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Hannah H Cantrell
Dec 5, 2017

Teacher Talk Tuesday - December 5, 2017

Dec 5, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

Association Update

State Officer Visits/Chapter Programs 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to request a State Officer to come visit your chapter and present a chapter program!  The link to request a State Officer to visit your chapter is available on or you can request an officer directly by clicking here.  Please note that all state officer requests must be submitted using the only request system.  Face to face/verbal requests are not considered “official” and will not be placed on the officers calendar until an online request has been submitted and approved.  Once your request has been processed, a confirmation email will be sent to you and a state officer will contact you within 48 hours (first by email).  Please be prepared to discuss the details of your request and any expectations that you have for the officers visit.  

Competitive Events

Sub-District Career and Leadership Development Events

A final list of registered teams/participants will be sent out today. No additional registrations can be accommodated. We would like to take a moment and say thank you to everyone who has been and will be instrumental in making Sub-Districts a success. Sub-Districts would not be possible without a village of people who are dedicated to the FFA. 

Best of luck to 2,279 FFA members who will participate in the 2017 Sub-District CDEs/LDEs.

  • Creed Speaking - 238 participants
  • Extemporaneous Speaking - 212 participants
  • Prepared Speaking - 228 participants 
  • Opening & Closing Ceremonies - 117 teams/819 participants
  • Parliamentary Procedure - 108 teams/648 participants
  • Safte Tractor Operations - 134 participants

Environmental Science CDE Event Information & Team Activity

Event information for the 2017 Environmental Science CDE will be sent out early next week along with the team activity scenario. 

Leadership Events

212/360 Leadership Conferences

Registration will open soon for the 212/360 leadership conferences. The conferences will be held January 26-27 (212) and January 27-28 (360) at the Leadership Training Center.  These conferences are open to 9th - 12th grade FFA members.

Chapter Management

Membership & Competitive Event Participation

As a reminder, in accordance with Florida FFA Board policy, we will continue to check membership eligibility for all teams and individuals placing in all state level Career and Leadership Development Events.

Alternate Policy

Per Florida FFA Board Policy, NO ALTERNATES will be permitted to participate in any competitive event

Foundation Corner

Sub-District Thank You Notes

Sponsor information for the sub-district awards have been included in the boxes that the hosts are receiving this week. If your team receives an award please be sure to get the sponsor information from the host so that your chapter can write the appropriate thank you notes. 

Upcoming Events

  • December 12: Sub-District CDEs/LDEs
  • December 16-January 2: FL FFA Headquarters Closed (Holiday Break)
  • January 4-5: FAAE Mid-Winter Conference
  • January 16: State Environmental Science CDE

Motivation Moment

“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor"

– Franklin D. Roosevelt  

Contact Us

Florida FFA Association, Inc.
5600 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL  32608
Phone:  (352) 378-0060

Ronnie Simmons - Executive Director - (Extension 11)

Hannah Huggins - Regional FFA Specialist - (Extension 13)

Erin Walker - Regional FFA Specialist - (Extension 14)

Emily King - Administrative Assistant - (Extension 0)

Michael Rogalsky - Foundation Director - (Extension 15)