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2020 State Degree Applicants

Advisors - please find attached to this email a list of State FFA Degree applicants and their application status. 

If your student’s is listed as Needs Review, please review those corrections and make all necessary changes. All corrections must be made by Monday, April 20th in order for the student's application to be approved to receive their State FFA Degree this year. Students who are listed as Approved do not need to take any further action.any further action.

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2020 American Degree Applicants

Advisors - please find attached to this email a list of American FFA Degree applicants and their application status. 

If your student’s is listed as Needs review, please review those corrections and make all necessary changes. All corrections must be made by Monday, April 13th in order for the student's application to be submitted to National FFA for approval. Students who are listed as Approved do not need to take any further action.

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Event Results: 2020 Agricultural Communications CDE Preliminary

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2020 Agricultural Communications CDE Preliminary.  The top 5 teams will advance to the state finals.

As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request and review individual team results. Any appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Secretary in writing for necessary adjustments to be made.  At the close of business...

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Employment Skills LDE: Preliminary Materials Submission Information

Please note that the deadline to submit materials for the Employment Skills LDE has been EXTENDED TO May 8th. Please note that all materials must be submitted using the submission form and no emailed or printed copies will be accepted.  

Please find the link below to submit preliminary materials for the Employment Skills LDE.

https://floridaffa.formstack.com/forms/employment_skills_lde__job_application

Please remember that the participant must be an active member of...

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Update #5: Changes to Florida FFA Events & Activities (COVID-19)

Gainesville, Florida - The Florida FFA Association continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the United States, and we are committed to taking proactive steps to protect the health of our staff, our teachers, our stakeholders and the students we serve.

In accordance with guidance received from multiple federal, state and local agencies, along with the Florida FFA Board of Directors and our partners at the University of Florida and other institutions, we are...

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Update #4: Changes to Florida FFA Events & Activities (COVID-19)

Gainesville, Florida - The Florida FFA Association continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the United States, and we are committed to taking proactive steps to protect the health of our staff, our teachers, our stakeholders and the students we serve.

In accordance with guidance received from multiple federal, state and local agencies, along with the Florida FFA Board of Directors and our partners at the University of Florida and other institutions, we are...

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News Release: 2020 Stars of Florida Finalists

The Florida FFA Association recently selected 23 student members as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program.  This program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s) in seven different categories.  Documents submitted by each candidate (see below) will be evaluated by committee to determine the winner in each area.  Each finalist, their family and agriculture instructor(s)...

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AgEdNet.com sharing free resources in response to the COVID-19

For teachers needing online resources due to school closures, AgEdNet.com is providing free access to their teaching resources.  Simply follow the directions below using the case sensitive login information provided to get started.  Access to these resources ends on April 30, 2020.  

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UPDATED Event Results: 2020 State Floriculture CDE

A middle school Floriculture team was inadvertently left off the score report, please find the UPDATED Middle School Floriculture Results.  Note: This did change the top 5 teams.

We apologize for this error and we appreciate your understanding during these trying times.

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2020 State Floriculture Career Development Event.  

A special thanks goes to CDE Superintendent, Merry Mott and the Florida Nursery Growers and...

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Event Results: 2020 State Floriculture CDE

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2020 State Floriculture Career Development Event.  

A special thanks goes to CDE Superintendent, Merry Mott and the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association for coordinating this event. We are very appreciative of FNGLA's continued support and the volunteers who gave their time to make this event possible.

The tie for 2nd and 3rd place has been broke and is correctly published on results summary.

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Event Results: 2020 State Nursery & Landscape CDE

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2020 State Nursery & Landscape Career Development Event.  

A special thanks goes to CDE Superintendent, Merry Mott and the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association for coordinating this event. We are very appreciative of FNGLA's continued support and the volunteers who gave their time to make this event possible.

As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days...

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COVID-19 Preparedness Plan: Update #3

Gainesville, Florida - The Florida FFA Association continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the United States, and we are committed to taking proactive steps to protect the health of our staff, our teachers, our stakeholders and the students we serve.

In accordance with guidance received from multiple federal, state and local agencies, along with our partners at the University of Florida, we are taking the following precautionary actions, effective...

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Vet Assisting CDE: Postponed

Advisors-

In an over abundance of caution, The Florida FFA Board of Directors and Staff has made the decision to POSTPONE the Vet Assisting Career Development Event scheduled for tomorrow, March 14.

The status of events and activities through the month of April are still being considered. More information will be shared as soon as it is available. 

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership,...

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Florida FFA COVID-19 Preparedness Plan: Update #2

Gainesville, Florida - The Florida FFA Association continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in the United States, and we are committed to taking proactive steps to protect the health of our staff, our teachers, our stakeholders and the students we serve.

In accordance with guidance received from multiple federal, state and local agencies, we are taking the following precautionary actions, effective immediately:

All staff and state officer business travel...

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Postponed: Area 3, District 5 Ornamental Horticulture Demonstrations (Marion County)

The Area 3, District 5 Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration event scheduled for tomorrow in Ocala has been postponed, following guidance from the Marion County School District.  

At this time, all other Florida FFA events and activities through Saturday, March 14th are proceeding as scheduled.

A more comprehensive statement from Florida FFA regarding Covid-19 Preparedness will be released soon as we are evaluating the status of events and activities through the month of...

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COVID-19 Preparedness

FFA Advisors, 

Please find below, an update regarding our response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We are continually evaluating the COVID-19 situation through guidance offered by the CDC and state health organizations. This means that we are reviewing travel, events and critical deadlines affecting our organization, staff and state officers. At this time, all Florida FFA events remain scheduled with no status change, including upcoming competitive events.

We are paying...

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UPDATED: Middle School Vegetable Prelim Results

Advisors-

A scoring error was discovered within the Middle School Vegetable results. Please find the UPDATED Vegetable Middle School Results.

Schools within the Top 20 advancing teams DID change.

As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request and review individual team results. Any appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Secretary in writing for...

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Delegate Process Issue Submission

The Florida FFA State Leadership Summit (SLS) is the beginning of the student Delegate Process that culminates at state convention with the delegate business session.  The purpose of the delegate process is for FFA members to enact change and make recommendations to the FFA Board of Directors for implementation.  This is a process that our board, staff and state officers take seriously, as it has the potential to create change and shape the direction of the organization.  

As a...

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National FFA Awards & Recognition Judging Opportunities

The National FFA Organization is seeking individuals interested in serving as judges of state and national Agriscience Fair, National Chapter, Proficiency, Star Awards, SAE Grants and CDE/LDEs.  Opportunities to serve occur multiple times throughout the year and include both online and onsite judging opportunities.

This link is only to express your interest in serving as a judge.  No commitment is being made and you are NOT registering for a judging opportunity at this...

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Event Reminder: Ag Communications CDE Media Plan Due, 3/15/20

The online submission form is now available to submit your Ag. Communications CDE Portfolio.  Please note that all portfolios must be submitted using the submission form and no emailed or printed copies will be accepted.

Portfolios are due March 15th and because this is an electronic submission, there is no grace period or postmark date.

Once all of the portfolios have been received, judges will begin scoring the portfolios and those scores will be combined with the online...

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Event Results: 2020 State Middle School Livestock Evaluation CDE

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2020 Middle School Livestock Evaluation CDE.  

A special thank you goes to Mr. Tim Cribbs for assisting with organizing this event and the Florida Strawberry Festival for hosting the event and to Clay Roland with the University of Florida for officiating the event.

Team ties have been broken for the first 30 teams. Any score listed as a zero, is a zero. Any score listed as a blank was either a result of no placing marked...

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Membership Report

Advisors-

Attached to this email is the status report for your chapter’s membership submission (as of 3.4.20). 

Please review the attached report for accuracy and take any necessary actions as soon as possible.  Regardless of the color coding, if you have more members to add to your roster, please add them as soon as possible.

Those on the attached document that are RED-you have NO MEMBERS in the system.

Those on the attached document that are YELLOW-you...

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2020 FL FFA Award Application Review

Florida FFA is seeking twenty (20) teachers, administrators, and industry professionals to participate in the judging process for the Agricultural Proficiency Award program. 

As you know, proficiency awards recognize outstanding student achievement in their supervised agricultural experience programs.  These programs range from production agriculture to research and development and many diverse areas in between that lead to productive careers in agriculture.  There are over 48...

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FINAL Registration Reminder: State Leadership Summit (SLS)

Florida FFA is excited to announce the 2020 State Leadership Summit (SLS)!  This conference is the last phase of the Florida FFA leadership continuum where students develop an understanding of partner relationships and begin the initial phase of the state delegate process.  Registration will close on March 6, 2020.

The format of this conference is a little different than in years past. SLS will be held at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center (LTC), March 21-22, 2020; this is a...

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Event Information: 2020 Veterinary Science CDE

Advisors - 

Final arrangements are being made in preparation for the 2020 State Veterinary Science Career Development Event (CDE) to be held March 14, 2020 at Hillsborough Community College in Plant City. 

Please see the the attached Event Overview for complete event information.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Membership & Competitive Event Participation

FFA members competing in any Career Development Event (CDE) or Leadership Development Event (LDE) at the...

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