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National Convention Delegate Application

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Past State Officers & Current District Officers, 

It is that time to begin preparing for the National FFA convention.  In doing so, we are beginning the process of selecting those FFA members that will represent our state as official delegates to the National FFA Convention in October.  In addition to our six current state officers, we will be selecting six additional delegates from the pool of immediate past state officers and current district officers.  In accordance with the by-laws of the Florida FFA Association, eligibility for being selected as a National Delegate is reserved for those district officers that are juniors and seniors in high school. 
 
In an effort to offset the travel costs of delegates to the National Convention, each delegate selected will be responsible to pay $200.00 towards travel costs, as well as, any incidental costs (souvenirs, unplanned meals, snacks, etc.) throughout the trip.  Florida FFA will be responsible for airfare, convention lodging, convention registration, and planned meals throughout the convention. 
 
If you are interested in becoming a National Delegate, please visit National Delegate Application.  All applications should be submitted by Wednesday, July 26, 2017. 

Thanks for your interest in representing Florida FFA!

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State Convention Selected Talent Acts

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Florida FFA is pleased to announce the talented FFA members chosen to perform at the 89th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo.  Each act chosen to perform will entertain convention attendees during one of the nine general sessions.

All talent performers listed below are required to attend the mandatory talent meeting Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm. At this meeting, performers who have an audio track must provide a CD or audio file to convention staff.

We will be working to assign performers to each session in the coming days.  If there is a potential conflict (award winner, LDE, etc.) please respond accordingly as soon as possible.

We are excited that Florida FFA has so many talented FFA members!

Student Name (First) Student Name (Last) Chapter
Tyler Potter Pine Ridge
*Hannah Simmons Interlachen SR
Nolan Hamm South Sumter SR
Taylor Dean Trenton SR
Emma Poole J.F. St. Martin
*Benjamin Padgett Plant City SR
*Kaitlyn Cardinal Palmetto
Taryn Storter J.G. Smith
Braden Crawford Haines City SR
*Timber Underhill Lake Butler SR
Stephanie Foxworth Altha SR
Dillon Harrell Suwannee

*denotes performers also selected to sing the national anthem

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Convention Talent – Audition Files and Submissions

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Advisors – if you have students who have submitted applications for convention talent, please be sure that their audition files/videos have been submitted by today at 5:00 PM.

Applicants had the option of submitting a link or uploading a file during the application process, but may have selected the option to submit by mail.  Please make sure that an audition file was either submitted or mailed. Applications with no audition will not be considered.

If you are unsure if a file was submitted, you can send a link or file to kevin.kent@flaffa.org.

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Event Results – 2017 Farm & Agribusiness Management CDE

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Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2017 Farm & Agribusiness Management CDE.  A special thank you goes to Dr. Dusty Bass, CDE superintendent 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 Secretary in writing for necessary adjustments to be made.  At the close of business on the second business day following publishing, results will be official.

2017_Farm_&_Agribusiness_Management_Individual_Results.PDF

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2017_Farm_&_Agribusiness_Management_Results_Summary.PDF

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Event Results – 2017 Vegetable Evaluation CDE

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Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2017 Vegetable Evaluation CDE.  A special thank you goes to Lynn Nobles and Kathy Otte 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 Secretary in writing for necessary adjustments to be made.  At the close of business on the second business day following publishing, results will be official.

2017_High_School_Vegetable_Judging_CDE_Results_Summary.PDF

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2017_High_School_Vegetable_Judging_CDE_Individual_Results.PDF

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2017_Middle_School_Vegetable_Judging_CDE_Results_Summary.PDF

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2017-2018 State Officer Candidates Selected

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The 2018 State Officer Screening Committee slated 8 high school seniors as candidates for state FFA office, April 11-12, 2017 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City.  27 student members participated in the rigorous interview process.  These members were challenged with a personal interview, written exam, individual problem-solving exercise, advocacy stand and deliver practicum, state degree  interview, agricultural education interview and a conversational exercise.  The selected candidates will seek election at the 89th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo, June 12-16, 2017.

Presidential Candidates

  • Kyle Garner, South Lake FFA
  • Kaylin Kleckner, Ocala Westport FFA

Area 1 VP Candidate

  • Mitchell Singleton, Northview FFA

Area 2 VP Candidates

  • Robbie Sistrunk, Williston FFA
  • Noah Wright, Lake Butler FFA

Area 3 VP Candidates

  • Katie Hernandez, South Lake FFA
  • Taylor Proctor, Deltona FFA

Area 5 VP Candidates

  • Arie Fry, Plant City FFA

FFA members elect their own officers and plan and conduct activities. A maximum of eight state officers, all recent high school graduates taking a year off of college, play a key role in sharing FFA and agriculture’s message, traveling more than 300 days of their year of service.  State Officers present workshops and deliver presentations focused on the importance of agriculture and leadership development.

State Officers make an effort to visit every chapter each year to educate students about FFA and agriculture.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 18,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The FFA Mission

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

Event Results – 2017 Poultry Evaluation CDE

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Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2017 Poultry Evaluation CDE.  A special thank you goes to Dr. Ben Mather and Dr. Mike Davis, CDE superintendents, and the UF Animal Sciences Department for 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 appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Secretary in writing for necessary adjustments to be made.  At the close of business on the second business day following publishing, results will be official.

2017_Middle_School_Poultry_Evaluation_CDE_Results_Summary.PDF

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2017_Middle_School_Poultry_Evaluation_CDE_Individual_Results.PDF

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2017_High_School_Poultry_Evaluation_CDE_Results_Summary.PDF

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2017_High_School_Poultry_Evaluation_CDE_Individual_Results.PDF

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Event Results – 2017 Livestock Evaluation CDE Finals

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Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2017 Livestock Evaluation CDE.  A special thank you goes to Dr. Chad Carr, CDE superintendent, and the UF Animals Sciences Department for 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 appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Secretary in writing for necessary adjustments to be made.  At the close of business on the second business day following publishing, results will be official.

2017_Livestock_Evaluation_Results_Summary.PDF

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2017_Livestock_Evaluation_Individual_Results.PDF

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State Convention Draft Schedule

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With state convention quickly approaching, we are excited to share with you a draft version of this year’s convention schedule.  We’ve made some pretty signification changes to the schedule in terms of sessions, etc.  A couple of those changes include:

  • All CDE/LDE awards are now awarded on Thursday sessions.
  • All proficiency awards are in one session, on Wednesday.
  • Star Awards are on Wednesday.
  • Sponsor’s Recognition has been moved to the first session.

 

More detailed information about competitive events, workshops, etc will be made available in the coming weeks.  Please know that this schedule is subject to change.

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Event Results – 2017 Horse Evaluation CDE

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Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2017 Horse Evaluation CDE.  A special thank you goes to Dr. Saundra TenBroeck, CDE superintendent, and the UF Animals Sciences Department for 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 appeal must be made to the FFA Executive Secretary in writing for necessary adjustments to be made.  At the close of business on the second business day following publishing, results will be official.

2017_State_Horse_Evaluation_CDE_Individual_Results.PDF

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2017_State_Horse_Evaluation_CDE_Results_Summary.PDF

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