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  Compeer Financial Scholarships, SAE Proficiency Training, Sign up for Ground Zero, Meet & Greets are GREAT!  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  1/12/2021 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

TOP Priority:  

Ground Zero - Click here for the flyer for Ground Zero.  Hope that helps get students interested.   Your 8th, 9th and 10th graders are going to LOVE it - sign them up NOW.  Registration DUE this Friday, January 15, 2021.  Click here to view listserv about Ground Zero Conference.


American & State FFA Degree Questions?  Proficiency & Discovery Star Information??

  • Click here for the most recent listserv sent addressing those questions

  • For google sheet/Excel document of the State FFA Degree checklist - click here.

  • Be on the lookout - NEXT week we will send a Degrees & Proficiencies HELPFUL HINTS listserv - the FFA Center, FFA Board and the SAE Committee want to hear more of your questions as we continue to work on the HELPFUL HINTS listserv for next week.  In the meantime - call or email questions to Mindy Bunselmeyer anytime.  THANKS!


REMEMBER those Meet & Greets?  See what your fellow teachers have to say about how great they are:  

  • “We did a meet and greet with Intro and they loved it! Very easy lesson plan for the day too since there are worksheets with it. Thank you and the officers for putting these together!”  Marissa Modglin, Waterloo High School Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor


  • “ Good Afternoon!!  I just wanted to say the Chapter Visit workshop videos are AMAZING!  My students have really enjoyed them and are now super excited for our meet and greet. I know that all the obstacles this year are a challenge for all.  I am impressed with how our state officer team has not only taken on the challenge but exceeded my expectation in content and enthusiasm! Have a great Day!”  Katrina Van Dyke, North Clay High School Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor 


  • Click here to sign up for a time to have your FFA Chapter do a “Meet & Greet” with a major.  

  • The ilaged  Youtube Channel has the 2020-2021 Pre-recorded Chapter Visits Presentations.  Please Click here to view the 2020-2021 Chapter Visits Reflection Questions.  Click here for the pdf fillable 2020 -2021 Goal Card. 



Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1.  SAE Committee - Host SAE Proficiency Report Training

SAE Committee will be putting on four opportunities for teachers to ask questions about the new proficiency report. There are a variety of different times and dates for teachers to join a zoom meeting to ask questions. The zoom meeting will open fifteen minutes before the session begins for teachers to put questions into the chat box. It is highly encouraged that teachers review the SAE Proficiency Report Training Videos before joining a Q&A session.


SAE Proficiency Report Training Videos can be found by clicking here


Q/A Sessions:

  1. Session 1 hosted by Mitch Miller. January 14th from starting at 3:00 pm. (Zoom Link Here)

  2. Session 2 hosted by Kirsten Wyatt, Bryan Schullian, and Jennifer Timm (Agri Science Proficiency Specific). January 19th starting at 7:00 am (Zoom Link Here)

  3. Session 3 hosted by Christian Thurwanger. January 20th starting at 5:00 pm (Zoom Link Here)

  4. Session 4 hosted by Lisa Oellerich and Jeff Maierhofer. January 21st starting at 7:00 pm (Zoom Link Here)


Any questions? Contact Mitch Miller, SAE Committee Chair. mmiller@midwestcentral.org

2.  Compeer Financial Scholarship OPEN - DUE March 15, 2021

Compeer Financial Scholarships Open to High School Seniors

New opportunities for metropolitan-area students interested in agriculture

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, Compeer Financial’s corporate giving program, is offering 123 scholarships to students this year. High school seniors who have an agriculture or rural background, or plan to major in an agriculture-related field at a college, university or technical school are encouraged to apply between now and March 15.

Each scholarship recipient will receive $1,500 for educational tuition expenses. Qualified applicants must live in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, agricultural and community organization involvement and essays.

This year, the Fund for Rural America is introducing three new opportunities for students who live in the metropolitan areas of Cook County, Ill., Hennepin or Ramsey County, Minn., or Milwaukee County, Wis.

“Through the Fund for Rural America, our goal is to contribute to the future of agriculture across our territory,” said Karen Schieler, Senior Corporate Giving Specialist. “More and more students in metropolitan areas are exploring careers in agriculture and we hope by adding these new scholarships it will further inspire these students. Our high school scholarship program is a signature investment in the future.”

To date, the Fund has awarded 345 scholarships to graduating seniors, totaling $517,500.

”Young adults are the future of agriculture and rural America,” Schieler said. “Our scholarship shows these students cooperatives like Compeer are invested in their future, and encourages their commitment to pursue a career path that will make a difference in their communities.”

Students can find the scholarship application at compeer.com. Applications can be emailed to scholarships@compeer.com, mailed to P.O. Box 1219, Lakeville, MN 55044, or submitted in person at a local Compeer Financial office. 

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 15, 2021.

 

About the Fund for Rural America

The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America is the corporate giving program of Compeer Financial, structured to support Compeer Financial’s mission to enrich agriculture and rural America. Compeer Financial’s Board of Directors has dedicated one percent of annual net earnings to support the Fund’s focus areas of agricultural advocacy and development, agriculture education, cooperative initiatives, rural development and community enrichment; and youth engagement. The Fund is managed by a Board of Trustees, made up of team members from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin and members of the Compeer Financial Board of Directors. More information about opportunities available through the Fund can be found at Compeer.com/giving-back.

About Compeer Financial

Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $23.7 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry.

Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Learn more about Compeer Financial’s scholarship program.

 

**** 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:

Selection Committee - Students NEEDED!

  • Click here to view listserv sent from the FFA Center 

Illinois Students Earn SAE Grants

  • Click here to view listserv sent from the FFA Center 

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 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 - 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 - STUDENTS NEEDED! 

  • 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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