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  Scholarship Apps OPEN, FFA Alumni Scholarships, Congrats to Mt. Vernon FFA Alumni, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Task Force  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  11/8/2022 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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REMINDER of Illinois FFA Center Office HOURS, coming up: 

  • OPEN TODAY on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  Clarifying that we are NOT closed for Election Day.  

  • CLOSED on Friday, November 11, 2022, for Veterans Day. 

  • CLOSED on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, for Office Professional Development Day.  

****NEW Information****

  1. National Corn Growers Association Scholarships

  2. Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Scholarship Applications & Letter of Recommendations due November 11, 2022.

  3. Congratulations to Mt. Vernon FFA Alumni

  4. National FFA Scholarships Application Now Open

  5. Equity = Diversity + Inclusion - Interested in joining this Task Force?  

 

  1.  National Corn Growers Association Scholarships

The National Corn Growers Association is proud to support three scholarship programs for three distinct audiences: 

  1.  Technical School / Community College Scholarship Program

Five $1,000 scholarships for students pursuing a degree at a technical school or community college.

  1.  William C. Berg Academic Excellence Scholarship

Five $1,500 scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in any field, provided by BASF Corporation and NCGA. 

  1.  Graduate Student Scholarship Program

Two $2,500 scholarship for graduate student whose area of study will benefit the corn sector. 

To Apply:

Students or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship.

The scholarship application deadline is Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

In addition to these programs offered at a national level, many State Corn Associations also offer scholarship opportunities to students from their state. 

Visit ncga.ws/scholarship

2.  Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Scholarship Applications Due November 11, 2022

Please review this past listserv with the scholarship applications links for 2023 Ground Zero Conference & Washington Leadership Conference Scholarships.  Please note you need to have an active alumni to have a student apply for each of these scholarships.  If you have any questions, please email pdavis@illinoisffa.org.

3.  Congratulations to Mt. Vernon FFA Alumni

Congratulations to Mt. Vernon FFA Alumni who won the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Eastern Region Outstanding Chapter Award at the National FFA Convention.  Bushnell-Prairie City FFA Alumni received third place.  Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters placed 4th in largest state alumni associations and we are 100% life member State FFA Officer Team.  If you would like to submit an alumni outstanding chapter or member application, please review this past listserv.  The applications are due Friday, November 11, 2022 to pdavis@illinoisffa.org.

  1.  National FFA Scholarships Application Now Open

Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. FFA provides scholarships in all areas of agriculture — for trade schools, certifications or colleges. FFA high school seniors and collegiate members can apply. Just one application is required for multiple scholarship opportunities totaling close to $2 million. Apply today.

  1.  Equity = Diversity + Inclusion - Interested in joining this Task Force?  

This Task Force started in the Fall of 2020, it includes students/FFA members and adults/advisors who have a passion for making sure everyone in FFA feels valued and included.  This group has helped to provide professional development for teachers and helped shape the activities in the Cultivating Conversations room at State Convention.  It is the goal of this group to welcome FFA members and teachers from large schools, small schools, Urban FFA chapters and Rural FFA chapters, all voices are needed.  Teachers, would you consider joining the task force?  Or would you consider encouraging your students to participate? Please click here to sign up for the Task Force.  This group will have an in-person meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at the Illinois FFA Center, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL - you are welcome to attend this meeting to learn more about the Task Force and be a voice for including all students.  

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

 

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember*** 

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

New - 2023 IL FFA State Convention Wyndham (Downtown) Springfield Hotel Room Link

2022-2023 CDE Calendar and General Information-Updated 10-25-22 & 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.

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

  • November 9, 2022 - IAVAT Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m. - Virtual

  • November 11, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED

  • November 11, 2022 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Outstanding Member & Outstanding Chapter Applications DUE

  • 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.  Letter of Recommendation from the teacher due to pdavis@illinoisffa.org on the student applying for the scholarship.

  • 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.  Letter of Recommendation from the teacher due to pdavis@illinoisffa.org on the student applying for the scholarship.

  • November 15, 2022 - Golden Owl Award Nomination Deadline

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

  • November 16, 2022 - IL FFA Center CLOSED for Professional Development

  • 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 6, 2022 - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Meeting, IL FFA Center, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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

  • December 10, 2022 - State Dairy Foods & State Agronomy CDEs, 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).  Please utilize the Trading Post if your chapter has additions/cancellations. 

  • December 22 - January 3, 2023 - IL FFA Center CLOSED for the Christmas Holiday

  • January 4, 2023 - CREW Meeting - Virtual - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • 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, 2023 - Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Annual Meeting Hotel Room Block closes at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield, IL.

  • 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 -  CREW Meeting - Virtual - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • 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 14, 2023 - IAVAT Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m. - Virtual

  • 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.  The 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.  The 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 17, 2023 - IAVAT Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m. - Virtual

  • 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

  • August 1, 2023 - Joint FFA & IAVAT Board Meeting, IL FFA Center


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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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