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  96th National FFA Convention Results for Illinois FFA, Golden Owl Award Nominations DUE November 15, 2023  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  11/7/2023 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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  1.  96th National FFA Convention Results for Illinois Association FFA

  2. Golden Owl Award Nominations DUE November 15, 2023

 

 

  1.  96th National FFA Convention Results for Illinois Association FFA

 

The 96th National FFA Convention and Expo has concluded in Indianapolis, with Illinois FFA members getting some well-deserved recognition. Numerous Illinois members and chapters were on stage to carry home hardware and a lifetime of memories.  Click here to view the list of the final rankings for Illinois FFA at the 96th National FFA Convention.  

 

National Chapter Award: 

The Taylorville FFA Chapter was named the National Champion for their National Chapter Award application in the area of Strengthening Agriculture.  They are pictured with one of their FFA Advisors, Mrs. Sue Schafer.

 

Proficiency Awards: 

Jay Bliler of the Taylorville FFA Chapter was named the National Agriscience Research-Animal Systems Proficiency Award winner. He is pictured with one of his FFA Advisors, Mrs. Sue Schafer.

Kendra Downing of the Cambridge FFA Chapter was named the National Ag Sales Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award Winner. She is pictured with one of her FFA Advisors, Mr. Trent Taber.  

Chase Hummel of the Tri-Point FFA Chapter was named the National Goat Production Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency Award Winner. He is pictured with one of his FFA Advisors, Miss Jenna Baker.  

Davis Howell of the Clinton FFA Chapter was named the National Swine Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award Winner. He is pictured with his FFA Advisor, Ms. Hannah Riedle.  

 

Agriscience Awards: 

The National Agriscience Fair-Environmental Services and Natural Resources Division 5 winner, Megan Baker of the Neoga FFA Chapter, pictured with her Advisor, Mr. Cody Carman.  

The National FFA winner in Agriscience Social Systems, Olivia Shike of the Unity Tolono FFA Chapter, pictured with her Advisor, Mr. Rich McCabe.  

 

Career Development Events: 

The National winning Agriculture Sales team was the Congratulations to the Prairie Central FFA Chapter. Team members are pictured with one of their FFA Advisors, Mrs. Becky Freed.   

The National winning Agronomy team was the Olney FFA Chapter.  Team members are pictured with one of their FFA Advisors, Mr. Hayden Kincade. 

 

The National winning Dairy Products team was the Congratulations to the Prairie Central FFA Chapter. Team members are pictured with one of their FFA Advisors, Mr. Tyson Stork.    

Mr. Dean Dittmar was awarded the National FFA VIP Citation.  

Honorary American FFA Degree Recipients from Illinois:  Corrine Biswell, West Prairie FFA Advisor;  Kim Portz, Marissa FFA Advisor; Mark Steber, Olney FFA Advisor; Robert & Andrea Lawrence, Macomb, IL; Wendy Murphy, Macomb, IL; Jon and Carla Mickey, Taylorville, IL; Jeff and Mary Moritz, Streator, IL; Ashley Swanson, Mason City, IL.  

Congratulations to our Illinois FFA members earning the American FFA Degree.  Click here to view the 2023 American FFA Degree recipient list.  

And of course, SHOUT OUT to our very own, Gracie Murphy as she completed her year of service as the 2022 - 2023 National FFA Eastern Region Vice-President.  

 

  1. Golden Owl Award Nominations DUE November 15, 2023

Golden Owl Award nominations are due next week November 15, 2023, all of the information can be found here: ilaged.org/goa

Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers is proud to partner with Nationwide, Illinois Association FFA, Farm Credit Illinois, and Compeer Financial to offer the Golden Owl Award. The Golden Owl Award® allows us to also extend our support to agricultural educators who devote countless hours, and often their own resources, to positively impact the lives of their students.

With the Golden Owl Award, students, fellow teachers and other supporters can nominate their favorite agricultural teacher and summarize what makes him or her the best in their state. Nominees can win the distinction of being their state’s Agricultural Educator of the Year and the following prizes:
$500 and an engraved plaque to each honoree
$3,000 and the coveted Golden Owl Award trophy to each state’s grand prize winner (Agricultural Educator of the Year)

In conjunction with the Golden Owl Award, Nationwide is donating $5,000 to each participating state’s FFA to further support the personal and professional growth of students, teachers and advisors alike.

 

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

  • November 7, 2023 - Virtual FFA Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • November 7, 2023 - Fall PAS Conference Registration Due

  • November 8, 2023 - Fall Middle School Conference at ICC, East Peoria or Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg

  • November 8, 2023 - Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters Scholarships Applications Due for WLC & Ground Zero Conference and Letter of Recommendations from the FFA Advisor.

  • November 8, 2023 - CREW Meeting, Virtual, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • November 9, 2023 - ICAE Meeting, (site tentative)

  • November 10, 2023 - IL FFA Center CLOSED for Holiday

  • November 13 - 17, 2023 - Chapter Visits in Sections 6, 8, 12, and 17

  • November 14, 2023 - Virtual FFA Board Meeting, 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • November 14, 2023 - IAVAT Administrative Council Meeting, FFA Center, Springfield

  • November 16, 2023 - PAS Conference, ISU, Hancock Stadium, North Main St, Normal, IL

  • November 18, 2023 - State Ag Sales, Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62703

  • November 18, 2023 - Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters Council Meeting, Illinois FFA Center, Springfield, IL

  • November 20-21, 2023 - BUILD Conference, ISU, Bone Center, 200 N University St, Normal, IL

  • November 22, 2023 - IL FFA Center Closing at 12:30 for Holiday

  • November 23-24, 2023 - IL FFA Center CLOSED for Holiday

  • November 25, 2023 - Mandatory Registration closes for State Dairy Foods CDE

  • November 25, 2023 - Early Bird Registration closes for State Agronomy CDE

  • November 28 - December 2, 2023 - NAAE/ACTE Conference, Phoenix, AZ

  • November 24, 2023 - Special Accommodations Form DUE for State Dairy Foods and State Agronomy CDEs to IL FFA Center 

  • December 1-4, 2023 - IAA Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Palmer House, Chicago, IL

  • December 1, 2023 - IL FFA Alumni & Supporters Roster & Dues DUE

  • December 4 - 8, 2023 - Chapter Visits in Sections 3, 5, 10, and 25

  • December 9, 2023 - State Agronomy & Dairy Foods CDEs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

  • December 14, 2023 - Virtual FFA Board Meeting

  • December 21, 2023 - Illinois FFA Center Closes at 12:30 p.m. for the Christmas/New Year’s Holidays

  • December 22, 2023  to January 2, 2024 - Christmas/New Year’s Holiday – IL FFA Center Closed

  • January 5, 2024 - Tentative IAVAT/FFA Joint Board Meeting, IL FFA Center

  • January 5, 2024 - IL FFA Alumni & Supporters Annual Meeting Registration Closes

  • January 6, 2024 - Tentative IAVAT Section Chairs Meeting, IL FFA Center

  • January 8, 2024 - American FFA Degree Mandatory Intents DUE

  • January 10, 2024 - CREW Meeting, Virtual, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • January 12, 2024 - Ground Zero Conference Registration ENDS & Food Allergies/Special Meal Form DUE

  • January 12, 2024 - Tentative ICAE Meeting

  • January 15, 2024 - American FFA Degree Applications DUE

  • January 15, 2024 - IL FFA Center CLOSED for Holiday

  • January 19-20, 2024 - IL FFA Alumni & Supporters Annual Meeting & Auction, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E Adams St, Springfield, IL

  • January 22-23, 2024 - Ground Zero Conference, Northfield Inn & Suites,  3280 Northfield Dr, Springfield, IL 62702

  • January 26-27, 2024 - Ground Zero Conference, Southern Illinois University, 1263 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901

  • January 30, 2024 - Spring PAS Conference Registration DUE

  • January 31, 2024 - Deadline for Foundation Program & Stage Recognition for Sponsorship and Collections 

  • January 31, 2024 - Ground Zero Conference, 2 Sites:  Joliet Junior College, Main Campus, U Building - Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, IL& WIU, 1 University Cir, Macomb, IL 61455

  • February 5-7-, 2024 - American Degree Interviews, FFA Center, Springfield

  • February 8, 2024 - Spring PAS Conference, Heartland Community College, 1500 W Raab Rd, Normal, IL 61761

  • February 13, 2024 - FFA Board Virtual Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • February 17, 2024 - Tentative State FFA Officer Candidate & Parent Orientation, IL FFA Center, Springfield

  • February 17, 2024 - State Meats Evaluation & Technology & Veterinary Science CDEs Early Bird Registration Ends

  • February 17, 2024 - State Ag Ed Lesson Plans DUE

  • February 17-25, 2024 - National FFA Week

  • February 23, 2024 - Special Accommodations Form DUE for State Meats & Vet Science CDEs to IL FFA Center 

  • February 27, 2024 - Virtual FFA Board Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • March 2024 - Tentative Ag Legislative Day

  • March 1, 2024 - IL FFA Alumni & Supporters Rosters & Dues DUE 

  • March 1, 2024 - Sam Taylor Scholarship Applications DUE

  • March 1, 2024 - IL FFA Alumni & Supporters Camp Scholarship Application & Letter of Recommendation DUE

  • March 2, 2024 - State Meats & State Vet Science & Ag Ed CDEs, University Of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Stock Pavilion, 1380-1476 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

  • March 2-3, 2024 - Tentative State Officer Meeting, IL FFA Center, Springfield

  • March 2-3, 2024 - Products Expo, IL State Fairgrounds, Springfield

  • March 6, 2024 - District Proficiencies

  • March 8, 2024 - ICAE Meeting

  • March 9, 2024 - IL FFA Alumni & Supporters Council Meeting, Springfield

  • March 12, 2024 - Virtual IAVAT Board Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • March 13, 2024 - CREW Meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • March 13-15, 2024 - Tentative National PAS Conference in Illinois

  • March 20-24, 2024 - National MANRRS Conference, Chicago, IL

  • March 22, 2024 - Mandatory Registration ENDS for State Dairy Cattle/Handlers CDE

  • March 22, 2024 - Special Accommodations Form DUE for State Dairy Cattle/Handlers CDE

  • March 22-23, 2024 - State Officer Meeting

  • March 23, 2024 - State Awards Day

  • March 23, 2024 - Mandatory Registration ENDS State Food Science 

  • March 23, 2024 - Special Accommodations Form DUE for State Food Science CDE

  • March 28, 2024 - IL FFA Center Closing at 12:30 p.m. for Holiday

  • March 29, 2024 - IL FFA Center Closed for Good Friday

  • April 1, 2024 - National Chapter Application DUE

  • April 5, 2024 - State Dairy Cattle/Handlers CDE, Kaskaskia College, 27210 College Rd, Centralia, IL 62801

  • April 5, 2024 - State Livestock Reasons Mandatory Registration CLOSES

  • April 5, 2024 - State Horticulture CDE Mandatory Registration CLOSES

  • April 5, 2024 - Early Bird Registration Ends for State Livestock Non-Reasons & State Poultry CDEs

  • April 6, 2024 - State Food Science CDE, SIU College of Agricultural Sciences, 1205 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901

  • April 9, 2024 - Spring Middle School Conference Registration CLOSES & Food Allergies/Special Meals Form DUE for Spring Middle School Conferences

  • April 10, 2024 - IAVAT Board Meeting, Tentative, IL FFA Center

  • April 12, 2024 - Special Accommodations Form DUE for State Livestock, Horticulture, & Poultry CDEs to IL FFA Center 

  • April 15, 2024 - Illinois Foundation FFA Annual Meeting, IL FFA Center, Springfield

  • April 15, 2024 - Results Due for Parliamentary Procedure & Conduct of Chapter Meetings

  • April 15, 2024 - Illinois FFA Agriscience Fair Applications DUE

  • April 15, 2024 - Eldon Witt Student Teaching Scholarship Applications DUE

  • April 16, 2024 - FFA Board Meeting, IL FFA Center, Springfield

  • April 17, 2024 - State Ag Business Management Early Bird Registration Closes

  • April 18, 2024 - State Ag Mechanics Mandatory Registration Closes & Results DUE

  • April 18, 2024 - State Ag Mechanics CDE Waiver DUE

  • April 19, 2024 - State Livestock & Poultry CDEs, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Stock Pavilion, 1402 W Pennsylvania Ave, Urbana, IL

  • April 19, 2024 - State Horticulture CDE, Parkland College, 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, IL 61821

  • April 23, 2024 - Virtual IAVAT Administrative Council Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • April 23, 2024 - Spring Middle School Conference, Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 

  • April 24, 2024 - Special Accommodations Form DUE for State Ag Mechanics CDE, Parliamentary Procedure, & Conduct of Chapter Meetings to IL FFA Center 

  • April 24, 2024 - Spring Middle School Conference, Sauk Valley Community College, 173 IL-2, Dixon, IL 61021

  • April 25, 2024 - Spring Middle School Conference, Rend Lake College, 468 North Ken Gray Pkwy, Ina, IL 62846

  • April 27, 2024 - IL FFA State Officer Candidate Selection Committee, Springfield Tentative

  • May 2024 - Tentative Illinois Envirothon, Allerton Park, 4-H Camp Ground, Monticello, IL

  • May 1, 2024 - State Ag Business Management CDE, District Sites TBA

  • May 2, 2024 - State Ag Mechanics CDE, Parliamentary Procedure, and Conduct of Chapter Meetings, Illinois Central College, East Peoria Campus, 1 College Dr, East Peoria, IL 61635

  • May 10, 2024 - ICAE Meeting

  • May 15, 2024 - Virtual IAVAT Board Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • May 15, 2024 - District Job Interview, District Public Speaking & Greenhand Quizbowl Section Results DUE

  • May 21, 2024 - Virtual FFA Board Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • May 22, 2024 - FY25 Section Fair Contracts MANDATORY DUE

  • May 24, 2024 - IL FFA Center Closing at 2:30 p.m. for Memorial Day Holiday

  • May 27, 2024 - IL FFA Center Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

  • May 28, 2024 - State Ag Issues CDE Mandatory Registration ENDS & Materials DUE

  • May 28, 2024 - Job Interview & Public Speaking Materials DUE

  • May 28-29, 2024 - State FFA Officer Meeting, IL FFA Center, Springfield

  • May 29, 2024 - IL FFA Convention Business Session, Virtual

  • June 7, 2024 - Ag Communications Mandatory Registration & Materials DUE to Lincoln Land Community College

  • June 10, 2024 - Ag Communications & Ag Issues, Lincoln Land Community College, 5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, IL 62703

  • June 11-13, 2024 - State FFA Convention, BOS Center, Springfield, IL

  • June 11, 2024 - Job Interview & Public Speaking LDEs at State FFA Convention

  • June 12, 2024 - Greenhand Quizbowl, State FFA Convention

  • June 13, 2024 - IL FFA Alumni & Supporters Raffle Drawing, 1:00 p.m.

  • June 13-14, 2024 - State FFA Officer Meeting, IL FFA Center, Springfield

  • TBA - IAVAT Board & Section Chairs Meeting, SIU-Carbondale

  • TBA - IAVAT Conference, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

  • June 2024 - Tentative IL FFA WLC Trip, Washington, D.C.

  • July 2024 - Tentative IL FFA Leadership Camp, Allerton Park, 4-H Camp, Monticello

  • July 3, 2024 - IL FFA Center Closing at 12:30 p.m. for Holiday

  • July 4, 2024 - IL FFA Center Closed for 4th of July

  • July 8-12, 2024 - State Officer Meeting


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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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