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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  11/3/2020 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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GROWMARK Essay Contest

GROWMARK Announces 2021 Essay Contest Theme - DUE, Friday, November 6, 2020

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

  • Essays will be submitted online at www.bit.ly/GMKEssay2021. The deadline for all submissions is midnight Central time on November 6, 2020. Additional program details have been sent to agriculture teachers and are online at www.growmark.com.

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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. Illinois FFA Board Updates

  2. NAAE Special Request

  3. North Clay FFA Chapter is raising money for a seizure alert dog for one of their FFA Members

  4. CHS Foundation offers 10, $500 grants for teachers

  5. National FFA Scholarship Application OPEN

  1.   Illinois FFA Board Updates - NEW Information - MUST Read**

  • 2021 - 212 Conference will be provided in a virtual format, more information will be provided once we get the process in motion.  

  • 2021 - Beginning in the Spring of 2021 Illinois FFA will charge every Section Proficiency winner, every State Agriscience entry and every National Chapter Award entry a $5.00 entry fee to cover the expenses of the AET scoring system for 2021.  Note, the registration fee for proficiency winners will only be charged one time, once they win at the Section level and advance to the District level.  District winners will not be charged again.  

  • The Diversity and Inclusion Task Force continues to meet, a survey from that group will be coming out shortly and we encourage all teachers to assist in providing valuable feedback.  

  • The Finance Task Force is also continuing to meet to address financial concerns and agendas for Illinois agricultural education.  

  • The SAE Committee is working on a rubric for the new Illinois FFA Proficiency report, be on the lookout for that sometime soon.  

  • All boards continue to meet on a monthly basis in our effort to stay on top of our ever changing circumstances throughout the state.  

  • REMINDER - all section CDE registrations must be completed through the AgEd website system.  Entering this information allows for section presidents to submit results and also serves as the official archive of event participation for IFG audit purposes. Questions, please contact your FCAE program advisor or the Illinois FFA Center.  

  1. NAAE Special Request

Jay Jackman is officially retiring this year and a group of members were wanting to create a video honoring Jay (as a surprise) which could be played during the NAAE Convention.  Here is what they are wanting:

1) Each state could send out a message to members if they would like to create a short snippet of a video wishing Jay well in his retirement or a fun story or memory of Jay during his time of service. Or if membership had pictures from past regional conferences or NAAE conferences honoring Jay which could be included. 

2) Pictures and videos can be uploaded directly to this Google Drive folder. All videos and/or pictures will need to be added to the folder no later than Friday, November 13th so the video can be created. Google Drive Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gjM89t69fBv2RhfVMO3GW1ewZqIOz6hg?usp=sharing

  1. North Clay FFA Chapter is raising money for a seizure alert dog for one of their FFA Members

Click here to view the flyer.  

  1. CHS Foundation offers 10, $500 grants for teachers

To continue their support of ag students and teachers, the CHS Foundation will once again offer 10, $500 grants for teachers. This opportunity is available now until Friday, Nov. 6, for any ag educator who is implementing new ideas in their classroom. Interested teachers can apply online. Questions? Contact stewardship@chsinc.com

The CHS Foundation is offering 10, $500 grants for teachers implementing new ideas in their classroom. Apply online until Friday, Nov. 6. https://tinyurl.com/y3zd866z

  1.  National FFA Scholarship Application OPEN

National FFA Scholarship Program

The National FFA Scholarship Program opens on Nov. 1, 2020.  Whether students plan to attend a specialized training program or seek a four-year degree, the National FFA Scholarship Program has opportunities for all. Access the application at FFA.org/Scholarships.

**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

Career Development Events:  

Ag Issues Clarification

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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)

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IAVAT:

IAVAT Dues/Donations

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IAVAT Fall 2020 Professional Development Series

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 IAVAT Committees

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

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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

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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

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Section CDE Registration Reminder

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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 

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Illinois FFA Names Two American FFA Degree Star Finalists

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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

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FFA Board Updates - August 2020

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 Notes of Thanks to Virtual Convention Sponsors & Friends

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Donate to Virtual State FFA Convention

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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

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Alumni Update - August 2020

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Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction Update 

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Illinois FFA Center:

Illinois FFA Center Student Worker 

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

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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

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

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Celebrate our Staff - Tammy Yard, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since April 30, 2007

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Illinois Foundation FFA:

Prairie Farms Helps Support the Illinois Foundation FFA through the Our Caps, Your Cause Program

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Illinois Foundation FFA October Update

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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 Awards FFA Jackets

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National Creed Speaking Invitational

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HELP is NEEDED with COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

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Getting to Know Growing Hope 

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2021 IL Pork Ambassador Internship

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NCGA Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarships

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Managing Stress During the Busy Harvest Season

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GROWMARK Announces 2021 Essay Contest Theme

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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

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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***

  • 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 1, 2020 - Giving Tuesday - Give to Illinois Foundation FFA via Facebook

  • 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

  • January 8, 2021 - IAVAT & FFA Joint Board Meeting

  • January 9, 2021 - IAVAT Section Chairs Meeting

  • January 14, 2021 - American FFA Degree Webinar for Illinois FFA members

  • January 15, 2021 - Intent to Apply for the American FFA Degree for Illinois FFA members

  • January 18, 2021 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • January 22 - 23, 2021 - Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters Annual Mtg

  • February 20 - 27, 2021 - National FFA Week

  • February 25, 20221 - Give FFA Day

  • March 1, 2021 - American FFA Degree applications DUE

  • March 8, 2021 - State FFA Degree Review Day at the FFA Center

  • March 9, 2021 - American FFA Degree Review Day at the 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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