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Day Time Event
2014-2015 Calendar of Events
dates/locations are subject to change

*If a deadline falls on the weekend or a state holiday, the deadline is extended to the next business day.

Member of the Month applications must be physically in the office by 2:00 pm on the day of the state meeting.

September 2014
Day Time Event
Monday, September 1
September Member of the Month Applications Due (5.001)
Monday, September 8
4:00 pm
State Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Friday, September 12 - Sunday, September 14
Eastern Regional FFA Career Development Events
Eastern States Exposition, W. Springfield, MA
Monday, September 15
Pre-registration for Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conference Due
Chapter Officer Leadership Training, Leadership and Opportunities Conference, and State Greenhand Conference (6.000b)
Wednesday, September 17
Registration for Fall Agricultural Education Teachers Conference Due
Monday, September 22
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Wednesday, September 24
Fall Agricultural Education Teachers Conference
Rutgers Eco Complex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd.
Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200

New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
(following Ag Ed Conference)
Tuesday, September 30
Program Affiliation Contracts Due


Star State Award Applications Due
(Greenhand - 14.016a and Chapter - 14.016b)
October 2014
Day Time Event
Wednesday, October 1
October Member of the Month Applications Due (5.001)

Chapter Officer List Due (1.004a)
CHAPTER OFFICER NAMES, ADDRESSES, EMAIL AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS (REQUIRED TO RETAIN A CHAPTER'S CHARTER)
Monday, October 6
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Monday, October 6
Reminder: Collect Ag Education Student Information Data (due May 15)
http://www.jerseyageducation.nj.gov/agriculture/ag_ed/bulletin/AgStuCareerIntReportForm.xls
Wednesday, October 8
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Friday, October 10 - Saturday, October 11
Leadership Experience and Development Conference
Chapter Officer Leadership Training, Leadership and Opportunities Conference & State Greenhand Conference
Wyndham Garden Trenton, 1 West Lafayette Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Tuesday, October 14
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Wednesday, October 15
Pre-registration for Fall Career Development Events Due (7.000b)
Monday, October 20
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Wednesday, October 29 - Saturday, November 1
87th National FFA Convention & Expo and National FFA Career Development Events
Louisville, KY
November 2014
Day Time Event
Saturday, November 1
Membership Roser Due
Using Ag Career Network


November Member of the Month Application Due (5.001)


Pre-registration for 212 Conference Due (9.003a)
Monday, November 3
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, November 11
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting (tentative)
Monday, November 17
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, November 18 - Saturday, November 22
National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention
Nashville, TN
Thursday, November 20
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fall Career Development Events
School of Environmental and Biological Science
1. Land Judging
2. Milk Quality and Products
3. Turf Management
4. Fruits and Vegetables Identification
November TBA
New Jersey FFA Alumni Turkey Trot 5K
December 2014
Day Time Event
Monday, December 1
December Member of the Month Applications Due (5.001)

Program of Activities Due (1.004b)
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN CHAPTER CHARTER)
Monday, December 1
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Wednesday, December 10
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Saturday, December 13
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
212 Conference
Rutgers University - Cook Campus Center
Monday, December 15
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
January 2015
Day Time Event
Thursday, January 1
January Member of the Month Application Due (5.001)
Monday, January 5
Reminder: Collect Ag Education Student Information Data (Due May 15)
http://www.jerseyageducation.nj.gov/agriculture/ag_ed/bulletin/AgStuCareerIntReportForm.xls
Tuesday, January 13
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Thursday, January 15
Pre-registration for State Officer Candidate School Due (9.004a)
Tuesday, January 20
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, January 20
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting (tentative)
Friday, January 23
6:00 pm
State Officer Banquet Speech Workshop
Rutgers Eco Complex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Monday, January 26
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Saturday, January 31
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
State Officer Candidates' School
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
(*Snow Date: February 7)
February 2015
Day Time Event
Sunday, February 1
February Member of the Month Applications Due (5.001)

Pre-registration for Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Due (2.001a)

Chapter Nominations for Honorary State Degree and Distinguished Service Award due
to State Office (Honorary - 14.019 and Distinguished - 14.018)
Monday, February 2
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, February 3 - Thursday, February 5
New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show and Annual State Agricultural Convention
Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 4
1:30 pm
New Jersey Ag Ed Advisory Council Meeting (at State Ag Convention)
Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 11
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Sunday, February 15
Pre-registration for NJ FFA Horticultural Exposition and Floral Design CDE Due (13.003a)
(NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PRE-REGISTRATION)
Saturday, February 21 - Saturday, February 28
National FFA Week
Chapter promotion of FFA
Monday, February 23
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Thursday, February 26
Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event
Location: Wyndham Garden Trenton, 1 West Lafayette Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Thursday, February 26 - Sunday, March 1
State Officer Fuel-Up Conference State Convention Planning
March 2015
Day Time Event
Sunday, March 1
March Member of the Month Applications Due (5.001)

Pre-registration for Online Farm Business Management, Forestry & Meat Evaluation CDEs Due (10.000a)
Sunday, March 1
Landscape Design Plans ( 13.004) Due into the State Office
Monday, March 2
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Friday, March 13
10:00 am
Floral Design Career Development Event
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15
NJ FFA Horticultural Expo
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Sunday, March 15
Nominating Committee Applications Due (14.004)

State and American Degree Application Due (State Degree - 14.007)

Proficiency Award Applications Due - available on www.ffa.org
Sunday, March 15
Pre-registration for Spring Career Development Events due (13.001a)
Monday, March 16
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Webinar
Tuesday, March 17
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting (tentative)
Tuesday, March 24
4:00 pm
Proficiency, American & State Degree Selection Committee
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Wednesday, March 25
Farm Business Management, Forestry & Meat Evaluation CDEs
Administered Online (MyCAERT.com)
April 2015
Day Time Event
Wednesday, April 1
Applications are due for the following awards presented at the convention:
The following applications can also be found on the New Jersey FFA Website at
1. State FFA Scholarship Application (14.008)

2. Advisor of the Year Application (14.009)

3. National Chapter Award Application Form I and Form II available on www.ffa.org

4. Superior Chapter Application (National Chapter Award Form I)

5. Most Improved Chapter Application (15.014)

6. Member of the Year Application (5.001)

7. FFA Week Application (15.013)

8. Essay Event (14.024) Four typewritten copies of essay need to be submitted.

9. WLC Scholarship Application (14.022)

10. Blue Jackets, Bright Futures Application (14.010)

11. Princeton Agricultural Association Leadership Award (14.025)

12. 8,000 Hour Challenge/Outstanding Service Project Award (14.026)

13. National Convention Scholarship Application Due (14.021)

14. State Talent Application (14.027)

15. Hall of States (14.030)

16. Chapter Challenge (14.028)
Wednesday, April 1
Honorary American Degree for Teachers due to the State Office

Pre-registration for Livestock/Dairy Judging CDEs due
(12.007b & 12.008b)
Wednesday, April 1
April Member of the Month Applications Due (5.001)
Wednesday, April 1
Agriscience Fair Registration, Application and Written Report due (16.001b)
(Please note - 3 copies of the written report are due with the application) Only National Agriscience Fair registrations, application and report will be accepted!
Monday, April 6
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium

Reminder: Collect Ag Education Student Information Data (Due May 15)
http://www.jerseyageducation.nj.gov/agriculture/ag_ed/bulletin/AgStuCareerIntReportForm.xls
Wednesday, April 8
5:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting and Retiring Address Workshop
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Thursday, April 9
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Applications Judged by State Awards Selection Committee
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Friday, April 10
Delegates, Courtesy Corps and Members names pre-registered for State Convention/Career Development Events due for 86th State FFA Convention. Advisor Assurance Forms are due with Convention Registration. Registration for the events listed below are due and included on the registration form.

1. 3-5 and 6-8 minute Public Speaking (15.003) (Speeches are due April 10)
Ten typewritten copies of speeches (with cover page to inclue Title of Speech, Contestant, Chapter and State, and Name of Event) due at State FFA Office on this date for distribution to judges. Those who do not submit 10 copies of their speech on time will not be registered to compete.

2. Demonstration (Ten copies of outline due April 10) (14.006)

3. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Contest

4. Creed

5. Extemporaneous Public Speaking

6. Portable Exhibit (14.005)

7. Job Interview (14.017) (Job Interview Materials due April 10)
Ten copies of resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of reference are due at State FFA Office on this date for distribution to judges. Those who do not submit 10 copies of their materials on time will not be registered to compete.

8. Agricultural Issues Forum (10 copies of Portfolio due April 10)
Rules

9. Official Ceremonies (15.015)

10. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)

11. Artwork Competition (15.018)

12. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029) (10 copies of Lesson Plan due April 10)
Tuesday, April 14
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Thursday, April 16
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Spring Career Development Events
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

1. Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems

2. Floriculture

3.Nursery/Landscape

4. Ag Sales

5. Environmental and Natural Resources

6. Veterinary Science
Monday, April 20
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, April 28
State FFA Food Science & Technology, Agronomy & Poultry Evaluation Career Development Events
Eastern PA FFA Day, Manheim, PA
Wednesday, April 29
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Agriscience Fair
Rutgers Eco Complex
Saturday, April TBA
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
State FFA Livestock Career Development Events
Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA
Saturday, April/May TBA
State FFA Dairy Career Development Events
Location TBA
May 2015
Day Time Event
Friday, May 1
May Member of the Month Applications Due (5.001)

State Officer Applications Due (15.001)
Monday, May 4
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Monday, May 11
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Friday, May 15
Ag Education Student Data Information Due
Sunday, May 17 - Wednesday, May 20
State Officer Set Up and Practice for Convention
Wednesday, May 20
1:00 pm
New Jersey Ag Ed Council Meeting (at State Convention)
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Wednesday, May 20
6:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting (at State Convention)
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Wednesday, May 20 - Friday, May 22
86th State FFA Convention
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

Pre-registration required. Events to be held:
1. 3-5 and 6-8 minute Public Speaking (15.003)
(Registration and ten copies of speech due April 10)
2. Demonstration (14.006) (Registration and five copies of the outline due April 10)
3. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Contest (Registration due April 10)
4. Creed (15.006) (Registration due April 10)
5. Extemporaneous Public Speaking (Registration due April 10)
6. Portable Exhibit (14.005) (Application due April 10)
7. Job Interview (14.017) (Registration and ten copies of materials due April 10)
8. Agricultural Issues Forum (Ten copies of portfolio due April 10)
9. Official Ceremonies (15.015) (Registration due April 10)
10. Landscape Design (13.004) (Registration due March 1)
11. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)
12. Art Competition (15.018)
14. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029)
15. Hall of States Exhibit Event (14.030)
June 2015
Day Time Event
Monday, June 1
Pre-registration for Summer Career Development Events (12.003b)

Horse Judging, Dairy Handlers & Tractor Driving (TBA)

National Convention State Block Rooms Needed and CDE Declaration Forms due

June Member of the Month Application Due (5.001)

Monday, June 1
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Saturday, June 6 - Sunday, June 7
State Officer Leadership Training
Rutgers EcoComplex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Wednesday, June 10
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st Floor Board Room
Monday, June 15
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, June 23
New Jersey FFA Golf Tournament
(tentative)
Wednesday, June 24 - Friday, June 26
BLAST Off - State Officer Training Conference
Mercer Soil Conservation District

July 2015
Day Time Event
Monday, July 6
9:00 am
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Monday, July 13
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, July 14
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
July TBA
Safe Tractor Operators Event
TBA

Dairy Handlers Activity
TBA

Horse Judging CDE
TBA
Monday, July 20 - Saturday, July 25
State Presidents' Conference
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, July 26 - Thursday, July 30
National Leadership Conference for State Officers
Pennsylvania
Thursday, July 30 - Saturday, August 1
State Officer 360° Training
EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ