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  GROWMARK Awards Jackets AND Don't forget to watch Illinois FFA Members and Chapters this week during National FFA Convention  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  10/27/2020 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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WATCH our Illinois FFA Members & Chapters! 

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

FFA Dues/Affiliation Fee payment deadline November 1

Administrator Approval deadline November 1

The FFA dues/affiliation fee must be RECEIVED at the Illinois FFA Center by November 1, 2020, to complete the roster process.  The completion of the roster process is a minimum qualifier on the Incentive Funding Grant.  If you need a copy of your invoice to submit for payment, you are able to access that on the ilaged website. L

  • Log in

  • Dashboard

  • Click on the words Account Balances (does not look like a link but it is)

  • Click on the red dollar amount showing under the State FFA Balance

  • Click on the PDF Invoice link to the right of the amounts

  • The link to pay by credit card is underneath the PDF Invoice link for each balance

  • Illinois FFA Chapters CAN use Hopper funds to pay for dues/fees - contact Tammy if you would like to use Hopper funds.

The Administrator approval also must be completed by November 1, 2020, CLICK HERE to see who will still NEED Administrator approvals from.  Administrator Approvals will be resent to your Administrators tomorrow, so please check in with them today.  THANK YOU!  When you submitted your roster, you had to input your administrator name and email address.  They should have received an email that contained a link for their approval.  The e-mail is generated by the website and would come from “Illinois Ag Ed Online System Admin@ilaged.org”.  They may need to check their spam/junk mail for the e-mail.

If you have any questions regarding the rosters, please contact Tammy (tyard@illinoisffa.org) or at ext. 106.

2020 Chapter Visits

The ilaged  Youtube Channel has the 2020 Pre-recorded Chapter Visits Presentations.  Please Click here to sign up for a time to have your FFA Chapter do a “Meet & Greet” with a major.  

Click here to view the 2020 Chapter Visits Reflection Questions.  

Click here for the pdf fillable 2020 -2021 Goal Card. 

****NEW Information****

  1. GROWMARK Foundation Awards FFA Jackets

  1.  GROWMARK Foundation Awards FFA Jackets

The GROWMARK Foundation continues its commitment to FFA by giving away 25 more jackets this fall. The effort honors the legacy of Mike Builta, a GROWMARK vice president and long-time employee who passed away unexpectedly in 2019.

Mike’s wife Sheila, along with daughters Haley and Kelsey, wished to honor his memory by providing 100 FFA jackets to Illinois FFA members – 25 each year from 2019-2022.

“FFA was a huge influence in Mike’s life and career,” added Sheila Builta. “He would be pleased to help future students have the opportunity to wear the blue jacket just as he did.”

This year, Illinois FFA members were asked to answer the question “What does the FFA jacket mean to you?”. They were also asked to share the main goal they wished to accomplish as an FFA member. 

The 2020 recipients are:

  • Megan BakerNeoga FFATrilla, Illinois

  • Taylor BurkeGalva FFAAltona, Illinois

  • Cheyenne CantuSterling FFAGalt, Illinois

  • Thomas (TJ) ConnerGalva FFAGalva, Illinois

  • Taylor FryGenoa-Kingston FFAGenoa, Illinois

  • Banan GaradaUrbana FFAUrbana, Illinois

  • Danielle GiacintoStreator FFAStreator, Illinois

  • Chloe GrantTaylorville FFAOwaneco, Illinois

  • Mia HernandezBureau Valley FFASheffield, Illinois

  • Cash HubbardSterling FFASterling, Illinois

  • Maera JimenezMarquette Academy FFAOttawa, Illinois

  • Sydney LongStreator FFAStreator, Illinois

  • Vincent McKinneyWayne City FFABluford, Illinois

  • Jett MehalicStreator FFAStreator, Illinois

  • Claire MeyerTuscola FFAArcola, Illinois

  • Madison MortonPecatonica FFAPecatonica, Illinois

  • Abby NorrisTaylorville FFAPalmer, Illinois

  • Macy SagerPecatonica FFAPecatonica, Illinois

  • Tessa SaxeMorrisonville FFAMorrisonville, Illinois

  • Alexis SpiveyGalva FFAGalva, Illinois

  • Ella ThackerBureau Valley FFAWalnut, Illinois

  • Alexis WalklingStreator FFAKangley, Illinois

  • Elizabeth WeidnerTeutopolis FFADieterich, Illinois

  • Ethan WeidnerTeutopolis FFADieterich, Illinois

  • Carter WestphalNewark FFANewark, Illinois

Builta was raised on a family farm near Bellflower, Illinois. He was an active FFA member and lifelong supporter of agricultural education. He held GROWMARK System management roles at Christian County Farmers Supply Company in Taylorville, Illinois and GRAINCO FS in Ottawa, Illinois, before becoming GROWMARK vice president of Energy and Logistics in 2018. 

The GROWMARK Foundation was formally incorporated in 2005 and supports 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organizations. The Foundation is focused on programs and activities which support: the vitality of the industry of agriculture; agriculture education and consumer understanding of agriculture's contributions to society and the economy; agricultural leadership development; and education about the benefits of the cooperative way of doing business. The GROWMARK System has been involved in a variety of philanthropic efforts, including youth and young leader education and development and scholarships, for decades.

**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

Career Development Events:  

Ag Issues Clarification

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

Ag Sales Product - Now Available

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center on 9/8/2020

2020 Illinois FFA CDE Schedule (2021 CDE Schedule TBA)

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

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

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:

Leadership Training School Speeches - Click here for a document that has reflective questions that you can use with each of the Leadership Training School (LTS) speeches. 

Illinois FFA Proficiency Award Report for Spring 2021

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

Opening Ceremonies 

  • The major state officers have also added FFA Opening Ceremonies for each Section featuring your Section President as the State FFA Sentinel on https://www.youtube.com/user/ILAgEd  

Illinois FFA Chapter Files

  • 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

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 Ranger Raffle 

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center on 9/8/2020

Alumni - National Outstanding Chapter Applications

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center on 9/8/2020

  • Click here to find the folder with those forms.  

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:

Illinois FFA Center Student Worker 

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

How to Pay Account Balances with a Credit Card  - For Teachers

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

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:

National Creed Speaking Invitational

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


HELP is NEEDED with COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

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

Getting to Know Growing Hope 

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

2021 IL Pork Ambassador Internship

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

NCGA Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarships

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

Managing Stress During the Busy Harvest Season

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

GROWMARK Announces 2021 Essay Contest Theme

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

4-H Sustaining the Future Award

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center on 9/8/2020

National FFA:

SAE Grants Application Opens

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

National FFA Update

  • Include lots of great information about the National FFA Convention, be sure to check out the National FFA Update.  

  • National FFA Convention Schedule 

The Horizon Conference

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center on 9/8/2020

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

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

  • November 1, 2020 - FFA Roster Administrator Approval DUE

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

  • November 6, 2020 - GROWMARK Essay Contest Deadline

  • 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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