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2020 Florida FFA Celebration

Extraordinary times lead extraordinary people to do extraordinary things. 


This is an extraordinary time.

FFA members are extraordinary people.
And this summer we are going to have an extraordinary celebration!

 

Although it has been determined that we will not be able to gather together in Orlando for the 92nd Florida FFA Convention and Expo, we are excited to invite you later this summer, to the most exciting, the most unique and the most innovative celebration of FFA members in the history of Florida FFA! 

The Florida FFA Association has had a record year and the 92nd Florida FFA Celebration will surely be an exciting time to recognize the accomplishments our most outstanding members and chapters. Likewise, we will recognize our sponsors, we will hear the retiring addresses of our state officers and we will witness the announcement of the young people that will lead our association for the next year. 

A complete schedule of our virtual celebration will be made available in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, we invite you to stay tuned for more information and be ready to cheer on our state officers and members when the celebration begins! 

We promise you, you won’t want to miss a second of the action!

2017-2018 State Officer Candidates Selected

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 – 2016 Food Science CDE Preliminary

Advisors – Florida FFA is please to announce the results of the 2016 Food Science CDE Preliminary.  The top 20 high school teams and top 10 middle school teams will advance to the state finals, which will be held in January at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

More detailed information regarding the state finals event will be made available in the coming weeks, including event details.  Please refer to the event rules lists in the Florida FFA CDE Handbook available on FLAFFA.org.

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.
 
See attached documents for complete team and individual results.  Please note that ties for qualifying position were broken based on drop score.

In the event that your team is unable to compete in the state finals please notify the Florida FFA Office, in writing, at least 2 weeks prior to the event.  In this situation the next qualifying team will be invited to participate. 

Event Results – 2016 Environmental Science CDE Preliminary

Advisors – Florida FFA is please to announce the results of the 2016 Environmental Science CDE Preliminary.  The top ten high school teams will advance to the state finals, which will be held in January at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka.
More detailed information regarding the state finals event will be made available in the coming weeks, including event details.  Please refer to the event rules lists in the Florida FFA CDE Handbook available on FLAFFA.org.

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.

 
In the event that your team is unable to compete in the state finals please notify the Florida FFA Office, in writing, at least 2 weeks prior to the event.  In this situation the next qualifying team will be invited to participate. 
 
See attached documents for complete team and individual results.  Please note that ties for qualifying position were broken based on drop score.

Event Results – 2016 Dairy Evaluation CDE Preliminary

Florida FFA is please to announce the results of the 2016 Dairy CDE Preliminary.  The top 20 high school teams and top 10 middle school teams will advance to the state finals, which will be held in February at the Florida State Fair in Tampa.
More detailed information regarding the state finals event will be made available in the coming weeks, including event details.  Please refer to the event rules lists in the Florida FFA CDE Handbook available on FLAFFA.org.

See attached documents for complete team and individual results.  Please note that ties for qualifying position were broken based on drop score.
 
In the event that your team is unable to compete in the state finals please notify the Florida FFA Office, in writing, at least 2 weeks prior to the event.  In this situation the next qualifying team will be invited to participate. 
Team Results
Individual Results

Florida FFA Names New Executive Director

It gives us great pleasure to let you know that Michael Rogalsky has been selected to become the new Executive Director for the Florida FFA Foundation. Michael will officially join the FFA staff Thursday, September 15th.

Mike may be familiar to many of you, and with good reason, as Mike has a long history with FFA.  Mike first came to Florida FFA in August of 2007 following his year as a state officer and quickly became recognized as a valuable asset to the Florida FFA staff.  Mike served the organization in many capacities and is most noted for his leadership in providing outstanding membership services to our teachers and for his skills in event logistics and management.  For the last four and half years, Mike worked for Florida Farm Bureau where he served most recently as the director of field services.

In his new role, Mike will oversee the fundraising efforts of the Florida FFA Foundation along with the operations of the FFA Leadership Training Center.  His primary office will be in the Florida FFA Headquarters facility in Gainesville.

Event Safety Statement

We are just hours away from welcoming nearly 5,000 attendees to the 88th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo. As always, the safety and security of our guests is our highest priority.  

In light of the recent events in the Orlando area, rest assured that we are working with local and state law enforcement officials and hotel staff to ensure the safety and security of our convention attendees. While these events appear to be specific and unique in nature, we are taking all necessary steps to ensure a safe environment for a successful convention.

We encourage all of our attendees to download the new Florida FFA App and allow for notifications in the app to ensure a quick, direct line of communication.

Top 5 Chapters Announced for Chapter Agricultural Advocacy Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of the 2016 Agriculture Advocacy Award finalists. Formerly the Food for America program, this program is designed to encourage FFA members to participate in agricultural literacy and awareness projects on the local level. The overall chapter winner will be awarded on stage during the 6th General Session of the 88th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. One member and one advisor from each finalist chapter should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The chapter finalists in alphabetical order are:

  • Branford SR
  • Chiefland MS
  • Hudson
  • Northview
  • University

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA STATE CONVENTION & EXPO

The annual state FFA convention and expo is the highlight of Florida FFA’s year.  Nearly 5,000 FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Attendees will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders of the next generation.

While at the convention, FFA members and guests will experience motivational speakers, award presentations, exciting exhibits, challenging Career Development Events, and plenty of entertaining activities. Attendees can take a stroll through the Florida FFA Expo in search of the perfect career connection, attend a workshop to brush up on those leadership skills, or simply interact and share ideas with FFA members and advisors from across the state.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA ASSOCIATION

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nealy 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 FFA 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.

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 Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.

THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MISSION

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

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.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit floridaffa.org.

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Florida FFA sincerely thanks the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, this year’s convention & expo media room sponsor, for their continued support of Florida FFA and agricultural education.

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Finalists for 2016 Outstanding District Officer Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Ryan Rimmer Outstanding District Officer Award. This award is selected by application from the 24 district officers throughout the state and is given to the district officer who excels in their service to Florida FFA. The state winner will be announced during the 6th General Session of the 88th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. All award finalists should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The 2016 Outstanding District Officer finalists in alphabetical order by chapter are:

  • Clayton Lott – Bronson
  • Alexis Garcia – Orlando Colonial

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA STATE CONVENTION & EXPO

The annual state FFA convention and expo is the highlight of Florida FFA’s year.  Nearly 5,000 FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Attendees will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders of the next generation.

While at the convention, FFA members and guests will experience motivational speakers, award presentations, exciting exhibits, challenging Career Development Events, and plenty of entertaining activities. Attendees can take a stroll through the Florida FFA Expo in search of the perfect career connection, attend a workshop to brush up on those leadership skills, or simply interact and share ideas with FFA members and advisors from across the state.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA ASSOCIATION

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nealy 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 FFA 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.

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 Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.

THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MISSION

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

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.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit floridaffa.org.

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Florida FFA sincerely thanks the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, this year’s convention & expo media room sponsor, for their continued support of Florida FFA and agricultural education.

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2016 Chapter Cooperative Award Finalists Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 2016 Chapter Cooperative Award finalists. The Chapter Cooperative Award measures how active a chapter has been in cooperating with other organizations and agencies within their community, along with teaching cooperative business principals.  One member and one advisor of each of finalist chapters will be recognized on stage during the 5th General Session of the 88th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo on Thursday, June 16t, 2016. All award winners should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The 2016 Chapter Cooperative Award Finalists in alphabetical order are:

  • Altha
  • Buffalo Creek MS
  • Ocoee MS
  • Orlando Colonial
  • South Lake JR
  • South Lake SR
  • West Orange

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA STATE CONVENTION & EXPO

The annual state FFA convention and expo is the highlight of Florida FFA’s year.  Nearly 5,000 FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Attendees will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders of the next generation.

While at the convention, FFA members and guests will experience motivational speakers, award presentations, exciting exhibits, challenging Career Development Events, and plenty of entertaining activities. Attendees can take a stroll through the Florida FFA Expo in search of the perfect career connection, attend a workshop to brush up on those leadership skills, or simply interact and share ideas with FFA members and advisors from across the state.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA ASSOCIATION

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nealy 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 FFA 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.

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 Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.

THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MISSION

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

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.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit floridaffa.org.

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Florida FFA sincerely thanks the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, this year’s convention & expo media room sponsor, for their continued support of Florida FFA and agricultural education.

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