Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA   Contact               
 
  Illinois Ag Ed News  
 
 
 
 
   View All Messages  
     
  FFA Rosters, Officer Team Updates, IAVAT Committees, Two American Star Finalists, AET SAE Grant Winner  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  8/25/2020 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. Illinois FFA State Officer Team Update

  2. Tallo-AET SAE Grant Winner: Olivia Charles, West Carroll FFA

  3. FFA Rosters DUE - October 1, 2020

  4. IAVAT Committees

  5. Illinois FFA Names Two American FFA Degree Star Finalists

  1.  Illinois FFA State Officer Team Update

The 2020 - 2021 Illinois FFA State Officer Team is working hard to provide resources, activities and events that can hopefully help in kicking off the school year.  

  • FFA Creed Presentation - Coming soon on https://www.youtube.com/user/ILAgEd a presentation of the FFA Creed by the major State Officers, see each speaking style and inspire your Greenhands with the FFA Creed.  

  • Opening Ceremonies - Coming soon FFA Opening Ceremonies for each Section featuring your Section President as the State FFA Sentinel on https://www.youtube.com/user/ILAgEd  

 

  • STAR Conferences - Please see the dates for STAR Conferences below, the Section Officers will email the Section Officers directly with the links to the STAR conferences, as well as additional information we are gathering from each Section Officer.  The State Officer team has several goals in connecting both Section and State Officers to FFA members throughout the year via various social media platforms, as well as Zoom meet and greet sessions.  

    •  August 31, 2020 - All Section Officers STAR Conference Introduction - 6 to 8 pm
    • September 1, 2020 - District 5 Section Officers STAR Conference - 6 to 8 pm
    • September 2, 2020 - District 3 Section Officers STAR Conference - 6 to 8 pm
    • September 3, 2020 - District 4 Section Officers STAR Conference - 6 to 8 pm
    • September 8, 2020 - District 1 Section Officers STAR Conference - 6 to 8 pm
    • September 9, 2020 - District 2 Section Officers STAR Conference - 6 to 8 pm
    • September 10, 2020 - All Section Officers STAR Conference Chapter Visits Overview- 6 to 8 pm
  • LTS Speeches - Coming soon on https://www.youtube.com/user/ILAgEd  each of the major State Officers Leadership Training School speeches.  

  • Chapter Visits - The Major State Officers are also working on Chapter Visits which will include some pre recorded sessions, as well as include a sign up for meetings via Zoom for your members and classes to meet with the officers to do a follow up of the Chapter Visits presentations.  

  • Goal Cards - By now hopefully nearly all of you have received your Convention Chapter Packets, included in those packets are the 2020-2021 Goal Cards, please hang on to those Goal Cards and have them ready to give to your members for the Chapter Visits presentations.  For those unable to meet with their students in person, the officers are designing an online goal card for members to complete in conjunction with their video and Zoom meeting Chapter Visits.  

  • Boards to Meet Regularly - The FFA Board will be meeting monthly via conference call to continue to connect and communicate updates, this week the board is meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2020, as always please use the board members to communicate and connect any questions or concerns you may have.  The goal is this meeting coming up will be focusing on a survey to send out to FFA advisors in order to determine the best means to deliver services to our membership based on how your schools are meeting either all online or hybrid online and/or  in person formats for school this Fall.  

  • BUILD Conference - Going Virtual - More information coming soon.  

2.  Tallo-AET SAE Grant Winner: 

Olivia Charles, West Carroll FFA - Mount Carroll, IL

Teacher(s): Don Mathey and Christina Polk

SAE: Breeding Rabbits

Student Quote: "I breed show quality Flemish Giant and Dwarf Hotot rabbits. During a typical year I usually have 20-30 litters and both show the babies, and sell them to other 4H and FFA members from several different states. I plan to use this $1000 to make up for the profit loss from not being able to sell or show my rabbits this year. The money that I would typically make during the year goes towards the purchase of new breeding stock, my feed costs, and new cages or cage repairs. 

I will be a senior this coming year, and I plan to continue with my project. In my future, I hope to pursue a career in the agricultural industry. 

Teacher Quotes: Don says "One of the best students I have had in 30 years", Christina says "She is a go to for many members in our chapter and helps manage our chapter milk and snack vending machines. Olivia's SAE is incredibly detailed and mentors members from our chapter on best SAE practices

Do you have a student that would be a good candidate? We still have THREE grants to give out!!!!

Send them to Tallo AET Students to apply!

3.  FFA Rosters DUE - October 1, 2020

Please click here for roster instructions.  

  • Online roster DUE - October 1, 2020

  • Administrator Approval DUE - November 1, 2020

  • Dues payment received by the Illinois FFA Center - November 1, 2020

4.  IAVAT Committees

All IAVAT committees will be meeting prior to September 15, 2020. If you would like to join a committee and serve as an at-large member, please respond to Lisa Oellerich (lisaoellerich@scalesmound.net) with your committee of choice and she will pass your interest on to the committee chair to include you in future committee communication.

5.  Illinois FFA Names Two American FFA Degree Star Finalists

American Star in Agriscience Finalists - Maddie Fugate, Mahomet-Seymour FFA Chapter

American Star in Agribusiness Finalists - Ely Boulds, Eldorado FFA Chapter

Congratulations to Maddie and Ely, you make Illinois FFA very proud, your years of hard work and dedication is paying off.  

**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

IAVAT:

SAE Committee State Proficiency Survey - PLEASE Take a Moment to Complete

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from 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 Illinois FFA CDE Schedule (2021 CDE Schedule TBA)

  • 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

PAS: 

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

Illinois FFA:

State Theme t-shirt, Convention t-shirts & Buttons

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

FFA Board Updates - August 2020

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

 Notes of Thanks to Virtual Convention Sponsors & Friends

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

Donate to Virtual State FFA Convention

  •  Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center 

Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters:

Alumni Update - August 2020

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction Update 

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

Illinois FFA Center:

Celebrate our Staff - Patti Davis, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since August 23, 2010

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center

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

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the 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 Foundation FFA:

2019 - 2020 Illinois Foundation FFA Annual Report 

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

Industry Friends of agricultural education posts:

GROWMARK Foundation to Provide FFA Jackets

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from 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. 
  • August 27, 2020 - FFA Board Online Meeting - 3:30 pm
  • August 27, 2020 - FFA State Officer Team Online Meeting - 6 to 8 pm
  • August 31, 2020 - All Section Officers STAR Conference Introduction - 6 to 8 pm
  • September 1, 2020 - District 5 Section Officers STAR Conference - 6 to 8 pm
  • September 2, 2020 - District 3 Section Officers STAR Conference - 6 to 8 pm
  • September 3, 2020 - District 4 Section Officers STAR Conference - 6 to 8 pm
  • September 8, 2020 - District 1 Section Officers STAR Conference - 6 to 8 pm
  • September 9, 2020 - District 2 Section Officers STAR Conference - 6 to 8 pm
  • September 10, 2020 - All Section Officers STAR Conference Chapter Visits Overview- 6 to 8 pm
  • September 24, 2020 - FFA Board Online Meeting - 3:30 pm
  • September 24, 2020 - FFA State Officer Team Online Meeting - 6 to 8 pm
  • October 1, 2020 - FFA Rosters DUE - Roster Instructions
  • October 1, 2020 - National Chapter Award - Chapter Strategic Plan DUE
  • October 22, 2020 - FFA Board Online Meeting - 3:30 pm
  • October TBA - FFA State Officer Team Online Meeting
  • November 1, 2020 - FFA Roster Administrator Approval DUE
  • November 1, 2020 - FFA Dues payment received by the Illinois FFA Center
  • November 19, 2020 - FFA Board Online Meeting - 3:30 pm
  • November 19, 2020 - FFA State Officer Team Online Meeting - 6 to 8 pm
  • November 16 - Celebrating 19 years of Lori Nelson at the Illinois FFA Center
  • December 3, 2020 - FFA State Officer Team Online Meeting - 6 to 8 pm

--
Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Email: mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
EXPLORE PARTICIPATE TEACH SUPPORT GIVE
About Ag Ed
Who We Are
Secondary/HS Programs
Colleges & Universities
About Illinois FFA
Award Programs & Scholarships
Career & Leadership Events
Illinois FFA Newsletter
College Students
Ag Career Websites
IAVAT
Educator Resources
Ag Ed Advocacy
Ag Ed Careers
Career & Leadership Events
Professional Development
Postsecondary Instructors
Illinois Teach Ag
About the Alumni
Join the FFA Alumni
Illinois FFA Alumni Council
Alumni Annual Meeting
Student Scholarships
Newsletters
Downloads
About the Foundation
Donate
Ways to Give
How Can You Help
Past Member? Reconnect!
 
     
  Copyright Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA © 2020. All rights reserved.
Website designed by Wieghat Graphics, Inc.