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Welcome to Wisconsin Association of FFA

Established in 1929, the Wisconsin Association of FFA is an association of the National FFA Organization whose mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Wisconsin has 250 FFA chapters statewide and over 20,000 members.

The FFA operates on local, state and national levels. Student members belong to chapters organized at the local school district. In order for a school district to charter and maintain an FFA chapter, there must be a certified licensed agricultural educator hired by the school district who then also serves as the chapter advisor.

FFA members are part of a total program in agricultural education, consisting of classroom instruction in agriculture, supervised agricultural experiences where students gain career skills and on the job training and leadership development through the FFA organization.

What's New and Upcoming

2018-2019 Wisconsin FFA Calendar of Events

Culver's Food. Family. Future. Sweepstakes

2018 Wisconsin Team Ag Ed/FFA Website Survey

2018 National FFA Convention Award Finalist Recognition

2018 Wisconsin American FFA Degree Recipients

National FFA Dues and Affiliation Fee Proposal

2018 National FFA Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Proposed National FFA Constitutional Changes Associated with Charter Updates

2018 State FFA Convention Press Releases

2017 State FFA Officer Business and Industry Tour Summary

National FFA Fact Sheet

Correct Locations to Send FFA Payments

Wisconsin FFA Membership Recruitment Video

2018 Sectional Leadership Workshops
- Important Details and Information
- 2018 SLW Objectives
- 2018 Program and Workshop Descriptions
- News Release
- Online SLW Registration

2018 FFA FIRE Conference For 7, 8 and 9 Grade Members
- FIRE Conference Information
- Conference Objectives
- FIRE Conference Workshop Descriptions
- UW-Madison FIRE News Release
- UW-River Falls News Release
- FVTC-Appleton News Release
- Online FIRE Conference Registration

Fall 2018 FFA 212 Leadership Conference
- Conference Registration Information
- Conference Objectives
- Advisor Schedule
- Online 212 Conference Registration

Fall 2018 FFA 360 Leadership Conference
- Conference Registration Information
- Conference Objectives
- Online 360 Conference Registration

2018 Chapter Visit Information for Advisors

2018 State Officer Pre-Chapter Visit Form (pdf)

2018 State Officer Pre-Chapter Visit Form (Word)

2018 Chapter Visit Evaluation Form PDF

2018 Chapter Visit Evaluation Form

2019 District Leadership Development Event Dates

2019 Sectional Leadership Development Event Dates

List of Chapters By District and Section

2018 National FFA SAE Grant Opportunities

Weekly FFA Center Newsletter

Wisconsin FFA Center's Weekly Newsletter

WISCONSIN FFA UPDATE - News In Brief
A weekly update on Wisconsin FFA activities from the Wisconsin FFA Center, Inc.

For the week of October 15, 2018
1. Good Luck to All Wisconsin FFA Members and Chapters Competing at the National FFA Convention
2. IMPORTANT Reminders for the Upcoming National FFA Convention
3. Over 2,240 Attended the 2018 Wisconsin Association of FFA Sectional Leadership Workshops
4. 2018 World Dairy Expo FFA Judging Results
5. 212 and 360 Personal Development Conferences - Registration Online - Due Friday October 19
6. Wisconsin FFA Foundation SAE Grant Applications Due November 15, 2018
7. National FFA SAE Grant Applications Due November 15, 2018
8. 2018 UW-River Falls Parliamentary Procedure Workshops
9. 2019 District and Sectional Leadership Development Event Dates
10. State FFA Officer Election and Experience Survey
11. Quote of the Week
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Upcoming Deadlines and Activities
Remember these important dates:
October 19 212 and 360 Conference Registration Due
October 22 State FFA Officers/National Delegates Leave for National FFA Convention
Oct. 24-27 National FFA Convention - Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 6 Parliamentary Procedure Workshop ? Wisconsin Dells
Nov. 8 Parliamentary Procedure Workshop - Tomah
Nov. 9 Wisconsin Team AgEd Meeting - Stevens Point
Nov. 9 Wisconsin FFA Center Board Meeting - Stevens Point
Nov. 9-10 212 and 360 Conferences - Stevens Point
Nov. 13 Parliamentary Procedure Workshop ? Waupaca
Nov. 15 Parliamentary Procedure Workshop ? UW-River Falls
Nov. 15 National FFA SAE Grant Application Due to National FFA
Nov. 15 Wisconsin FFA SAE Grant Applications Due to Wisconsin FFA Foundation
Nov. 27-Dec. 1 NAAE Convention - San Antonio, TX
Nov. 30-Dec. 7 State FFA Officer Meeting and Check Point #2 Training
Dec. 3 Deadline for Initial FFA Membership Rosters Submitted Online
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Good Luck to All Wisconsin FFA Members and Chapters Competing at the National FFA Convention
Attached is the list of chapters and members competing or being recognized at the National FFA Convention. Have an awesome week and good luck!!!
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IMPORTANT Reminders for the Upcoming National FFA Convention
- Wisconsin FFA State Photo is scheduled for Friday, October 26 at 11:00 a.m.

Download the 2018 Convention and Expo App
Download the app! with all the information you?ll need while at convention. Use the app to build your custom convention schedule (with reminders!), get up-to-the-minute event alerts, find the exhibitors you want to visit, locate downtown Indianapolis restaurants and attractions, and win convention prizes! The app is stuffed with more information than we can fit in the printed guidebook, so download today! Available on Apple or Android

150 Wisconsin FFA members will be receiving their American FFA Degree on Saturday, October 27. Don?t Be Late!!! The order for the degrees is in REVERSE ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY STATE. The American Degree Session will be held in Lucas Oil Stadium. Session begins at 7:30 a.m. Seating begins at 6:30 a.m.

Blue Room
There is an exciting new experience at convention this year, and we want to make sure advisors and members consider participating. Though all are welcome to attend, this experience is designed for advisors and FFA members interested in learning about cutting-edge technology and future careers in agriculture. https://convention.ffa.org/planning/the-blue-room/

Convention Tips - See attached list to review with your students.
1. Park smart!
2. Take digital photographs of students in attendance.
3. Watch out for scooters!
4. NO knives, NO weapons!
5. NEW for 2018?To enter the concert and rodeo, you must wear your name badge!
6. Hats are not considered Official Dress.
7. Name badge pick-up tips.

National FFA Convention & Expo Educators? Guide
Check out the new National FFA Convention & Expo Educators' Guide. This free classroom resource is for advisors who bring students to the national convention and expo, or have students remain at school during the event. The guide also includes a follow-up component for use after convention.

WiFi
Here?s the WiFi login you will need if you want to connect during the convention.
Exhibitor/Attendee WiFi
Name: FFA Attendee
Passcode: JUSTONE18
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Over 2,240 Attended the 2018 Wisconsin Association of FFA Sectional Leadership Workshops
Thank you to all of the FFA members, advisors and alumni members who attended the 2018 Sectional Leadership Workshops. We had over 2,240 FFA members, advisors and alumni attend the workshops based around the theme ?Climb Your Mountain?. The state officers and state staff hope that you and your students found the workshops to be an educational opportunity about FFA activities and opportunities. Please feel free to share ideas and suggestions for future workshops. Thank you to the Leadership Partner Sponsors through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation for their sponsorship of these workshops for FFA members.
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2018 World Dairy Expo FFA Judging Results
Congratulations to all the FFA members that participated in the judging contests offered at the recent World Dairy Expo.

Dairy Cattle Evaluation - 1st place team - Milton FFA (124 teams competed); 1st place individual - Sydni Mell, DeForest FFA

Dairy Showmanship - 1st place - Kendyl Hericks, Tomah FFA

Dairy Products - 1st place team - Denmark FFA (76 teams competed); 1st place individual - Claire Sipple, Denmark FFA

World Forage Cup Management - 1st place team - Viroqua FFA (38 teams participating) ; 1st place individual - Natasha Berg, Viroqua FFA

All results can be found at https://www.uwplatt.edu/agriculture/world-dairy-expo-results-2018
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212 and 360 Personal Development Conferences - Registration Online - Due Friday October 19
The 212 Conference and the 360 Conference are scheduled for November 9-10 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Four pairs of presenters from National FFA will be in Wisconsin to help FFA members develop personal and leadership skills. The conferences begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and end around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Registration is due submitted online October 19. Registration materials are online at: http://www.wisconsinffa.org/events/

Conference curriculum does rotate so this will be different than what was presented last school year if your students attended in 2017.
212 Conference is focused on Virtues. (Designed for 9-10th grade)
360 Conference is focused on Vision. (Designed for 11-12th grade)
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Wisconsin FFA Foundation SAE Grant Applications Due November 15, 2018
The 2018 SAE Grant applications are available now on the Wisconsin FFA website - http://www.wisconsinffafoundation.org. Please encourage students to apply. The applications must be postmarked by November 15 to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation.
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National FFA SAE Grant Applications Due November 15, 2018
Applications may be submitted by members in grades 7-12. Grants are based primarily on financial need.

Please encourage your members to take advantage of this great funding source by applying for a grant. Also, for your member?s best chance at receiving a grant, they should use the scoring rubric which will also be on the website.

https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/sae-grants/
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2018 UW-River Falls Parliamentary Procedure Workshops
Mark Your Calendars!!
Nov. 6 Parliamentary Procedure Workshop ? Wisconsin Dells
Nov. 8 Parliamentary Procedure Workshop - Tomah
Nov. 13 Parliamentary Procedure Workshop ? Waupaca
Nov. 15 Parliamentary Procedure Workshop ? UW-River Falls
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2019 District and Sectional Leadership Development Event Dates
The 2019 District and Sectional Leadership Development Event dates are now posted on the Wisconsin FFA website and attached to this email. Hosts will be contacting the schools in their districts as far as more details concerning the contests. All rules and guidelines for the Wisconsin FFA Leadership Development Events can be found at http://www.wisconsinffa.org/events/
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Quote of the Week
?Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you?ll be able to see further.? - Thomas Carlyle
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Best wishes to all of the members, advisors and chapters that will be competing at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. We are excited to have all of you representing your local chapters and communities and your State Association.

To all of you, we wish safe travels and a fun and exciting time at the 91st National FFA Convention. If you need our assistance at any time during the convention, please feel free to contact me at 715-207-5093. I will be leaving for the convention on Sunday, October 21.

Cheryl Zimmerman
State FFA Executive Director
Wisconsin FFA Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 110
Spencer, WI 54479
715-659-4807
czimmerman@wisconsinffa.org

Annual Calendar of Events

2018-2019 Wisconsin FFA Calendar of Events


The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and Wisconsin Association of FFA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.