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  Pork Internships, FFA Board Updates, Virtual Parli-Pro, FFA Roster Reminder, Alumni Scholarships Due Date Extended  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  10/18/2022 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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GOOD LUCK to all of our Illinois FFA members and Chapter representing Illinois FFA next week at the National FFA Convention! Click here to view the list of those who are representing Illinois FFA.  We are CHEERING for you!  Wishing you all the best!

****NEW Information****

  1.  2023 Illinois Pork Internship Applications Are NOW OPEN

  2. Illinois FFA Board Updates from October 17, 2022, Meeting

  3. Virtual Parli-Pro Competition Sponsored By the Registered Parliamentarians of Illinois Unit

  4. FFA Roster Administrator Approval Deadline November 1. 

  5. Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters WLC & Ground Zero Conferences and National FFA Alumni Outstanding Chapter/Member Applications Due Date Extended

 

  1.   2023 Illinois Pork Internship Applications Are NOW OPEN

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:

  • Must be an Illinois resident between the ages of 18 and 23 (Must be age 18 by Jan 1, 2023. Undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Note that payment is only provided via scholarship, directly to the institution.)

  • Must have a strong background in animal husbandry.

  • Must exhibit strong communication, organization and leadership skills

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  1. Illinois FFA Board Updates from October 17, 2022, Meeting

Newly Revised Advisor’s Guide - now I am not saying there will be a quiz, but if your Section Chairs quiz you at the winter meeting, be prepared!!  In all seriousness, please take some time to review and familiarize yourself with the revised Advisor’s Guide, we had FFA board members put a lot of hours into this document per your request.  

Corrective Action Form - Illinois FFA has put into place a corrective action form to be used if an incident were to take place a state leadership event, BUILD Conference, Ground Zero, State FFA Convention, Camp, etc.  It is our hope that we never have to use this form, but if an incident were to occur, please know we would use this form.  If you have any questions, please contact mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org

Minutes from the meeting, click here.  

  1. Virtual Parli-Pro Competition Sponsored By the Registered Parliamentarians of Illinois Unit

The Registered Parliamentarians of Illinois Unit are hosting a virtual workshop on Parli-Pro Competition on Saturday, October 29, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CT.  Please see this flyer on how to register and who to contact with any questions.  Registration ends on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

  1. FFA Roster Administrator Approval Deadline November 1. 

The deadline for your Administrator to approve the chapter’s roster is November 1.  When you submitted your membership, an email was sent to your administrator at that time with an approval link.  If your administrator has not received that link, please email Tammy, tyard@illinoisffa.org with your administrator’s name and email address so she can send them the link.  Your roster will be reviewed and submitted to National FFA once the administrator has made their approval.  Contact Tammy with any FFA roster questions.  

  1. Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Applications Extended to Friday, November 11, 2022.

Due to National FFA Convention, the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters has extended the WLC, Ground Zero, National FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Chapter & Member Applications deadline to Friday, November 11, 2022.  

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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.

2022-23 C.A.R.E.S Waiver Form Listserv with Instructions - Required for all students attending conferences, the leadership camp, and conventions.

  • October 19, 2022 - IAVAT Board Meeting, IL FFA Center, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • October 21, 2022 - IACCAI Conference Registration & Fairfield Inn Room Block ENDS at 11:59 p.m.

  • October 26 - October 29, 2022 - National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN

  • October 31, 2022 - IAVAT & IACCAI Dues Deadline

  • November 1, 2022 - Illinois FFA Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m. - Virtual

  • 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 5, 2022 - State Ag Sales CDE Results DUE

  • November 7, 2022 - BUILD Conference Registration ENDS at 11:59 p.m.  Please utilize the Trading Post with any additions/cancellation requests.

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

  • November 11, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED

  • November 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2022 - National FFA Alumni Outstanding Chapter & Member Applications DUE to Patti Davis, pdavis@illinoisffa.org.

  • 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 8, 2022 - Illinois FFA Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m. - Virtual

  • 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 once it closes for any additions/cancellation requests.

  • January 15, 2023 - American FFA Degree Applications submitted via AET by Midnight - ONLY the Applications.  No additional documents will be required.

  • January 16, 2023 - IL FFA Center CLOSED

  • January 23-27, 2023 - American Degree 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

  • 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, TBA, Champaign, IL.

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

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

  • February 7, 2023 - Illinois FFA Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m. - Virtual

  • 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 - Illinois FFA State Officer Candidate Applications & Resumes Due to Illinois FFA Center - click here for more information.

  • 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 2, 2023 - Illinois FFA Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m. - Virtual

  • 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 15, 2023 - Selection Committee Applications DUE  - click here for a flyer

  • 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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