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Michael J Rogalsky
May 30, 2017

News Release: Florida FFA Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees Announced

May 30, 2017 by Michael J Rogalsky

News Release: Florida FFA Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees Announced  Florida FFA is pleased to announce the inductees for the 2017 Florida FFA Hall of Fame. The Florida FFA Hall of Fame began in 2007 to pay tribute to those outstanding individuals who have helped make Florida FFA the premier youth leadership organization in the state. Because of the support of these individuals, Florida FFA has become home to more than 17,000 FFA members in more than 325 FFA chapters across the state. FFA member...


Ronnie Simmons
May 30, 2017

Convention Information: Chapters Eligible to Seat Voting Delegates

May 30, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors, Please find below a list of chapters who have submitted the required Quality Chapter Report and are currently eligible to seat voting delegates at the 89th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo. If you’re chapter does not appear on this list and you wish to seat delegates and be a Certified Quality Chapter, it is imperative that you complete the Quality Chapter Report by Wednesday, May 31st at 5:00 PM.  Remember, per FFA board policy, a chapter must submit the Quality Chapter Re...


Michael J Rogalsky
May 26, 2017

89th Florida FFA State Convention - Warner Classroom Partnership

May 26, 2017 by Michael J Rogalsky

Through a special partnership between the Florida FFA Foundation and Warner University Agricultural Studies, we are excited to present the Warner Classroom, an interactive teaching lab for Florida’s agricultural educators, at the 89th Florida FFA State Convention and Expo!  The Warner Teaching Lab will feature two workshops per day focused on laboratory-based instruction for teachers to learn and take hands on lessons back to their classroom. Day one will feature a small ruminant parasites l...


Michael J Rogalsky
May 26, 2017

Foundation Summer Leadership Conference - Registration Reminder

May 26, 2017 by Michael J Rogalsky

Florida FFA Foundation Summer Leadership Conference - Registration Reminder  Now Available: 2017 Summer Leadership Conference (SLC) Registration  Advisors - registration for the 2017 Summer Leadership Conference is now available online.  The conference will be held August 7-10 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. CHECK-IN for the conference will begin at 4:00pm on August 7th. Registration Fees No refunds for cancellations will be granted after June 15, 2017. All payments are due...


Erin Walker
May 25, 2017

2017 District Officer Candidates

May 25, 2017 by Erin Walker

Advisors, Please find below a 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, attached is a link to the district officer campaign guidelines for your review.  Please take the time to review the campaign guidelines with your student and kn...


Ronnie Simmons
May 24, 2017

UPDATE: Convention Overflow Lodging

May 24, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

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 small block of...


Erin Walker
May 24, 2017

News Release: 2017 FFA Advisor of the Year Finalists Announced

May 24, 2017 by Erin Walker

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 FFA Advisor of the Year Award. The purpose of the FFA Advisor of the Year award is to recognize educators who have made a positive difference in their lives of their students. Individuals nominated must have taught for at least three years and have provided outstanding service to their FFA chapter, agricultural industry and agricultural education. The state winner will be announced during the 4th General Session of the 89th Florida...


Hannah H Cantrell
May 22, 2017

CDE/LDE Dual Participation Notifications

May 22, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

Advisors, In order to provide you and your students with a quality experience while competing in events at this year's State FFA Convention and Expo we are asking for your help. If you have a student who is participating in more than one competitive event (CDE, LDE or Agriscience Fair) at convention please review the attached Competitive Events Schedule to determine if any of the events you students are competing in overlap.  If they do overlap, please email Hannah Huggins (hannah.huggins@f...


Hannah H Cantrell
May 22, 2017

REMINDER: CDE & LDE Team Member Certification - 2017 State FFA Convention & Expo

May 22, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

Reminder - the deadline to certify those FFA members competing at State Convention is June 1st.  Please note the attached Competitive Event Schedule has been updated. Congratulations on advancing to the state competition in one of the Career and Leadership Development Events to be held at the 89th 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 members competing. Thank you for you the time ...


Erin Walker
May 19, 2017

News Release: 2017 Chapter Cooperative Finalist Announced

May 19, 2017 by Erin Walker

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 2017 Chapter Cooperative Award finalists. The Chapter Cooperative Award measures how active a chapter has been in cooperating with other organizations and agencies within their community, along with teaching cooperative business principals.  One member and one advisor of each of finalist chapters will be recognized on stage during the 2nd General Session of the 89th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo on Wednesday, June 1...


Erin Walker
May 19, 2017

News Release: 2017 New FFA Chapters Announced

May 19, 2017 by Erin Walker

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 89th Florida FFA Convention on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017.  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. The newly chartered chapters in alphabetical or...


Kevin Kent
May 18, 2017

State Convention Selected Talent Acts

May 18, 2017 by Kevin Kent

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the talented FFA members chosen to perform at the 89th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo.  Each act chosen to perform will entertain convention attendees during one of the nine general sessions. All talent performers listed below are required to attend the mandatory talent meeting Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm. At this meeting, performers who have an audio track must provide a CD or audio file to convention staff. We will be working to assign perform...


Hannah H Cantrell
May 17, 2017

News Release: 2017 100% Membership Award

May 17, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

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 89th Florida FFA State Convention on June 14, 2017.  All award winners should report to the awards holding room 30 minutes prior to the session in whi...


Hannah H Cantrell
May 16, 2017

News Release: 2017 Alumni Essay Winners

May 16, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the top ten winners of the “What FFA Means to Me” Alumni Essay Contest.  First through sixth place will receive a Washington Leadership Conference scholarship in the amount of $500 and seventh through twelfth place will receive a Florida FFA Foundation Summer Leadership Conference scholarship. The winners will be awarded on stage during the 8th General Session of the 89th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo on Friday, June 16...


Erin Walker
May 16, 2017

News Release: 2017 Outstanding Alumni Member Finalists Announced

May 16, 2017 by Erin Walker

The Florida FFA Association and the Florida FFA Alumni Association are pleased to announce the finalists of the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Member award.  Each of these finalists will be recognized during the 8th General Session of the 89th Florida FFA State Convention on Friday, June 16, 2017.  Each finalist should report to the holding room 30 minutes prior to the session. The 2017 Outstanding Alumni Member Finalists in alphabetical order by chapter are: Tine Brugger-Byrnes, Barrington Middle...