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  Pig Barn Tours, American FFA Degree, CARE in AET, Vet Up Champions, Awesome Corn Commercial  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  10/4/2022 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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****NEW Information****

  1. FREE Virtual Pig Barn Tours

  2. American FFA Degree

  3. CARE Document in AET

  4. Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Vet Up Champions

  5. E15/Unleaded 88 Gasoline - Message from Illinois Corn 

 

 

  1. FREE Virtual Pig Barn Tours

?IPPA has again teamed up with the LEAP Foundation to bring a pig farm into your classroom! These 45 min tours are intended for early elementary ages.

That's right - a FREE virtual farm tour is available for your classroom this OCTOBER!

REGISTRATION DATE:  WEDNESDAY, 10/26/2022 at 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM CST

Registration includes pre and post-lesson planning materials to boost your tour experience. Packets will be mailed immediately upon registration. You may register up until the day before each tour.  Click here to register.  

  1.  American FFA Degree - Illinois Procedures 

AMERICAN FFA DEGREE CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCEDURES

For ILLINOIS FFA MEMBERS


It is important that all advisors and American FFA Degree applicants study the procedures carefully and familiarize themselves with the deadline dates.


NEW THIS YEAR***** The Intent to Apply form is MANDATORY and DUE on January 6, 2023.  

Use the American FFA Degree Intent to Apply form link found on www.ilaged.org  or click here.  


The intent form also includes a section where you can indicate what date and time work best for your interview.  Please understand, we will do our best when coordinating the schedule and that these preferences are not final, they simply give us an idea of when you prefer to interview. If you do not complete the intent by January 6, you cannot apply for the American FFA Degree this year. 


This procedure allows the FFA Center to set the interview schedule and make groups of applications for the reviewers to begin evaluating once all degrees are submitted on or prior to January 15. 


Application: The American FFA Degree application must be obtained by the student/candidate by logging into www.theaet.com


DEADLINE DATES FOR CANDIDATE SELECTION PROCESS


DATE

PROCEDURE

January 6

MANDATORY Intent DUE using the American FFA Degree Intent to Apply form link found on the Illinois FFA website or click here.

January 15

Deadline for American FFA Degree Applications. ONLY the application must be submitted via AET by midnight on January 15. No additional documents will be required.

January 16 - 20

American Committee Review apps - Qualified applicants will be selected by the American FFA Degree Application review committee.

January 23 - 27

Applicants will be notified of any issues or errors to correct and address in their application prior to their interview.  Applicants will be notified of their scheduled interview date

February 6 - 8

American FFA Degree Interviews will be conducted.  Interviews are scheduled between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. All interviews will be virtual interviews. Candidates who know of a serious conflict with possible interview times should notify the Illinois FFA Center staff of the conflict when they submit their application.

February 20 - 24

Applicants will be notified of their recommendation to the National FFA.

June

American FFA Degree Candidates will be expected to participate in special recognition ceremonies at the State FFA Convention in official FFA dress.

August

National FFA will notify candidates of final confirmation of their recommendation to receive the American FFA Degree Candidates

October/November

American FFA Degree Candidates will be expected to participate in special recognition ceremonies at the National FFA Convention in official FFA dress.


  1.  CARE Document in AET

As you are attending Fall events and preparing for the National FFA Convention at the end of the month, we hope we can make one thing a little easier.  We have uploaded the Illinois FFA C.A.R.E. - Commitment to Appropriate and Respectful Experiences document to AET.  We are asking that you review this document with your students prior to attending FFA events.  Now it is conveniently located in AET for both your students and their parents/guardians to sign off on.  

Students:

  • Login to AET 

  • Click on the Profile screen

  • Then look for the link for "Emergency Info & Permission Forms"

  • The process requires students to update a page of information, and then the form is signed by parents via an email approval process (similar to awards).  

Teachers:  

  • Login to AET

  • Click on Accounts

  • Then look for Student Contact & Emergency Info

  • Then you can see who has completed the form, it will be a pdf document located to the far right on the screen for each student who has completed it and acquired the parent electronic signature.  

No need to print the form, you will always have access to it via AET.  We will be reviewing the Illinois FFA C.A.R.E. - Commitment to Appropriate and Respectful Experiences at our state conferences and asking students to make the commitment to C.A.R.E. while at the event.  

In a world that is often in chaos… let us all guide ourselves and our members to CARE.  

  1.  Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Vet Up Champions

Are you a high school junior or senior, undergrad freshman or sophomore, or an adult learner without a bachelor’s degree?  Are you a racial/ethnic minority, low-income, first-generation college, and/or rural student?  Are you interested in the field of veterinary medicine, the careers involved & the path to get there?  If you answered yes, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Vet Up! Champions might be for you! Attend a virtual information session to learn more: about eligibility, program details, financial support & how to apply.  Click here for more information.  

  1. E15/Unleaded 88 Gasoline - Message from Illinois Corn 

Fuel pricing and availability have rocked the headlines in recent months. These issues, as well as which vehicles and fuels are the most sustainable, might be conversations you’re having with your students and new drivers. In response, we are providing the following information about the choice they make deciding which fuel to put in their vehicle and we need your help! We created a brand-new video that we would love for you to share with your students to educate them on ethanol blends.

 

WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO TO LEARN MORE

 

E15/Unleaded 88 is a blend of 15% ethanol and 85% gasoline becoming available at more and more gas stations every day (click here to find E15/Unleaded 88 at a gas station near you). This new blend is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than traditional fuels. Approved for vehicles model years 2001 and newer, students might not realize that this blend is safe for their vehicles and be more hesitant to choose the cheapest and most environmentally friendly choice. Below are a few facts about the benefits of ethanol that you can share with your class.

Environmental Facts:

  • Ethanol compared to gasoline without ethanol reduces Greenhouse Gas emissions by 40-45%.

  • In 2018, the use of ethanol in gasoline reduces CO2-equivalent Greenhouse Gas Emissions from vehicles in the U.S. by 55.1 million metric tons. That’s equal to removing 11.7 million cars from the road for an entire year.

  • Ethanol is a High-Octane Fuel which provides vehicles with more horsepower as well as maintains a cooler engine temperature and increases the run-time on the engine.

Financial Benefits:

  • E15/Unleaded 88 is typically cheaper than other fuel options saving drivers up to $0.10 per gallon or more during the last oil price surge.

  • If the entire nation was to make the switch to E15/Unleaded 88, there would be $12.2 billion saved on fuel each year.

For Students Who See a Future in Agriculture:

  • If E15 was made available nationwide, there would be an additional 2.4 billion bushels of corn in demand which would in turn benefit the entire agriculture industry.

  • Illinois ethanol plants have created more than 4,000 direct jobs for Illinois citizens and growing.

  • Rural Illinois communities are being provided with many stable, well-paying positions from ethanol plants that bolster the rural economy.

Ultimately, ethanol is a reliable fuel source that is meeting the growing demands of a more carbon-friendly tomorrow. We need the leaders of tomorrow to create, advocate for, and utilize ethanol. 

 

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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.

  • 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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