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Erin Walker
May 31, 2018

News Release: 2018 Belinda G. Chason Legacy Award Winners

May 31, 2018 by Erin Walker

The Belinda G. Chason Legacy Program Award, has been created to award annually to an agriculture education program recognizing their excellence in the total Agriculture Education Model, including classroom/laboratory instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA. In order, to receive this honor a chapter must receive the Premier Chapter award and fill out the National Chapter Award application. The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the 2018 Awardees: Barrington Middle...


Hannah H Cantrell
May 30, 2018

IMPORTANT: National Chapter & Proficiency Award Finalists

May 30, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Advisors, If your chapter was named a finalist for the National Chapter Award (Florida's Finest) or if you have a student who is a Proficiency Award finalist (excluding Feeder Steer & Swine) please read the information below. This email contains important information regarding how and when to resubmit corrected applications for submission to National FFA. National Chapter Award Finalist June 22: All revised National Chapter applications are due to the Florida FFA Office. Please mail your a...


Michael J Rogalsky
May 29, 2018

State Convention Teacher Workshop - Highland Ag

May 29, 2018 by Michael J Rogalsky

Highland Precision Ag is excited to introduce the Highland Hub! Highland Hub is an easy-to-use, web-based farm management application used to record and organize data across the farm including spray records, food safety, scouting reports and lab results. As they have visited with many of their customers the question has been asked, “Is this program being implemented in today’s agriculture curriculum?”  Highland Precision Ag is excited to offer the Highland Hub to our agricultural educators,...


Ronnie Simmons
May 25, 2018

UPDATE: 90th Florida FFA Convention & Expo

May 25, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to welcome you to the 90th Annual Florida FFA State Convention & Expo in just 17 days!  I can assure you that our staff and state officers are working overtime to ensure the best convention experience ever!  As we prepare for convention, here are a couple of updates, announcements and reminders. Record Pre-Registration:  We are excited that, at the close of online registration, there are more then 3,200 attendees pre-registered for convention!  We fully anticipate that...


Michael J Rogalsky
May 25, 2018

Warner Classroom - Florida FFA State Convention and Expo

May 25, 2018 by Michael J Rogalsky

Calling all of Florida's Agriculture Educators and FFA Advisors! Florida FFA has once again partnered with Warner University to offer the Warner Classroom at the 90th Florida FFA State Convention and Expo! The interactive teaching lab created specifically for educators will feature two workshops focused on laboratory-based instruction for you to learn and take hands on lessons back to your classroom! They will also be featuring a Proficiency Application workshop! The schedule is below. Please...


Michael J Rogalsky
May 23, 2018

Florida FFA Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

May 23, 2018 by Michael J Rogalsky

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the inductees for the 2018 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 340 FFA chapters across the state. FFA members are engaged in a wide range of agricultural ...


Michael J Rogalsky
May 22, 2018

Cargill Classroom at the 90th State FFA Convention and Expo!

May 22, 2018 by Michael J Rogalsky

Back By Popular Demand! The Cargill Classroom will once again make a debut at the 90th Florida FFA State Convention and Expo on Wednesday, June 13th and Thursday, June 14th. The Cargill Classroom features a series of seminars available to students and teachers regarding the selection, nutrition, daily care and showmanship of cattle, swine and equine. We hope you and your students will make plans to attend some of these great workshops! A special thanks to our partners at Cargill for their con...


Michael J Rogalsky
May 22, 2018

Make Plans to Attend the FNGLA Classroom at Convention!

May 22, 2018 by Michael J Rogalsky

Teachers, Make plans for you and your students to attend the FNGLA Classroom on Tuesday and Wednesday of Convention. Our great partner, the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association has some great content planned. And when theres no specific session occurring, they will be on hand to teach you and your students the ins and outs of the Nursery Landscape and Floriculture CDE's. This is a GREAT addition to the convention educational offerings! We hope to see you there. Please review th...


Ronnie Simmons
May 20, 2018

News Release: 2018 Florida FFA Blue & Gold Award Recipients

May 20, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Blue & Gold Award.  The coveted Blue & Gold Award is among the highest awards presented by the organization. Its purpose is to recognize those individuals who greatly contribute to the advancement of agricultural education and provide outstanding service to the FFA program. Florida FFA is thriving today because of our strong supporters like each of these individuals and their efforts on our behalf are much appreciat...


Ronnie Simmons
May 20, 2018

News Release: 2018 Honorary FFA Degree Recipients

May 20, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Honorary State FFA Degree.  The Honorary State FFA Degree is the highest honorary award presented by the organization. Its purpose is to recognize those individuals who greatly contribute to the advancement of agricultural education and provide outstanding service to the FFA program. Florida FFA is thriving today because of our strong supporters like each of these individuals and their efforts on our behalf are much...


Erin Walker
May 16, 2018

Updated News Release: 2018 Eligible District Officer Candidates 

May 16, 2018 by Erin Walker

Advisors, Please find attached the 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, please use this link (http://www.flaffa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/State-Officer-Candidate-Handbook-Revised-2017.pdf) to find the district officer campaign ...


Hannah H Cantrell
May 16, 2018

2018 State Convention LDE Orientation Packet

May 16, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Please note that this email is intended for those advisors who have individuals/team competing in Leadership Development Events at the 2018 State FFA Convention & Expo. Congratulations on advancing to the state competition in one of the Leadership Development Events to be held at the 90th 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 you have ...


Hannah H Cantrell
May 14, 2018

UF/IFAS Citrus Youth Day 2018

May 14, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Citrus Youth Day will be on Thursday, June 28th at UF/IFAS CREC. This fun, interactive event is for youth 8-18 years old. Participants will learn about Florida citrus, how diseases spread, determine if they are a super taster, how pollinators interact with the environment, and the importance of soil. Registration is now open and limited. You may register at http://2018citrusyouthday.eventbrite.com . A flyer with more details is attached. CREC_CitrusYouthDay2018FlyerPrint.pd...


Erin Walker
May 14, 2018

State Convention LDE Dual Participation Notifications

May 14, 2018 by Erin Walker

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 (LDE or Agriscience Fair) at convention please review the attached Convention Schedule to determine if any of the events you students are competing in overlap.  If they do overlap, please email Erin Walker (Erin.Walker@flaffa.org) with the...


Michael J Rogalsky
May 10, 2018

Florida’s 2018 Outstanding Alumni Member Announced

May 10, 2018 by Michael J Rogalsky

The Florida FFA Association and the Florida FFA Alumni Association are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Member award. This individual continues to go above and beyond to make their local alumni affiliate successful. The winner will be recognized during the 8th General Session of the 90th Florida FFA State Convention on Friday, June 15, 2018. The winner should report to the holding room 30 minutes prior to the session.    The 2018 Outstanding Alumni Member is:  ...