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  Mindy Bunselmeyer  2/2/2021 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

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Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

  1. Celebrate our Staff - Jannette Allotey, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since February 1, 2018 

  2. Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters ONLINE Auction during National FFA Week

  3.  Alumni Ranger Raffle                                                                                                                   

  4. Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Task Force Sign Up 

  5.  44th Annual American Youth Horse Council Symposium

  6.  States Collide Agronomy Contest

  7. Membership Memos - REMINDER 

  1. Celebrate our Staff - Jannette Allotey, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since February 1, 2018 

Jannette Allotey joined the Illinois FFA Center in February of 2018 as the bookkeeper. She grew up on her family farm just southwest of Springfield, IL in Waverly, IL. She currently resides in Springfield, IL with her husband, Josh and their two daughters Jorja and Layla. She graduated from Greenville College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Leadership and has worked most of her career in the banking industry.  Jannette manages office payroll, budgets for each of the organizations at the FFA Center, financial statements and payments, as well as the finances of the Illinois Foundation FFA local collection drive.  

The Illinois FFA Center is celebrating 3 years of Jannette Allotey, Monday, February 1, 2021.  Help us celebrate Jannette too. Drop her a note, an email, a text, or a Facebook message. Let her know how much she is valued by our Illinois Agricultural Education and FFA family!

  1.  Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters ONLINE Auction during National FFA Week

 

February 19 - 28, 2021 - Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Auction - this is the Alumni auction link (currently has items from our first auction, this link will be on February 15, 2021).  Be sure to check in then, as the auction begins on Friday, February 19, 2021.  To see the auction items for the online auction taking place during 2021 National FFA Week click here for 2021 Auction Items.  

 

  1.  Alumni Ranger Raffle                                                                                                                   

The Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Ranger Raffle will be held on June 10, 2021 during the Illinois FFA State Convention.  The tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25, or 20 for $100.  The FFA Chapters and/or Alumni affiliate selling the tickets will receive 40% of the total ticket sales back to be used for anything that you need.  The FFA Chapter that sells the winning ranger raffle ticket will receive $300.  This could be a great fundraiser for your chapter.  If you would like to buy tickets or for us to send you tickets to sell, please email pdavis@illinoisffa.org

 The money raised will support future Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters scholarships.  *** New this year the Illinois FFA Alumni & Supporters Council are awarding additional  dollars back to FFA chapters who sell tickets.  The council voted to draw two more tickets with the winning ticket and the two different chapters drawn who sold those additional tickets  will be awarded $250.00 per chapter while the chapter who sells the winning ticket continues to be awarded $300.00.  We hope this will provide additional incentive to sell Ranger Raffle tickets.  REMINDER:  All chapters still get %40 back on all tickets sold.  

 

  1.  Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (IDE) Task Force Sign Up 

How can we make sure that every student feels as though they belong, that they're accepted, that they have a voice and a purpose within our organization? Our goal is to work with each of you, students and teachers, who are interested in serving on the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Task Force to strengthen our organization. We want FFA to always be inviting, open, and accepting of all students. Help us to continue to be an organization that is life-changing for students. Every group, organization, and/ or team faces challenges and the best way for us to tackle those challenges and keep doing better is to get to work.  Please take a moment to complete the following form as your application to express interest in serving on the Illinois FFA and Agricultural Education Family Inclusion & Diversity Task Force.  Any interested FFA members or Advisors are welcome to serve.  

We are asking that you please complete the signup/application by March 1, 2021 and mark your calendars now for our first workshop/training for the Task Force on Thursday, April 8, 2021.  Details about the workshop, details about future meetings, and an official invitation to the Task Force will take place in mid-March.  Please let me know if you have any questions mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org Please let me know if you have any questions mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org

 

  1.  44th Annual American Youth Horse Council Symposium

The 44th Annual American Youth Horse Council Symposium, will be held virtually, March 4-6, 2021. An annual highlight for horsemen and horsewomen, this event brings together teens and adult leaders from all facets of the equine industry for three days of demonstrations, workshops, education, discussion, exhibits, awards, and, of course, fun for all. This event presents an opportunity for adult and student leaders in the youth horse industry to come together to learn, network, share ideas and grow as an industry. All content will be recorded and available to registered participants for six months following the symposium, along with access to the community discussion boards, workshop materials and the virtual exhibit hall.

 

The 2021 event will boast many nationally respected presenters assembled to share their keys to successful youth horse programming and horse management. Workshops include the following topics:

 

·         Follow the Horse’s Lead

·         Suffering From Burnout: Go From Burnout to On Fire!

·         Open The Barn Door for ALL Youth by Including Those with Disabilities

·         The Monsters Within: A Spooky Guide to Parasites

·         FUN-ctional Riding: Using Patterns to Enhance Youth Engagement and Rider Effectiveness

·         What Does Equine Research Mean to Me?

·         Can Your Facts Pass a Soundness Exam? How to be a Better Consumer of Online Information and Avoid Sharing Lame Information

·         Beyond Exploration: Opportunities to Elevate Your Experiences

·         Horseless Campers: A Comprehensive Toolkit for Hosting Horseless Summer Camps

·         Why an Equine Degree? Explore the Possibilities

·         Forage Myths and Truths:  How to Manage Your Horse Pasture

·         Unique Equine Liability Risks Involving Minors -  What They Are and How to Protect Yourself

·         Keep it Positive - Reinforcing & Rewarding Ways to Overcome Challenges with Your Horse

·         Why Rider's Mental and Physical Fitness Is So Important, And How to Obtain Both

·         We Did It Virtually - Tips and Tricks for Alternative Learning Opportunities

·         Panel Discussion: Cultivating Diversity in Your Equine Organization

·         It’s Not a (Complete) Disaster – If You’re Prepared

Make your plans to join the youth horse industry from the comfort of your home or office! The 44th Annual AYHC Symposium will provide you with take home tools to teach youth about safe and effective horsemanship. This non-breed specific, interactive curriculum presents equine knowledge that transfers from the book to the barn and beyond. Visit symposium.ayhc.com/  for complete list of speakers, workshop descriptions and registration information.

 

ABOUT AMERICAN YOUTH HORSE COUNCIL

 

The American Youth Horse Council is the umbrella organization providing leadership and resources to serve and promote the youth horse industry. We believe youth who engage with horses grow in leadership and life skills. By empowering adults who teach youth about horses, and connecting them with resources, we are fostering a thriving horse industry. For more information about AYHC or for symposium details, please visit ayhc.com or symposium.ayhc.com/

 

  1.  States Collide Agronomy Contest

 

Hello Agronomy Coaches and Teams!

 

Just a couple of ag teachers from California are excited to announce the first annual States Collide Agronomy contest!   This will be the first contest other than Nationals, where participants in multiple states will compete together in Agronomy.   The Spring/Winter contest will be held February 15-19, 2021.  Some states have chosen a later date to suit their needs.  Just let us know.  We have done our best to develop a google form contest tailored to your states Agronomy contest.  There will be some entities of your contest that may be altered due to the fact that they do not translate well to the google form platform.   This contest will be a great opportunity for your students to apply what they have learned so far, practice for state finals, and THEY GET TO COMPETE WITH STUDENTS FROM ACROSS THE NATION!!

 

Registration:  Registration Form Link .  Spring participants, please register by February 5, 2021. Registration is $ 50 per CHAPTER.  Invoices will be emailed to coaches once they register.    When registering, be sure to use a google email account.  This will be the email address that all the contest forms will be sent to.  Coaches will receive the forms and then share them with their students. 

 

Contest Logistics:

  • Each state will have its own contest and its own contest winners.  Then all scores will be converted to a percentage multiplied by 1000 to determine the overall winners of the States Collide Agronomy contest.

  • Coaches: You will be emailed the contest forms the Friday before the contest.  You can then share them with your students however you would like.  Be aware that some student Gmail accounts have restrictions.  You may want to share the forms to your student’s private Gmail accounts.  

  • We will also send you a link that will automatically make a copy of the form for you.  Please feel free to use these forms to practice in the future.  YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND HOURS TAKING PICS AND CREATING STUDY MATERIALS.

  • There is no particular order of how the contest forms are to be completed. It is up to the coach on how they will have their teams complete the forms.  Some coaches choose to do the entire contest in one day.  Other coaches break it up throughout the week.

  • A contest tracker will be provided to coaches to keep track of what sub contest your student has completed. 

  • Nothing will be timed.  Participants must have ALL contest forms completed by the Friday of the contest.  Note: If a student does start a form they need to complete it that day.

  • Awards will be mailed to the coaches after the awards ceremony.  

  • A website will be created to showcase the scores and winners of the contest.  This website will also be used as a platform to access information such as the link for the award ceremony.

 

Contest Line Up:

  • Contest subcategories will vary from state to state and will follow the state’s contest as closely as possible.

  • Please note that there will be no team component in this competition.

 

Contestant Photo: Selfie Link form Please have students upload a photo of themselves.  It is encouraged to have them wearing Official Dress but not mandatory.  These photos will be used during the awards ceremony.

 

Zoom Awards Ceremony: The States Collide Agronomy awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 19th, 2021 at 3 pm. (PST)  Zoom invites will be sent to coaches to then share with their teams.  Students are encouraged to have family members and friends “tune in” to the awards ceremony!!

 

Should coaches or students have any questions or concerns before, during, or after the contest please do not hesitate to contact Tim Brown at tbrown@tbjusd.org or (530) 260-0877.

 

  1.  Membership Memos - REMINDER 

As an FFA family, so many of you have been there for each other and those of us at the FFA Center, we can’t begin to tell you how much that means to us and what you have expressed it means to you as well.  On behalf of the Illinois FFA Center and the IAVAT Member Services Committee I want REMIND your of this LINK on the www.ilaged.org website.  If you click: 

  • Teach

  • Educator Resources

  • Membership Memos - bottom of the page in a box on the right side of the page.   

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.  We have Sympathy, Get Well, Congratulations and Baby cards, please let us know who needs a note or memo for a pick me up or a celebration.  Thanks so much for taking the time to care and share for those in our agricultural education family.  

**** 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:

Top 10 Section President Award

Chapter President Awards

2021 Illinois FFA State Convention Talent Application

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

Sam Taylor Scholarship Application - DUE March 1

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

Eldon Witt Scholarship Application - DUE May 15

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

Honorary Illinois FFA State Degree

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

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

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

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:

Celebrate our Staff - Jannette Allotey, Proudly Serving Illinois FFA Center since February 1, 2018 

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

  • Click here to view the listserv sent from the 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 

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:

ELEVATE Illinois

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

Illinois Soybean Association and Illinois FFA - 2021 Arbor Day Collaboration 

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

GROWMARK Announces 2021 Illinois Essay Contest Winner

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

Farmers for America

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

Compeer Financial Scholarship OPEN - DUE March 15, 2021

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

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 Update

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

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

The Horizon Conference

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center on 9/8/2020

***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***


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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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