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Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 28, 2020

2020 FL FFA Awards Program Update

Jan 28, 2020 by Hannah H Cantrell

As you complete and submit award applications this year, we wanted to inform you about several award program updates. Please take a moment to review the information in this message as well as the attached documents. Due Dates March 1: American FFA Degree, State FFA Degree, Star Applications March 15: National Chapter Award, Proficiency Award Applications April 1: Alumni Awards, Gary Lee Alumni Scholarship, Chapter Co-Op, Chapter Advocacy Award, Outstanding District Officer, FFA Advisor o...


Erin Walker
Jan 27, 2020

State Dairy CDE Finals Information

Jan 27, 2020 by Erin Walker

Please find attached the information for the State Dairy Finals at the Florida State Fair.  All Qualified teams are pre-registered. IMPORTANT REMINDERS Membership & Competitive Event Participation 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 chapter’s membership roster and the roster must have been submitted to state.  During the two business day period...


Erin Walker
Jan 27, 2020

Updated State Meats Preliminary Information (State Fair)

Jan 27, 2020 by Erin Walker

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. Free fair admittance will only be from 12:45-2:15 at the Martin Luther King Blvd. entrance. If you enter before or after the times listed, you will be responsible for your own...


Erin Walker
Jan 27, 2020

Registered Teams: State Fair CDEs (State Livestock & Horse Prelims, State Fair Poultry)

Jan 27, 2020 by Erin Walker

FFA Advisors, Registration for the 2020 State Fair CDE Events (State Livestock & Horse Prelims, State Fair Poultry) is now closed.   Please find attached a list of registered teams. Please review the list to confirm that your team is registered. No other registrations will be added.  IMPORTANT REMINDERS Membership & Competitive Event Participation FFA members competing in any Career Development Event (CDE) or Leadership Development Event (LDE) at the state level (including online and ons...


Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 27, 2020

The Florida Youth Institute- Applications Now Open!

Jan 27, 2020 by Hannah H Cantrell

The University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is currently seeking applicants for its Florida Youth Institute summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors.  This life-changing experience provides students with an opportunity to engage with local leaders and experts on critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in Florida and around the world. Participants will gain insight into different ...


Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 25, 2020

Registered Teams: 2020 Spring (1) Online Preliminary CDEs

Jan 25, 2020 by Hannah H Cantrell

Registration is now closed for the 2020 Aquaculture & Veterinary Science Preliminaries. A list of currently registered teams can be found below. If you are no longer participating or if you need to change your proctor please email Hannah.Cantrell@flaffa.org ASAP. 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.  Spring 1 online preliminary testing will be held on February 4, 202...


Erin Walker
Jan 24, 2020

Event Results: 2020 State Environmental Science CDE

Jan 24, 2020 by Erin Walker

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2020 State Environmental Science Career Development Event.   A special thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to make this event possible.  As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for two (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to review individual team results. Any appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Secretary in writing during the two business day period ...


Erin Walker
Jan 21, 2020

REMINDER-Event Registration: 2020 State Fair CDEs

Jan 21, 2020 by Erin Walker

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, visit: http://floridaff...


Ronnie Simmons
Jan 17, 2020

Meeting Notice: Florida FFA Board of Directors - Quarterly Meeting

Jan 17, 2020 by Ronnie Simmons

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, agenda items from board mem...


Ronnie Simmons
Jan 16, 2020

New “Greenhouse Manual” Released for Educators Across the Nation

Jan 16, 2020 by Ronnie Simmons

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 expertise in y...


Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 16, 2020

Deadline Approaching: 2020 Spring (1) Online Preliminary CDEs

Jan 16, 2020 by Hannah H Cantrell

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 at flaffa.org:   Aquac...


Erin Walker
Jan 16, 2020

State Meats Preliminary Information (State Fair)

Jan 16, 2020 by Erin Walker

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 AT THE EVENT Participants should come prepared with the following item...


Erin Walker
Jan 15, 2020

SPRING/BANQUET State Officer Request System: Available 

Jan 15, 2020 by Erin Walker

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 online request system only.  Face to face/ve...


Erin Walker
Jan 15, 2020

Event Information: 2020 Food Science CDE

Jan 15, 2020 by Erin Walker

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 questions, please email Erin.Wa...


Ronnie Simmons
Jan 9, 2020

2020 Florida State Fair Record Book Judging Information

Jan 9, 2020 by Ronnie Simmons

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 books, we need a lot of vo...