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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..
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The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..
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The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..
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The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..
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The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .
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The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .
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The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .
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The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..
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The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..
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The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..
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The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..
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The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources..
www.teachag.net

TeachAg.net provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..
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MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .
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Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .
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The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Executive Director
3221 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 753-3328 x101 Cell-217.412.5646
(217) 753-3359 fax
mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org
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Illinois FFA Board Updates

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

***Sent to All Contacts


Items in this listserv:

****NEW Information****

1.  Illinois FFA Board June 20, 2019 Meeting Updates

1.  Illinois FFA Board June 20, 2019 Meeting Updates

  • 212 - Reminder this is only one 212 conference this year on February 7 - 8, 2020 at the Decatur Conference Center, Decatur.  Registration for this event is not restricted, each chapter will be guaranteed 2 spots for each conference, but there is no maximum to the number of students you would like to register.
  • REMINDER NEW THIS YEAR - FFA Dues and Rosters are DUE October 1, 2019.
  • REMINDER NEW THIS YEAR - National Chapter Award - Chapter Strategic Plan is DUE October 1, 2019.
  • New for State Convention CDE and LDEs in 2020 - when results are posted for CDE and LDEs taking place at State Convention all rankings will be posted and announced.  Winners Only will be recognized on stage.  
  • In order to align all Section CDE and LDE recognition, public speaking and parliamentary procedure section winners will no longer receive plaques from the Illinois FFA Center for being Section winners.  Plates and pins will still be provided to the Section public speaking winners.  Pins will still be provided to the Section parliamentary procedure winners.  
  • New this year, District winners in public speaking and parliamentary procedure winners will be awarded District plaques from the Illinois FFA Center.  
  • A sub-committee was formed to further explore the cooperation of the Illinois Farm Bureau Heritage and Cooperative Awards with the Illinois FFA National Chapter Award application process - more information to follow.  
  • Illinois FFA Board voted to align the Illinois Proficiency Award areas to new changes made at the National FFA level. Removing Food Science and Technology, Changing Home and Community Development to Service Learning and Combining Grain Production Entrepreneur and Grain Production Placement into one area of Grain Production.  
  • Additional Items the FFA Board is continuing to discuss: 
    • AET Best Practices from the SAE Committee
    • Proficiency Reports for competition from the SAE Committee
    • SAE for All and Foundational SAE hours for hours towards earning the State FFA Degree
    • IAVAT Conference Resolutions involving the Competitive Events Committee
    • FFA Board Chair position
    • National Chapter Award Judging requirements & training
    • 212 Future locations and dates for long term planning of this event

Click here to view the notes from the April 8, 2019 FFA Board meeting.  

Click here to view the notes from the June 20, 2019 FFA Board meeting, these are not official minutes and have not been reviewed and approved by the board, they are the draft notes from the meeting.  

**** PREVIOUS Information Shared****

**** WORTH Sharing Again****

91st Annual Illinois FFA Convention:

91st Annual Illinois FFA State Convention Evaluations

  • Click here to open the Advisor Evaluation.  
  • Click here to open the Student Evaluation.  
  • Click here to open the Parent and Guests Evaluation.  

Career and Leadership Development Events:

IAVAT:

IAVAT Service Awards

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center 

IAVAT Years of Membership

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center 

Illinois FFA:

FFA Board Updates

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

2019 IL FFA Leadership Camp Registration and Health Profile Form

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Health Profile, Signed Signature Form with Insurance Card Upload

  • Click here to view the listserv message sent by the FFA Center.  

National Chapter Award Application - Scores and Deductions

To view all scores and deductions for the 2019 National Chapter Award applications, please click here.  

Illinois FFA Alumni:

Illinois FFA Center:

Illinois FFA Center Credit Card Processing - PLEASE READ

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center 

Office Closed July 4, 2019 and August 1, 2019

  • Please click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center.  

Illinois Foundation FFA:

Monthly Update on Local Collection Drive - May 15, 2019

  • Click here to view that listserv sent by the Illinois Foundation FFA. 

Illinois Foundation FFA Hopper Funds

  • Click here to view the Hopper Funds Incentives shared at 2018 IAVAT Conference, can also be found on the Illinois Foundation FFA Toolkit.  

Industry Friends of agricultural education posts:

Pork Checkoff Seeks 2019 #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Team

  • Please click here to view that listserv sent by the FFA Center.  

National FFA:

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***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***

  • June 23 - 28 - Illinois Farm Bureau Sponsors the Illinois FFA Heritage and Cooperative Tour 
  • June 23 - 30 - Illinois FFA's week at National FFA WLC
  • July 1 - Illinois FFA Cardinal for September 29, 2019 Cards vs Cubs game tickets GO ON SALE!
  • July 4 - Illinois FFA Center Closed
  • July 9 - 12 - Illinois FFA State Officer Team Meeting, SIUC
  • July 14 - 18 - Illinois FFA Officer Team Trip to Washington DC with Illinois Corn Growers to Corn Congress
  • July 21 - 25 - State Officer Summit in Washington DC for major state officers
  • July 22 - 26 - Illinois FFA Leadership Camp, 4-H Memorial Camp, Monticello
  • July 30 - Illinois Farm Bureau YEA mtg
  • July 31 - August 1 - Beginning Advisor's Workshop, Lincoln Land, Springfied
  • August 1 - IAVAT Board Meeting, FFA Center, Springfield
  • August 2 - IAVAT Section Chairs Meeting, FFA Center, Springfield
  • August 6 - FFA Board Meeting, FFA Center, Springfield
  • August 6 - 8 - Illinois FFA State Officer Meeting, FFA Center, Springfield
  • August 8 -  18 - Illinois FFA Officers Team Coordinating the Barnyard at the Illinois State Fair
  • August 12 - Illinois FFA Center Administrative Council Meeting
  • August 12 - Illinois Agricultural Education TEAM AG ED Meeting
  • August 13 - Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair
  • August 13 - Illinois FFA Center - CLOSED
  • August 20 - 22 - Major State FFA Officers at the GROWMARK Annual Meeting
  • August 23 - Major State FFA Officers at DuQuoin State Fair Parade
  • August 26 - Major State FFA Officers at DuQuoin State Fair Farmyard Follies
  • August 27 - 29 - Illinois FFA Staff and Major State Officers at the Farm Progress Show
  • September 4 - District 3 STAR Conference, JWCC, Perry
  • September 6 - District 1 STAR Conference, BHE, Kewanee
  • September 9 - District 2 STAR Conference, JJC, Joliet
  • September 11 - District 5 STAR Conference, SIUC, Carbondale
  • September 13 - District 4 STAR Conference, Lake Land College, Mattoon
  • September 14 - State Horse CDE, BHE, Kewanee
  • September 16 - 20 - Chapter Visits
  • September 19 - ELITE Conference
  • September 23 - 27 - Chapter Visits
  • September 28 - State Forestry CDE, SUIC, Carbondale
  • September 29 -  Illinois FFA Day w/the Cardinals vs. Cubs, St. Louis
  • September 30 - October 4 - Chapter Visits
  • October 1 - FFA Rosters and Fees DUE to the Illinois FFA Center 
  • October 1 - National Chapter Award - Chapter Strategic Plan DUE to the Illinois FFA Center 
  • October 2 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED for Office Clean Up  Day
  • October 7 - 11 - Chapter Visits
  • October 10 - 11 - IACCAI
  • October 14 - 15 - BUILD Conference, Decatur Conference Center, Decatur
  • October 22 - State Land Use CDE, BHE, Kewanee
  • October 30 - November 2 - 92nd Annual National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN
  • November 11 - Illinois FFA Center - CLOSED - Veterans Day
  • November 11 - 15 - Chapter Visits
  • November 13 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED - Staff Retreat
  • November 18 - 22 - Chapter Visits
  • November 21 - 22 - Illinois PAS Conference, Lincoln Land CC, Springfield
  • November 27 - Illinois FFA Center Administrative Council mtg, FFA Center, Springfield
  • November 28 - 29 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED
  • December 2- 4 - Major State Officer Team Retreat w/Executive Staff
  • December 6 - 10 - Major State Officers attend Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Conduct Business & Industry Visits
  • December 14 - State Ag Sales, Agronomy, Diary Foods and Meats CDE, UIUC & Parkland, Champaign-Urbana
  • December 24 - January 1 - Illinois FFA Center CLOSED for Winter Break and Holidays
  • January 10 - Illinois FFA Board & IAVAT Board Joint Meeting
  • January 11 - IAVAT Section Chairs Meeting, FFA Center, Springfield
  • January 24 - 25 - Illinois FFA Alumni Annual Meeting & Auction, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield


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