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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  5/19/2020 2:00:00 PM  
     
 

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

Ag Ed/FFA State Chats

Join us for a Chat on Thursday, May 21, 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. IAVAT Board Updates 

  2. Additional Virtual Contest Opportunities

  3. Illinois Corn Marketing Board Donations to your FFA chapter for water testing information

  4. State Proficiency Awards - 2nd Place 

  5. IL FFA Agriscience Fair Display Files due June 1st


  1. IAVAT Board Updates

Conference

Monday, June 15 - Section Chairs Meeting at 7pm (link will be shared for virtual meeting)

Tuesday, June 16 - Open for section meetings. Up to each section to schedule and determine agenda topics, but the following will be required to submit on a Google form report before June 17, 2020:

Election of Section Officers

-Chair (Even-Numbered Sections)

-Secretary (Odd-Numbered Sections)

-Advocacy Representative (Odd-Numbered Sections)

-Fair Manager (Even-Numbered Sections)

-Foundation Representative (All Sections)

-Treasurer (All Sections)

-CDE Contact (All Sections)

*Optional topics for “conference” section meetings

Section Calendar of Events

Summer Fairs

Fall Meeting

Foundation Goal Setting

Service Award Recipients will be recognized Tuesday evening. More details and requests for photos and bios to come.

Wednesday, June 17 - District Meetings (to be conducted via Zoom)

8:00-10:00 am - Districts 1, 3, & 5

10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Districts 2 & 4

Tentative District meeting agenda:

Appoint Recording Secretary

FCAE District Report

District IAVAT Board Representative Report

District FFA Board Representative Report

Fill Committee Vacancies

Election of District Representatives

-IAVAT Director (District 1, 3, 5)

-FFA Board (District 2, 4)

-FFA Board Alternate (District 2, 4)

2020-2021 District Calendar Discussion

Discuss Section Meeting dates to avoid conflicting dates

District Concerns - District IAVAT Board Representative

Wednesday afternoon will be open for committee meetings. Up to each committee to schedule and determine agenda topics, but the following will be required to submit on a Google form report before June 18, 2020:

Nomination of Chair & Vice Chair for 2020-2021

Identify Issues/Problems to Address in 2020-2021

Establish Subcommittees (as necessary)

Set Future Meeting Dates

Teacher of Teachers, New Teacher Creeds, and University reports will be presented Wednesday evening. More details and requests for photos and reports to come.

Thursday, June 18 - State Business Session beginning at 9am (to be conducted via Zoom)

Tentative agenda to include:

Constitutional Amendment

Election of 2020-2021 IAVAT Officers

Committee Reports

Golden Owl Award Announcement

NAAE Awards will be recognized Thursday evening. More details and requests for photos to come.

Registration is now live on ilaged.org for Ag Business Management and Ag Communications contests.

Ag Business Management will continue to be conducted via a graded Google Form. A link will be provided to all teachers that register for the event to share with their contestants.

Click here to view specific details regarding the Ag Communications contest.

Job Interview finalists will be provided further instructions for uploading contest materials after advancing from the district competition.

Registration and final contest details are still being finalized with the other virtual contest hosts and will be released ASAP.

  1. Additional Virtual Contest Opportunities

The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is offering online contests next week for your students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Ag Communications

Agriscience

Farm Business Management

Floriculture

Food Science and Technology

Livestock

Milk Quality & Products

Nursery & Landscape

Poultry

Vet Science

Click here for more information.

Registration is now open at JudgingCard.com

$5 per student

Open to any middle or high school student

Registration closes on May 26 at 11:59 p.m.

Contests will be available May 27 to 30


  1. Illinois Corn Marketing Board Donations to your FFA chapter for water testing information

You may remember that the Illinois Corn Marketing Board is pledging donations to your local FFA chapter for water testing information submitted to their website.  This program will end on May 31.  Every test submission will trigger a $5 donation to any Illinois FFA chapter of a farmer’s choice (max of two per member). 

You are welcome to get involved as much or as little as you like, but if you chose to increase funding to your FFA chapter before the end of the school year by encouraging IL Corn Growers Association members to submit these water tests and choose your FFA from the list, your time is almost up. 

If you have questions about this program or have members in your area that need additional testing strips, please contact Megan Dwyer at mdwyer@ilcorn.org.

  1. State Proficiency Awards - 2nd Place 

Some of you have been asking about 2nd Place Individuals from State Proficiency Award Judging, click here to see those 2nd place individuals.  

  1. IL FFA Agriscience Fair Display Files due June 1st

Participants in the Illinois FFA Agriscience Fair must submit their display electronic files to Jennifer Waters at jwaters@ilaged.org by June 1st. 

**** 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.

  • Click here to view the Virtual Convention Agenda 

  • Elections

    • Conducted virtually on Thursday, June 11, 2020.  

    •  Candidates for 2020 -2021 Illinois FFA Major State Officer 

      • Click here for a special announcement video of our candidates.

  • State & American FFA Degrees

    • Click here to submit photos of degree recipients in Official Dress and with their SAEs no later than June 1, 2020.

  • National Chapter Award Winners

    • Please click here to submit those photos no later than June 1, 2020.

IAVAT:

IAVAT Conference and CDE Updates

  • Click here to view the most recent listserv with these updates

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 and Supporters:

Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters Raffle postponed and Scholarship updates

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

Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction Update 

  • 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***

  • June 9  - Virtual Business Session of the 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 15 - IAVAT Board Meeting & Section Chairs Meeting

  • June 16 - Illinois FFA State Public Speaking LDE - virtually 

  • June 16 - 18 - IAVAT Conference

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

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

  • July 20 - 23 - Illinois FFA Virtual State Convention


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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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