranks fourth in the nation for pork production, contributes over $13.8 billion to our state's economy, and provides over 57,000 pork industry-related jobs to the state of Illinois. However, many students preparing to enter the workforce are unaware of how promising a career in pork could be, simply because they do not have access to resources that provide them with this valuable information.

 

Recently, the US Pork Center of Excellence, the Illinois Pork Producers Association and many other partners teamed up to create Destination Pork, a comprehensive curriculum designed for ag teachers to expose and interest high school students in pork industry jobs and career opportunities.

 

Filled with free and customizable lesson plans, educational materials, and learning resources, Destination Pork was designed to make introducing high-school-aged students to the pork industry FREE, easy, and enjoyable.

 

We hope that you will take advantage of this incredible program and help ensure that students are given the opportunity to join us in this exciting and rewarding field.

 

 

  1.  Illinois FFA Affiliation Questions

Many teachers and administrators have had several questions about Illinois FFA Affiliation membership, good questions that many others may be wondering as well, so please click here to see the FAQ document we created to help with those questions.  By all means, if you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and we can add those questions and answers to this document.  We hope it helps.  

 

  1.  GROWMARK Essay Contest

GROWMARK, an agricultural cooperative based in Bloomington, Illinois, is once again offering an essay contest for high school FFA members!

 

For information about the topic, submission process, and prize, please click here.  

  1.  SIUC Ag Career Day

SIU Ag Career Day is October 6, 2022.  SIUC looks forward to welcoming FFA members from across the state to University Farms! This interactive event allows students to explore the wide array of careers that exist in the agricultural industry. Various workshops will be hosted on the farms and around campus with a lunch to follow. See the registration link for more details. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTKPPtlOJPu7QbEuUzMC8rxSpOUia0alO_ovHuddq9dc3SAQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

  1.  High School Pollinator Habitat Program

Sand County Foundation is now accepting proposals from high school teachers for pollinator habitat grants! This competitive grant program gives students hands-on experience growing native forbs indoors and establishing pollinator habitats. Successful applicants will receive prairie seeds and seedlings, an orientation and consultation, and $1,000 to support project expenses. The deadline for proposals is November 18, 2022.

To be eligible you must be a high school teacher, have access to a suitable indoor growing area, identify a site (working/agricultural lands preferred), and be located in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin.  Interested in applying? Visit www.sandcountyfoundation.org/schoolgrants for details.  Please feel free to contact Haley Diem at hdiem@sandcountyfoundation.org for more information!

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***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  

  • 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 1, 2022 - Chapter 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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