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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 255 FFA chapters statewide and over 19,000 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.

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 May 9, 2016

1. 2016 State FFA Convention Registration Guide
2. Members Can Apply to Be National FFA Delegates - Due May 16
3. Official Voting Delegate Online Registration Due May 16
4. 2016 Wisconsin FFA State Convention Online Registration and Ticket Sales
5. Eighth Annual Wisconsin FFA Day of Service - Registration Due Online May 16
6. 2016 Wisconsin FFA Rally to Fight Hunger - Wisconsin FFA Convention - Registration Due Online June 1
7. Wisconsin FFA Agriscience Fair State Entries Due May 16
8. Change Lives Teach Agricultural Education Workshop - Register Online on Convention Registration Site - Due May 23
9. Chapter T-Shirts Needed for Pre-Session
10. FFA Flags Needed for the Convention Opening Session
11. FFA Scrapbook Competition
12. State FFA Convention News Room and Courtesy Corps Applications - Did you Miss the Deadline? We will take more applications if you did?.
13. Online Registration - 2016 Regional Wisconsin FFA Safe Tractor Operator Contest Dates
14. State FFA Officer Reimbursement for Mileage to FFA Banquets and Events
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Upcoming Application and State Convention Deadlines:
May 16 National Delegate Applications Postmarked - Send to the Wisconsin FFA Center
May 16 Agriscience Fair Entries Postmarked - Send to the Wisconsin FFA Center
May 16 ONLINE DUE DATE - State Convention Day of Service Project Registration
May 16 ONLINE DUE DATE - Chapter Delegate Registration and Delegate Committee Selection
May 23 ONLINE DUE DATE - Orders for State FFA Convention T-Shirts
May 23 ONLINE DUE DATE - Registration for Change Lives Teach Ag Workshop
May 23 ONLINE DUE DATE - Final Deadline for Meal, Entertainment, Tour Ticket Orders

June 13-16 87th Wisconsin FFA Convention - Madison
June 20-23 BLAST OFF Training - Spencer/Marshfield
June 26-30 WAAE Professional Development Conference - Appleton
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SPECIAL NOTE: All of the State FFA Convention information is being posted online. Please review the Wisconsin Association of FFA Website as items about the State Convention are being posted http://www.wisconsinffa.org/events/. Everything that you need to prepare for Convention will be located on the website. *******************************************

2016 State FFA Convention Registration Guide
The Wisconsin FFA Convention Registration Guide is posted on the Wisconsin FFA Convention website. Please download a copy of this planning guide to assist you with all your State Convention Registration needs.
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Members Can Apply to Be National FFA Delegates - Due May 16
FFA members who would like to serve as a National FFA Delegate with the state officers at the National FFA Convention in October, must submit an application postmarked May 16. Applications are located online at http://www.wisconsinffa.org/programs/. Once applications are received and reviewed, they will be scored and individuals will be selected for the interview process at the State FFA Convention. Not everyone that applies will have an interview. Delegates will be selected to join the state officers for a great experience working with the business of the National FFA Organization in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Official Voting Delegate Online Registration Due May 16
Each chapter is required to have two voting delegates at the Wisconsin FFA Convention to conduct the business of the FFA Association. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE!!! These students will be making very important decisions that impact the future of the Wisconsin Association of FFA including the selection of the future state officers.

On Tuesday, June 14, the Official Voting State Delegates will begin their role at 8:45 a.m. Delegates are asked to report to Hall C/D for a brief introduction from State President Sally Albers, followed by a delegate training session and then move into their committees before the official delegate business session begins.

Also another very important role that they have is in the selection process of the state FFA officers. Your voting delegates will meet on Wednesday, June 15 at 11:00 a.m. to hear presentations from the two finalists for state office in your section and the delegates will vote on who will serve as your next section office. Again this is very important and one that we ask that your delegates are in attendance for and understand the important decision that they are making.

As you select your delegates please make sure that they are well informed on their duties and they understand the important role that they have in the decisions of the Wisconsin Association of FFA.

Please remember that you need to register your two Official Voting Delegates from your chapter by the end of the day Monday, May 16. You need to enter the students names and then also select their committee choices so they can be assigned to a committee for the Delegate Meeting on Tuesday of state convention. You can do this through the online registration system.

If you ever have questions about the role of voting delegates at the State FFA Convention, please feel free to ask questions.

If you do need to make substitutions in your delegates that are registered online, that is allowed. Any substitutions in delegates can be done at the registration desk at State FFA Convention.
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2016 Wisconsin FFA State Convention Online Registration and Ticket Sales
The Wisconsin FFA Convention Online Registration has been created as a one-stop shopping site for you to register your attendees for convention as well as order a variety of tickets for various events. NOT EVERYTHING IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE. We will be adding more ordering options as they are finalized.

Please note: This system is designed to be updated by advisors as many times as necessary up until the final deadlines indicated for the item you are completing. This means that you can update your registration site depending on changes with students and guests attending. Modifications can be made by logging on to this site and updating your information. YOU MUST CLICK SAVE BEFORE LEAVING THE REGISTRATION SITE TO SAVE ANY CHANGES YOU MADE EACH TIME YOU ENTER THIS SITE.

You do not need to complete all of the sections in order to save your registration. This is a working document for you. You can complete each section as you need to and as they are due. When you click on "SAVE" you are just saving the changes and information that you have entered. Clicking SAVE doesn't mean that you can't go back in and change what you have inputted or add more information.

We are not expecting that you enter all your attendees or order all your tickets at one time. The main thing is that you enter the information by the required due dates indicated by each item. Everything else will stay in place for you to add to or revise. Immediately after the deadline indicated by each item on the registration site, we will be taking that portion off the registration site.

To access the Wisconsin FFA Convention Registration and Ticket site, go to: http://wisconsinffa.org/chapteradmin/

Your username and password are the same as your state Chapter ID number. (Example: if your chapter number is WI0008, your username and password would be WI0008). UNLESS YOU HAVE ALREADY CHANGED YOUR PASSWORD FOR REGISTERING FOR OTHER FFA CONFERENCES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. If you have forgotten your password you can reset it.

The following Items are NOW available to you on the registration site and have the following due dates:

May 16 - Official Chapter Voting Delegates and Committee Selections
May 16 - Day of Service Registration
May 23 - Change Lives Teach Ag Workshop attendees.
May 23 - Meal Tickets
May 23 - Tour Tickets or as they are available.
June 1 - Rally to Fight Hunger Registration
June 1 - FFA Day on the Hill Registration
June 1 - Flags for State FFA Convention
June 1 - General Registration for attendees
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Eighth Annual Wisconsin FFA Day of Service - Registration Due Online May 16
On Monday, June 13, 175 FFA members from around the state of Wisconsin will join together to give back to the Madison community. Seven service sites have been chosen for members to provide service.

If you want to be a part of any of the seven project sites, register now! Space is limited!! Registration is located on the State FFA Convention Online Registration Site.
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2016 Wisconsin FFA Rally to Fight Hunger - Wisconsin FFA Convention - Registration Due Online June 1
The Wisconsin Association of FFA will be teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank. to package meals that will stay right here in Wisconsin. We plan to package 40,000 lbs. of food. These meals will then be distributed to the Second Harvest Food Bank, to keep these meals local and help feed Wisconsin.
This project will occur Monday, June 13 at the State Convention. Second Harvest Food Bank will bring all supplies to the Alliant Energy Center, and we will run assembly lines to package the meals. We will run three shifts to package the meals.

4:00 p.m.; 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Students will be able to work together, in the Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center, to assemble the meals.

Registration this year must be completed by going to the State FFA Convention Online Registration Site. Registration is due June 1
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Wisconsin FFA Agriscience Fair State Entries Due May 16
FFA members in both junior high and high school can compete in the Wisconsin FFA Agriscience Fair at the State FFA Convention in Madison. Students can compete individually or as a team. Entries are due to the Wisconsin FFA Center postmarked May 16. Student must submit an entry form and a project description. There are 6 categories.
Animal Systems
Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems
Food Products and Processing Systems
Plant Systems
Power, Structural and Technical Systems
Social Systems

Grade level is determined by the member?s grade level at the time of state certification (grade level at time of winning the state event). Team members must be from the same chapter at time of state certification (grade level at time of winning the state event).
Division 1?Individual Grades 7-9
Division 2?Individual Grades 10-12
Division 3?Team Grades 7-9
Division 4?Team Grades 10-12

Not all State winners will automatically go to the National Competition. A written report will need to be submitted to National FFA by July 15. The application can be acquired from the agriscience fair webpage on the national FFA website. All pages are required from this document. If a page is missing, a page is not completely filled out or a page is missing signatures, it will be considered an incomplete application.

The Top 15 in each category/division will be selected from the score of their written report during the week of summer judging. These individuals will be announced with the proficiency finalist and national chapter MOI, MOE and OMS finalists. Please refer to the agriscience fair handbook for details, format an the scoring rubric for the written report. https://www.ffa.org/participate/awards/agriscience-fair These Top 15 will go to the National Agriscience Fair at national convention to present their research project. The written report score will count for 25% of the overall score. The interview judges will not see this score.
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Change Lives Teach Agricultural Education Workshop - Register Online on Convention Registration Site - Due May 23
Please register those students that you think would enjoy and benefit from the "Change Lives Teach Ag" Workshop at State FFA Convention. We want to encourage students to consider a career in Ag Education. This workshop can help answer questions from the universities, student teachers and current teachers. Students that attend will get a free t-shirt and some awesome items will also be handed out. Those attendees for this workshop must pre-register through their advisor on the online convention registration site.
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Chapter T-Shirts Needed for Pre-Session
If your FFA chapter has some extra chapter t-shirts that you could donate to the State FFA Convention, we plan to give them out during several of the Pre-Session activities during the State FFA Convention. Bring your shirts to convention and we will have box for drop off at the convention registration table.
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FFA Flags Needed for the Convention Opening Session
As always we love to begin the State FFA Convention with the massing of the FFA flags. If your chapter could provide an FFA flag and stand and an FFA member who would like to carry that flag, please register on the Online Registration System to let us know you will have a flag and a delegate to participate in the Opening Session . You can just bring your flag to the registration table on Tuesday morning, June 14 and then the students will practice at around 10:30 - 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning before the Opening Session.
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FFA Scrapbook Competition
Don't forget about the Wisconsin FFA Scrapbook Competition. REMEMBER TO REVIEW THE RULES AND GUIDELINES ON THE WISCONSIN FFA WEBSITE. Bring your scrapbook to the State FFA Convention News Room to check it in for competition.
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State FFA Convention News Room and Courtesy Corps Applications - Did you Miss the Deadline? We will take more applications if you did....
Do you have FFA members wanting to attend State FFA Convention and looking for something to do? We can always use FFA members to assist with the variety of Courtesy Corps and News Room assignments throughout the state FFA convention. Applications are located at http://www.wisconsinffa.org/programs/.
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Online Registration - 2016 Regional Wisconsin FFA Safe Tractor Operator Contest Dates
The Online Registration Site is now available for you to sign up your members who would be participating in the one of the four regional FFA Safe Tractor Operator Contests. Again this is also different than in the past. The link for the registration site is found on the Home Page of the Wisconsin FFA website or directly from this site http://wisconsinffa.org/chapteradmin/login.php?set=yes

You will enter the registration site just like you would register for a conference or state FFA convention.

Wisconsin FFA will be holding 4 regional events to qualify for the State Contest instead of 10 sectional contests. FFA members can only compete at one site to qualify to move on to the state competition.

The four regional sites and dates for contests are:

Sauk Prairie High School - May 21 - Due date for registration: May 6 - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Plymouth High School - June 4 - Due date for registration: May 23
FVTC-Appleton - June 10 - Due date for registration: June 1
Clear Lake High School - June 11- Due date for registration: June 1

The winner from each of these contest sites will advance to the State Contest at Farm Technology Days. In addition to each winner advancing, the top 10 overall scoring individuals will also advance to the state contest. We will have 14 individuals competing this year at state.
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State FFA Officer Reimbursement for Mileage to FFA Banquets and Events
If you invite the State FFA Officer(s) to your school for additional presentations, workshops, banquets, alumni events and other special events or meetings, please note that it is the responsibility of the host to pay for the related expenses for that event. This would include mileage, meals, even materials that the state officer may have purchased to use in a workshop they present.

The state officers have a new speaker agreement form that they will be filling out with you to confirm their attendance at your events. This form is to also help you in having documentation to turn into your school office for reimbursements.

Currently the state FFA officers receive 39 cents per mile for travel. The State Association pays for a state officer to visit your chapter once as an "official" chapter visit. Chapter are responsible for additional visits and activities

Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
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Thank you,
Cheryl L. Zimmerman
Wisconsin FFA Executive Director
Wisconsin FFA Center, Inc.
czimmerman@wisconsinffa.org
Phone: 715-659-4807

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