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Ronnie Simmons
Aug 31, 2017

Florida FFA Gives Back: Disaster Relief Effort

Aug 31, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Members, Advisors & Stakeholders, In recent days, our friends in Texas and Louisiana have experienced the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.  This significant weather event has caused damage and flooding to homes, farms, schools, roads, businesses, roads and cities.  In true Blue & Gold spirit, FFA members throughout Florida and across the country have asked how they can help FFA chapters and agricultural education programs that have been affected. Our friends at Texas FFA are work...


Ronnie Simmons
Aug 30, 2017

Citrus Study Session - Hosted by UF/IFAS

Aug 30, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors, Our partners at UF/IFAS have announce a Citrus Study Session scheduled for Friday, October 13, 2017.  FFA members, advisors and parents are invited to attend this event presented by Citrus Specialists from Central and South Florida. For more information and to register for this event, see the attached flyer included below or contact Jamie Burrow at jdyates@ufl.edu. FFACitrusStudyFlyerPrint-Final.pdf Click to View Message sent on behalf of UF/IFAS.


Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 30, 2017

National LDE Judge: Extemporaneous Public Speaking

Aug 30, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

Florida FFA Advisors & Stakeholders - We are still looking for an Extemporaneous Public Speaking LDE (we have secured a Creed and Prepared judge) to represent FL at National FFA Convention. If you are interested please follow the instructions below. Original Email: Greetings everyone! I hope this note finds you doing well.  It’s hard to believe it is nearly September which means National FFA Convention is just right around the corner.  We are exited for what is sure to be a great and I hope...


Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 30, 2017

National FFA Deadlines Approaching: CDE/LDE & Award Programs

Aug 30, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

DEADLINES APPROACHING Advisors - This email includes important information for those chapters who will be participating in one or more of the following at 2017 National FFA Convention: Career/Leadership Development Event, Agriscience Fair, National Chapter Award and/or Proficiency awards. Please read this email carefully as it contains several firm deadlines. Career and Leadership Development Events Deadlines: Early August: Orientation packets will be posted on ffa.org Please ...


Michael J Rogalsky
Aug 30, 2017

TEN FOR TEN GIVING PROGRAM

Aug 30, 2017 by Michael J Rogalsky

It was great sharing with you the work of the Florida FFA Foundation over the past year at the Florida FFA Chapter President's Conference last weekend. As I shared with you, we have created a special giving program just for Florida's Agriculture Teachers.  The Ten for Ten Giving Program is for Florida's Agriculture Education Teachers to commit to giving $10 per month for 10 months for a total yearly contribution of $100. Donations begin in August and run through May. All donations are tax de...


Ronnie Simmons
Aug 29, 2017

Update: Florida FFA Calendar (Official Version)

Aug 29, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

The 2017-2018 Florida FFA Calendar was recently approved by the FFA Board of Directors.  Please be sure to review the calendar as there have been changes since the draft was first released. A few notable changes to the calendar since the previous draft was released include: Area 1 COLT - September 20 Ag Education CDE Prelims & Finals - December 2 Sub-District CDEs/LDEs - December 12 District CDEs/LDEs - January 19 Floriculture/Nursery CDE - February 23 Agriscience Fair Application Du...


Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 29, 2017

2017-2018 Quality Chapter Plan

Aug 29, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

Advisors, The 2017-2018 Quality Chapter Plan is now available.  The deadline to complete the plan is October 1st. FFA chapters must submit the Quality Chapter Plan prior to participating in any competitive event.  If the Quality Chapter Plan has not been submitted by the close of business on the published registration deadline, the chapter will not be considered for official ranking within that event.  While the chapter will be eligible to register and participate, participants will not be ...


Ronnie Simmons
Aug 29, 2017

Conference Information: Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT)

Aug 29, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

   Florida FFA is excited to announce the 2017 Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) conference.  This conference is the second phase of our leadership continuum. The COLT conference is designed to meet the needs of your chapter officers (or those that wish to become officers) and provide them with the tools that are necessary for a successful year of service.  Building on the individual skills learned during Chapter President’s Conference, the COLT experience helps officer teams ident...


Michael J Rogalsky
Aug 29, 2017

National Competition Travel Stipend

Aug 29, 2017 by Michael J Rogalsky

Good Morning, The Florida FFA Foundation wishes to congratulate the State Winning Career and Leadership Development Event Students, Agriscience Fair Finalists, Proficiency Award Finalists, Outstanding Middle School Finalists and Models of Innovation Finalists who will be representing Florida in the National Competition in October.  The Foundation will be sending each school listed below a stipend to assist in travel costs to the National FFA Convention. The checks will be distributed next w...


Ronnie Simmons
Aug 25, 2017

Important Reminders: Chapter Presidents' Conference

Aug 25, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

CONFERENCE FACTS Date The conference will be held this weekend, August 26-27 (Saturday/Sunday) at the Embassy Suites Orlando Buena Vista South.   Location Embassy Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista South 4955 Kyngs Heath Road Kissimmee, FL 34746 (Note:  This property is owned by and located just a couple of miles south of the Caribe Royale Orlando.) Behavior & Code of Ethics Please take the time to have a conversation with your students regarding the expectations for their behavior.  You will...


Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 24, 2017

National LDE Judges

Aug 24, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

Dear Florida FFA Advisors & Stakeholders, Greetings everyone! I hope this note finds you doing well.  It’s hard to believe it is nearly September which means National FFA Convention is just right around the corner.  We are exited for what is sure to be a great and I hope that many of you will be joining us there. Each year we are responsible for sending a judge for each Creed, Prepared and Extemporaneous Speaking Leadership Development Events.  We have already secured a Creed Speaking judge...


Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 23, 2017

2017-2018 CDE/LDE Revision Summary

Aug 23, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

Advisors –I hope that your school year is off to a great start and that you find yourself getting back into the swing of things!  Below you will find the summary of CDE/LDE revisions which were approved by the FL FFA Board of Directors this summer.  These changes will go into effect on the state level this school year. CDE/LDE Revisions Forestry (MS/HS) - Trees have been combined into one single list. There will no longer a different list for the district event and the state event. Citru...


Ronnie Simmons
Aug 17, 2017

FFA Quarterly Board Meeting - August 28th, 2017

Aug 17, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Association Board Members, Consultants and Stakeholders, As a reminder, the next quarterly board meeting of the Florida FFA Association Board of Directors will be Monday, August 28th at 10:00 AM at the Florida FFA Headquarters in Gainesville.  Below you will find the anticipated agenda.   As always, included below you will find the current list of FFA Board Directors for each area.  Please feel free to communicate directly with your elected representative regarding issues of the board a...


Erin Walker
Aug 15, 2017

Welcome Back!

Aug 15, 2017 by Erin Walker

Welcome back FFA Advisors! We hope that you are ready to hit the ground running as we head into the 2017-2018 school year. We are excited to assist you in your efforts to have the best year yet! We know that there is much work to be done in support of our teachers and students and we encourage you to reach out to us and let us know how we can be of assistance to you.   A reminder of a few of the many areas that we might be able to assist are as follows: MyFFA Training & Support Me...


Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 14, 2017

Registration Deadline: New FFA Advisor Workshop

Aug 14, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

Registration closes for the New FFA Advisor Workshop closes tomorrow, August 15th! If you are new advisor or feel like you need a better understanding of Florida FFA please sign-up!  See original email below for details. Registration is now open for the New FFA Advisor Workshop! Florida FFA is excited to offer this opportunity for new FFA Advisors to attend two days of in-depth information focused solely on managing your FFA chapter.  This workshop is open to any advisor who would like to at...