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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

2018 Wisconsin Team Ag Ed/FFA Website Survey

2018 National FFA Convention Award Results

2018 Wisconsin American FFA Degree Recipients

Proposed National FFA Constitutional Changes Associated with Charter Updates

National FFA Fact Sheet

Correct Locations to Send FFA Payments

Wisconsin FFA Membership Recruitment Video

2019 FFA Farm Forum - February 15-16, Wisconsin Rapids
- Promotional Flyer
- Online Conference Details

2019 CO-OPS YES! Conference - March 4-5, Eau Claire
- Online Information and Registration

2019 EDGE Conference (Experiencing Discovery, Growth and Excellence) - March 22-23, Green Bay
- Conference Registration Information
- Online EDGE Conference Registration

2019 Spring FFA 212 Leadership Conference
- Conference Registration Information
- Online 212 Conference Registration

2019 State FFA Talent Competition Application

State FFA Honors Band Application - Due February 12

State FFA Honors Chorus Application - Due February 12

2019 Sectional Leadership Development Event Dates


2019 District Leadership Development Event Dates

List of Chapters By District and Section

2019 Wisconsin FFA Discussion Meet Topics

UPDATED!! Parliamentary Procedure Handbook

Wisconsin Updates: 2019 Parliamentary Procedure Contest

New! Parliamentary Procedure Rubric/Scorecard

2019 Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship Application

212 and EDGE Conference Leadership Scholarship Application

State Degree Application Found in National FFA Application Center Due Feb. 7

State FFA Degree Handbook

2019 State FFA Degree Review Sheet

Proficiency Award Declaration Form - Required of Each Applicant

Weekly FFA Center Newsletter

Wisconsin FFA Center's Weekly Newsletter

A weekly update on Wisconsin FFA activities from the Wisconsin FFA Center, Inc.

For the week of January 21, 2019

2. Students Participating in FFA Events MUST Be Active FFA Members
3. Online FFA District Leadership Development Event Registration
4. District Leadership Development Events Reminders
5. Co-ops YES! Conference - March 4-5, 2019 - Mark Your Calendars!!
6. 2019 National FFA Scholarship Program
7. Wisconsin FFA State FFA Degree Applications and Star Applicants - Applications Due February 7, 2019
8. American Degree Eligibility
9. Encourage Members to Apply for State FFA Honors Band or Chorus - Deadline February 12
10. 2019 FFA Week Materials Available!!!!
11. Quote of the Week

Upcoming Deadlines and Activities
Remember these important dates:
January 28-31 National FFA Board and Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting - Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 7 CTSO Legislative Day - Madison
Feb. 8-9 Wisconsin FFA Alumni Convention - Holiday Inn, Stevens Point
Feb. 9 UW-Madison Collegiate FFA Hockey Extravaganza
Feb. 14-15 State FFA Board Meeting - Wisconsin Rapids
Feb. 15-16 FFA Farm Forum - Wisconsin Rapids
Feb. 16-23 National FFA Week
Feb. 18 Co-ops YES! Conference Registration Due Online

Upcoming District Leadership Development Events
Jan. 24 District 25 Leadership Development Event - Green Bay Southwest
Jan. 28 District 4 Leadership Development Event - Ellsworth
Jan. 28 District 17 Leadership Development Event - Pardeeville
Jan. 28 District 18 Leadership Development Event - New Lisbon - RESCHEDULED
Jan. 28 District 23 Leadership Development Event - Seymour
Jan. 29 District 20 Leadership Development Event - Owen-Withee
Jan. 29 District 28 Leadership Development Event - Campbellsport - RESCHEDULED
Jan. 30 District 9 Leadership Development Event - Viroqua - RESCHEDULED
Jan. 30 District 10 Leadership Development Event - Seneca - RESCHEDULED
Jan. 30 District 13 Leadership Development Event - Brodhead
Jan. 30 District 15 Leadership Development Event - DeForest
Jan. 30 District 29 Leadership Development Event - Fort Atkinson

First Week of February District Leadership Development Events
Feb. 4 District 1 Leadership Development Events - Northwestern
Feb. 4 District 6 Leadership Development Events - Chippewa Falls
Feb. 4 District 24 Leadership Development Events - Winneconne
Feb. 4 District 26 Leadership Development Events - Brillion
Feb. 5 District 3 Leadership Development Events - Bloomer
Feb. 5 District 5 Leadership Development Events - Elk Mound
Feb. 6 District 12 Leadership Development Events - Darlington
Feb. 6 District 14 Leadership Development Events - Janesville Craig
Feb. 6 District 30 Leadership Development Events - Big Foot

FFA Application Deadlines:
Feb. 6 National FFA Scholarship Applications - Submitted online to National FFA
Feb. 7 State FFA Degrees - Postmarked - Send to Wisconsin FFA Center
Feb. 12 State FFA Honors Band and Chorus - Postmarked - Send to Wisconsin FFA Center
Feb. 20 State FFA Proficiency Awards - Postmarked - Send to Wisconsin FFA Center
March 6 American FFA Degrees - Postmarked Send to Wisconsin FFA



Wisconsin FFA Center
P.O. Box 110
Spencer, WI 54479

You do not need to put your state FFA degree in folders. Star Applications may be submitted in a folder. State FFA Degree applications will not be returned this year following review since all applications are also located online.

Students Participating in FFA Events MUST Be Active FFA Members
All students submitting award applications and participating in FFA events must be listed as active FFA members on chapter rosters - You will be asked to provide membership ID numbers where registering students. A review of membership will be done as students participate in events and submit applications. Students who are not members are considered ineligible. You can still add more members to your roster until March 1, 2019 but if the student is competing before that date, make sure they are entered into the National FFA Website before competing to obtain their ID number.

Do not enter in a generic membership number for your students. This is not acceptable. Please make sure to enter your student?s correct membership number when registering students for events.

Online FFA District Leadership Development Event Registration
In order to participate, you must register through the online registration site all FFA members competing in Wisconsin FFA District Leadership Development Events. This is REQUIRED of all chapters competing at the District Level. Registration is due two weeks before your District Leadership Development Event date....Please see document attached for the two week deadline for each District Event - Please note these vary. All registrations are coming to the Wisconsin FFA Center and then are transferred to the District Host.

NOTE: This year we are enforcing the two week registration deadline. We will not be allowing registration past the two week deadline so make sure to get your registration in on time!!

Substitutions are allowed on site at the District Event. HOWEVER NO NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED ON SITE. There is a substitution form that you can complete if you have a change at the time of the event. This will be provided to chapters after the initial registration is complete. It is also posted on the Wisconsin FFA Website under Leadership Development Events. You can only substitute for a contestant that is registered....No NEW registrations can be made after the registration deadline. The only exception to this is if you have a team for Quiz Bowl. As long as your team is registered, you can switch around, add or delete members within that team. You just can?t add another team if you didn?t register one to begin with.

Follow these steps:
1. Go to the Wisconsin FFA Website
2. Click on ?Events" and then "Leadership Development Events" and then "2019 Leadership Development Event Online Registration".
3. Enter your CHAPTER NUMBER for both your User Name and Password. UNLESS you have changed your password when you registered for a Wisconsin FFA Leadership Conference. NOTE: This is not your National FFA User Name and Password. This is the User name that is your chapter number and your "state" password if you changed it from your chapter number earlier this school year.
4. Indicate the District Event attending. Use the pull down selection to find your district event location and date. (This information is necessary so we can properly sort the entries for the correct District Hosts). You must attend the event in the district in which your chapter is located. I have attached a list for your reference.
6. Include information about the numbers for contact purposes.
7. For each event you need to list each participant AND their official Membership ID number. Your registration will not be accepted without the proper membership number for each student entered. FAKE NUMBERS will not be accepted.

If a student is not a member at the time of registration, you MUST go to the National FFA website and enter them as a member before registering for District Leadership Development Events.

If you only have one entry for an event, leave the other space blank?The system will accept entries without all name spaces filled as some Quiz Bowl teams may only have the minimum required team members needed. Parliamentary Procedure teams are REQUIRED to have 6 members entered. When a student name is entered, it will require you to submit a membership number before it will be accepted.

At the bottom of the registration pages, please indicate any students who are competing in multiple events so that the District Host can properly schedule everyone and the events can move forward without delays.

Reminders: Members are only allowed to participate in 2 individual and one team event at the district level. There is a Rule Handbook online at of all the rules and procedures. Also Prepared Speaking Manuscripts and Employment Skills resumes, cover letters and job descriptions are due to the district hosts postmarked two weeks before the competition.

Again......Substitutions will be allowed on site....HOWEVER you must complete a substitution form that will be made available online when registrations are received.

District Leadership Development Events Reminders
Some very important reminders for those participating in the District Leadership Development Events?
1. Review rules and procedures for the Leadership Development Events in the Official Competition Handbook online at There is a specific handbook that each advisor should have with the rules, procedures and scorecards of each individual speaking event. It is important all participants follow the current updated rules published by the Wisconsin FFA Center.
NOTE: Parliamentary Procedure LDE rules and rubric have been UPDATED. Make sure to follow the rules and rubrics that are posted separately on the LDE website.
2. An individual FFA member can only compete in 2 individual events and 1 team event at the district competition. If a member violates this rule, they will be disqualified from all the events they participated in. This is very important that ALL members follow this rule.
3. Creed speakers are only allowed to participate in the creed speaking contest one time as either a 7th, 8th or 9th grader. So if a student participants as an 8th grader, they cannot participate again as a 9th grade. This is one time only participation event.
4. Chapters are allowed 2 participants/teams in each event EXCEPT parliamentary procedure. All participants must be active, dues paid members at the time of participation in the district leadership development events.
5. Prepared Speaking Manuscripts and Employability Skills Resumes, Cover Letters and Job Descriptions must be postmarked two weeks before the event to the district host or 25 points will be deducted for each day it is late (Monday through Friday only).
6. The 2019 DISCUSSION MEET TOPICS are online at
7. Participants must wear name badges (about 3"x5") for both Discussion Meet and Parliamentary Procedure contests on which his/her name is legibly printed and visible.
8. Finally, all contestants MUST HAVE PROPER OFFICIAL DRESS if competing. Quiz Bowl can be the only exception at the district and sectional contest. Proper Official Dress is defined in the Leadership Development Event Handbook. Make sure to contact your District Host or the Wisconsin FFA Center if you have any questions.

Also, there are no published Extemporaneous topics provided by the Wisconsin FFA however there are SIX main categories that the topics can come from (based on the rules of National FFA) 1) Agricultural literacy and advocacy 2) Current agricultural issues 3) Advancing agriculture through agriculture science 4) Current technology uses and applications in agriculture 5) Agrimarketing and international agriculture and 6) Food and fiber systems.

Co-ops YES! Conference - March 4-5, 2019 - Mark Your Calendars!!
The Co-ops Yes! Youth Leadership Conference will be held March 4-5, 2019 at the Holiday Inn South, Eau Claire. Another excellent conference planned for your FFA members. Please share the information with your students. Deadline for registering for this conference is February 18, 2019 . All information is on the Cooperative Network website-

2019 National FFA Scholarship Program
National FFA is pleased to announce that the 2019-2020 FFA Scholarship application is now open.
Collaborating with industry experts, ISTS, the new FFA scholarship platform provides a variety of benefits for the end user. This new on-line experience will eliminate the current paper process facilitating a much more timely and effective delivery and acceptance process.
Applicants will have the ability to:
-Create, edit and submit an application utilizing any web platform including a smart phone.
-Check the status of any scholarship application in progress via their Scholarship Homepage.
-Save their progress and return prior to the deadline to complete their application.
-Upload any required materials directly to their application.
-Opt-in for text notifications to supplement the email notifications and reminders to ensure a successful submittal and acceptance of their scholarship application. Quick and easy, one click advisor validation
FFA Advisors will receive an email notification to validate the leadership, SAE and Community Service sections of the student application.

The scholarship application will close Feb. 6. Any supplemental forms must be uploaded by Feb. 13. Please view the extensive resources at to assist you with any questions regarding the new scholarship platform.

Wisconsin FFA State FFA Degree Applications and Star Applicants - Applications Due February 7, 2019
Remember the State FFA Degree Application deadline is coming up soon, don?t wait until the last minute for students to start their applications. The Wisconsin FFA State Degree Application can be located through the National FFA Website application center.

If you have a member applying for the State FFA Degree, they may want to consider applying for State Star recognition? Stars are recognized in the four areas: Farmer, Agricultural Placement, Agribusiness and Agriscience. In order to apply for State Star Recognition, a student must be applying for their State FFA Degree, then they must also fill out the "Star Battery" which provides additional information for this level of recognition. The Star Battery is located online through the National FFA website with all other degree and proficiency applications. In order for a student to be considered for State Star Recognition, they must include all necessary pages and information or they will not be considered if any portion of the Battery or State Degree is missing.

American Degree Eligibility
"How long is an FFA member still eligible to apply for their American FFA Degree or continue their FFA membership?" A student can be an FFA member until November 30 following their fourth National FFA Convention after graduation...unless there is some military service to consider and then they can be a member until age 23. So here is a quick way to figure out if a student is still eligible. Take the year that the student graduated and count the number of National FFA Convention following that graduation date.

Graduation May 2016
1st National Convention - October 2016
2nd National Convention - October 2017
3rd National Convention - October 2018
4th National Convention - October 2019 - This would be the last national convention that this member could receive recognition at. They must apply for the degree by March 6, 2019.

Encourage Members to Apply for State FFA Honors Band or Chorus - Deadline February 12
Each year we have two fantastic groups of musicians come together at the State FFA Convention to perform and also perform at the State Fair. Encourage your students who play an instrument or sing in the choir to audition for the Wisconsin FFA Honors Band or Chorus. The past couple years, we have had fewer applications submitted for these two groups. We would love to see more students apply!! Encourage FFA members to check out the application and audition process online:



Applications and auditions are due February 12, 2019. State Convention performances are June 11-13. State Fair performances are August 8-11.

2019 FFA Week Materials Available!!!!
National FFA Week February 16-23, 2019. Check out for the official National FFA Week materials.

Quote of the Week
?It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.? - Lena Horne

Thank you! Stay Warm!!!

Cheryl L. Zimmerman
Wisconsin FFA Executive Director
Wisconsin FFA Center, Inc.
Phone: 715-659-4807

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.