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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  1/5/2021 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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Illinois FFA Center - “Soft Close”  - Now until January 11, 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 11, 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. 


Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. Ground Zero Virtual Conference

  2. Illinois Students Earn SAE Grants

  3. Selection Committee - Students NEEDED!

  1. Ground Zero Virtual Conference

Ground Zero Virtual Conference

The Illinois Association FFA State Officer Team presents the 2021 Ground Zero Virtual Conference (formally the 212 Conference). Registration is open and the conference is open to 8th Grade, Freshmen, and Sophomores.  

  1. Go to www.ilaged.org  login, click on Event Registration and then click on Ground Zero Virtual Conference.  

  1. Ground Zero Virtual Conference Registration is $35.00 per participant.  

  2. Conference Dates:

    1. February 9-11, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    2. February 16-18, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  3. Space limited to 200 participants per event date.

  4. January 15, 2021 - Ground Zero Virtual Conference registration CLOSES and Student’s Google Contact Information Form must be completed.  

  5. Once you register for the Ground Zero Virtual Conference, you will receive an email to have your registered students complete a google form that indicates the size of shirt and mailing address to mail the materials, etc.

2.  Illinois Students Earn SAE Grants

Congratulations to the following Illinois FFA members for earning the SAE Grants through National FFA!

  • Dominos Grant - Aubrey Charles - West Carroll

  • Amerisource Bergen Foundation Grant - Olivia Charles - West Carroll

  • Caterpillar - Turf & Landscape Management Grant - Ethan Main - ROWVA

  • Bob Evans Restaurant Grant - Amanda Niemann - Litchfield FFA

  • Farm Credit Grant - Hope Watts - PBL

3.  Selection Committee - Students NEEDED!

The State FFA Officer Selection Committee application is due March 15, 2021.  If you have students that are interested in being on the 2021 Selection Committee click here to apply. The Selection Committee application can also be found on the www.ilaged.org website use the following steps:

  1. Click on Participate

  2. Click on About Illinois FFA

  3. Click on Illinois FFA State Officers

  4. Look in the Officer Materials Box to the Right hand side - Click on 2021 State Officer Selection Committee Application 

The State FFA Officer Election process is designed to ensure the delegates retain the right of choosing their own State Officer team, while at the same time: 1) Allow all candidates an equal opportunity for election, and 2) Ensure an efficient and timely election process.

The FFA Board of Directors’ policy establishes five selection committees to review and assess the candidates on their ability to serve as an officer of the Illinois Association FFA. In order to fill all committee positions, the service of fifteen FFA members is needed. It would be preferable to have three committee members from each of the five districts. Each chapter advisor is asked to recommend one student to serve on a selection committee. 

While all chapters are encouraged to have a student serve on the committee, there are a couple eligibility requirements:

  1. Applications are limited to sophomore, junior or senior FFA members.

  2. Students serving on an officer team with a State Officer Candidate (either chapter or section) will not be selected to serve. 

  3. Students that might be strongly biased to a particular candidate due to a personal relationship will not be selected.

  4. A chapter may have a representative serve on the Selection Committee every 4th year. (Chapters that had a committee member in 2018, 2019 or 2020 are not eligible.)

Should a student be selected, they need to know the selection committee will meet on April 17, 2021, in Springfield, Illinois. Their attendance will be absolutely critical to the process. Their ability to travel to Springfield on that date is required. The committee members will be informed in advance of their selection and will be provided suggested driving assignments to help them avoid having to drive the entire distance to Springfield. 

The State FFA Officer Selection Committee application is due March 15, 2021. 

 

**** 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:

Bob Evans Offer for Advisors and FFA members

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

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:

Officer Candidate and Parent Orientation

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

Illinois FFA Board Updates from 12/10/2020 Meeting

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

Illinois FFA Officer SAE Video - Click here 

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***

  • 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 23, 2021 - State FFA Officer Parent/Candidate Orientation Virtual Mtg

  • 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 1, 2021 - State FFA Officer Application and Resume 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

  • March 15, 2021 - Selection Committee Application DUE

  • March 20, 2021 - Selection Committee Process Round 1

  • April 17, 2021 - Selection Committee Process Round 2


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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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