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Michael J Rogalsky
Sep 29, 2017

FFA Chapter Contest Grants - American Egg Board

Sep 29, 2017 by Michael J Rogalsky

The Florida Poultry Federation in conjunction with the American Egg Board wants to know what makes your FFA Chapter Incredible! Is it your community outreach, your passion for agriculture, your members? Tell them what makes your chapter stand out for a chance to win one of three grants (one $2,000 grant and two $1,500 grants) for your chapter to use to continue its incredible work. From helping fund an agricultural experience or funding programs for leadership development, America’s Egg Farme...


Hannah H Cantrell
Sep 27, 2017

Registered Teams: 2017 District Forestry CDE

Sep 27, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Registration for the 2017 District Forestry CDE is now CLOSED. A list of currently registered teams, organized by district, can be found below. If your team should be on list and you are not please use the link below to register by 5 PM today (September 27). NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. At this point, any team member name changes need to be made directly with the foresters either before or on the day of the event. Please note that each chapter may register both an ...


Hannah H Cantrell
Sep 25, 2017

Event Reminder: 2017 District Forestry CDE

Sep 25, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Registration for the 2017 District Forestry CDE closes tomorrow, September 26 at 5:00 PM. A list of currently registered teams, organized by district, can be found below. Please note that each chapter may register both an "A" team and a "B" team for this event however, in order to register a B team, you must have a full, 4-man A team registered first. Both teams will be registered on the same registration form. The Florida Forest Service has requested that you provide team mem...


Hannah H Cantrell
Sep 21, 2017

Event Information: 2017 Agricultural Education CDE

Sep 21, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, The final information for the 2017 Ag Ed CDE is now available.  Please see the attached event overview for details. Lesson Plan Submission Lesson plans are to be submitted electronically to the FL FFA State Office by November 1st (November 8 – grace period); and will also serve as the participant’s registration.  The link for electronic submission is available on the Event Overview and is copied below. https://floridaffa.formstack.com/forms/electronic_materials_submission_fo...


Ronnie Simmons
Sep 20, 2017

Update: Area 2 COLT Conference Directions

Sep 20, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

Below is an update regarding the driving directions to the Area 2 COLT conference tomorrow in High Springs at Camp Kulaqua. Due to river flooding, we have been advised to use an alternative entrance to the camp venue. When coming into High Springs on Hwy 441, turn north at Hardee's Restaurant on NW County Road 236 / Main Street.  Continue north east and follow signs to Camp Kulaqua.  If you have questions while en route, please call (386) 454-1351 or (352) 303-7314.   Area 2 Thursday, Se...


Ronnie Simmons
Sep 19, 2017

Policy Update: FFA Junior Chapters

Sep 19, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

The Florida FFA Board of Directors recently revised policy related to Junior FFA Chapters.  While "junior" chapters are not common throughout the country, a few remain a part of our structure here in Florida, most likely a remnant of the previous public school structure that included "junior high schools".  Some years ago, policy was put into place regarding the existence of junior chapters and qualifications for establishing new junior chapters.  Our board recently updated these policies and...


Hannah H Cantrell
Sep 19, 2017

Tuesday Teacher Talk - September 19, 2017

Sep 19, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

Association Update Post Hurricane Assistance (Supplies) We continue to ask that FFA Advisors share with us any needs that you, your chapter and your members may have so that we can assist with coordinating resources.  We have been contacted by our FFA and Ag Ed counterparts in several states who are ready and willing to offer their assistance. Leadership Events  Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) Conference Changes or Cancellations If you are attending the Area 2 - 6 COLT Confere...


Ronnie Simmons
Sep 18, 2017

Final Registration Opportunity - 2017 COLT Conference 

Sep 18, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

Due to many schools just starting back today, registration for the 2017 COLT Conferences (Areas 3 thru 6) has been extended until tomorrow (Tuesday, 09/19) at 12:00 PM (noon). Registration for Area 1 & 2 COLT is CLOSED, as it they have reached capacity. Registration should be completed using the online registration system.  Registration must be completed for each attendee attending the conference, including advisors and chaperones.  To register, visit:  https://floridaffa.formstack.com/form...


Ronnie Simmons
Sep 18, 2017

Update: Florida FFA Operations

Sep 18, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA Headquarters Operations Although our offices are open, as of today, phone and internet service has not yet been restored following Hurricane Irma.  All calls are being routed to our auto-attendant and are being answered remotely, if routed to a regional specialist.  Our Gainesville staff is working on a mobile internet device and has limited email capability.  We will return to full operation as soon as these utilities have been restored.  In the meantime, if you need immediate as...


Ronnie Simmons
Sep 14, 2017

Florida FFA Update

Sep 14, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA Headquarters Operations The Florida FFA Association has reopened following Hurricane Irma.  We are working hard to return to normal operations, however, phone and internet service has not yet been restored.  All calls are being routed to our auto-attendant and are being answered remotely, if routed to a regional specialist.  Our Gainesville staff is working on a mobile internet device and has limited email capability.  We will return to full operation as soon as these utilities ha...


Hannah H Cantrell
Sep 14, 2017

Event Registration: 2017 District Forestry CDE

Sep 14, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Registration for the 2017 District Forestry CDE is now open.  Registration closes on September 26, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  Please note that each chapter may register both an "A" team and a "B" team for this event however, in order to register a B team, you must have a full, 4-man A team registered first. Both teams will be registered on the same registration form. The Florida Forest Service has requested that you provide team member names when you register. If you need chnge team mem...


Hannah H Cantrell
Sep 13, 2017

2017 National FFA Judges

Sep 13, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, National FFA is seeking individuals to volunteer award judge at the 2017 National FFA Convention and Expo held Oct. 25-28, in Indianapolis.  The following award programs are all in need of judges: Award Program Day of Judging Commitment Duration of Judging Commitment Agriscience Fair Wednesday, Oct. 25 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. National Chapter Wednesday, Oct. 25 10:30 a....


Ronnie Simmons
Sep 11, 2017

Florida FFA Headquarters Closed - Hurricane Irma

Sep 11, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the Florida FFA Headquarters will remain closed Tuesday, September 12, 2017, or until electricity is restored. In the coming days, we ask that you share with us any needs that you, your chapter and your members may have so that we can assist with coordinating resources.  We have been contacted by our FFA and Ag Ed counterparts in several states who are ready and willing to offer their assistance. Our thoughts and prayers continue for those who were affect...


Ronnie Simmons
Sep 10, 2017

Florida FFA Headquarters Closed - Hurricane Irma

Sep 10, 2017 by Ronnie Simmons

The Florida FFA Headquarters will remain closed Monday, September 11, 2017 due to Hurricane Irma, and we will reopen as soon as mother nature allows. In the coming days, we ask that you share with us any needs that you, your chapter and your members may have so that we can assist with coordinating resources.  We have been contacted by our FFA and Ag Ed counterparts in several states who are ready and willing to offer their assistance. Our thoughts and prayers continue with those who have al...


Hannah H Cantrell
Sep 5, 2017

Tuesday Teacher Talk - September 5, 2017

Sep 5, 2017 by Hannah H Cantrell

Welcome Welcome to Tuesday Teacher Talk ! We hope this brief newsletter will be helpful to you each week as we bring you snippets of upcoming events and information. This newsletter won’t replace CDE/LDE or leadership event registration emails. However, it will be a place to bring you reminders and pertinent information for the week. Hurricane Irma Preparations  Be prepared.  With the uncertainly surrounding the path of Hurricane Irma, we are all encouraged to take the time to prepared.  A...