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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 29, 2018

1. 2018 National FFA Convention Results - Congratulations Wisconsin Association of FFA!!!
2. National FFA Convention Highlights
3. National Convention Delegate Business Session Update
4. Comments about the 2018 National FFA Convention
5. Proper Official Dress Required for 212 and 360 Conferences
6. FFA Advisor Schedule for 212 and 360 Conferences
7. Wisconsin FFA Foundation SAE Grant Applications
8. National FFA SAE Grant Update
9. 2019 District Leadership Development Events
10. Students Participating in FFA Events MUST Be Active FFA Members
11. Quote of the Week
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PLEASE NOTE: The 212 and 360 Conferences for November 9-10 are COMPLETELY full. Don’t forget students can also attend the 212 Conference in March in Green Bay.

Upcoming Deadlines and Activities
Remember these important dates:
Nov. 6 Parliamentary Procedure Workshop – Wisconsin Dells
Nov. 8 Parliamentary Procedure Workshop - Tomah
Nov. 8 Wisconsin FFA Foundation Board Meeting - Manitowoc
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 National Ag Ed Summit and 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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2018 National FFA Convention Results - Congratulations Wisconsin Association of FFA and Alumni!!!
Congratulations to all of the award winners, finalists, members, advisors and alumni that represented the Wisconsin Association of FFA at the National FFA Convention. You did an excellent job!! We are very proud of your accomplishments. Keep up the great work!!!

150 American Degree Recipients

Wisconsin FFA American Star Finalist
American Star in Agriscience Finalist - Katheryn Vacula, Big Foot FFA

National Proficiency Award Winners
Amelia Hayden - Big Foot FFA - Agricultural Education
Logan Paul - Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA - Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance - Placement
Jakob Gmur - Whitewater FFA - Diversified Horticulture

Honored Adults:
Honorary American Degrees: Carla Gunst; Don Josko; DeWayne Fossum, Bloomer FFA; Dan Ziegler, New Glarus FFA
VIP Awards: Paul Larson, Freedom FFA; Glenn Simms, National FFA Foundation, Mukwonago
Distinguished Service Citation: Culver Franchising System

National Agriscience Fair Results
First Place Winner
Food Products and Processing Systems – Division 2 – Matthew Elmhorst and Jackson Skaw, New Auburn FFA

Gold Award Winners
2nd place - Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems–Division 2–Caleb Gotham and Wyatt Gotham, New Auburn FFA
3rd place - Animal Systems – Division 1 – Ella Woodworth, Shullsburg FFA
3rd place - Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems–Division 6-Lyndsey Mickelson & Ervin Kraft, Barron FFA
4th place - Food Products and Processing Systems – Division 3 – Melissa Konkel, Big Foot FFA
5th place - Plant Systems – Division 4 – Trinity Foster and Alexis Voigt, Wausau FFA
7th place - Animal Systems – Division 2 – Sierra Steele and Hannah Walters, Tomah FFA
7th place - Animal Systems - Division 3 - Madison Russell, Shullsburg FFA
7th place - Power, Structural and Technical Systems – Division 2 – Mikey Lauterbach & Collin Sykora, New Auburn FFA
8th place - Plant Systems – Division 1 – Kennia Nedland, New Auburn FFA

Silver Award Winners
6th place - Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems – Division 1 – Kylee Traaseth, New Auburn FFA
8th place - Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems – Division 3 – Kayla Reed, Pulaski FFA
9th place - Power, Structural and Technical Systems – Division 3 – Connor Esch, Union Grove FFA
9th place - Social Systems – Division 5 – Gracie Morrissey, Shullsburg FFA
11th place - Plant Systems – Division 2 – Ryan Boeder and Devin Nowak, Wrightstown FFA
11th place - Plant Systems – Division 5 – Taylor Hanley, Cashton FFA

National FFA Career Development Events
Gold Award Winners
Dairy Cattle Management/Evaluation: Osceola FFA - 3rd Place
Gold Individuals: 2nd place - Mikayla Peper; 5th place - Marie Haase; Kristi Getschel, Grace Haase
Marketing Plan: Shullsburg FFA - 2nd Place - Team Members: Reagan Russell, Luke Unbehaun and Grace Morrissey

Silver Award Winners
Ag. Sales: Shullsburg FFA
Ag. Technology & Mechanical Systems: Hartford FFA - Gold Individual: William McGrath
Dairy Handler: Montana Sarbacker, Verona FFA
Farm Business Management: Burlington FFA - Gold Individual: Tyler VanPatten
Floriculture: Hudson FFA - Gold Individual: Elizabeth Schousek
Forestry: Marshfield FFA
Horse Evaluation: DC Everest FFA - Gold Individual: Emily Heiting
Livestock Evaluation: Mineral Point FFA - Gold Individual: Morgan Vondra
Nursery and Landscape: Badger FFA - Gold Individual: Emily Sheen
Poultry Evaluation: Plymouth FFA
Veterinary Science: Badger FFA - Gold Individual: Leanora Thompson

Bronze Award Winners
Agricultural Communications: Stanley-Boyd FFA
Agricultural Issues: Shullsburg FFA
Agronomy: Viroqua FFA
Environmental Science/Natural Resources: Marshfield FFA
Food Science and Technology: Stanley-Boyd FFA
Meat Evaluation and Technology: River Ridge FFA
Milk Quality and Products: Riverdale FFA

Leadership Development Events
Conduct of Chapter Meetings – Amery FFA - Silver
Creed Speaking: Libby Hasheider, Sauk Prairie FFA - Silver
Parliamentary Procedure: Pardeeville FFA - Silver
Prepared Speaking: Dylan Clausen, Amery FFA - Silver
Employment Skills: Alexis Schank, Arcadia FFA - Bronze
Extemporaneous Speaking: Anna Kitzerow, Plymouth FFA - Bronze

National FFA Band and Chorus Participant
Band
Samantha Holmstrom, Pecatonica FFA
Sydney Schlicht, Mt. Horeb FFA
Lizzy Novak, Denmark FFA
Lucas West, Cumberland FFA
Mya Ploor, Sevastopol FFA
Moze West, Wisconsin Heights FFA

Chorus
Amber Glassel, Elkhorn FFA
Benjamin Huebner, Lakeside Lutheran FFA
Riley Jones, Darlington FFA

Talent
Sheila Weninger, Hartford FFA
Leah Weninger, Hartford FFA

National Chapter Awards
Three Star Chapters – Badger, Cochrane-Fountain City, Deforest, Denmark, Freedom, Manawa, Waupaca, Weyauwega-Fremont
Two Star Chapters – Amery, Barron, Beaver Dam, Big Foot, Columbus, Granton, Kiel, Mishicot, Pardeeville, Prairie Farm, Sauk Prairie, Shullsburg, Stanley-Boyd, Tomah, Waupun, Whitehall, Winneconne
Model of Excellence National Finalist - Waupaca

Wisconsin FFA Alumni Awards
Outstanding Alumni and Supporters State Association
Region 3 Finalist Outstanding Local Alumni Chapter - Marshfield
FFA Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award - John Arneson, Stoughton and Greg Lincicum, Juda
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National FFA Convention Highlights
Don’t forget to check out https://www.ffa.org/events/conventionandexpo there you will find press releases, videos, blogs, and many highlights of the 91st National FFA Convention.
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National Convention Delegate Business Session Update
The following items of business occurred during the National FFA Delegate Sessions.
The dues and affiliated membership fee increase did not pass. Dues and affiliation fees will remain the same for the 2019-2020 school year.
Active Membership will now be referred to as Student Membership
Alumni Membership will now be referred to as Adult Membership

All committee reports and items of business will go to the National FFA Board of Directors in January for ratification. More updates will be provided as final committee reports are shared.
Thank you to all advisors and members for your input to the state officers as they represented our Association in conducting the business of the National FFA Organization.
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Comments about the 2018 National FFA Convention
Another National FFA Convention is in the record books. However, we would appreciate your feedback about your chapter's experience and what National FFA can do to improve the convention for future years. Please feel free to share your suggestions with Larry Gossen at National FFA. lgossen@ffa.org
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Proper Official Dress Required for 212 and 360 Conferences
Just a reminder that your members need to be dressed in Official Dress for the 212 and 360 Conferences. Let's continue Wisconsin's tradition of having our members look GREAT in Official Dress. Please review with your members the following guidelines for Official Dress. Again we want Wisconsin members to continue to uphold the tradition of wearing FFA Official Dress CORRECTLY and APPROPRIATELY.

Female Official Dress - Black skirt or black dress pants, white-collared shirt with Official FFA blue scarf, black dress shoes with closed heel and toe, black nylon hosiery and an Official FFA jacket zipped to the top. The skirt is to be at least knee length.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LENGTH OF THE SKIRT IS IMPORTANT - SHORT MINI SKIRTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE BLACK SKIRTS FOR GIRLS. This is becoming more of a concern. If the student does not have a proper skirt, black dress pants are considered official dress.

Male Official Dress - Black slacks, a white-collared shirt with Official FFA tie, black dress shoes, black socks and an Official FFA jacket zipped to the top.

Also remind your members that when they are wearing their official dress that jackets need to be zipped up, ties tied and shirts tucked in. If you can help us remind students of this, they will even look sharper in official dress and representing FFA. Thank you!!
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FFA Advisor Schedule for 212 and 360 Conferences
We have a full schedule of meetings and events for FFA advisors at the 212 and 360 Conference. Please make sure to review the attached agenda for advisors.
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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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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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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. A review of membership will be done as students participate in events and submit applications. Don't forget to add everyone to your FFA roster.
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Quote of the Week
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” - Henry David Thoreau
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Cheryl L. Zimmerman
Wisconsin FFA Executive Director
Wisconsin FFA Center, Inc.
czimmerman@wisconsinffa.org
Phone: 715-659-4807