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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  7/7/2020 3:30:00 PM  
     
 

Items in this listserv:

**** Top Priority****

LAST CALL - ORDER DUE by the END of this WEEK!

Illinois FFA State Convention t-shirt and button order - click here to view the original listserv message and register for these on items on the IL Ag Ed Website/Registration.  We will be selling these items through Friday, July 10, 2020.

GET READY - Virtual Convention Continues NEXT WEEK with State FFA Degrees each evening, featuring our Honorary FFA Degree Recipients on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  Please tune in and CONGRATULATE our successful FFA members and our Honorary recipients.  As your members are recognized virtually for their State FFA Degree, please encourage them to post and share photos in Official FFA Dress with their families and advisors. We still want to see those iconic State FFA Degree photos from all of our State FFA Degree recipients.  Click here to view the Virtual Convention Agenda.  

****NEW Information****

  1. Horticulture CDE Results 

  2. Virtual State FFA Convention

  3. Celebrate our Staff - John Edgar, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since July 6, 2015

  4. State Convention Virtual Workshops

  5. FFA Day with the Cardinals for September 12, 2020 - CANCELLED

  1.  Horticulture CDE Results 

Congratulations to all teams competing in the Illinois FFA Virtual Horticulture Career Development Event. Many thanks go out to Mr. Nick Wherley and JudgingCard.com for coordinating this event!

20 schools, 8 teams, and 58 individuals competed in this year’s contest.

Congratulations to the superior teams and individuals that competed in this year's contest!


Rank

Chapter


Score

1

Glenbrook South


1810

2

Byron


1734





Individual Rank

Chapter

Student

Score

1

Glenbrook South

Laura Schonken

652

2

Newark

Ty Steffen

630

3

Byron

Alex Buseski

611

4

Byron

Ally Keefe

607

5

Bushnell Prairie City

Emilie Hickenbottom

603

6

Highland

Corrin Heilig

603

7

Carbondale

Joan Huh

597

8

Glenbrook South

Teerada Thia

589

9

Grayville

Madelyn Cunningham

580

10

Bushnell Prairie City

Avery Gullidge

573


1 school and 2 individuals competed in this year’s invitational contest.


Congratulations to the superior individual that competed in this year's contest!


Individual Rank

Chapter

Student

Score

1

Seneca

Calvin Maierhofer

457

Full results can be found on JudgingCard.com.


  1. Virtual State FFA Convention

Thanks to everyone that has tuned in to our Virtual State FFA Convention so far! We are excited to continue showcasing the accomplishments of our outstanding members in the weeks ahead!

Each year, the State FFA Convention generates over $200,000 in revenue for Illinois Association FFA. With the transition to a virtual experience, we are able to greatly reduce our expenses, but will still face a significant shortfall with the loss of traditional registration revenue. In order to compensate for these losses, we are asking each chapter to consider a free-will donation as each chapter and community is able. As the FFA Board discussed, we are not going to create social media fundraisers or other donation outlets at this time out of respect for each community and families’ varying circumstances and available resources due to the pandemic. We ask that each chapter evaluate what funds/donations may be available and appropriate to support the continued efforts of Illinois Association FFA to continue providing as many opportunities as possible to our members in the uncertain months ahead. Any donations can be mailed to the Illinois Association FFA at 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702.  Click here to view the Virtual Convention Agenda 

  1.  Celebrate our Staff - John Edgar, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since July 6, 2015

John Edgar, his wife, Kiersten, and their son, John Luke, live in Athens, IL where Kiersten serves as one of the agriculture teachers and FFA advisors. John graduated from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (SIUC) with a degree in Agribusiness Economics in 2014 and a Masters in Agricultural Education in 2020. Before being hired at the FFA Center as Assistant Director in 2015, John worked as FFA Advisor at SIU coordinating regional contests and conferences along with teaching the Introduction to Agricultural Education course. His major roles at the FFA Center include finance and technology oversight, coordinating state contests, working with high school and post-secondary agriculture teachers, event and conference planning/management, and assisting with FFA and major state officer activities.

  1.  State Convention Virtual Workshops

We are thrilled to announce we will also be hosting Virtual Convention Workshops the week of July 20 - 23, 2020.  

Here are the links for all 4 virtual workshops:

Workshop from National Officer Tess Seibel: A Hero’s Call

Workshop from Blake Noland (Birddog Career): Real Talk: Resumes, Interviews, & Finding a Career Path

Workshop from Nebraska State Officers: Intentional Energetic Presence

Workshop from Nebraska State Officers: Self Discipline in Action

We are limiting each workshop to the first 50 people per workshop, so have your students sign up fast!

5. FFA Day with the Cardinals for September 12, 2020 - CANCELLED

 

**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

 

CONVENTION Information:

Illinois FFA Convention 

IAVAT:

Dairy Cattle Evaluation Results and Poultry Results

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

IAVAT Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

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

Virtual CDE Registrations

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

IAVAT Service Awards

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

IAVAT Virtual Trivia Night information

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

IAVAT Conference Timeline

  • Click here to view the most recent listserv with the conference plans

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

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:
2020 Reporter Awards 

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

Illinois FFA State Public Speaking LDE Results

 2020 Illinois FFA Honorary State FFA Degree Recipients

State Proficiency Winners

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 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.  

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:

Illinois FFA Center Hours & Updates - WE ARE OPEN 

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.  

Illinois Foundation FFA:

Illinois Foundation FFA Annual Report 

  • Click here to view the 2019 - 2020 Illinois Foundation FFA Report

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.  

2018 - 2019 Illinois Foundation FFA Report 

Industry Friends of agricultural education posts:

Compeer’s Blue Ribbon Project Contest

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

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***

All calendar events are tentative and more will be added as we know more, but some can be cancelled or converted virtually as well.  

  • July 6 - Celebrating 5 years of John Edgar at the Illinois FFA Center

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

  • July 13, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - - District 1 State & American FFA Degrees

  • July 14, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - - District 2 State & American FFA Degrees

  • July 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - - District 3 State & American FFA Degrees

  • July 16, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - - District 4 State & American FFA Degrees

  • July 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - - District 5 State & American FFA Degrees

  • July 19 - 22 - National FFA State Officer Summit - Virtually

  • July 22 - 24 - ICCCTSCO - Virtually

  • July 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - - Convention Opener, Various Awards 

    • Lane Harvey, State FFA Vice-President - Retiring Address

    • Emma Freebairn, State FFA Treasurer  - Retiring Address

  • July 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - - National Chapter Award Winners

    • Brodee McCormick, State FFA Reporter - Retiring Address

  • July 22, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - - Proficiency Award Winners

    • Collin White, State FFA Secretary - Retiring Address

  • July 23, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - - CDE/LDE & Agriscience Winners

    • Gage Miller, State FFA President - Retiring Address

  • July 28 - Illinois FFA Board and IAVAT Board Joint Meeting, Illinois FFA Center

  • August 3 - Illinois FFA Center Administrative Council Meeting, Illinois FFA Center

  • August 10 - 14 - Illinois FFA State Officer Team Meeting, Illinois FFA Center, Springfield

  • August 23 - Celebrating 10 years of Patti Davis at the Illinois FFA Center

  • November 16 - Celebrating 19 years of Lori Nelson at the Illinois 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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