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Meeting Notice: Florida FFA Board of Directors - Quarterly Meeting

In a continued effort for inclusion and transparency in the governance of the organization, the following meeting information is being provided to FFA stakeholders.

Reminder of Next Meeting and Final Agenda

As published on the Florida FFA Calendar, the next quarterly meeting of the Florida FFA Board of Directors will be Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 2:30 PM at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center (LTC) in Haines City. 

In accordance with board policy,...

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New “Greenhouse Manual” Released for Educators Across the Nation

Teachers,

Below is a message and news release from a great friend and former FFA member/State Officer from Alabama who is now the Director of Communications at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.  Feel free to reach out to Devin Dotson at the email address listed below for more information (or a pretty darn cool tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden the next time you are in DC!)  He loves FFA and gives FFA credit for his opportunities in DC, so be sure to call on his...

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Deadline Approaching: 2020 Spring (1) Online Preliminary CDEs

Deadline Approaching: The deadline to register to participate in the 2020 Spring (1) Online Preliminary CDEs is January 21, 2020 (next Tuesday). A list of currently registered teams can be found below.

This email contains important information about the 2020 Spring (1) Online Preliminary CDE exams. Please read the entire email as it contains many new reminders. 

FFA Advisors,

Registration for the following ONLINE Career Development Event preliminaries is now open...

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State Meats Preliminary Information (State Fair)

EVENT INFORMATION

TIMES & LOCATION

FRIDAY, February 7, 2020

Check – In: 2:00-2:45 PM, Charlie Lykes Arena (FFA Trailer)

Contest Begins: 3:00 PM

 

FAIR ADMITTANCE

All FFA teams must enter the Martin Luther King Blvd. entrance. Parking is free. 

Only the 4 team members and 1 advisor will be admitted free to the fair. We will send out further information as the CDE approaches.

 

EVENT REQUIREMENTS

MATERIALS NEEDED...

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SPRING/BANQUET State Officer Request System: Available 

Our State FFA Officers request form is open for limited visits in the spring, as well as for BANQUETS. 

Banquet/Program visits are reserved on a first come first serve basis, to ensure that your chapter receives a visit, please complete the request form ASAP!

You can request an officer directly by following this link: http://floridaffa.formstack.com/forms/stateofficerrequest

Please note that all state officer requests must be submitted using the...

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Event Information: 2020 Food Science CDE

Advisors,

Final arrangements are being made in preparation for the 2020 State FFA Food Science Career Development Event (CDE) to be held February 1, 2020 at the University for Florida in Gainesville, FL.  This event is open to teams who qualified based on the fall preliminary exams.

For specific event information please read the attached CDE information sheet.  The complete event rules are available on flaffa.org.

If you are NOT planning on attending or have...

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2020 Florida State Fair Record Book Judging Information

TO:              All Florida Ag Teachers

FROM:         Lynann Hudson, Director of Agribusiness                     Kerri Lefler, Agribusiness Coordinator

As we finalize plans for the 2020 State Fair, we are once again asking for help from our volunteers with various aspects of our Champion of Champions competition.

Exhibitors will again be able to earn points for Achievement Premiums by participating in the Record Book Competition.  In order to judge these record...

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Deadline: 212/360 Degree Leadership Conference Registration

FFA Advisors - the deadline to register for the upcoming 212 & 360 Degree High School leadership conferences is tomorrow January 10th at 5PM!  Please be sure to register your students as soon as possible so that we can lock in the number of participants with National FFA.

 

212 & 360 Conferences Registration is now open for the High School 212 and 360 Degree Leadership Conferences in January.  Information and pricing for each of these events can be found in the...

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Event Registration: 2020 State Fair CDEs

Registration for CDEs at the 2020 Florida State Fair is now open: State HS Livestock Preliminary, State HS Horse Preliminary and State Fair Practice Poultry Event.   Please note that registration is not required for qualified Dairy CDE teams or qualified MS Horse Teams.  Registration closes on January 25, 2020 at 5:00pm.  Once the registration system closes no further registrations will be accommodated.   Registration must be done through the online form.

To register,...

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Event Information: 2020 MS Horse Evaluation CDE

The Florida FFA Middle School Horse Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) will be held at the Florida State Fair on February 8, 2020.

Please remember that this event is only for the 40 teams that qualified for the State Event this past fall.

For specific event information please read the attached CDE information sheet.

Membership & Competitive Event Participation

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

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Event Registration: 2020 Spring (1) Online Preliminary CDEs

This email contains important information about the 2020 Spring (1) Online Preliminary CDE exams. Please read the entire email as it contains many new reminders. 

FFA Advisors,

Registration for the following ONLINE Career Development Event preliminaries is now open at flaffa.org:  

Aquaculture Veterinary Science

Spring 1 online preliminary testing will be held on February 4, 2020. 

Registration will remain open until January 21st at 5:00 PM.  After that...

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Event Information: 2020 Environmental Science CDE Team Activity & Event Overview

Attached to this email you will find the team activity scenario and event information for the 2020 Environmental Science & Natural Resources CDE.  Please be reminded that if your team is no longer planning to participate let us know as soon as possible so that we may contact the next team. 

LUNCH - Lunch will be provided. Each team will be provided with 5 lunches, one for each team member and one for the advisor. If you will have more than 5 people with you please email...

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Deadline Reminder: 212 & 360 Leadership Conferences & State Officer Candidate Workshop Registration

212 & 360 Conferences Registration is now open for the High School 212 and 360 Degree Leadership Conferences in January.  Information and pricing for each of these events can be found in the event overviews attached.  

Registration for this event will close January 14th.  

Please note that these events are offered in reverse order this year with 212 (Fri/Sat) and 360 (Sat/Sun).  

To register for the 212 Conference (Fri/Sat- Jan 24-25), visit:...

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University of FL Animal Sciences Upcoming Events

This information is being sent out on behalf of Dr. Chad Carr and the University of Florida Animal Sciences Department.

If you would like to know more about the events below, please visit: https://animal.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/youth/

Jan 10 & 11- Jan Clinic (Meat lab & HTU)- Deadline for signup is January 7  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-university-of-florida-youth-meat-and-livestock-judging-clinics-tickets-66491314311

January 20-  Hog and Ham...

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Florida FFA Headquarters - Holiday Schedule

The Florida FFA Association Headquarters will be closed for the Holidays December 16th through January 5th.  During this time our staff will have very limited access to email and voicemail.  We will look forward to connecting with you in the new year!

On behalf of our staff and officers, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas,

Ronnie D. Simmons Executive Secretary / Director Florida FFA Association,...

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Event Registration Reminder: 2020 High School Meats Preliminary CDE

FFA Advisors,

Registration for the 2020 High School Meat Preliminary CDE is open.  Registration closes on December 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM.  Please be reminded that this CDE is only open to HIGH SCHOOL members. This event will be held on Friday, February 7th at the Florida State Fair.

*If you have registered and no longer plan to attend, please let Erin.Walker@flaffa.org know.

Please be reminded that this is a new preliminary that will only be held if more than 20 teams...

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Conference Information: 212 & 360 Degree Leadership Conferences & State Officer Candidate Workshop

212 & 360 Conferences Registration is now open for the High School 212 and 360 Degree Leadership Conferences in January.  Information and pricing for each of these events can be found in the event overviews attached.  Registration for this event will close January 14th.  Please note that these events are offered in reverse order this year with 212 (Fri/Sat) and 360 (Sat/Sun).  

To register for the 212 Conference (Fri/Sat- Jan 24-25), visit:...

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Event Results: 2019 Agricultural Education CDE

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2019 State Agricultural Education Career Development Event.  

A special thank you to Dr. Grady Roberts of the University of Florida College Agriculture and Life Sciences for serving as the event superintendent and for coordinating this CDE.

FFA members competing in any Career Development Event (CDE) or Leadership Development Event (LDE) at the state level (including online and onsite preliminaries) must be listed on the...

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Event Results: 2019 State Tool Identification CDE

*Reminder: The Florida FFA Association considers event results unofficial for two (2) business days following publishing (Tuesday, December 10th at 5:00pm)

 

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2019 State Tool Identification Career Development Event.  

A special thanks to Scarlett Jackson with the Florida FFA Foundation for coordinating the event.

There will be two high individuals recognized for this event, as the tie could not be broken. All...

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Event Results: 2019 State Citrus CDE

*Reminder: The Florida FFA Association considers event results unofficial for two (2) business days following publishing (Tuesday, December 10th at 5:00pm)

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2019 State Citrus Career Development Event.  

A special thanks to Anna Jameson of Brite Leaf Citrus Nursery for coordinating the event and for David Byrd of Warner University for assiting with the event. 

All team ties and and the ties for high individual have been...

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DEADLINE TODAY: Sub-District Prepared Manuscripts

All Prepared Public Speaking manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Florida FFA.  Manuscripts for Sub-Districts are due TODAY, December 5th at 5PM, EASTERN TIME. There will be no exceptions. Students who do not submit a manuscript by the deadline will not receive a manuscript score.

We will then send your manuscripts to the host to be scored. ALL MANUSCRIPTS SHOULD BE UPLOADED AS A PDF or similar format.

DO NOT upload the manuscript as a word document. If a word...

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Event Registration: 2020 High School Meats Preliminary CDE

FFA Advisors,

Registration for the 2020 High School Meat Preliminary CDE is now open.  Registration closes on December 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM.  Please be reminded that this CDE is only open to HIGH SCHOOL members. This event will be held on Friday, February 7th at the Florida State Fair.

Please be reminded that this is a new preliminary that will only be held if more than 20 teams are registered. If only 20 teams are registered at the deadline, all 20 teams will advance to the...

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DEADLINE REMINDER: Sub-District Prepared Manuscripts-DEC. 5th

All Prepared Public Speaking manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Florida FFA.  Manuscripts for Sub-Districts are due December 5th at 5PM, EASTERN TIME. There will be no exceptions. Students who do not submit a manuscript by the deadline will not receive a manuscript score.

We will then send your manuscripts to the host to be scored. ALL MANUSCRIPTS SHOULD BE UPLOADED AS A PDF or similar format.

DO NOT upload the manuscript as a word document. If a word document is...

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Deadline Today: Middle School Conference

Today is the deadline to register for the Middle School Conference.  At this time, Session A (Friday/Saturday) is at capacity and all chapters that requested to be moved to Session A have been moved.  We still have plenty of space available in Session B (Saturday/Sunday).  Unfortunately, if we do not reach our minimum threshold for Session B, we will likely have cancel that session.  A final notification of those chapters registered will be made at the close of...

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SPRING State Officer Request System:Now Available 

Our State FFA Officers request form is open for limited visits in the spring, as well as for banquets. Banquet/Program visits are reserved on a first come first serve basis, to ensure that your chapter receives a visit, please complete the request form ASAP!

You can request an officer directly by following this link: http://floridaffa.formstack.com/forms/stateofficerrequest

Please note that all state officer requests must be submitted using the only request system.  Face to...

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