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  President Apps, Sam Taylor & Eldon Witt Scholarships, FFA Talent, Intern Posting, Honorary Degrees, Major Officer App  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  1/26/2021 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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SAE Committee - Host SAE Proficiency Report Training

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HELPFUL HINTS:  State & American FFA Degrees, Illinois Proficiencies & Stars  2021 CLICK HERE


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. Top 10 Section President Award

  2. Chapter President Awards

  3. 2021 Illinois FFA State Convention Talent Application

  4. Sam Taylor Scholarship Application - DUE March 1

  5. Eldon Witt Scholarship Application - DUE May 15

  6. Illinois FFA Center Summer Intern and the Bill Johnson Memorial Legislative Internship Job Postings

  7. Honorary Illinois FFA State Degree

  8. Application for Illinois FFA Major State Officer - DUE March 1, 2021

 

 

  1.  Top 10 Section President Award

Applications for the Top 10 Section President Award are live now! This award recognizes the efforts of section presidents who exceeded expectations as an FFA member, state officer, and section leader. The top 10 individuals will be recognized at State Convention as Top Section Presidents. Winners will also be invited to attend the Illinois Farm Bureau and Affiliates Premier 20 Leadership Conference – an elite professional development opportunity for exceptional young leaders in Illinois. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.

Top 10 Section President Award Application

 

 

  1.  Chapter President Awards

Chapter presidents, let’s round out this year by recognizing your term of service to your FFA chapter! Applications are live now for chapter president awards. The top 10 applicants will be recognized as top chapter presidents at State Convention, and all applicants will be distinguished for their efforts as a gold, silver, or bronze ranking chapter president. Be sure to check out the refreshed application early this year. Deadline to apply is May 1st, 2021.

Chapter President Award Application

 

  1.  2021 Illinois FFA State Convention Talent Application

Regardless of the format that the 2021 Illinois FFA Convention will be in, we will have and celebrate Illinois FFA members talent!  

2021 Illinois FFA Talent application - click here

 

  1.  Sam Taylor Scholarship Application - DUE March 1

Know any students with interest or potential to be a GREAT Ag teacher?  Encourage them to apply for the Sam Taylor Scholarship. 

Sam Taylor Memorial Scholarship:  One or more $500 - $1,000 scholarship(s) established by the family in memory of Sam Taylor, 1991-92 State FFA President.  Sam was an agriculture education major at the time of his death, he served Illinois with a great enthusiasm for FFA, agriculture education and his Hereford cattle.  Available to any Illinois FFA member who is a graduating senior planning to major in agriculture or is a student already enrolled in an agricultural program at a two or four year college or university.  Preference will be given to applicants majoring in agriculture education,but all agriculture majors are encouraged to apply. Many of our current agriculture teachers have been awarded the Sam Taylor Memorial Scholarship.  It is also still awarded by Sam’s family at the Illinois FFA State Convention.  

DUE March 1.  Sam Taylor Scholarship Application.

5.  Eldon Witt Scholarship Application - DUE May 15

Know any agriculture education majors about to student teach?  Encourage them to apply for the Eldon Witt Scholarship. 

Mr. Witt served as the Executive Director for IAVAT starting in 1970 until retirement.  He then served the Illinois Association FFA as Executive Secretary from 1973 until his retirement in 1989.  The Eldon Witt Scholarship has been awarded to numerous future agriculture teachers throughout Illinois.

DUE May 15.  Eldon Witt Scholarship Application.

6.  Illinois FFA Center Summer Intern and the Bill Johnson Memorial Legislative Internship Job Postings

The Illinois FFA Center will be hiring 2 Summer Interns for the Summer of 2021 to assist the center in completing and coordinating various events and activities.  

Please click here to see postings.  If you know of someone who may be interested in this opportunity please share this information with them.  Thank you for your time and for passing this information along.  

We are excited to again offer the legislative internship created by the generous contributions in memory of Bill Johnson.  

Click here to view information regarding the student worker job postings.

7.  Honorary Illinois FFA State Degree

Honorary State Degree Applications - DUE April 1 

Teachers interested in applying or nominating someone for the Honorary State FFA Degree - those applications are DUE April 1.  

Teacher Application

Non Teacher Application

8.  Application for Illinois FFA Major State Officer - DUE March 1, 2021

The Illinois FFA State Officer Candidate Application and Information can be found on the www.ilaged.org website under 

  1. Participate

  2. About Illinois FFA

  3. Illinois FFA State Officers

  4. Officer Materials box to the right hand side of the page

 

 

 

**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

Career Development Events:  

Ag Issues Clarification

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Ag Sales Product - Now Available

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2020 Illinois FFA CDE Schedule (2021 CDE Schedule TBA)

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IAVAT:

Bob Evans Offer for Advisors and FFA members

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IAVAT Mentorship Program

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NAAE Special Request

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IAVAT Dues/Donations

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IAVAT Fall 2020 Professional Development Series

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 IAVAT Committees

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SAE Committee State Proficiency Survey - PLEASE Take a Moment to Complete

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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!

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Illinois Students Earn SAE Grants

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Officer Candidate and Parent Orientation

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Illinois FFA Board Updates from 12/10/2020 Meeting

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Illinois FFA Officer SAE Video - Click here 

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

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

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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

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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

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Section CDE Registration Reminder

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2020 National FFA Results for Agriscience, National Chapter Award and Proficiency Results

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Illinois FFA State Officer Team Updates 

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Tallo-AET SAE Grant Winners

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  • Click here to view the listserv message about Dennis Wollin, South Central FFA

State Theme t-shirt, Convention t-shirts & Buttons

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FFA Board Updates - August 2020

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 Notes of Thanks to Virtual Convention Sponsors & Friends

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Donate to Virtual State FFA Convention

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Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters:

Illinois FFA Alumni Ranger Raffle 

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Alumni Update - August 2020

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Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction Update 

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Illinois FFA Center:

Illinois FFA Center Student Worker 

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

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How to Pay Account Balances with a Credit Card  - For Teachers

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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

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Celebrate our Staff - John Edgar, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since July 6, 2015

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Celebrate our Staff - Tammy Yard, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since April 30, 2007

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Illinois Foundation FFA:

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

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Illinois Foundation FFA October Update

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2019 - 2020 Illinois Foundation FFA Annual Report 

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Industry Friends of agricultural education posts:

ELEVATE Illinois

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Illinois Soybean Association and Illinois FFA - 2021 Arbor Day Collaboration 

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GROWMARK Announces 2021 Illinois Essay Contest Winner

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Farmers for America

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Compeer Financial Scholarship OPEN - DUE March 15, 2021

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New Apprenticeship Program Seeks to Fill Employment Gap

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GROWMARK Foundation Awards FFA Jackets

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HELP is NEEDED with COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

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NCGA Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarships

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National FFA:

National FFA Update

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National FFA Convention Awards

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National FFA Scholarship Application OPEN

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SAE Grants Application Opens

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The Horizon Conference

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***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

  • February 1, 2021 - Celebrating 3 years of Jannette Alloteyat the FFA Center 

  • 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 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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