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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  12/1/2020 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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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. 

Illinois FFA Center - “Soft Close”  - Now until January 4, 2021

Due to COVID-19 quarantines and several staff working from home on various days with children who are in full remote learning situations, the Illinois FFA Center will be in “soft close” mode of operation.  The FFA Center will be staffed by two or three people everyday from now until January 4, 2021.  Our goal is to still take your calls, process mail, answer emails and address any questions or concerns you continue to have but the majority of our hours will be serving you from home, therefore EMAIL is the best way to to contact and connect with most of our staff.  By all means, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let me know - mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org or cell phone is 217.412.5646.  Thank you for your understanding and patience. 

Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. IAVAT Mentorship Program

  2. FFA Board Updates/Reminders

  1. IAVAT Mentorship Program

General Overview: This is an opportunity to become a mentor or mentee in our IAVAT mentorship program. The program will run from January-May of 2021 and will continue each following school year beyond that. Mentees will have the chance to gain valuable skills and knowledge from their mentors by communicating with them once a month on important issues. Mentors will be allowed to use this mentoring to further their knowledge and receive the IFG "Mentoring" Check on their initial application once all requirements are met.

General Requirements: It is recommended that the Mentor and Mentee contact each other once a month, using the suggested topics found in the Mentorship handbook. It is also recommended that the mentor or mentee visit the others program for a day. The IAVAT Recruitment and Retention 1-5 year Committee requires that a log of hours be kept to comply with the one month minimum contact requirement and that all paperwork is submitted by the due dates.

We encourage participation from:

·  Early Career Ag Teachers Survey (Years 1-5: also known as NEW HOOTS)

·  ALL OTHER QUALIFIED AG TEACHERS Survey (to be Mentors to our New Hoots)

If interested, please review the attached Mentorship Handbook for expectations of the program, then complete the appropriate Google Form for you. This will officially register you into the Mentorship Program and allow us to pair each Mentee with a Mentor. These registration forms should be submitted by December 12, 2020 (at the latest). There will be a brief optional Introduction seminar in January for mentors/mentees beginning the program.

Click here for New Hoot Survey, Mentor Survey, and Handbook

  1. FFA Board Updates/Reminders

  • All SAE areas that involve baking, working at bakery or selling bakery items belong in the Food Service proficiency award area in Illinois Proficiency Award entries.  

  • The FFA board has been discussing how we will proceed with Parliamentary Procedure for 2021, at this time a final decision has been made if we will conduct a virtual LDE or in person LDE.  What we do know is that we will have a Parliamentary Procedure LDE in 2021.  Please wait patiently until the board can allow everything to continue to unfold to make an informed decision.  



**** 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:

NAAE Special Request

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

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:

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

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

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

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 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

Congratulate & Celebrate our Staff - Lori Nelson, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since November 16, 2001

  • 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:

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

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from Riley Duckworth

Illinois Foundation FFA October Update

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from Riley Duckworth

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

  • 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

NCGA Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarships

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

National FFA:

National FFA Scholarship Application OPEN

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

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***

  • 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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