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Ronnie Simmons
Dec 20, 2018

National FFA Convention: 2025-2031

Dec 20, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

Dear Board Members, State Staff, Teachers and National FFA Staff, I want to share with you that we have completed the process of selecting the host city for the National FFA Convention & Expo for the years 2025-2031. As you know, this process began in 2016 and subsequently our choice of location was narrowed down to two cities – Atlanta and Indianapolis. The selection committee considered many factors for the attendees including safety and security; hotels and pricing; accessibility and ava...

Ronnie Simmons
Dec 19, 2018

Conference Information: 212 & 360 Degree Leadership Conferences & State Officer Candidate Workshop

Dec 19, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

212 & 360 Conferences Registration is now open for the High School 212 and 360 Degree Leadership Conferences in January.  Information and pricing for each of these events can be found in the event overviews attached.  Registration for this event will close January 12th.  Please note that these events are offered in reverse order this year with 360 (Fri/Sat) and 212 (Sat/Sun).   To register for the 212 Conference (Sat/Sun - Jan 26-27), visit:  ...

Ronnie Simmons
Dec 19, 2018

Reminder: Living to Serve Grants Available

Dec 19, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

Here is a reminder of the current grants that are available through Living to Serve at National FFA. Include service in your FFA Week activities!  $400 Day of Service Mini-Grant Available National FFA Week is right around the corner (Feb. 16-23), so now is the time to plan for your chapter’s service event. Chapters can receive a grant of up to $400 with a Day of Service Mini-Grant to support their FFA Week service activities. To access the application and see ideas on our interactive projec...

Erin Walker
Dec 19, 2018

2019 District CDE/LDE Information

Dec 19, 2018 by Erin Walker

The 2019 Florida FFA District Leadership Development Events (LDE) & Career Development Events (CDE) that will be held on January 18, 2019.  The winning teams/individuals from Sub-Districts will move on to Districts, no registration is required.  The list of the sub-district winners is attached (except for District II, who will receive a separate email). District CDE/LDE preliminaries are hosted by an identified school and teacher within your FFA Chapter’s assigned district. A document is att...

Ronnie Simmons
Dec 18, 2018

Florida FFA Headquarters - Holiday Schedule

Dec 18, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

The Florida FFA Association Headquarters will be closed for the Holidays December 18th through January 3rd.  During this time our staff will have very limited access to email and voicemail.  We will look forward to connecting with you in the new year! On behalf of our staff and officers, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Merry Christmas, Ronnie D. Simmons Executive Secretary / Director Florida FFA Association, Inc. FFA ma...

Erin Walker
Dec 13, 2018

Registration/Dates/Info for Upcoming Youth Events

Dec 13, 2018 by Erin Walker

Information shared on behalf of Dr. Chad Carr: Jan 11 & 12- Meat & Livestock Judging Clinics @ the HTU & Meat Lab Jan 21-  9:30 AM- Animal Sciences Bldg- Hog and Ham Workshop If you have questions, please direct the to Dr. Carr at:

Hannah H Cantrell
Dec 12, 2018

Event Information: 2019 Environmental Science CDE Team Activity & Event Overview

Dec 12, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Attached to this email you will find the team activity scenario and event information for the 2019 Environmental Science & Natural Resources CDE.  Please be reminded that if your team is no longer planning to participate let us know as soon as possible so that we may contact the next team.  An advisor of each qualified team should complete the online acknowledgement form within 24 hours to indicate that this email has been received.   To verify that your team has received the Team Activity,...

Erin Walker
Dec 10, 2018

Reminder: Complete your 2018-2019 FFA Membership Roster

Dec 10, 2018 by Erin Walker

FFA Advisors, Just a friendly reminder to complete your Online FFA Membership roster- process of actually entering student names and addresses in the National FFA online membership roster. As a policy, your members will not be eligible to place in CDE/LDE’s unless they are processed to State on your online membership roster.  In looking at the membership roster, the following chapters have members sitting at the local level. Please review their profiles and get them submitted to State: DeSo...

Ronnie Simmons
Dec 5, 2018

Livestock Camp Opportunity: Next Level Livestock Camp

Dec 5, 2018 by Ronnie Simmons

For those interested, please see the information below regarding the Next Level Livestock (Swine) Camp to be held January 5-6, 2019 in Douglas, Georgia. These two-day camps focus on intensive showmanship, feeding and care. Please note that this camp is not affiliated with Florida FFA and is being shared as an available opportunity.

Erin Walker
Dec 4, 2018

DEADLINE REMINDER: Sub-District Prepared Manuscripts

Dec 4, 2018 by Erin Walker

Manuscripts for Sub-Districts are due December 4th at 5PM. There will be no exceptions. Students who do not submit a manuscript by the deadline will not receive a manuscript score. All Prepared Public Speaking manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Florida FFA. We will then send your manuscripts to the host to be scored. ALL MANUSCRIPTS SHOULD BE UPLOADED AS A PDF or similar format. DO NOT upload a word document.  The online submission form is available on the competitive events ...

Hannah H Cantrell
Dec 3, 2018

Event Results: 2018 State Agricultural Education CDE

Dec 3, 2018 by Hannah H Cantrell

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2018-2019 State Agricultural Education Career Development Event.   A special thank you to Dr. Grady Roberts of the University of Florida College Agriculture and Life Sciences for serving as the event superintendent and for coordinating this CDE. FFA members competing in any Career Development Event (CDE) or Leadership Development Event (LDE) at the state level (including online and onsite preliminaries) must be listed on the chapter’s me...