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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  9/27/2022 10:00:00 AM  
     
 

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2022 - 2023 Chapter Strategic Plan - DUE October 1, 2022 - THAT’s THIS SATURDAY!

  • Click here to view that listserv posted on 9/7/2022

FFA Rosters for 2022 - DUE October 1, 2022 - THAT’s  THIS SATURDAY!

 

  • Click here to view that listserv posted on 9/7/2022

BE sure to READ all the way to the END!! 

****NEW Information****

  1. FFA Board Updates

  2. Spanish Speaking Creed LDE

  3. Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Letter of Intent Application

  4. Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Member Application

  5. Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Chapter Application

  6. Illinois Pork Producers Association State Ambassador Intern

  7. Students Can Design 3D Models of Plants

 

  1. FFA Board Updates

Please click here to review the minutes from the 9/20/2022 FFA Board meeting.  

Here are the common questions and highlights:  

How much will the SOE awards cost and who is paying for it?  There are 6 SOE areas and 2 state plaques are presented to each state winner, we have the potential of purchasing 12 state plaques = $384.00 cost for 12 state-wide plaques.  The Illinois Association FFA will cover the expense of these plaques.  

Supervised Occupational Award Program

Supervised Occupational awards are designed to recognize students who have excelled in the Supervised Occupational Experience program. In order to be recognized the student’s program must be 1) supervised by the instructor, 2) it is challenging to connect to the agriculture industry and therefore fits into an occupational award area 3) there must be career-building skills or career exploration activities involved in the program that connects to the agriculture industry.


Recognition - FFA members with SOEs will compete at the Section, District and State levels, similar to the Proficiency Awards.  Plaques are provided to the state winners by the Illinois FFA.  Any plaques awarded at the Section or District level are the responsibility of the Section or District.  State winners will be recognized on stage during the state FFA convention.  


FFA members competing in SOEs are not eligible to compete in SAE Proficiency Awards.  SOE records do not qualify for the State or American FFA Degrees.  

What is the start date for records?  July 1

Illinois FFA Board approved a Spanish Creed Speaking LDE for 2023.  See details below.  

  1.  Spanish Creed Speaking LDE 

We are very excited to be offering a Spanish Creed Speaking LDE in conjunction with the Public Speaking Finals held during the State FFA Convention. Please click here for the Spanish Creed Speaking LDE Rules.  

  • It was properly moved to have a Spanish Creed Speaking LDE competition at the state level with no limit of participants from each chapter.  An FFA member can only enter the State Spanish Creed Speaking LDE or the Section Creed Speaking LDE.  With an intent to sign up due on February 1 and final registration due  May 1. 

 

Our goal is to post this intent due by February 1, 2023, to get an idea of how many preliminary brackets we will need at the state level.  So, if you have any students who would be interested in the State Spanish Creed Speaking LDE, please click here to complete the intent to participate in the State Spanish Creed Speaking LDE.  In the intent, we are asking if you know of any potential judges who are fluent in Spanish.  

 

3.   Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Letter of Intent Application

The Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters is accepting applications to be on the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Council.  The council meets 3-4 times per year to judge scholarship applications, plan the alumni annual meeting and auction, plan ways to help FFA members, plus many more items.

If you’d like the fill-in application, please email pdavis@illinoisffa.org.  Once completed, please mail, scan and email, or fax (217-753-3359) to the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702 by October 1, 2022.

If you are looking to be part of a team while helping others, then this is the place for you!

4. Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Member Application

Do you know an alumni member that has gone out of their way in the past year with your alumni, volunteers, and is a great all-around person, then please complete this application.  Please complete this application by November 11, 2022.  The applications will be judged on November 19, 2022, and the person that nominates this person will be notified and the winner will receive their “surprise” award on February 10, 2023, at the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters annual meeting and auction in Springfield, Illinois.  After this event, we will send this application to National FFA Alumni and Supporters for them to judge and your outstanding member could be a national winner in 2024.

If you’d like the fill-in application, please email pdavis@illinoisffa.org.  Once completed, please mail, scan and email, or fax (217-753-3359) to the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702 by November 1, 2022.

5.  Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Chapter Application

Do you have an outstanding alumni chapter that supports local FFA members in an outstanding way?  Then please complete the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Chapter Application by November 11, 2022.  The applications will be judged on November 19, 2022, and the winner will receive their award on February 10, 2023, at the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters annual meeting and auction in Springfield, Illinois.  After this event, we will send this application to National FFA Alumni and Supporters for them to judge and your outstanding chapter could be a national winner in 2024.

If you’d like the fill-in application, please email pdavis@illinoisffa.org.  Once completed, please mail, scan and email, or fax (217-753-3359) to the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702 by November 1, 2022.

6.   Illinois Pork Producers Association State Ambassador Intern

The Illinois Pork Producers Association State Ambassador Intern serves as a representative of the association and the pork industry. The chosen individual will hold the title of State Ambassador for a full year and will work from the Springfield office during the summer of their term (May - August).

Main duties of the intern include managing the birthing center during the 2023 Illinois State Fair (August 10-20), attending Summer Ag Institutes for teachers to present about pork, attend the annual youth leadership summer trip, and various other events throughout the summer. The internship is education and communication focused.

The 2023 intern will be paid a 3-month stipend, totaling $5,500, plus all traveling expenses. Upon completion of the internship, they will also earn a $2,500 scholarship paid directly to the school. Start date will depend on the student's school schedule, and end date will be after the conclusion of the 2023 IL State Fair.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be an Illinois resident between the ages of 18 and 23 (Must be age 18 by Jan 1, 2022. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Note that payment is only provided via scholarship, directly to the institution.)

  2. Must have a strong background in animal husbandry.

  3. Must exhibit strong communication, organization and leadership skills

  4. Must exhibit a genuine interest in the Illinois pork industry and be able to speak on behalf of it

  5. Recommended that he/she has attended Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (Previously IPLI. Will get to attend on behalf of their internship)

  6. Must be a member (or become a member) of the Illinois Pork Producers Association

  7. Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel to out-of-state training and functions

  8. May only serve one year

 Any questions may be directed to Lana Shovlin at lana@ilpork.com or 217-529-3100.

The deadline to apply is OCTOBER 28, 2022.  Click here for the application.  

7.  Students Can Design 3D Models of Plants

LEARN HOW HERE; A message from Donald Danforth Plant Science Center:  

Dear all, I manage the Education Technology Program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri (https://www.danforthcenter.org/). This program offers engaging plant and agricultural science experiences using technologies that otherwise rural students may not have due to location, resources, or cost. We have a variety of activities using 3D modeling, augmented and virtual reality, video gaming, and more. We offer professional development, curricula, equipment, and school visits at no cost. Please see the attached flyer and visit our website (https://www.danforthcenter.org/our-work/education-outreach/education-technology-program/).

 

We currently have the priority to recruit high school teachers from rural schools to implement a project where students design 3D models of plants under research at the Danforth Center. Teachers are facilitators and do not require training on 3D modeling.  Students receive training through videos and work in collaborative teams to research the biology and use of the species of choice, create the models, and disseminate their results through presentations and one-page documents. Teachers and students are supported by scientists and 3D modelers to conduct the project. During school visits we bring augmented and virtual reality equipment to introduce the students to the application of 3D models and plant science using these technologies. See the attached guide that describes the project in detail.

 

We will appreciate it very much if you share these opportunities with teachers from rural schools that are located within a ~200 miles radius of the St. Louis area.

 

I will be happy to meet with you and discuss these opportunities in more detail.

 

Sincerely,

 

Sandra Arango-Caro, Ph.D.

Education Researcher & Program Manager

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

975 N. Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63132

Ph. 314.587.1412 | Fax. 314.587.1512

www.danforthcenter.org

Education Research & Outreach Lab

 

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***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember*** 

Please NOTE, that if you click on Dates & Deadlines it will take you to the www.ilaged.org calendar.  

2022-2023 CDE Calendar and General Information & 2022-23 Trading Post

Instructions on How To Register for Events, CDE's-Adding/Editing Participant Names, and Waiver Uploads for Events

Start/Reactivate an Alumni with Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters

2022-23 IAVAT Dues/Donations Registration Form - For Associate/Lifetime Dues, please email Lori at lcopsy@illinoisffa.org.

 

  • 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).  Signed Waiver Required by Student/Parent - Upload to the State Land Use CDE Registration or bring to the contest.  Please review ISU Farm Rules with your students.

  • September 28, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED, Office Cleanout Day

  • October 1, 2022 - IL FFA Rosters DUE

  • October 3-7, 2022 - State FFA Officers Chapter Visits & LTS Schedule

  • October 4, 2022 - State Land Use CDE - Special Accommodations Form Due to IL FFA Center, Patti Davis

  • October 5, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED - Professional Development Day

  • October 10, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED for Holiday

  • 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 13, 2022 - Illinois PAS Fall Conference, Illinois State University Hancock Stadium 

  • 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 - Juniors get the Priority for judging, Sophomores can apply but will be considered after the Juniors.

  • November 1, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Ground Zero Application DUE - Sophomores get the Priority for judging, Freshmen can apply but will be considered after the Sophomores.

  • November 1, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Council Letter of Intent DUE

  • November 1, 2022 -  Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Member & Outstanding Chapter Applications DUE

  • November 4, 2022 - BUILD Conference Registration ENDS at 11:59 p.m.  Please utilize the Trading Post with any additions/cancellation requests.

  • November 5, 2022 - State Ag Sales CDE Results DUE

  • November 7-11, 2022 - State FFA Officers Chapter Visits & LTS Schedule

  • November 11, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED

  • November 14-18, 2022 - State FFA Officers Chapter Visits & LTS Schedule

  • November 19, 2022 - State Ag Sales CDE, Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62703.  By Appointment Only

  • November 19, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Council Meeting, IL FFA Center

  • November 21-22, 2022 - BUILD Conference, Illinois State University, Bone Student Center, 132 N University St, Normal, IL 61761.  (Overnight Conference)

  • November 23, 2022 - IL FFA Center Closes at 12:30 pm for Holiday.

  • 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).

  • November 29, 2022 - Illinois Foundation FFA Giving Tuesday

  • December 3-6, 2022 - Illinois 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 13, 2023 - Ground Zero Conference Registration ENDS at 11:59 p.m.  Please utilize the Trading Post for additions/cancellations.

  • January 15, 2023 - American FFA Degree Applications DUE

  • 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 3-4, 2023 - Ground Zero Conference, Western Illinois University, 1 University Cir, Macomb, IL 61455

  • February 6-8, 2023 - American FFA Degree Interviews

  • 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 - State Ag Ed CDE - Lesson Plans DUE 

  • February 18, 2023 - Parent/Candidate Orientation Meeting, IL FFA Center

  • 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 - Freshmen & Sophomores get Priority Judging, Juniors can apply but will be considered after the Freshmen & Sophomores.

  • March 3, 2023 - Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference

  • March 4, 2023 - State Meats Evaluation & Technology CDE, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Stock Pavilion, 1380-1476 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801.  Registration 8:00-9:30, Event starts at 10:00 am.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • March 4, 2023 - State Vet Science CDE, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Stock Pavilion, 1380-1476 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801.  Registration 8:00-9:30, Event starts at 10:00 am.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • March 4, 2023 - State Ag Ed CDE, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Stock Pavilion, 1380-1476 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801. By Appointment Only.

  • March 8, 2023 - District Proficiencies

  • March 11, 2023 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Council Meeting, IL FFA Center, 10:00 a.m.

  • March 17, 2023 - Mandatory Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Dairy Cattle/Handlers 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).

  • March 18, 2023 - Mandatory Registration ends at 11:59 pm for State Food Science 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).

  • March 31, 2023 - State Dairy Cattle/Handlers CDE, Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Rd, Centralia, IL 62801.  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).

  • April 1, 2023 - TENTATIVE State Food Science CDE, Site TBA. 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).

  • April 6, 2023 - IL FFA Center CLOSING at 12:30 for the Easter Holiday

  • April 7, 2023 - Mandatory Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Livestock Reasons 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).

  • April 7, 2023 - Mandatory Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Horticulture 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).

  • April 7, 2023 - Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Livestock Non-Reasons CDE - Registration will continue at regular registration rates.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration A

  • April 7, 2023 - Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Poultry 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).

  • April 7, 2023 - IL FFA Center CLOSED for Holiday

  • April 12, 2023 - IAVAT Board Meeting at the IL FFA Center

  • April 17, 2023 - IL Foundation FFA Board Meeting at the IL FFA Center

  • April 18, 2023 - IL FFA Board Meeting at the IL FFA Center

  • April 19, 2023 - Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. for State Ag Business Management 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).

  • April 20, 2023 - Mandatory Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. and Results Due for State Ag Mechanics 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).

  • April 20, 2023 - Results Due for Parliamentary Procedure LDE

  • April 20, 2023 - Results Due for Conduct of Chapter Meetings

  • April 21, 2023 - State Livestock Reasons/Non Reasons CDE, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Stock Pavilion, 1380-1476 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801.  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).

  • April 21, 2023 - State Poultry CDE, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign Stock Pavilion, 1380-1476 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801.  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).

  • April 21, 2023 - State Horticulture CDE, Parkland College, 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61821.  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).

  • May 3, 2023 - State Ag Business Management CDE, District Sites TBA.  Please add/edit participants’ names on your registration before the CDE at www.ilaged.org (instructions above).

  • May 4, 2023 - State Ag Mechanics CDE, Illinois Central College, 1 College Drive East Peoria, IL 61635.  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).

  • May 4, 2023 - Parliamentary Procedure LDE, Illinois Central College, 1 College Drive East Peoria, IL 61635.  By Appointment Only

  • May 4, 2023 - Conduct Chapter of Meetings LDE, Illinois Central College, 1 College Drive East Peoria, IL 61635.  By Appointment Only

  • May 15, 2023 - Eldon Witt Student Teaching Scholarship Applications DUE

  • May 26, 2023 - IL FFA Center CLOSING at 2:30 p.m. for the Holiday

  • May 29, 2023 - IL FFA Center CLOSED for Holiday

  • May 30-31, 2023 - State FFA Officer Meeting, IL FFA Center

  • June 13 - 15, 2023 - Illinois FFA State Convention, Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62702

  • June 20 - 22, 2023 - IAVAT Conference, Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532, 

  • July 24 - 27, 2023 - Illinois FFA Leadership Camp, 4-H Memorial Camp, 499 Old Timber Road, Monticello, IL 61856


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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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