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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  5/12/2020 1:54:00 PM  
     
 

*******TOP PRIORITY*******

Round 2 NCA Judging webinar, TODAY -  Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 

  • This webinar is a MUST for all those who will be judging for the Round 2 National Chapter Award applications.  Buddy Haas will be leading the webinar, will address your questions and walk you through the process of judging National Chapter Award applications.  

  • Dial-in number: (712) 451-0000

  • Access code: 825723 PIN

  • Online meeting ID: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/mbunselmeyer

Ag Ed/FFA State Chats

Join us for a Chat on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. 

Webinar information:

Dial-in number: (712) 451-0000

Access code: 825723 PIN

Online meeting ID: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/mbunselmeyer

Q & A with State Staff

-Please click here to view the answers to many of the questions submitted

 

Illinois FFA Center Hours & Updates - 

The Illinois FFA Center is currently closed through May 31, 2020, by Executive Order of the Governor.  FFA Center staff will be working remotely as time and technology allow. Thank you for your patience in our delayed response.

 

Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

 

  1. Candidates for 2020 -2021 Illinois FFA Major State Officer 

  2. IAVAT Updates

  3. State & American FFA Degree Photos for virtual Convention Recognition 

  4. National Chapter Award Round 2 Announcement and Photo Upload

 

 

  1.  Candidates for 2020 -2021 Illinois FFA Major State Officer 

Excited to Announce!

Click here for a special announcement video of our candidates.

Here are the Candidates for 2020 -2021 Illinois FFA Major State Officer Team:

 

Section

Candidate

2

Margaret Vaessen

7

Avery Plote

9

Molly Schempp

11

Tessa Sargeant

17

Morgan Jones

18

Andrew Davis

20

Emma Kuhns

21

Katie Huff

22

Lexi Mueller

25

Jordi Oliver




  1. IAVAT Updates

 

Conference

 

2020 IAVAT Conference will be conducted via a virtual format during it’s typical week.

Monday, June 15 - Committee Meetings & Section Chairs Meeting

Tuesday, June 16 - Section Meetings

Wednesday, June 17 - District Meetings

Thursday, June 18 - State Business Session & Elections

 

There will be no registration cost, though a form will be created and shared to pay IAVAT dues and make donations to typical scholarship funds, advocacy, and new option to donate towards the General Fund to help offset the cost of lost conference registration income.

 

Please click here to submit a brief survey with feedback regarding timing of conference sessions and potential virtual Professional Development/Learning opportunities. Further details will be shared in the coming weeks regarding exact timing and format for the virtual conference.

 

Click here to view an Amendment that will be discussed and voted on regarding active and associate membership descriptions.

 

The following IAVAT sanctioned contests were discussed and should have registration open and final details posted in next week’s listserv. All entry fees for these virtual contests will be $5/student. No ribbons will be provided for participation in these virtual contests.

 

Livestock

-Hosted via LivestockJudging.com

-Early June

-Reasons will be judged, though only top percentage of teams will have reasons judged to manage scope of virtual reasons

 

Ag Business

-Hosted via Google Form with ilaged.org registration

-Early June

 

Ag Communications

-Hosted on Google Classroom and Zoom

-2nd week of June

-June 1 registration deadline and materials due

 

Job Interview

-Interviews hosted via Zoom and contestants monitored via Zoom for application and follow-up letter

-2nd week of June

-June 2 deadline for district results and materials due


Poultry

-Hosted via JudgingCard.com

-Late June


Horticulture

-Hosted via JudgingCard.com

-Late June

-4 judging/placing classes (left open to what's available), 50 ID, landscape tools, and exam according to Illinois state CDE lists


Dairy Cattle Evaluation

-Pending availability of virtual classes

-TBA


Ag Education

-Contest will be based on lesson plan and supplemental materials submitted

-No presentation this year


  1. State & American FFA Degree Photos for virtual Convention Recognition

 

Please help us in recognizing our outstanding State & American FFA Degree candidates during our virtual FFA Convention by submitting photos that we can use in the recognition videos. Click here to submit photos of degree recipients in Official Dress and with their SAEs no later than June 1, 2020.

 

  1. National Chapter Award Round 2 Announcement and Photo Upload

Congratulations to those chapters that are advancing to Round 2 of the National Chapter Award judging! Click here to view a list of chapters that will be judged in Round 2. At this time, we are asking all chapters advancing to Round 2 to submit photos that can be used in convention recognition of NCA awards. Please click here to submit those photos no later than June 1, 2020.

 


**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

 

CONVENTION Information:

Illinois FFA Convention - 1st Business Session - Proposed Constitutional Amendment

  • Business Session will be conducted virtually on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

    • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.

  • Stars Over Illinois FFA

    • Presented virtually on June 10, 2020.  

  • Elections

    • Conducted virtually on Thursday, June 11, 2020.  

  • State FFA Degrees

    • Present/Recognize them virtually July 13 - 17, 2020 one District per night during this week.  

  • National Chapter Award Winners

    • Present virtually on July 21, 2020.

  • Proficiency Award Winners

    • Present virtually on July 22, 2020.

  • CDE Team and Individuals

    • Present virtually on July 23, 2020

  • Retiring Addresses

    • Present virtually on selected virtual convention dates.  

  • Parent Recognition

    • Present virtually on selected virtual convention dates.  

IAVAT:

IAVAT Board Updates

  • Click here to view the listserv with CDE Updates


Virtual Contest Opportunities

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center


Membership Memos

  • Please complete this form if you would like to notify the Illinois FFA Center about an event in the lives of someone in our FFA Family. 

2020 - 2021 Illinois FFA CDE Schedule 

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

IACCAI:  

  • Officers - Jeff Landers, JJC - President, Brian Clement, College of Dupage - Vice President, Doug Robb, WVCC - Treasurer, Jess Smithers, Richland - Secretary, Pete Fandel, ICC - Past President

  • 2020 Conference = October 8-9, 2020 in Joliet

 

PAS

  • Recent name change from Post-Secondary Ag Students to Professional Ag Students

  • Officers - President - Gwen Heimerdinger, 1st Vice-President - Ryan Reeverts, 2nd Vice-President - Rob Janssen, 3rd Vice-President - Mazi Walker

 

Illinois FFA:

Gratitude Time - Click here for a google form where you can send a "Note of Thanks" card to anyone who has impacted your life! 

 

Operation Rising Sun

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  


Illinois FFA State FFA Degree Approved Candidates

  • Click here to view the list of 2020 Illinois FFA State FFA Degree Approved Candidates

 

2020 Illinois FFA American FFA Degree Illinois Approved Candidates

  • Click here to view the list of 2020 Illinois FFA Candidates to be recommended for the American FFA Degree

 

Cards Vs. Cubs, Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

January 2020 Newsletter

  • Click here to view the latest Winter Edition Illinois Association FFA Newsletter 

Illinois FFA Convention - 1st Business Session - Proposed Constitutional Amendment

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center. 

Eldon Witt Scholarship Application - DUE May 15

 

Illinois FFA Board Updates

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Winter 2019 Illinois FFA Newsletter

  • Click here to view the 2019 Winter Illinois FFA Newsletter

Fall 2019 Illinois FFA Newsletter

  • Click here to view the 2019 Fall Illinois FFA Newsletter  

 

Trading Post for 2019 - 2020

 

Lock Box Practicums and Activities

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

FFA Board August Updates

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

 2020 Illinois FFA State Convention Hotel Block Open

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA Alumni:

Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction Update 

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

212 and WLC Scholarship Winners 

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA Alumni Auction - Chapter Baskets

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA Center:

Celebrate our Staff - Tammy Yard, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since April 30, 2007

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center

 

Illinois FFA Center Survey

  • PLEASE Click here to complete a survey that will provide guidance and direction for the Illinois FFA Center and State Staff.

 

Ag Ed/FFA State Chats

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center

 

John Edgar Named SIUC College of Ag Outstanding Early Career Alumni

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Interns for Summer 2020 & Bill Johnson Legislative Intern

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Office Closings:  

  • March 23 - May 31, 2020 - FFA CENTER IS CLOSED

Illinois Foundation FFA:

Illinois Foundation FFA April Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA March 13, 2020 Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA February 14, 2020 Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA January 28, 2020 Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA January Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA December Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA November Update

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

2019 - 2020 Local Collection Drive Kickoff Listserv 

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

2018 - 2019 Illinois Foundation FFA Report 

Industry Friends of agricultural education posts:

Illinois Corn Marketing Boards Supports Your Local Chapter

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

2020 GROWMARK Essay Contest Results

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

National FFA:

National FFA Updates

 

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

  • May 12 - National Chapter Award Round 2 Judges Webinar, 4:00 p.m.

  • May 13 - 20 - Round 2 National Chapter Award Online Judging 

  • May 15 - Eldon Witt Scholarship DUE

  • June 9  - Virtual Business Session of the 92nd Annual Illinois FFA State Convention 

  • June 10 - Stars Over Illinois FFA - Presented Virtually

  • June 11 - Virtual Elections of the 2020-2021 Illinois FFA State Officer Team

  • June 11-12 -  State FFA Officer Team Meeting, Springfield

  • June 15 - IAVAT Board Meeting & Section Chairs Meeting

  • June 16 - 18 - IAVAT Conference

  • June 18 - 19 -  State FFA Officer Team Meeting, Decatur

  • July 3 - FFA Center Closed - 4th of July HOLIDAY

  • July 13 - 17 - Virtual Presentation of Illinois FFA State Degrees

  • July 20 - 23 - 92nd Annual Illinois FFA State Convention - Presented Virtually


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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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