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  Parent/Candidate Officer Orientation, 2023 Selection Committee, National FFA Week, 2023 FFA Center Interns  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  11/15/2022 3:00:00 PM  
     
 

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REMINDER of Illinois FFA Center Office HOURS, coming up: 

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

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

  • 2023 American FFA Degree

  • FFA Membership Completion

    • With the state becoming fully affiliated and the Illinois Department of Agriculture paying for the affiliation fees for all of the chapters in the state, there is some statistical data that we need to share with the Department of Agriculture.  Would you please take a few minutes to review your FFA roster and make sure that there are no members that are in the Pending Submission area? 
      Go to the FFA Membership tab under your Dashboard on ilaged.com to find that information.  If there are, please get them submitted ASAP.  If you have any questions, please contact Tammy – tyard@illinoisffa.org.


  • We thank you for your quick action in making sure that we have all memberships submitted for the fall semester so that we are able to provide the Department of Agriculture with complete data for their continued funding purposes.  

****NEW Information****

  1. Officer Candidate and Parent Orientation

  2. 2023 Illinois FFA Selection Committee

  3. National FFA Week - Don’t forget to book an Officer for your Event

  4. Illinois FFA Center Summer Intern and the Bill Johnson Memorial Legislative Internship Job Postings

 

  1.  Officer Candidate and Parent Orientation

 

FFA members with their State FFA Degree interested in running for Major State FFA Office, their families and their FFA Advisors are invited to attend the Candidate - Parent Major State Officer Orientation.  The Candidate and Parent Orientation is Saturday, February 18, 2023. The Candidate/Parent Orientation meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m., the meeting should conclude by 3:30/4:00 p.m. and will be held at the Illinois FFA Center, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702.  The orientation meeting is not a mandatory event, but an event that is very important for you and your family to be informed of your next step and be comfortable with the process.

Please RSVP for the candidate orientation.  Click here to RSVP. 

 

  1.  2023 Illinois FFA Selection Committee

Selection Committee is an amazing opportunity for FFA members and friends of the FFA, click here to check out an awesome video about being on Selection Committee.  The State FFA Officer Selection Committee application is due March 15, 2023.  If you have students that are interested in being on the 2023 Selection Committee click here to apply.   Click here for a flyer to show your students so they can learn more about the selection committee. The Selection Committee application can also be found on the www.ilaged.org website use the following steps:

  1. Click on Participate

  2. Click on About Illinois FFA

  3. Click on 2022 - 2023 Illinois FFA State Officer Team 

  4. Click on the 2023 State Officer Selection Committee 

  5. The flyer and the application are on this page.  

The State FFA Officer Election process is designed to ensure the delegates retain the right of choosing their own State Officer team, while at the same time: 1) Allowing all candidates an equal opportunity for election, and 2) Ensuring an efficient and timely election process.

The FFA Board of Directors’ policy establishes five selection committees to review and assess the candidates on their ability to serve as an officer of the Illinois Association FFA. In order to fill all committee positions, the service of fifteen FFA members is needed. It would be preferable to have three committee members from each of the five districts. Each chapter advisor is asked to recommend one student to serve on a selection committee. 

While all chapters are encouraged to have a student serve on the committee, the eligibility requirements are:

  1. Applications are limited to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and one-year-out-of-high-school FFA members.

    1. Non-high school FFA members shall fill no more than 5 of the 15 total student selection committee positions

    2. To complete an application for Selection Committee, you must have the sign-off from the FFA advisor.

  2. Students serving on an officer team with a State Officer Candidate (either chapter or section) will not be selected to serve. 

  3. Students that might be strongly biased to a particular candidate due to a personal relationship will not be selected.

  4. A priority list shall be created, prioritizing those chapters that have not had representation as recently as other chapters.

  5. A chapter may have a representative serve on the Selection Committee every 2 years. (Chapters that had a committee member in 2022 are not eligible.)

Should a student be selected, they need to know the selection committee will meet on April 15, 2023, in Springfield, Illinois. Their attendance will be absolutely critical to the process. Their ability to travel to Springfield on that date is required. The committee members will be informed in advance of their selection and will be provided with suggested driving assignments to help them avoid having to drive the entire distance to Springfield. 

The State FFA Officer Selection Committee application is due March 15, 2023. 

 

  1.  National FFA Week - Don’t forget to book an Officer for your Event

Click here to book an officer, remember the Illinois Foundation FFA covers the mileage for National FFA Week travel for the officers.  The officers are happy to celebrate National FFA week with our FFA Chapters throughout the state.  

  1.  Illinois FFA Center Summer Intern and the Bill Johnson Memorial Legislative Internship Job Postings

The Illinois FFA Center will be hiring 2 Summer Interns for the Summer of 2023 to assist the center in completing and coordinating various events and activities.  

Please click here to see the postings.  If you know of someone who may be interested in this opportunity please share this information with them.  Thank you for your time and for passing this information along.  

We are excited to again offer the legislative internship created by the generous contributions in memory of Bill Johnson.  

**** 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 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) Teacher Workshop Schedule

  • 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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