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  John Edgar  1/7/2021 3:26:00 PM  
     
 

We are excited to provide the following updates for the Spring 2021 Virtual PAS Conference:

Based on initial responses for instructors coordinating spring PAS events, the board has tentatively identified the following:

Lead Instructor Assistant
Ag Sales Gary Shupe
Public Speaking Monica Pierce Jeff Landers
Ag Education Justin Ebert
Employment Interview Pete Fandel
Career Planning/Progress Jess Smithers
College Bowl Jeff Landers Miranda Buss
Landscape Hort Dyke Barkley Penny Haase Wittler, Lori Copsy, Monica Pierce, Theresa Meers?
Dairy
Aaron Heinzmann
Soil Bill Harmon
Precision Ag Jenni Fridgen Blake Lehman
Floriculture Dyke Barkley Penny Haase Wittler, Lori Copsy, Theresa Meers?
Crops Bill Harmon Pete Fandel
Equine Lori Copsy
Beef Blake Lehman
Swine Grant Grebner
Sheep Justin Ebert Justin Lewis - prior to event
Overall Livestock Justin Ebert Justin Lewis - prior to event

If you are listed as a contest superintendent (lead instructor) or assistant, what we ask is that you communicate with any others that may be working with you on that contest to discuss any potential changes that will need to be made to contest format or rules and let me know those no later than Monday, February 1, 2021. The board will then review later in the week and publicize any updates for all institutions to share with participants. At this time, our goal is to run all contests fairly similar to past years, simply adjusting as necessary for a virtual and sometimes asynchronous process.

The responsibilities of contest superintendents (lead instructors) and their assistants will be to create event materials (exams, ID, problem solving, speech topics, etc.), coordinate logistics of the specific event (setting up Zoom links, organizing/managing breakout rooms, sharing exam links, etc. as necessary), and send me final scores and results of the contest upon its conclusion. If you have questions about your role or need assistance with any piece of coordinating your event, please coordinate a time to discuss with me further.

An opening session will be conducted Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5pm that is required for all participants to attend to compete later in the week. If participants have conflicts with this session, they will be required to conduct alternative engagement opportunities with event sponsors to be eligible to compete.

A delegate business session and officer elections will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6pm. In order to run for Illinois PAS office, candidates must email me (jedgar@illinoisffa.org) their resume by February 12, 2021.

A tentative schedule of activities is listed below. Please note, this is subject to change pending updates to contest procedures and/or any potential conflicts identified by contest hosts in the coming weeks, so please review and let me know of any issues ASAP:

Monday (2-22) Tuesday (2-23) Wednesday (2-24) Thursday (2-25)
College Bowl Employment Interview Floriculture Beef
Landscape Horticulture Career Planning/Progress Soil Swine
Ag Sales Ag Education Sheep
Crops Public Speaking Overall Livestock
Precision Ag Dairy
Equine

Registration will be made available after updates are finalized the first week of February.
Registration will be $5/participant along with $5 annual PAS dues per participant.

Please let me know of any questions you may have.
We look forward to offering a quality event for our college students this spring!
--
John Edgar
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 618-318-5776
Email: jedgar@illinoisffa.org
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
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