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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  9/8/2020 3:30:00 PM  
     
 

Items in this listserv:

**** Top Priority****

FFA Rosters DUE - October 1, 2020

****NEW Information****

  1. Reminder to take the 2020 Illinois Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor Survey

  2. National FFA Judging Opportunity

  3. 4-H Sustaining the Future Award

  4. The Horizon Conference

  5. Ag Sales Product - Now Available

  6. Alumni Ranger Raffle

  7. Alumni National Outstanding Chapter/Member Applications

  1.  Reminder to take the 2020 Illinois Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor Survey

Please take a moment to complete a survey that addresses the following questions about conferences, chapter visits, state officer engagement and many other FFA related topics.  This information will assist the FFA and IAVAT Boards in decisions they will be faced with as well as guide the Illinois FFA Center on implementing future events and activities.  

Please take a moment to complete the 2020 Illinois Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor Survey

  1. National Awards Judges Needed

The awards and recognition team are seeking interested individuals to serve as judges for Agriscience Fair, National Chapter Award, and Agricultural Proficiency Awards. The virtual judging process will take place the week of Sept. 21. We hope you will consider and encourage others to sign up and serve as a judge this year.

  1. 4-H Sustaining the Future Award

Please help us publicize an updated youth award program! The award application previously known as the 4-H Leadership, Citizenship, and Professionalism (LCP) Award has been refreshed and will now be known as the 4-H Sustaining the Future Award. This award is centered in leadership and quality involvement in agricultural interests and is sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau and Affiliates Youth Education in Agriculture Committee. The 10 winners of this award will be invited to attend the Premier 20 Leadership Conference.

Award Details

Name: 4-H Sustaining the Future Award

Eligibility: 4-H member age 17-19

Due Date: November 1st, 2020

Link: https://bit.ly/4HSustainFuture

Award: Recognized as a recipient of the 4-H Sustaining the Future Award and invited to attend the Premier 20 Leadership Conference.

Click here and here two different graphics that you are free to use on social media or other publications. Please use these graphics as you see fit to help spread the word about this youth award opportunity.

Sample caption: 4-H members age 17-19, be sure to check out the 4-H Sustaining the Future Award application at the link below! https:bit.ly/4HSustainFuture

Also, watch for application reminders on the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders Facebook page that you can like and share to further spread the word.

  1. The Horizon Conference

The Horizon Conference is a new virtual conference focused on cultivating the next generation of leaders in production agriculture. 

The conference is open to high school juniors and seniors interested in a future in production agriculture and open to students that have graduated from high school ages 18-24, again interested in a career in production agriculture or already started in their production ag career.

Interested FFA members should provide their name and email on this webpage: https://www.ffa.org/horizon-conference/ to be contacted later with the option to apply for the conference.

  1. Ag Sales Product - Now Available

Product Information for the 2020 Illinois Ag Sales contest is now available on ilaged.org (here). Click here to view the original listserv with further information regarding Fall 2020 State Contests.

  1. Alumni Ranger Raffle                                                                                                                   The Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Ranger Raffle will be held on June 10, 2021 during the Illinois FFA State Convention.  The tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25, or 20 for $100.  The FFA Chapters and/or Alumni will receive 40% of the total ticket sales back to be used for anything that you need.  The FFA Chapter that sells the winning ranger raffle ticket will receive $300.  So this would be a great fundraiser for your chapter.  If you would like to buy tickets or for us to send you tickets to sell, please email pdavis@illinoisffa.org.  The money raised will support future Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters scholarships.


  1. Alumni - National Outstanding Chapter Applications                                                                If you have an active alumni, please complete these applications and mail them to Illinois FFA Alumni, 3221 Northfield Drive, Springfield, IL 62702 by November 1, 2020.  These will be judged in November at the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Council Meeting and the winners will be announced at the Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Annual Meeting on January 21-22, 2021.  After the annual meeting then we will send the winning applications to National FFA Alumni and Supporters for them to judge and award at the 2021 National FFA Convention.

  • National FFA Alumni Outstanding Member Application - Do you know an Alumni member that has gone out of their way with Alumni volunteering, and a great all around person?  The National FFA Alumni Outstanding Member Awards are given in recognition of FFA Alumni members for outstanding leadership and service to agricultural education, FFA, and FFA Alumni.  

  • National FFA Alumni Outstanding Chapter Application - The outstanding chapter award honors FFA Alumni Chapter for outstanding accomplishments and serves to encourage other chapters to further their own achievements.  

  • Click here to find the folder with those forms.  

**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

IAVAT:

IAVAT Dues/Donations

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

IAVAT Fall 2020 Professional Development Series

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

 IAVAT Committees

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

2020 Illinois FFA CDE Schedule (2021 CDE Schedule TBA)

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

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. 

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 = Click here for listserv from FFA Center to collect feedback

PAS

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

Illinois FFA:

National Chapter Award Chapter Strategic Plan

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

Section CDE Registration Reminder

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

2020 National FFA Results for Agriscience, National Chapter Award and Proficiency Results

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the FFA Center ~ Click Here to view the full results for all of our Illinois FFA Entries.  

Illinois FFA State Officer Team Updates 

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

FFA Rosters DUE - October 1, 2020

Illinois FFA Names Two American FFA Degree Star Finalists

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

Tallo-AET SAE Grant Winners

  • Click here to view the listserv message about Olivia Charles, West Carroll FFA

  • Click here to view the listserv message about Dennis Wollin, South Central 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:

Illinois FFA Alumni Council Officer Letter of Intent

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

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:

  • October 12, 2020 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Columbus Day

  • November 26 - 27, 2020 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Thanksgiving

  • December 24, 2020 - January 4, 2021 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Winter Break

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***

  • 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 Final 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

  • September 26, 2020 - Forestry Virtual CDE - 10 am to 2 pm - More CDEs

  • October 1, 2020 - FFA Rosters DUE - Roster Instructions

  • October 1, 2020 - National Chapter Award - Chapter Strategic Plan DUE

  • October 1, 2020 - Illinois FFA Alumni Council Officer Intents DUE

  • October 12, 2020 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Columbus Day

  • October 13, 2020 - Administrative Council Meeting - 3:30 pm

  • October 17, 2020 - Horse Evaluation Virtual CDE - 10 am to 2 pm - More CDEs

  • October 22, 2020 - FFA Board Online Meeting - 3:30 pm

  • October 27 - 29, 2020 - National FFA Virtual Convention - More Information

  • 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 16 - Celebrating 19 years of Lori Nelson at 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 21, 2020 - Ag Sales -  Assigned Times - More CDEs

  • November 26 - 27, 2020 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Thanksgiving

  • December 3, 2020 - FFA State Officer Team Online Meeting - 6 to 8 pm

  • December 12, 2020 - Agronomy Virtual CDE - 10 am to 2 pm - More CDEs

  • December 24, 2020 - January 4, 2021 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Winter Break


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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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