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Florida FFA Summer Update

FFA Advisors,

I hope this note finds each of you healthy and enjoying your summer (the best way you can).  It goes without saying that this has been a unique and trying time for each of us - our families, our businesses, our school districts - and just life in general.  With that being said, I wanted to update you on a few things related to Florida FFA.

FFA Calendar - To be fully honest and transparent with each of you, we have not yet begun working on the FFA calendar....

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2020 Florida FFA Celebration Tee!

FFA Advisors,

Please share the following advertisement with your students and also, please note that there is FREE shipping on orders of five shirts or more!  You might consider ordering a complete set for your officer team(s)!

Show your support and pride for Florida FFA with the official commemorative 2020 Celebration Tee! Complete with the signatures of each of the state officers, the shirt shares the message that we are "One Association (with) Infinite Ways To Change...

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IMPORTANT: Proficiency Application Revision & Deadline Information

Advisors - Congratulations on another successful year of award applications. We are proud of your member's and chapter's accomplishments and are looking forward to great results at the national level! 

Below you will find helpful information, as you can begin to finalize your application to be submitted to National FFA.  

Deadline

All revised Proficiency Award applications should be FINALIZED on the National FFA Application Center by July 24th!

Applications...

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News Release: 2020 Agriscience Fair Results

Florida FFA is pleased to announce to the results of the 2020 Florida FFA Agriscience Fair. The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes students who gain real-world, hands-on experiences in agricultural enterprises. Students use scientific principles and emerging technologies to solve complex problems related to agriculture, food, and natural resources. The agriscience fair is for middle and high school students. Participation begins at the local level and progresses to state and national...

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Florida FFA Virtual Celebration: Social Media

Good Afternoon Advisors-

We have had several of you reach out about information shared on other social media pages that has been inaccurate.

Please note that those platforms are NOT associated with the Florida FFA Association.

All Official Florida FFA media will be share on the Florida FFA Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or our website.

We are creating social media posts for each award winner and will link those to the press releases. Please feel free to wait...

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REMINDER: 2020 FL FFA Celebration Virtual Workshops

Don't miss out on these awesome virtual workshops this week during the Florida FFA Celebration! 

Wednesday, June 24th

10:00am- Student/Teacher Workshop – “ Infinitely Increasing your Financial IQ”, Presented by Farm Credit & Hosted by Sydney Swartman Description: Making good financial decisions opens the door for success personally and professionally!  Join this session to learn financial tips you can apply as a student that will give you a strong financial...

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2020 Florida FFA Celebration Student & Teacher Workshop Schedule

Advisors,

The 2020 Florida FFA Celebration is finally here. Over the course of the next four days award winners will be announced, state degrees awarded, retiring addresses given, sponsors recognized and we hope, memories made as families and chapters gather to watch the first ever Virtual FL FFA Celebration. 

We encourage you and your members to join in on all the opportunities this week including the teacher and student workshops! Below you will find a workshop schedule...

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Florida FFA Election Process

FFA Advisors,

The registration period for the 2020 State & District Officer Election process has been finalized and we are preparing the eBallot system.  

So that you are aware, next Monday evening, June 22nd, each of your voting delegates will receive the link by email to their ballot.  The link will not be valid until Tuesday morning, from 9AM until noon (EST).  Once the ballot links have been sent, we will also email the advisor that certified/registered the...

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Celebration Information: Meet the State Officer Candidates Page Now LIVE!

FFA Advisors,

We are just 6 days away from the start of the 2020 Florida FFA Celebration!  Our state officers and staff are excited to welcome you to an action packed week full of of Blue Jacket success!

As a part of the week-long celebration, your chapter delegates will have the opportunity to elect the 2020-2021 State Officers and District Officers.  The election process will take place virtually on Tuesday, June 23rd.  The voting platform will be open from 9:00AM until...

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Deadline Approaching: Voting Delegate Information

FFA Advisors,

We are just 14 days away from the start of the 2020 Florida FFA Celebration!  Our state officers and staff are excited to welcome you to an action packed week full of of Blue Jacket success!

As a part of the week-long celebration, your chapter delegates will have the opportunity to elect the 2020-2021 State Officers and District Officers.  The election process will take place virtually on Tuesday, June 23rd.  The voting platform will be open from 9:00AM until...

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News Release: 2020 Blue & Gold Award Recipients

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Blue & Gold Award. The coveted Blue & Gold Award is among the highest awards presented by the organization. The purpose of this award is to recognize those individuals who greatly contribute to the advancement of agricultural education and provide outstanding service to the FFA program. Florida FFA is strong today because of supporters like these, and their efforts on our behalf are greatly...

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Florida FFA Headquarters - Summer Schedule

As we approach our virtual celebration and the end of the school year, we want to alert you of our summer office hours.

Summer Hours:  Beginning June 12th, the Florida FFA Headquarters will transition to a summer schedule where we will be closed on Fridays, allowing our staff to flex off excess hours worked throughout the school year.  We will resume our regular schedule at the start of the school year in August. Office Closed:  June 22-July 3, 2020 - Florida FFA will be closed...

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News Release: 2020 Honorary FFA Degree Recipients

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Honorary State FFA Degree.  The Honorary State FFA Degree is the highest honorary award presented by the organization. The purpose of this degree is to recognize those individuals who greatly contribute to the advancement of agricultural education and provide outstanding service to the FFA program. Florida FFA is strong today because of our strong supporters like each of these individuals and their efforts on our...

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Important: Voting Delegate Information

FFA Advisors,

We are just 14 days away from the start of the 2020 Florida FFA Celebration!  Our state officers and staff are excited to welcome you to an action packed week full of of Blue Jacket success!

As a part of the week-long celebration, your chapter delegates will have the opportunity to elect the 2020-2021 State Officers and District Officers.  The election process will take place virtually on Tuesday, June 23rd.  The voting platform will be open from 9:00AM until...

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News Release: 2020 State FFA Degree Recipients

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the names of 350 students who have submitted an application and have been selected as a candidate to receive the coveted State FFA Degree. The State FFA Degree is the highest honor bestowed upon any regular member of the Florida FFA Association. 

Each applicant will be recognized during the 7th session of the 2020 Florida FFA Celebration. 

IF A NAME IS MISSPELLED PLEASE EMAIL HANNAH.CANTRELL@FLAFFA.ORG IMMEDIATELY.

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News Release: 2020 Eligible District Officer Candidate Resumes

Please find below the list of candidates for District Office, as well as their one page resumes attached. 

District Officer elections will take place virtually and will be held at the same time as State FFA Officer voting.   

Since the typical campaigning at State FFA Convention will not take place this year, candidates may attend virtual meetings (via Zoom) with chapters in their District only.  Chapter meetings via Zoom must be set up through the FFA Advisor and the...

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Florida FFA Gear On Sale Now!

FFA Advisors,

Please share the following advertisement with your students and also, please note that there is FREE shipping on orders of five shirts or more!  You might consider ordering a complete set for your officer team(s)!

In an ever changing and challenging world, show your support and pride for Florida FFA with your “Better Days Through Better Ways” tee!  These words, adopted from the FFA Creed, serve as a symbol of unity and hope for a bright future for FFA and...

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News Release: 2020 Employment Skills LDE Finalists

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Employment Skills Leadership Development Event. The Employment Skills Leadership Development Event is designed for FFA members to develop, practice and demonstrate skills needed for seeking employment in the industry of agriculture. Each part of the event simulates, as closely as possible, real-world activities that are used by real-world employers. The state winner will be announced during the 6th session of the 2020 Florida...

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FFA Office Closed

Please note that the Florida FFA Headquarters will be closed June 4th & 5th, as we prepare for the virtual celebration.  Our phones have been muted, as our office has been transformed into a studio and some portions of our event are being filmed on location.

If you have an immediate need, please email any of our team.

Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to our virtual celebration in 19 days!

 

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Florida FFA Forestry Camp Status

FFA Advisors,

Please note that the 2020 Florida FFA Forestry Camp(s) have been cancelled, due to ongoing travel restrictions associated with Covid-19.  We regret that we cannot host these events this summer, but we look forward to bringing them back in 2021.

Thanks for your understanding,

Ronnie Simmons

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through...

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Event Results: 2020 Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE)

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2020 Agricultural SalesCareer Development Event (CDE).  

A special thank you goes to the CDE Superintendent, Dr. Al Wysocki and the team of volunteers for coordinating and hosting this event.

The first place team is asked to submit a team photo at https://floridaffa.formstack.com/forms/flffa_celebration_photo_form

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

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Florida FFA Announces Selection of State & National Officer Candidate(s)

The Florida FFA Association recently selected fourteen (14) students as candidates for state FFA office. Twenty (20) FFA members from throughout the state took part in the 2020 State Officer Screening Process. These student members were challenged with an intense interview process, which included an individual interview, individual problem solving activity, State Degree interview, agricultural knowledge Interview, and a conversational exercise. The 2020-2021 State FFA Officer Team will be...

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Important Information: Chapters Eligible to Vote

FFA Advisors,

Please find below a list of chapters who are eligible to vote for the 2020-2021 District & State FFA Officers. 

Remember, per FFA board policy, a chapter must submit the Quality Chapter Report and receive quality chapter certification status in order to seat voting delegates.

Please note that the Quality Chapter Report must have been submitted by May 8th, in order to be considered for eligibility.  

If you have not submitted your Quality...

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News Release: 2020 Extemporaneous Public Speaking LDE Finalists

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Extemporaneous Public Speaking Leadership Development Event. The Extemporaneous Public Speaking Leadership Development Event is designed to develop the ability of all FFA members to express themselves on a given subject without having prepared or rehearsed its content in advance, therefore causing FFA members to formulate their remarks for presentation in a very limited amount of time. The state winner will be announced during...

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News Release: 2020 Creed Speaking LDE Finalists

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Creed Speaking Leadership Development Event. The Creed Speaking Career Development Event develops the public speaking abilities of FFA members as well as develop their self-confidence and contribute to their advancement in the FFA degree program. The state winner will be announced during the 6th session of the 2020 Florida FFA Celebration. 

Please see the attached press release for the list of finalists.

2020...

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