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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  12/15/2020 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. View staff email addresses here.  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. 


State Agronomy Alternate CDE registration deadline is Thursday, December 17,  2020.  

Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. Illinois FFA Officer SAE Video - Click here 

  2. Illinois FFA Board Updates from 12/10/2020 Meeting

  3. Bob Evans Offer for Advisors and FFA members.

 

  1.  Illinois FFA Officer SAE Video - Click here - Check it out TODAY, great video compiled by our major state officers to highlight SAEs.  Hope it is a great addition to covering SAEs with your students! 

 

  1.  Illinois FFA Board Updates from 12/10/2020 Meeting

  • The National Chapter Award for 2021 is DUE April 15, 2021.  Be on the lookout for the submission of that will be through AET this year, further details about the submission closer to the due date.  

  • The National Chapter Award for 2022 will be DUE April 1, 2022.  

  • Illinois FFA American FFA Degree applications are DUE March 1, 2021.  

  • Illinois FFA State FFA Degrees are DUE to the Illinois FFA Center via the AET submission process by March 1, 2021.  We will cover this process for submitting them during the Section Chairs meeting on January 9, 2021.  

  • A reminder that the State FFA Degree application will automatically select all records from all experiences entered within the AET and add them to your State Degree Application.

  • From this point forward, there will be no need to utilize the complete record book report, as it is hyperlinked to the back of the application for record verification and STAR judging purposes.

  • The 2021 State FFA Degree will require electronic signatures, no longer needing written signatures.  

  • Both rubrics and the scoring process for Section, District and State Proficiency awards process will be covered during the Section Chairs meeting on January 9, 2021.  

  • Illinois FFA has replaced 212 this year with “Ground Zero” a similar conference designed for 8th - 10th grade level students.  The major state FFA officers are taking the lead in designing the curriculum and the activities prevalent throughout the conference, while the Section Presidents will take on the roles of group/breakout room leaders.  

  • Ground Zero will be offered two different weeks.  You may choose which week works best for the students’ schedules.  Either Tuesday, February 9 - Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, February 16 - Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

  • Ground Zero registration fee is set for $35.00 which will include a t-shirt, learnbook and other learning materials to ensure interactive and engaging activities.  

  • If the first two weeks of Ground Zero fill up we will also offer another week of the conference Tuesday, February 23 - Thursday, February 25, 2021.  

  • How will District and State Proficiency Awards be conducted in 2021? The Joint Boards will discuss and the FFA Board will decide on Friday, January 8, 2021.  

  • What about District and State Parliamentary Procedure? The Joint Boards will discuss and the FFA Board will decide on a later date.  The consensus of the group is to hold out as long as we can to possibly ensure an in person event of some degree.  

  • Other questions or concerns?  Please let us know or reach out to your FFA Board representative and discuss with them.  

 

  1. Bob Evans Offer for Advisors and FFA members. 

Good Morning and Happy Holidays!

Bob Evans Restaurants is proud to partner with the National FFA Organization to pay homage to Bob Evans’s roots in the farming community while inspiring the next generation of farmers. To celebrate this holiday season, Bob Evans is offering a FREE slice of Pumpkin Pie to all FFA Members and Advisors.   You must present either a printed copy or an electronic version (i.e. on your phone) of this coupon to redeem the offer.  Feel free to share on your social media channels to get the word out to your members.  

If you have any questions or would like more information about the new partnership with Bob Evans Restaurants and engagement opportunities for your chapters at the local level, please reach out to me.  Thanks and enjoy the pie!

Best regards,

Cassy Puskala

Regional Director for Corporate Development

National FFA Foundation

Cell:  463-221-8496    |   Email:  cpuskala@ffa.org

 

**** 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 Mentorship Program

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

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:

FFA Board Updates/Reminders - 12/1/2020 Listserv

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

Illinois FFA Board Updates - NEW Information - MUST Read** - 11/3/2020 Listserv

  • 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:

New Apprenticeship Program Seeks to Fill Employment Gap

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

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 Convention Awards

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

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 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 - Alumni & Supporters Annual Mtg - POSTPONED 

  • February 9 - 11, 2021 - Ground Zero - Virtual FFA Conference for 8th - 10th Grade Members

  • February 16 - 18, 2021 - Ground Zero - Virtual FFA Conference for 8th - 10th Grade Members

  • February 20 - 27, 2021 - National FFA Week

  • February 23 - 25, 2021 - Overflow Ground Zero Week

  • February 19 - 28, 2021 - Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Auction - ONLINE

  • February 25, 2021 - Give FFA Day

  • March 1, 2021 - Illinois FFA State FFA Degree applications DUE

  • 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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