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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  11/10/2022 3:00:00 PM  

95th National FFA Convention Recap & Information from National FFA


Onstage Convention Photos

All available award presentation photos, except the American FFA Degree photos, can be found using this link. Share as you see fit. These photos are available at no charge.


American FFA Degree Photos

As explained in the American FFA Degree orientation packet, the professional photos taken at the national convention are provided for sale by Grad Images. Picture proof information has been emailed to those candidates in attendance. If candidates did not receive an email from Grad Images, they can contact Grad Images via their website, or contact their customer service department, 1-800-261-2576.


Unclaimed Awards

All unclaimed awards from the convention will be shipped to the chapters by the end of the year. As a reminder, American FFA Degree certificates and keys and Agricultural Proficiency Award winner medals will be shipped after the replacement supply arrives. We do not anticipate this being before the first quarter of 2023.


National Chapter and Agriscience Fair Judge Feedback Reports

Feedback reports have been uploaded to each application submitted for national judging. These reports are located in the submitted application. On the left side, in the blue menu box, there is a new link titled “Judging Results PDF.” Members and chapters can select this to review their reports.


Deduction explanations or star reductions for National Chapter were sent on Nov. 4 to the respective state staff member.


Career and Leadership Development Events Score and Feedback Reports

Most Team Line (Score) and Feedback reports for career and leadership development events (CDEs/LDEs) have been uploaded to the Profile. Instructions are located in the How to Find Chapter CDE Results Reports document. A few reports are yet to be loaded due to the process of pulling them from Judging Card. Currently, the system provides a report icon for every possible report, even though we may not have an active report for the 2022 report. This is due to practicum rotations, not advancing to the next round or removal from this year’s event. These are placeholders for reports and must be left in for previous year reports to be accessed.


The National FFA Organization Endorses the Decade of Ag

During the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo, the national FFA joined leaders across the value chain in endorsing the first-ever sector-specific vision for sustainable food systems of the future: a resilient, restorative, economically viable, and climate-smart agricultural system that produces abundant and nutritious food, natural fiber, and clean energy for a sustainable, vibrant, and prosperous America. The Decade of Ag is facilitated by U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action. You can read our entire endorsement at


2022 SAE Grant Deadline

Please use your state communication networks to remind your advisors and members that the 2022 SAE Grant application closes Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. EST. Applications with all required signatures and recommendations must be electronically submitted by that time. 371 SAE Grants are available this year. The application can only be accessed through the Application Center. For more information, see the flyer and the grant descriptions.


Needed: SAE Grant Judges

We are looking for individuals to judge the 2022 SAE Grants. If you or someone you know is interested, please sign up at  2022 SAE Grant Judge. For questions, contact


DUE SOON! State Day of Service Grants

The 2023 FFA State Day of Service Grants applications are due Tuesday, Nov. 15. This is a competitive funding opportunity for any state FFA association or foundation to apply for up to $8,000 to support a state-level day of service event. Only one grant per state will be awarded. The State Day of Service event may occur with a statewide FFA event or be a stand-alone event. Award notification will be sent by Monday, Dec. 5. To access the application, visit; scroll to the State Day of Service area and click “Apply now”.


National FFA Facilitator Opportunities

Applications are open for individuals interested in serving as facilitators for two National FFA programs in 2023. The application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 15, for the State Officer Programs facilitator role and the Washington Leadership Conference director, education coordinator, and facilitator roles. Share the applications links below with anyone in your state who would be a great fit


NEW! Food Science CDE Classroom Resource

Looking for a way to use the food science career development event to teach your classroom content? Check out the newest CDE classroom resource on food science. This resource won’t show you how to win the competitive event, but it is a great way to practice and encourage student engagement.


NEW! Sustainability With Darling Ingredients

Introduce students to the world of agricultural byproducts and sustainability by learning about Darling Ingredients, one of the world’s leaders in utilizing sustainable ingredients and maximizing the use of natural resources. Check out these new resources.
Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
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