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Day Time Event

2016-2017 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 2016
Day Time Event
Friday, September 23

Registration for Fall Agricultural Education Teacher's Conference due

Monday, September 26
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
NJ Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren Street, Trenton, NJ
Friday, September 30
Fall Agricultural Education Teacher's Conference
Rutgers EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ
 
 
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting (following Ag Ed Conference)
 
Friday, September 30
Star State Award Applications Due
(Greenhand - 14.016a and Chapter - 14.016b)
 
Friday September 30
Program Affiliation Contracts Due
October 2016
Day Time Event
October 1

October Member of the Month Applications due (5.001)

October 1
Chapter Officer List due (1.004a)
CHAPTER OFFICER NAMES, ADDRESSES, EMAIL AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN A CHAPTER'S CHARTER)

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

October 3
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
October 7-8
Leadership Experience and Development Conference
Chapter Officer Leadership Training, Leadership and Opportunities Conference & State Greenhand Congerence,
Location: Crowne Plaza Monroe South Brunswick
October 10
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
 
October 11
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
October 12
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
October 15

Participant Lists for Fall Career Development Events due (7.000b)

October 19-22
89th National FFA Convention & Expo and National FFA Career Development Events
Indianapolis, IN
November 2016
Day Time Event
November 1
Memebership Roster Due
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN A CHAPTER'S CHARTER)
November 1

November Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

November 1

Participant Lists for 212° Conference due (9.003a)

November 7
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
Novemeber 15
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
November 17
9:30 am-1:30pm
Fall Career Development Events, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
1. Land Juding
2. Milk Quality and Products
3. Turf Management
4. Fruits and Vegetables Identification
November 21
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
Nov. 29-Dec. 3
National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention
Las Vegas, NV
December 2016
Day Time Event
December 1

Decemeber Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

December 1
Program of Activities due (1.004b)
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN CHAPTER CHARTERS)
December 5
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
December 10
8:30 am - 7:30pm
212° Conference
Rutgers University, Cook Campus Student Center
December 14
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
December 19
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
January 2017
Day Time Event
January 1

January Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

January 10
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
January 15

Participant Lists for State Officer Candidates School due (9.004a)

January 17
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
January 23
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
January 28
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
State Officer Candidates' School, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
(Snow date: February 4)
February 2017
Day Time Event
February 1

February Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

February 1

Participant List for Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event due (2.001a)

February 1

Chatper Nominations for Honorary State Degree and Distinguished Service Award due to State Office (Honorary - 14.019 and Distingushed - 14.018)

February 2
6:00 pm
State Officer Banquet Speech Workshop
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
February 6
4:00pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
February 7-9
New Jersey State Agricultural Convention
Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ
February 9
1:30 pm
New Jersey Ag Ed Advisory Council Meeting (at State Ag Convention)
Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ
February 13
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
February 15
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
February 15
Participant List for NJ FFA Horticultural Exposition and Floral Design CDE due (13.003a)
(NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PARTICIPANT LISTS)
February 18-25
National FFA Week
Chapter promotion of FFA
February 23
Location TBA
Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event 
Location TBA
February 23-26
State Office Fuel-Up Conference State Convention Planning
North Wildwood
 
March 2017
Day Time Event
March 1

March Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

March 1

Participant List for Online Farm Business Management Forestry, & Meat Evaluation CDEs due (10.000a)

March 1

Landscape Design Plans (13.004) due into the State Office

March 3
9:30 am- 3:00 pm

New Jersey Youth Institute - The World Food Prize

March 6
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
March 10
10:00 am
Floral Design Career Development Event
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
March 10-11
NJ FFA Horticultural Expo
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
March 14
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
March 15

Nominating Committee Application due (14.004)

March 15

State and American Degree Applications are due (State Degree 14.007)

March 15

Proficiency Award Applications due - available on ffa.org

March 15

Participant List for Spring Career Development Events due (13.001a)

March 20
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Webinar
March 21
4:00 pm
Proficiency, American & State Degree Selection Committee
NJ Dept. of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton,
1st floor Board Room
March 29
Farm Business Management, Forestry & Meat Evaluation CDEs
Administered Online (MyCAERT.com)
April 2017
Day Time Event
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 I 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 Future 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 (14.021)

  14. State Talent Applicaiton (14.027)

  15. Hall of States (14.030)

  16. Chapter Challenge (14.028)

April 1

Honorary American Degree for Teachers due to the State Office

April 1

Participant List for Livestock/Dairy Judging CDEs due (12.007b & 12.008b)

April 1

April Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

April 1
Agriscience Fair Participant List, Application, and Written Report due (16.001b)
(Please note- 3 copies of the written report are due with the application) Only National Agriscience Fair paricipant list, application and report will be accepted!
April 3
4:00pom
State FFA Association Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
April 7

Delegates, Courtsey Corps and members names pre-registered for State Convention/Career Development Events are due for 88th State FFA Convention. Advisor Assurance Forms are due with Convention Participation List. Participant List for the events listed below are due and included on the participants list form.

  1. 3-5 and 6-8 minute Public SPeaking (15.003) (Speeches due April 7th)
    Ten typewritten copies of speeches (with cover page to include 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 7th) (14.006)
  3. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Contest
  4. Creed
  5. Extemporaneous Public Speaking
  6. Portable Exhibit (14.005)
  7. Employment Skills LDE (14.017) (Employment Skills LDE materials due April 7th)Ten copes of resume, cover letter and three 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 7th)
  9. Official Ceremonies (15.015)
  10. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.018)
  11. Artwork Competition (15.018)
  12. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029) (10 copies of Lesson Plan due April 7th)
  13. Marketing Plan CDE (12.022) (10 copies of written plan due)
April 11
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
April 12
5:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting and State Officer Retiring Address Workshop, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
April 13
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Application Judging by State Awards Selection Committee, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
April 17
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Board Room
April 27
9:30 am- 1:30 pm
Spring Career Development Events
Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Scienes
 
  1. Agricultural Technology and Mechancial Systems
  2. Floriculture
  3. Nursery/Landscape
  4. Ag Sales
  5. Environmental and Natural Resources
  6. Veterinary Science
April/May TBA
State FFA Dairy Career Development Events
Location TBA
May 2017
Day Time Event
May 1

May Member of the Month Application due (5.010)

May 1

State Office Applications due  (15.001)

May 1
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
May 2
State FFA Found Science & Technology, Agronomy, Livestock Evaluation & Poultry Evaluation Career Development Events
Eastern PA FFA DAY, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
May 3
3:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Agriscience Fair, Rutgers EcoComplex

May 15
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
May 21-24

State Officers set up and practice for State Convention

May 24
1:00pm
New Jersey Ag Ed Council Meeting (at State FFA Convention)
Mounmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
May 24
6:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting (at State FFA Convention)
Mounmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
May 24-26
88th State FFA Convetion
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
*Dates Subject to Change
Participant List required. Events to be held:
  1. 3-5 and 6-8 minute Public Speaking (15.003) (Participant List and 10 copies of speech Due April 7th)
  2. Demonstration (14.006) (Participant List and five copies of outline Due April 7th)
  3. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Contest (Participant List Due April 7th)
  4. Creed (15.006) (Participant List Due April 7th)
  5. Extemporaneous Public Speaking (Participant List Due April 7th)
  6. Portable Exhibit (14.005) (Application Due April 7th)
  7. Employment Skills LDE (14.017) (Participant List and 10 copies of materials Due April 7th)
  8. Agricultural Issues Forum (10 copies of Portfolio Due April 7th)
  9. Official Ceremonies (15.015) (Participant List Due April 7th)
  10. Tractor Driving (15.002) (Participant List and Safety Assurance Due April 7th)
  11. Landscape Design (13.004) (Participant List due March 1st)
  12. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)
  13. Art Competition (15.018)
  14. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029)
  15. Hall of States Exhibit Event (14.030)
  16. Marketing Plan (12.022) (Participant List and 10 copies of materials Due April 7th)
June 2017
Day Time Event
June 1
Participant List for Summer Career Development Events (12.003b)
Horse Judging, Dairy Handlers & Tractor Driving (TBA)
June 1

National Convention State Block Rooms Needed and CDE Declaration Forms due

June 1

June Member of the Month Applications due (5.001)

June 5
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
June 10-11
State Officer Leadership Training Conference, sponsored by New Jersey FFA Alumni
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
June 14
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
June 19
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
June 27
1:00 pm
16th Annual New Jersey FFA Alumni Golf Tournament
Gambler Ridge Golf Course, 121 Burlington Path Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
June 28-30
BLAST Off - State Officer Training Conference
Lamb House, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, NJ
July 2017
Day Time Event
July 10
9:00 am
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, NJ, 1st floor Auditorium
July 11
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
July 17
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
July 18
Tractor Driving Event
Burlington County Farm Fair, Burlington County Fairgrounds
(tentative)
July 19
Horse Judging Career Development Event
Burlington County Farm Fair, Burlington County Fairgrounds
(tentative)
July 22
Dairy Handlers’ Career Development Event
Burlington County Farm Fair, Burlington County Fairgrounds
(tentative)
July 24-29
State Presidents’ Conference, Washington, D.C.        
(arrive on the 24th and leave on the 29th)
July 30-August 3

National Leadership Conference for State Officers, Virginia