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Ronnie Simmons
May 29, 2019

UPDATE: 91st Florida FFA State Convention & Expo

May 29, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA is excited to welcome you to the 91st Annual Florida FFA State Convention & Expo in just 12 days!  Rest assured, 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. Convention Schedule: Below you will find the most recent version of the Convention Schedule.  Be sure to review it as times may have changed. Updated Schedule (5-14).pdf Click to Vi...


Erin Walker
May 29, 2019

News Release: 2019 American FFA Degree Candidates

May 29, 2019 by Erin Walker

Florida FFA is pleased to announce those students who have submitted an application to receive the coveted American FFA Degree. The American FFA Degree is the highest honor bestowed upon any regular member of the National FFA Organization. These applicants will be forwarded on to the National FFA Organization for consideration as candidates for the American FFA Degree. Each applicant will be recognized and given the opportunity to introduce themselves on the main stage during the 6th General ...


Ronnie Simmons
May 24, 2019

Florida FFA Headquarters - Summer Schedule

May 24, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

As we approach convention and the end of the school year, we want to alert you of our summer office hours. Office Closed:  May 27, 2019 - Florida FFA will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.  Our office will reopen Tuesday, June 4th. Office Closed:  June 3-18, 2019 - Florida FFA will be closed due to the 91st Florida FFA State Convention & Expo.  Our office will reopen, Wednesday, June 19th. Office Closed:  July 4, 2019 - Florida FFA will be closed in observance of Independence D...


Ronnie Simmons
May 23, 2019

CALS Representative in South Florida

May 23, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

Hello everyone, My name is Andrew Horvath and I have recently been hired by the UF IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) as an academic advisor and student recruitment coordinator in South Florida. I am located in West Palm Beach, but I travel a lot in the area between Indian River and Miami Dade counties. In this new CALS position, it is my goal to engage with traditional and transfer prospective students. Since starting the position in January, I have primarily focused on c...


Hannah H Cantrell
May 21, 2019

DEADLINE APPROACHING: 91st State FFA Convention LDE Participation Information

May 21, 2019 by Hannah H Cantrell

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Please be reminded that that deadline to certify participants and notify Florida FFA of students who may have conflicts because they are competing in more than one event at the 91st FL FFA State Convention & Expo is 5PM on Wednesday, May 22. See below for complete information. Please note that while this email has been sent out state-wide, the information in this email only pertains to those chapters who have students participating in competitive events at this year's S...


Ronnie Simmons
May 20, 2019

Election Information: FFA Board Member Vacancy 

May 20, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

FFA Advisors, According to the by-laws of the Florida FFA Association, the terms of the the teachers representing Areas 3 & 4 on the Florida FFA Association Board of Directors will expire effective June 30th.  These positions are a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30th, 2022.  Please consider this opportunity as we chart the future direction of the organization. If you are interested in serving and are eligible, please provide a letter of intent and resume to Ronnie.Si...


Hannah H Cantrell
May 20, 2019

News Release: 2019 FL FFA Alumni & Supporters Awards

May 20, 2019 by Hannah H Cantrell

The Florida FFA Association and the Florida FFA Alumni & Supporters are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Affiliate, Alumni Member, Young Member & Gary Lee Memorial Scholarship awards. These alumni chapters and individuals continue to go above and beyond to make their local alumni affiliates successful. The winners of the Outstanding Alumni Affiliate, Alumni Member and Young Member awards will be recognized during the 2nd General Session of the 91st Florida FFA St...


Erin Walker
May 20, 2019

News Release: 2019 New Chapter Charters

May 20, 2019 by Erin Walker

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the newest additions to the Florida FFA family.  The following chapters will receive their official charter at the 91st Florida FFA Convention on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019.  One member and one advisor of each of these chapters will be recognized on stage during the 2nd General Session, and should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized. Please see attached press release for complete ...


Erin Walker
May 17, 2019

News Release: 2019 Belinda G. Chason Legacy Awardees Named

May 17, 2019 by Erin Walker

The Belinda G. Chason Legacy Program Award, is awarded annually to one middle school and one high school 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. These chapters will be recognized at the 91st Florida FFA Conventio...


Erin Walker
May 16, 2019

News Release: 2019 100% Membership Award

May 16, 2019 by Erin Walker

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce those chapters who have achieved 100% FFA Membership within their chapter. In order to receive this award, every student enrolled in agriculture must also be a bona fide FFA member. One member and one advisor from each of these chapters will be recognized during the 2nd General Session of the 91st Florida FFA State Convention on June 12, 2019. All award winners should report to the awards holding room 30 minutes prior to the session in which ...


Hannah H Cantrell
May 14, 2019

IMPORTANT: 91st State FFA Convention LDE Participation Information

May 14, 2019 by Hannah H Cantrell

Please note that while this email has been sent out state-wide, the information in this email only pertains to those chapters who have students participating in competitive events at this year's State Convention. Congratulations on advancing to the state competition in one of the Leadership Development Events to be held at the 91st 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 com...


Ronnie Simmons
May 13, 2019

News Release: Florida FFA Selects 2019 Distinguished Service Citation Recipients

May 13, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Service Citation. The Distinguished Service Citation is a coveted award reserved for those business and industry partners who have rendered outstanding support of FFA and Agricultural Education in Florida. Partnerships are vital to the success of the Florida FFA Association.  Throughout the years, our partners have gone above and beyond to ensure the success of our programs. The leaders of each of the...


Ronnie Simmons
May 13, 2019

UPDATE: Convention Overflow Lodging

May 13, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

Late last week we were made aware that the Caribe Royale Resort reached 100% capacity on the peak night(s) during our convention.  By all indications, we anticipate an increased convention attendance - which is exciting!   However, we realize that some chapters and individual guests have not yet secured hotel rooms.  We have worked diligently with the Buena Vista Suites hotel, which is the sister hotel located at the entrance on the Caribe Royale property.  We currently have a small block of...


Ronnie Simmons
May 13, 2019

News Release: Florida FFA Announces Recipients of the Blue & Gold Award

May 13, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Blue & Gold Award.  The coveted Blue & Gold Award is among the highest awards presented by the organization. The purpose of this award 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 strong today because of supporters like these, and their efforts on our behalf are greatly appreciated. The 2019 B...


Ronnie Simmons
May 13, 2019

News Release: Florida FFA Announces Recipients of the Honorary FFA Degree

May 13, 2019 by Ronnie Simmons

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Honorary State FFA Degree.  The Honorary State FFA Degree is the highest honorary award presented by the organization. The purpose of this degree 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 ...