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Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 30, 2018

Event Registration: 2018 Spring Preliminary Online Career & Leadership Development Events

Jan 30, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Registration for the following ONLINE Career & Leadership Development Event preliminaries is now open at   Agricultural Communications (High School Only) Agricultural Technology & Mechanics Systems (High School Only) Aquaculture (Middle & High School) Conduct of Chapter Meetings (Middle School & 9th Grade Only) Vegetable (Middle & High School) Veterinary Science (High School Only) Spring online preliminary testing will be held on February 27, 2018.  Regis...

Erin Walker
Jan 29, 2018

Award Applications-Reminders and Changes

Jan 29, 2018 by Erin Walker

As you begin to complete and submit award applications this year, please take a moment to review the information in this message as well as the attached documents.   For information about award programs, review the FFA Guide or the Awards and Recognition page of   Due Dates March 1: American FFA Degree, State FFA Degree, Star Applications March 15: National Chapter Award, Proficiency Award Applications April 2: Alumni Awards, Gary Lee Alumni Scholarship, Chapter Co-Op, C...

Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 26, 2018

Event Registration: 2018 Nursery/Landscape & Floriculture Career Development Events

Jan 26, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Registration 2018 Nursery/Landscape and Floriculture CDEs is now open.  Registration closes on February 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  Once the registration system closes no further registrations will be accommodated.   Registration must be done through the online form. To register, visit: For specific event information please read the attached CDE information sheets. IMPORTANT REMINDERS Membership & Competitive Event Partic...

Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 22, 2018

2018 District OH Demonstrations Dates & Locations

Jan 22, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

 FFA Advisors, The 2018 Florida FFA Ornamental Horticulture Demonstrations Career Development Events (CDE) will be held March 12-23, 2018. District OH Demos are hosted by an identified school and teacher within your FFA Chapter’s assigned district. A document is attached with the event date, location and host contact information is attached. If information is missing from your district that is because we are still waiting to hear the final details from the host. Once we know those details w...

Ronnie Simmons
Jan 19, 2018

Meeting Notice: Florida FFA Association Board of Directors - Quarterly Meeting

Jan 19, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Association Board Members, Consultants and Stakeholders, As published on the FFA calendar, the next quarterly board meeting of the Florida FFA Association Board of Directors will be Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center (LTC) in Haines City.  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 ...

Ronnie Simmons
Jan 19, 2018

Job Announcement: State Supervisor of Agriculture Education Programs / State FFA Advisor - Florida Department of Education

Jan 19, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

The following is a position announcement posted by the Florida Department of Education for the following position: Position: State Supervisor of Agriculture Education Programs with the Florida Department of Education.  Position Description: The primary responsibility of this position is planning, implementing, and assessing educational programs in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster as well as those in Diversified Education and the Government and Public Administration...

Ronnie Simmons
Jan 18, 2018

Event Information: FFA Capitol Day

Jan 18, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors, Together, FAAE and Florida FFA are finalizing plans for the 2018 FFA Capitol Day!  This event is a premier opportunity to tell the story of FFA and Agricultural Education.  While the Blue Jacket is a familiar icon to many of our elected officials, it is critically important that they connect the jacket with real examples of school-based agricultural education, and the profound impact that it has on our state and nation.  This event is not just a fun trip to The Capitol, it is a...

Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 17, 2018

Event Information: 2018 Food Science CDE

Jan 17, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Advisors, Final arrangements are being made in preparation for the 2018 State FFA Food Science Career Development Event (CDE) to be held February 3, 2018 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 If you are NOT planning on attending please email ...

Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 16, 2018

Event Results: 2018 State Environmental Science CDE

Jan 16, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2018 Environmental Science Career Development Event.  This event was held at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center in Apopa, FL on January 16, 2018.  Special thanks goes to the event superintendent, Diane Mealo for coordinating today's event and to all of the volunteers who helped to make today possible. As a matter of procedure, event results were considered unofficial for (2) business days following original publishing.  ...

Ronnie Simmons
Jan 14, 2018

Deadline Approaching: National FFA Scholarship Applications

Jan 14, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors, This is just a gentle reminder that National FFA's deadline for student scholarship applications is February 1, 2018.  Please keep in mind that this is not a process that can be completed at the very last minute as it requires several steps, both for the student and the teacher in the MyFFA platform.  Please don't wait too late to help your students apply for their share of over $2 Million that will be awarded this year! The 2018 National FFA Scholarship Application goes live...

Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 12, 2018

Event Registration: 2018 State Fair CDEs

Jan 12, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Registration for CDEs at the 2018 Florida State Fair is now open.  This includes the practice Poultry Judging event. Please note that registration is not required for qualified Dairy CDE teams.  Registration closes on January 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  Once the registration system closes no further registrations will be accommodated.   Registration must be done through the online form. To register, visit: EVENT CHANGES -...

Ronnie Simmons
Jan 11, 2018

Event Postponed: Middle School Horse CDE

Jan 11, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors, Due to scheduling issues, the 2018 Middle School Horse Evaluation CDE has been postponed until further notice.  Our staff is working diligently with event coordinators to determine a new date and location.  Once a new date and location has been determined, a notice will be sent allowing adequate time for school district travel requests.   We apologize for any inconvenience this scheduling change may cause. Thanks, RONNIE D. SIMMONS Executive Secretary/Director Florida FFA As...

Michael J Rogalsky
Jan 11, 2018

Florida FFA Hall of Fame - Nominations Open

Jan 11, 2018 by Michael J Rogalsky

Good Afternoon, The Florida FFA Hall of Fame nomination form is now available! The Florida FFA Hall of Fame honors individuals who have rendered outstanding service to Agriscience Education and FFA in Florida. Nominations may be prepared and submitted by any individual. All nominations must be completed using the new online platform to be considered. Nominations not selected in the first year will be carried over for a period of two years.  The application process can be found by visiting h...

Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 11, 2018

2018 Nursery/Landscape & Floriculture CDEs

Jan 11, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Advisors, If you are planning to participate in the Floriculture CDE and/or Nursery/Landscape CDE please see the attached documents.  These documents outline which practicums students will be required complete at the 2018 event.  Refer to the Florida FFA CDE Handbook for a complete explanation of all event practicums and the complete event rules. 2018FloriCDEoverview[1].pdf Click to View 2018NandLCDEoverview[1].pdf Click to View 2018ScheduleOverview.pdf Click to View  

Hannah H Cantrell
Jan 10, 2018

URGENT: Missing Ornamental Horticulture Demo Hosts

Jan 10, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Advisors - We are still missing the host information for the following district OH Demos: District 5 District 7 District 11 If you are serving as the host for one of those OH Demos please send the following information to : - Host Advisor - Date of the event  - Location (must include actual address) - Check-In Time - Event Start Time Please be reminded that you must hold your events on the published event dates, no exceptions. Those dates are March 12-23, 20...