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Florida FFA - Summer Update

As the summer quickly passes, we hope that you are finding time to catch your breath and recover from yet another very busy year.  As we move into the heart of summer, there are a few things that we want to keep you updated on and also a few upcoming items that you will want to keep on your radar screen.

Convention Recap On behalf of all of us at Florida FFA, we can't thank you enough for your role in helping us make the 91st Florida FFA Convention & Expo a huge success!  As...

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FL Nursery, Growers & Landscaper Association Certification Manager Opportunity

Attached is an opportunity with FNGLA for a full time, permanent position available in certifications. Please refer to the attached document for details. 

Please share this opportunity with anyone you know who may be qualified and interested. 

For more information, or to submit a resume, contact Merry Mott at mmott@fngla.org.

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IMPORTANT: Agriscience Fair, National Chapter & Proficiency Application Revisions

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! Please be reminded of the upcoming deadlines:

June 20th - Revised National Chapter Award Applications due to FL FFA

June 25th - Revised Proficiency & Agriscience Fair Applications due to FL FFA

Late applications will not be accepted. 

All applications were...

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Middle School Parade of Champions - 91st State FFA Convention & Expo

This email is intended for those chapters who have students participating in the 2019 Middle School Parade of Champions.

Advisors,

The Middle School Parade of Champions will take place at 9AM on Thursday, June 13th during the first half of the 5th General Session. Due to the number of students being recognized in this session and to help get everyone to the right place in an organized fashion we are asking that anyone who is being recognized in the Middle School Parade of...

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UPDATE: 91st Florida FFA State Convention & Expo

Florida FFA is excited to welcome you to the 91st Annual Florida FFA State Convention & Expo in just 12 days!  Rest assured, our staff and state officers are working overtime to ensure the best convention experience ever!  As we prepare for convention, here are a couple of updates, announcements and reminders.

Convention Schedule: Below you will find the most recent version of the Convention Schedule.  Be sure to review it as times may have changed.

Updated Schedule...

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News Release: 2019 American FFA Degree Candidates

Florida FFA is pleased to announce those students who have submitted an application to receive the coveted American FFA Degree. The American FFA Degree is the highest honor bestowed upon any regular member of the National FFA Organization. These applicants will be forwarded on to the National FFA Organization for consideration as candidates for the American FFA Degree. Each applicant will be recognized and given the opportunity to introduce themselves on the main stage during the 6th...

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Florida FFA Headquarters - Summer Schedule

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

Office Closed:  May 27, 2019 - Florida FFA will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.  Our office will reopen Tuesday, June 4th. Office Closed:  June 3-18, 2019 - Florida FFA will be closed due to the 91st Florida FFA State Convention & Expo.  Our office will reopen, Wednesday, June 19th. Office Closed:  July 4, 2019 - Florida FFA will be closed in observance of...

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CALS Representative in South Florida

Hello everyone,

My name is Andrew Horvath and I have recently been hired by the UF IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) as an academic advisor and student recruitment coordinator in South Florida. I am located in West Palm Beach, but I travel a lot in the area between Indian River and Miami Dade counties. In this new CALS position, it is my goal to engage with traditional and transfer prospective students. Since starting the position in January, I have primarily...

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: 91st State FFA Convention LDE Participation Information

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Please be reminded that that deadline to certify participants and notify Florida FFA of students who may have conflicts because they are competing in more than one event at the 91st FL FFA State Convention & Expo is 5PM on Wednesday, May 22. See below for complete information.

Please note that while this email has been sent out state-wide, the information in this email only pertains to those chapters who have students participating in competitive events at...

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Election Information: FFA Board Member Vacancy 

FFA Advisors,

According to the by-laws of the Florida FFA Association, the terms of the the teachers representing Areas 3 & 4 on the Florida FFA Association Board of Directors will expire effective June 30th.  These positions are a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30th, 2022.  Please consider this opportunity as we chart the future direction of the organization.

If you are interested in serving and are eligible, please provide a letter of intent...

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News Release: 2019 FL FFA Alumni & Supporters Awards

The Florida FFA Association and the Florida FFA Alumni & Supporters are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Affiliate, Alumni Member, Young Member & Gary Lee Memorial Scholarship awards. These alumni chapters and individuals continue to go above and beyond to make their local alumni affiliates successful. The winners of the Outstanding Alumni Affiliate, Alumni Member and Young Member awards will be recognized during the 2nd General Session of the...

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News Release: 2019 New Chapter Charters

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the newest additions to the Florida FFA family.  The following chapters will receive their official charter at the 91st Florida FFA Convention on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019.  One member and one advisor of each of these chapters will be recognized on stage during the 2nd General Session, and should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

Please see attached press release for...

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News Release: 2019 Belinda G. Chason Legacy Awardees Named

The Belinda G. Chason Legacy Program Award, is awarded annually to one middle school and one high school agriculture education program, recognizing their excellence in the total Agriculture Education Model, including classroom/laboratory instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA. In order, to receive this honor a chapter must receive the Premier Chapter award and fill out the National Chapter Award application.

These chapters will be recognized at the 91st Florida FFA...

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News Release: 2019 100% Membership Award

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce those chapters who have achieved 100% FFA Membership within their chapter. In order to receive this award, every student enrolled in agriculture must also be a bona fide FFA member. One member and one advisor from each of these chapters will be recognized during the 2nd General Session of the 91st Florida FFA State Convention on June 12, 2019. All award winners should report to the awards holding room 30 minutes prior to the session in...

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IMPORTANT: 91st State FFA Convention LDE Participation Information

Please note that while this email has been sent out state-wide, the information in this email only pertains to those chapters who have students participating in competitive events at this year's State Convention.

Congratulations on advancing to the state competition in one of the Leadership Development Events to be held at the 91st Florida FFA State Convention and Expo.  We know that this accomplishment was not by chance and required numerous hours of hard work by you and the FFA...

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News Release: Florida FFA Selects 2019 Distinguished Service Citation Recipients

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Service Citation. The Distinguished Service Citation is a coveted award reserved for those business and industry partners who have rendered outstanding support of FFA and Agricultural Education in Florida. Partnerships are vital to the success of the Florida FFA Association. 

Throughout the years, our partners have gone above and beyond to ensure the success of our programs. The leaders of...

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UPDATE: Convention Overflow Lodging

Late last week we were made aware that the Caribe Royale Resort reached 100% capacity on the peak night(s) during our convention.  By all indications, we anticipate an increased convention attendance - which is exciting!  

However, we realize that some chapters and individual guests have not yet secured hotel rooms.  We have worked diligently with the Buena Vista Suites hotel, which is the sister hotel located at the entrance on the Caribe Royale property.  We currently have a...

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News Release: Florida FFA Announces Recipients of the Blue & Gold Award

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 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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News Release: Florida FFA Announces Recipients of the Honorary FFA Degree

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 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 thriving today because of our strong supporters like each of these individuals and their efforts on...

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UPDATED 2019 Agriscience Fair Participants

Advisors,

Please find attached an UPDATED list of Agriscience Fair applications that were received by the deadline (May 8) and are eligible to compete in the 2019 FL FFA Agriscience Fair at State Convention.  If you think a mistake has been made please email Hannah.Cantrell@flaffa.org ASAP. 

You will be receiving additional instructions in the coming weeks in regards to Agriscience Fair board set-up and interview times. 

We look forward to seeing you and your...

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News Release: 2019 Premier FFA Chapters

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of Florida’s Premier FFA Chapters. The Premier Chapter Award was initiated to recognize superior achievement by chapters in Agricultural Education and the FFA. To be eligible for this award, a chapter must be proficient in several areas, which include Alumni and Community Partnerships, Financial Planning, and Public Relations, along with Recruitment and other FFA activities. One member and one advisor from each of these...

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2019 Agriscience Fair Participants

Advisors,

Please find attached a list of Agriscience Fair applications that were received by yesterday's deadline (May 8) and are eligible to compete in the 2019 FL FFA Agriscience Fair at State Convention.  If you think a mistake has been made please email Hannah.Cantrell@flaffa.org ASAP. 

You will be receiving additional instructions in the coming weeks in regards to Agriscience Fair board set-up and interview times. 

We look forward to seeing you and your...

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News Release: 2019 Eligible District Officer Candidates

Advisors,

Please find attached the list of candidates for District Office that have properly submitted applications and are eligible to seek office at the State FFA Convention this summer, no other candidates will be eligible.   

District Officer elections are to take place during the District meetings at the designated time.  Also, please use this link (http://www.flaffa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/State-Officer-Candidate-Handbook-Revised-2017.pdf) to find the district...

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Convention Information: Chapters Eligible to Seat Voting Delegates 

FFA Advisors,

Please find below a list of chapters who have submitted the required Quality Chapter Report and are eligible to seat voting delegates at the 91st Florida FFA State Convention & Expo.

If you have registered voting delegates and are not on the list, delegate credentials will be replaced with member buttons by the registration staff.

Remember, per FFA board policy, a chapter must submit the Quality Chapter Report and receive quality chapter...

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Florida Farm to School Conference

Sent on behalf of the Florida Department of Agriculture:

For more information, contact:

Beth Spratt Outreach Coordinator – Farm to School Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Phone: (850) 617-7419 Beth.Spratt@FreshFromFlorida.com

The Holland Building 600 South Calhoun Street, Suite 120 Tallahassee, FL 32399

www.FreshFromFlorida.com

 

Please note that Florida has a...

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