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Hannah H Cantrell
Apr 30, 2019

News Release: 2019 Proficiency Award Finalists - Updated Feeder Steer & Swine

Apr 30, 2019 by Hannah H Cantrell

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Agricultural Proficiency Awards program. FFA members from throughout Florida submitted applications for recognition within this program. The Agricultural Proficiency Award program rewards FFA members at the local, state and national levels for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. These supervised programs are planned, practical activities that are conducted outside of cla...


Erin Walker
Apr 30, 2019

DEADLINE APPROACHING: 2019 Prepared Public Speaking Manuscripts & Ag Issues Portfolios 

Apr 30, 2019 by Erin Walker

Please be reminded that Prepared Public Speaking manuscripts and Agricultural Issue portfolios are to be submitted electronically (any other form will not be considered). Material Submissions: https://floridaffa.formstack.com/forms/electronic_materials_submission_form The deadline to submit these items is tomorrow, May 1.   Please note that there is not a grace period for the submission of State Convention LDE materials.


Ronnie Simmons
Apr 29, 2019

Convention Information: Day of Service

Apr 29, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors, We have finalized the details regarding the 2019 Day of Service in conjunction with the 91st Florida FFA State Convention & Expo.  In an effort to streamline the process, we are handling the DOS signup independently from the convention registration.  The DOS signup process will open Wednesday, May 1st at 3:00 PM.  A reminder email will be sent out on Wednesday with a link to the registration page.  The DOS shifts typically "sell out" within an hour or so.  We encourage you to b...


Ronnie Simmons
Apr 29, 2019

Agriculture Teachers: Please Don't Miss This Opportunity to Spotlight the Important Work You Do Teaching Skilled Trades Students

Apr 29, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

I have a special place in my heart for skilled trades teachers, especially those who teach in high school. We depend on skilled trades workers. They fix the cars we drive, they build and repair the homes we live in and they do so much more. Yet more than 1.5 million skilled trades workers will retire by 2024, and there are not nearly enough students entering the trades to fill those jobs. Even at Harbor Freight Tools, as we’re building and opening two new stores eve...


Hannah H Cantrell
Apr 29, 2019

Florida Aquaculture Association Scholarship & Certification

Apr 29, 2019 by Hannah H Cantrell

Hello FL Agriculture Teachers! Attached you will find information on a scholarship and the aquaculture certification.  The FAA Dan Leonard Scholarship is awarded to high school seniors or college students that are seeking a degree in fisheries science, aquaculture, or aquatic biology. This scholarship is unique because it is not due until July 1 (which means students can hand-deliver it to me at Convention) and we also offer it for the spring semester, due Oct. 1. Last year, we did not have...


Ronnie Simmons
Apr 27, 2019

Event Results: 2019 Veterinary Science Career Development Event (CDE)

Apr 27, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2019 Veterinary Science Career Development Event (CDE).   A special thank you goes to the CDE Superintendent, Cindy Robinson, Hillsborough Community College, Carrie Jo Anderson and the team of volunteers for coordinating and hosting this event. As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request and review individual team resu...


Ronnie Simmons
Apr 26, 2019

Event Results: 2019 Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE)

Apr 26, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2019 Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE).   A special thank you goes to the CDE Superintendent, Dr. Al Wysocki and the team of volunteers for coordinating and hosting this event. As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request and review individual team results. Any appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Se...


Ronnie Simmons
Apr 26, 2019

Event Results: 2019 Vegetable Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE)

Apr 26, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2019 Vegetable Evaluation Career Development Event (CDE).   A special thank you goes to the CDE Coordinator, Kathy Otte and the Marion County Schools CTE staff for coordinating this year's event. As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request and review individual team results. Any appeal must be made to the FFA Executive...


Ronnie Simmons
Apr 26, 2019

Event Results: 2019 Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration Career Development Event (CDE)

Apr 26, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2019 Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration Career Development Event (CDE).   A special thank you goes to the CDE Superintendent, Dr. Ed Osborne and the UF/AEC department for coordinating and hosting this event, and the team of volunteer judges for assisting with this event. As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request a...


Ronnie Simmons
Apr 26, 2019

Event Results: 2019 Farm Business Management Career Development Event (CDE)

Apr 26, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2019 Farm Business Management Career Development Event (CDE).   A special thank you goes to Dr. Dusty Bass, CDE Superintendent, for coordinating this years event. As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request and review individual team results. Any appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Secretary in writing for necessa...


Ronnie Simmons
Apr 26, 2019

Event Results: 2019 Agricultural Communications Career Development Event (CDE)

Apr 26, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2019 Agricultural Communications Career Development Event (CDE).   A special thank you goes to Dr. Ricky Telg, CDE Coordinator, and the UF Agricultural Education & Communications Department for coordinating and hosing this year's event. As a matter of procedure, event results are considered unofficial for (2) business days following publishing. It is the responsibility of the FFA Advisor to request and review individual team results. Any...


Erin Walker
Apr 25, 2019

State Convention Selected Talent Acts

Apr 25, 2019 by Erin Walker

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the talented FFA members chosen to perform at the 91st Florida FFA State Convention & Expo.  Each act chosen to perform will entertain convention attendees during one of the eight general sessions. We will be working to assign performers to each session and they will receive an email with their assignment.   We are excited that Florida FFA has so many talented FFA members! Alana Moffitt, South Sumter Barie Fry, Tomlin MS Emily O...


Ronnie Simmons
Apr 25, 2019

Notice of Proposed Amendment to the Florida FFA Constitution & Bylaws

Apr 25, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

MEMORANDUM  TO:  Florida FFA Chapters (Members & Advisors) FROM:  Ronnie Simmons, State FFA Executive Secretary (on behalf of the Florida FFA Board of Directors) SUBJECT:  Notification of Constitutional Amendment(s) for the Delegates of the 91st Florida FFA State Convention & Expo DATE:  April 25, 2019   As required by the Florida FFA Constitution & By-Laws, proposed amendments to the constitution must be received in writing at least 45 days prior to the annual State FFA Convention. Pr...


Erin Walker
Apr 24, 2019

Deadline Approaching: District Officer Candidate Application

Apr 24, 2019 by Erin Walker

FFA Advisors & Students Seeking District Office, The application for District Office is available for those who are interested in serving as a 2019-2020 District FFA Officer.  The application is due May 1st and must be received May 8th.  Please note that a portion of this application is completed online, but must be printed and mailed with the appropriate signatures and attachments. Once the applications have been received, a final list of qualified candidates will be published statewide.  ...


Erin Walker
Apr 23, 2019

Event Results: 2019 Safe Tractor Operations CDE

Apr 23, 2019 by Erin Walker

Advisors - please find below the results of the 2019 State Tractor Operations CDE held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 in Plant City.  Congratulations to all the contestants who competed in this year's event. We are very thankful for the continued support of Mrs. Pam Walden, Tractor Operations CDE Superintendent and Mr. Walter Brown of Live Oak for providing the tractor and setting up the course. Event Results  1st- Sam Mills-Chiefland Sr FFA 2nd- Luis Borges- Orlando Colonial Sr. FFA 3rd- J...