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Ronnie Simmons
Aug 31, 2018

State Officer Request System - Now Available

Aug 31, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors, Our State FFA Officers are excited to begin visiting chapters throughout the state beginning later this month!  Our officers will soon be training on a brand new curriculum and will be prepared to share it with your members.  In order to ensure that an officer is available to visit your program, we encourage you to submit a request as soon as possible. The link to request a State Officer to visit your chapter has been restored on our website at or you can reques...

Ronnie Simmons
Aug 30, 2018

Conference Information: Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) Conference

Aug 30, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to announce the 2018 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 identify ...

Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 30, 2018

American FFA Degree Candidate Information

Aug 30, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Congratulations and information email messages have been sent to all approved American FFA Degree candidates and their chapter advisors.  If you have not already done so you can see the complete list of approved American FFA Degree Candidates from each state by CLICKING HERE to go to the American FFA Degree webpage of National FFA knows that a percentage of these email messages do not reach the candidates and advisors due to changing email addresses, spam filters, etc...

Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 28, 2018

Tuesday Teacher Talk - August 28, 2018

Aug 28, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

This week in TTT: Sub-District & District hosts national ffa cde/lde deadlines national ffa dual partcipation notifications leadership conference event overviews FFA Branding instagram account to follow chapter retreats Association Update Chapter President's Conference Thank you to all of those who attended the 2018 Chapter Presidents Conferences! Payments are being processed for all those who paid onsite. You will receive a receipt by the end of this...

Michael J Rogalsky
Aug 23, 2018

Florida FFA Hall of Fame

Aug 23, 2018 by Michael J Rogalsky

The Florida FFA Hall of Fame began in 2007 to pay tribute to those outstanding individuals who have helped make the Florida FFA Association the premier youth leadership organization in the state. The Florida FFA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 24th at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center. This years inductees include: Belinda G. Chason, Dennis Joe Der, Johns Murphy J.M. "Murph" Everett, Jimmy Harrell, and Dr. Edward Osborne. Tickets are available for $5...

Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 22, 2018

Career & Leadership Development Event Revisions

Aug 22, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, The Florida FFA Board of Directors periodically revises the guidelines for Career and Leadership Development Events to ensure a quality experience for all students.  Changes are reviewed by the Board of Directors and approved individually.  Attached to this email you will find a summary of all revisions. Please note that this is only a summary and you should read all rules carefully. For your convenience, a list of the events and policies that have been revised is provided belo...

Ronnie Simmons
Aug 21, 2018

Meeting Summary: Florida FFA Board of Directors - July 31, 2018

Aug 21, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

In a continued effort for inclusion and transparency in the governance of the organization, the following summary of board actions is being provided to FFA stakeholders. The Florida FFA Board of Directors, Consultants, State Officers and staff met in Gainesville, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 for a regularly scheduled quarterly meeting. Summary of Actions The FFA Board: Recognized and seated new board members including Stan Scurlock (Area 1 - Cottondale), Jill Huesman (Area 2 - Fort White) an...

Ronnie Simmons
Aug 21, 2018

National FFA Delegate Selection - 91st National FFA Convention & Expo

Aug 21, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is pleased to announce those who have been selected to represent Florida as voting delegates to the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo. While serving in this capacity, voting delegates are required to attend public hearings and serve on delegate committees to express the views of Florida FFA and its members on all delegate issues.   National FFA President Breanna Holbert has appointed six committees to examine issues submitted by state FFA associations and National FFA Staff ...

Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 21, 2018

Tuesday Teacher Talk - August 21, 2018

Aug 21, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

This week in TTT: Quality Chapter Plan Personal Check Policy State Officer Requests CDE/LDE Revisions Chapter Presidents Conference Parking & Check-In   membership Roster Association Update Quality Chapter Plan The 2018-2019 Quality Chapter Plan will open on September 4th. 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 n...

Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 14, 2018

Teacher Talk Tuesday - August 14, 2018

Aug 14, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Association Update Welcome Back Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Classes are back in session and Teacher Talk Tuesday is back to help provide you with brief updates and reminders. We hope that you will take a few minutes each Tuesday to read through this newsletter. Unpaid Invoices Please be reminded that per board policy, all chapter invoices must be paid in order to participate in Career and Leadership Development Events. If your chapter has money owed older than 90 days, you will ...

Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 10, 2018

Proficiency Award Checks

Aug 10, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Advisors, If you had a student that was a state proficiency award winner* we are mailing their award check from National FFA to your school. Included with the check is the name and address of the national sponsor, please make sure that your student writes a thank you note to these sponsors for their generous support.  Please be on the look out for these checks and remind your students to cash these checks as soon as possible. * this does not include Feeder Steer/Swine winners Hannah H. Ca...

Ronnie Simmons
Aug 9, 2018

2018 Chapter Presidents' Conference (CPC) - Registration Deadline Approaching

Aug 9, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors:  The deadline to register for the 2018 Chapter Presidents' Conference (CPC) is fast approaching (August 12th).  There are nearly 450 participants already registered.  Be sure to register as soon as possible.  As a side note, there is a significant amount of important teacher programming and professional development that you will not want to miss.  We will also use this time to update FFA advisors on some important strategic initiatives that will be important to your chapter and ...

Erin Walker
Aug 8, 2018

REMINDER: 2018 New FFA Advisor Workshop - Registration Now Open

Aug 8, 2018 by Erin Walker

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 attend. Our hope is that you return to your chapter prepared to take advantage of all the opportunities that FFA offers your students. The New FFA Advisor Workshop will be held in conjunction with the Florida FFA Chapter Pr...

Ronnie Simmons
Aug 7, 2018

AEST Assistant Director Opening

Aug 7, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

  #0789 AEST Assistant Director   SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for facilitating and supporting the activities of Agriculture Education Services and Technology, Inc., (AEST) and other agriculture education initiatives. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, as are team building and managerial skills. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following: Approve and maintain Proctor/Teacher account requests. Provide technical support to Proctor...

Hannah H Cantrell
Aug 3, 2018

2018 National FFA Award Results

Aug 3, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Members & Friends, We are very pleased to share the results of the 2018 National FFA Award Judging process!  Based on these results, we had another great year at the national level and we are very proud of all of our award applicants.  We have very much enjoyed working with all of our applicants this year.  A special thanks to the students and teachers who put forth the extra effort to take our award applications to the next level.  We look forward to a great representation and...