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NJ FFA State Association Calendar of Events
Day Time Event
(Updated September 5)

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 submitted (online version ONLY) by 2:00 pm on the day of the state meeting.

September 2017
Day Time Event
Friday, September 1

September Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

Monday, September 11
4:00pm
State Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
Friday, September 15
Participant List for Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Conference due
Chapter Officer Leadership Training, Leadership and Opportunities Conference, and State Greenhand Conference (6.000b)
Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17
Eastern Regional FFA Career Develoment Events
Eastern States Exposition, W. Springfield, MA
Friday, September 22

Registration for Fall Agricultural Education Teachers Conference due

Monday, September 25
4:00pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
Friday, September 29
Fall Agricultural Education Teachers Conference
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Friday, September 29

New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting (following Ag Ed Conference)

Saturday, September 30*
Star State Award Applications Due
(Greenhand - 14.016a and Chapter - 14.016b)
Saturday, September 30*

Program Affiliation Contracts Due

October 2017
Day Time Event
Sunday, 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 2
4:00pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
Friday, October 6 - Saturday, October 7
Leadership Experience and Development Conference
Chapter Officer Leadership Training, Leadership Experience and Development Conference & State Greenhand Conference, Location: TBA
Wednesday, October 11
6:00pm
State Alumni Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Sunday, October 15*

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

Monday, October 16
4:00pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Tuesday, October 17
6:00pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Wednesday, October 25 - Saturday, October 28
90th National FFA Convention & Expo and National FFA Career Development Events
Indianapolis, Indiana
November 2017
Day Time Event
Wednesday, November 1
Membership Roster Due
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN A CHAPTER'S CHARTER)
Wednesday, November 1

November Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

Wednesday, November 1

Participant Lists for 212° Conference due (9.003a)

Monday, November 6
4:00pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Tuesday, November 14
5:00pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
Thursday, November 16
9:30am - 1:30pm
Fall Career Development Events, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
1. Land Judging
2. Milk Quality and Products
3. Turf Management
4. Fruits and Vegetables Identification
Monday, November 20
4:00pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
December 2017
Day Time Event
Friday, December 1

December Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

Program of Activities due (1.004b)
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN A CHAPTER'S CHARTER)
Monday, December 4
4:00pm
State FF Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
Wednesday, December 6 - Saturday, December 9
National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention/ACTE Convention
Nashville, TN
Saturday, December 9
8:30am - 7:30pm
212° Conference
Rutgers University, Cook Campus Student Center
Wednesday, December 13
6:00pm
State Alumni Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
396 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Monday, December 18
4:00pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
January 2018
Day Time Event
Monday, January 1*

January Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

Monday, January 8
9:00am
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton. 1st floor, Auditorium
Tuesday, January 9
5:00pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
Monday, January 15*

Participant List for State Officer Candidate School due (9.004a)

Tuesday, January 16
6:00pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Friday, January 19
State Officer Banquet Speech Workshop
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Monday, January 22
4:00pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
Saturday, January 27
9:00am - 3:30pm
State Officer Candidates' School
Location: TBA
February 2018
Day Time Event
Thursday, February 1

February Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

Participant List for Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event 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 5
4:00pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
Tuesday, February 6 - Thursday, February 8
New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show and Annual State Agricultural Convention
Harrah's Waterfront COnference Center, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 7
1:30pm
New Jersey Ag Ed Advisory Council Meeting (At State Ag Convention)
Harrah's Waterfront, Atlantic City, NJ
Monday, February 12
4:00pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
Wednesday, February 14
6:00pm
State FFA Alumni Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Thursday, February 15
Participant List for NJ FFA Horticultural Exposition and Floral Design CDE due (13.003a)
(NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PARTICIPANT LISTS)
Thursday, February 15 - Saturday, February 18
State Officer Fuel-Up Conference State Convention Planning
North Wildwood, NJ
Saturday, February 17 - Saturday, February 24

National FFA Week - Chapter promotion of FFA

Thursday, February 22
Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event
The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08618
March 2018
Day Time Event
Friday TBA
9:30am - 3:00pm

New Jersey Youth Institute - The World Food Prize

Rutgers University

Moday, March 5
4:00pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
Friday, March 9
10:00am
Floral Design Career Development Event
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Friday, March 9 - Saturday, March 10
NJ FFA Horticultural Expo
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Tuesday, March 13
5:00pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
Thursday, March 15

Nominating Committee Application due (14.004)

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

Proficiency Award Applications Due - available on www.ffa.org

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

Monday, March 19
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
Webinar
Tuesday, March 20
4:00pm
Proficiency, American & State Degree Selection Committee
NJ Dept. of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1sr floor, Board Room
Wednesday, March 21
Farm Business Management, Forestry & Meat Evaluation CDEs
Administered Online (MyCAERT.com)
April 2018
Day Time Event
Sunday, 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 Applications (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 Award (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 Community 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)

 

 

 

Sunday, April 1*

Honorary American Degree for Teachers due to the State Office

Participant List for Livestock/Dairy Judging CDES DUE (12.007 & 12.008)

April Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

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 participant list, appliaction and report will be accepted!

 

Monday, April 2
4:00pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
Monday, April 9

Delegates, Courtesy Corps and Members names pre-registered for State Convention/Career Development Events due for the 89th State FFA Convention. Advisor Assurance Forms are due with Convention Participant List. Participant List for the events listed below are due and included on the participant list form.

1. 3-5 and 6-8 minute Public Speaking (15.003)
Uploaded Manuscript due April 9th
 
2. Demonstration (Ten copies of outline due April 7th) (14.006)
Uploaded Outline due April 9th

3. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Proceedure Contest

4. Creed

5. Extemporaneous Public Speaking

6. Portable Exhibit (14.005)

7. Employment Skills (14.017)
Uploaded Resume/Cover Letter due April 9th
 
8. Agricultural Issues Forum
Uploaded Portfolio due April 9th

9. Official Ceremonies (15.015)

10. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)

11. Artwork Competion (15.018)

12. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029)
Uploaded Lesson Plan due April 9th
 
13. Marketing Plan CDE (12.022)
Uploaded Portfolio due April 9th
Wednesday, April 11
5:00pm
State Alumni Meeting and State Officer Retiring Address Workshop, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium
Thursdady, April 12
8:30am - 4:00pm
Applications Judged by State Awards Selection Committee, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Monday, April 16
4:00pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Tuesday, April 17
6:00pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Thursday, April 19
9:30am - 1:30pm
Spring Career Development Events
Rutgers University, 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
Wednesday, April 25
3:00pm - 6:00pm

Agriscience Fair, Rutgers EcoComplex

Saturday, April/May - TBA
State Dairy Career Development Events
Location TBA