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Ronnie Simmons
Oct 31, 2018

Meeting Reminder: Florida FFA Association Quarterly Board Meeting

Oct 31, 2018 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 Thursday, November 1st at 9:30 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...


Hannah H Cantrell
Oct 31, 2018

Event Reminder: 2018 Fall Online Preliminary CDE Exams

Oct 31, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

REMINDER: Due to National Convention last week we are extending registration for the Fall Online Preliminary CDE Exams until today (October 31) at 7PM. After this time, no additional registrations will be accepted. The lists of teams who are currently registered are attached. FFA Advisors, Registration for the following ONLINE Career Development Event preliminaries is now open at flaffa.org:   Agricultural Education* Dairy Evaluation Food Science & Technology Environmental Science & N...


Hannah H Cantrell
Oct 31, 2018

Final Event Reminder: 2018 Ag Ed CDE

Oct 31, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

REMINDER: All Ag Ed CDE lesson plans are due by 5PM November 1 (tomorrow). Additionally, all students must be registered for the online exam. A list of students registered for the exam can be found below. The 'X" indicates that the student's lesson plan has also been submitted.  FFA Advisors, The due date for the lesson plan portion of the Agricultural Education CDE is quickly approaching. All lesson plans must be submitted online by November 1, 2018. There is NOT a grace period. You can fi...


Hannah H Cantrell
Oct 30, 2018

Event Registration: 2018 MS Horse Evaluation CDE

Oct 30, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

The Florida FFA Middle School Horse Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE) will be held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala, FL on November 27, 2018. Online Registration for this event is now open at flaffa.org and will close on November 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM.   To register, visit: http://floridaffa.formstack.com/forms/compeventregistration For specific event information please read the attached CDE information sheet. Membership & Competitive Event Participation FFA members ...


Hannah H Cantrell
Oct 30, 2018

Event Reminder: 2018 State Forestry CDE

Oct 30, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Update & Reminder: Advisors please don’t forget to send the number of students and advisors/chaperones attending with your chapter to hannah.huggins@flaffa.org by 5PM on Wednesday, October 31st. I have currently only heard back from 3 chapters. Also, the dates were correct in the original email but the days were not – I have corrected the schedule below. Congratulations to those chapters who have advanced to the State Forestry CDE to be held in Perry, FL on November 8th and 9th. A complete l...


Hannah H Cantrell
Oct 29, 2018

2018 National FFA Convention Results & Recap

Oct 29, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Members & Friends, We are very pleased to share the results of the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo and we would like to take a moment to recap the events of the week!  National Convention is #JustOne week of the year, but it is a week that is filled with many great moments. If you were able to attend National Convention this year, you know that it was an exciting convention in which members and guests had the opportunity to experience many once in a lifetime moments. As al...


Ronnie Simmons
Oct 25, 2018

UPDATE: Regarding Presidential Visit at National FFA Convention

Oct 25, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors Attending the 91st National FFA Convention, Below is an important message from National FFA regarding the Presidential visit which will happen on Saturday.  Please be sure that you are familiar with the following protocol for this event: "I want to share some high-level information regarding the President of the United States address during the ninth general session at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, so that you can share with your teachers. At this time, we plan to announce during s...


Hannah H Cantrell
Oct 22, 2018

Event Information: 2018 State Forestry CDE

Oct 22, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

State Forestry CDE Congratulations to those chapters who have advanced to the State Forestry CDE to be held in Perry, FL on November 8th and 9th. A complete list of the District winners can be found below. We will be contacting the District 1 & 2 chapters about their Districts events directly and instructions for the state event. Event Registration All District winning teams are automatically registered for the state event. Please send the number of students and advisors/chaperones attend...


Ronnie Simmons
Oct 17, 2018

Financial Aging Summary - Florida FFA Association

Oct 17, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors, In accordance with FFA Board guidance, this email is intended to provide you with a financial aging summary of receivables owed to the Florida FFA Association, as of October 17, 2018.   Please note that chapters with balances more than ninety (90) days old will experience limits on participation and/or placing in competitive events.  It is important that any chapter on this aging list follow-up with your school book keeper to ensure that your chapter's participation is not lim...


Hannah H Cantrell
Oct 17, 2018

Event Reminder: 2018 Agricultural Education CDE

Oct 17, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, The due date for the lesson plan portion of the Agricultural Education CDE is quickly approaching. All lesson plans must be submitted online by November 1, 2018. There is NOT a grace period. You can find the link to upload lesson plans on the competitive events page of FLAFFA.org.  The lesson plan template can also be found on the competitive events page of FLAFFA.org. All lesson plans must be completed using the template. As a reminder, the 2018 Agricultural Education CDE the...


Hannah H Cantrell
Oct 17, 2018

Event Registration: 2018 Fall Online Preliminary CDEs

Oct 17, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

FFA Advisors, Registration for the following ONLINE Career Development Event preliminaries is now open at flaffa.org:   Agricultural Education* Dairy Evaluation Food Science & Technology Environmental Science & Natural Resources  *The Agricultural Education online preliminary is only open to those students who submit a lesson plan by the November 1stdeadline. All Agricultural Education CDE participants must register for the online exam so that their proctor will receive the required ...


Ronnie Simmons
Oct 15, 2018

Hurricane Michael Relief Effort

Oct 15, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, our thoughts and prayers continue for those who were affected by this storm and we are committed to helping our friends and communities in need.  In true FFA fashion, we have received emails and phone calls from many who are ready and willing to help.  In addition to delivering supplies by ground, Florida FFA is partnering with Operation Airdrop to deliver supplies by airplane into some of the hardest hit areas.  Here are a few ways that you can help: Co...


Ronnie Simmons
Oct 10, 2018

UPDATE: Florida FFA Calendar of Events

Oct 10, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

Please find an updated version of the official 2018-2019 Florida FFA Calendar of Events.  It is important that you replace any previous versions of the calendar as minor adjustments were made, including the following changes: MS Horse Judging - November 27th (Ocala) State Land Judging - March 29th (Milton) State Poultry Judging - May 4th (Gainesville) Please note that the revision date is included at the top of each calendar version. While we do not anticipate any changes to the calen...


Erin Walker
Oct 9, 2018

Important: FINAL Opportunity for FFA Membership Affiliation Program

Oct 9, 2018 by Erin Walker

FFA Advisors, Recently, we asked you to indicate if you wished for your chapter to participate in the Chapter Membership Affiliation fee as an alternative to traditional membership dues.   As we prepare to send the list of chapters on to the National Level-we would like for those chapters that have opted in to ensure that they find their name below. We would also like to give one more opportunity to any chapter who would like to participate, but have not indicated yet. On Wednesday, Octobe...


Ronnie Simmons
Oct 8, 2018

UPDATE: District Forestry CDE Postponed for District 1-4

Oct 8, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

UPDATE: We just learned from the Florida Forest Service that the District 4 Forestry CDE has also been postponed. At this time, the following district Forestry events have been postponed for tomorrow: District 1: POSTPONED (possibly moved to next Thursday, 10/18) District 2: POSTPONED (possibly moved to next Thursday, 10/18) District 3: POSTPONED (possibly moved to next Thursday, 10/18) District 4: POSTPONED (possibly moved to next Thursday, 10/18) District 5-12: CONTESTS WILL PROCEED AS...