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NJ FFA State Association Calendar of Events
Day Time Event
 

 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 2021
Day Time Event
Wednesday, September 1
September Member of the Month Application due
 
National Convention List and Room List & Signed Code of Conduct and Advisor Statement of Assurances due
Monday, September 13
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Wednesday, 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 17

Registration for Fall Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Teachers Conference due

Monday, September 20
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Location TBA
Friday, September 24
Fall Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Teachers Conference
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Friday, September 24
following Ag Ed Conference

New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting

Thursday, September 30
Star State Award Applications Due
(Greenhand and Chapter) 
 
Program Affiliation Contracts Due
October 2021
Day Time Event
Friday, October 1
October Member of the Month Application due (5.001)
 
Chapter Officer List due
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN A CHAPTER'S CHARTER)
Friday, October 1 - Saturday, October 2
Leadership Experience and Development Conference
Chapter Officer Leadership Training, Leadership and Opportunities Conference & State Greenhand Conference, Location: Rutgers University, Cook Campus Student Center
Monday, October 4
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Location TBA
 
Tuesday, October 12
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
Location TBA
Wednesday, October 13
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
Location TBA
Friday, October 15

Participant Lists for Fall Career Development Events due (www.judgingcard.com)

Monday, October 18
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Location TBA
Wednesday, October 27- Saturday, October 30
94th National FFA Convention & Expo and National FFA Career Development Events   
Indianapolis, IN
November 2021
Day Time Event
Monday, November 1
Membership Roster Due
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN A CHAPTER'S CHARTER)
 
Alumni & Supporters Roster, Affiliation Agreement & Payment Due
 
November Member of the Month Application due
 
Participant Lists for Impact Conference due
Monday, November 8
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
Location TBA
Tuesday November 9
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
Friday, November 12- Saturday, November 13
Checkpoint #2 for State Officers
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Monday, November 15
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
Location TBA
Thursday, November 18
9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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
  5. Forestry
December 2021
Day Time Event
Wednesday, December 1
December Member of the Month Application due
 
Program of Activities due via AET & Chapter Constitution due
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN CHAPTER CHARTERS)
Wednesday, December 1 - Saturday, December 4
National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention/ACTE Convention
New Orleans, LA
Saturday, December 4
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Mission Conference (formerly 212° Conference)
Rutgers University, Cook Campus Student Center
Monday, December 6
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
Location TBA
Wednesday, December 8
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
Location TBA
Monday, December 20
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
Location TBA
January 2022
Day Time Event
Saturday, January 1
January Member of the Month Application due
 
Tuesday, January 11
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
Location TBA    
Saturday, January 15

Participant Lists for State Officer Candidate School due

Monday, January 17
3:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Tuesday, January 18
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Location TBA
Friday, January 21
State Officer Banquet Speech Workshop
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Saturday, January 29
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
State Officer Candidates’ School,
Stonebridge Middle School, 1252 Yardville Allentown Rd, Allentown, NJ
February 2022
Day Time Event
Tuesday, February 1
February Member of the Monrth Application due (5.010)
 
Participant List for Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event due

Chapter Nominations for Honorary State Degree and Distinguished Service Award due to State Office

Tuesday, February 1
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Location TBA
Wednesday, February 9
1:30 pm
New Jersey Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Council Meeting
(at State Ag Convention) Harrah's Waterfront, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 9 - Thursday, February 10
New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show and Annual State Agricultural Convention
Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 9
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
Location TBA
Monday, February 14
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Location TBA
Tuesday, February 15

Participant List for NJ FFA Horticultural Exposition and Floral Design CDE due

Thursday, February 17 - Sunday, February 20

State Officer Fuel-Up Conference State Convention Planning

Saturday, February 19- Saturday, February 26

National FFA Week – Chapter promotion of FFA

Thursday, February 24
Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event
Location TBA
March 2022
Day Time Event
Tuesday, March 1
March Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

Participant List for Online Farm & Agribusiness Management & Meat Evaluation CDEs due (www.judgingcard.com)

Landscape Design Plans (13.004) due into the State Office

Participant List for Horse Evaluation CDE due

Friday, March 4 (Tent.)
9:30 am - 1:20 pm
New Jersey Youth Institute – The World Food Prize
Rutgers University
Monday, March 7
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Location TBA
Tuesday, March 8
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
Friday, March 11
10:00 am
Floral Design Career Development Event
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Friday, March 11 - Saturday, March 12
NJ FFA Horticultural Expo            
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Tuesday, March 15

Nominating Committee Application

State and American Degree Applications are due

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

Participant List for Spring Career Development Events due (www.judgingcard.com)

Monday, March 21
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Webinar
Tuesday, March 22
4:00 pm
Proficiency, American & State Degree Selection Committee
Location TBA
Wednesday, March 23
Farm & Agribusiness Management & Meat Evaluation CDEs
Administered Online
April 2022
Day Time Event
Friday, 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 ffa.org or www.theaet.com
  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)
  9. WLC Scholarship Application (14.022)
  10. Blue Jackets Bright Futures Application (14.010)
  11. 8,000 Hour Challenge/Outstanding Service Project Award (14.026)
  12. National Convention Scholarship Application Due (14.021)
  13. State Talent Application (14.027)
  14. Hall of States (14.030)
  15. Ag Awareness Application (14.020)

 

Honorary American Degree for Teachers due to the State Office

Participant List for Dairy Evaluation CDE due

April Member of the Month Application due

Agriscience Fair Participant List, Application, and Written Report due (16.001b)
Only National Agriscience Fair participant list, application and report will be accepted!

Participant List for State FFA Food Science & Technology, Agronomy, Livestock Evaluation & Poultry Evaluation Career Development Events (www.judgingcard.com)

Monday, April 4
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Location TBA
Sunday, April TBA
State Horse Evaluation Career Development Event
Location TBA
Wednesday, April 6
Delegates, Courtesy Corps and Members names pre-registered for
State Convention/Career Development Events due for 93rd 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 6th
  2. Demonstration (14.006) Uploaded Outline due April 6th
  3. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Contest                             
  4. Creed
  5. Extemporaneous Public Speaking
  6. Portable Exhibit (14.005)
  7. Employment Skills (14.017) Uploaded Resume/Cover Letter/Application/Job Description due April 6th
  8. Agricultural Issues Forum Uploaded Portfolio due April 6th
  9. Conduct of Chapter Meetings (15.015)
  10. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)
  11. Artwork Competition (15.018)
  12. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029) Uploaded Lesson Plan due April 6th
  13. Marketing Plan CDE (12.022) Uploaded Portfolio due April 6th
Thursday, April 7
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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      
Tuesday, April 12
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
Location TBA
Wednesday, April 13
5:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting and State Officer Retiring Address Workshop
Location TBA
Thursday, April 14
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Applications Judged by State Awards Selection Committee
Location TBA
Monday, April 18
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Location TBA
Saturday, April TBA
State FFA Dairy Career Development Event
Cedar Lane Farms, Oldwick, NJ
Wednesday, April 27
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Agriscience Fair
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505
Thursday, April 28
State FFA Food Science & Technology, Agronomy, Livestock Evaluation & Poultry Evaluation Career Development Events
Eastern PA FFA Day, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
May 2022
Day Time Event
Sunday, May 1

May Member of the Month Application due

State Officer Applications Due

Monday, May 2
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Location TBA
Monday, May 9
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Location TBA
Monday, May 23- Wednesday, May 25

State officer set up and practice for state convention

Wednesday, May 25
1:00 pm
New Jersey Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Council Meeting
(at State FFA Convention) Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Wednesday, May 25
6:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting (at State FFA Convention)
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Wednesday, May 25 - Friday, May 27
93rd State FFA Convention
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 electronic submission of speech Due April 6th)
  1. Demonstration (14.006) (Participant List and electronic submission of outline Due April 6th)
  2. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Contest (Participant List Due April 6th)
  3. Creed (15.006) (Participant List Due April 6th)
  4. Extemporaneous Public Speaking (Participant List Due April 6th)
  5. Portable Exhibit (14.005) (Application Due April 6th)
  6. Employment Skills (14.017) (Participant List and electronic submission of materials Due April 6th)
  7. Agricultural Issues Forum (participant list and electronic submission of Portfolio Due April 6th)
  8. Conduct of Chapter Meetings (15.015) (Participant List Due April 6th)
  9. Landscape Design (13.004) (Participant List due March 1st)
  10. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)
  11. Art Competition (15.018)
  12. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029) (electronic submission of materials)
  13. Hall of States Exhibit Event (14.030)
  14. Marketing Plan (12.022) (Participant List and electronic submission of materials Due April 6th)
June 2022
Day Time Event
Wednesday, June 1
Participant List for Summer Career Development Events (12.003b)
Dairy Handlers & Tractor Driving

National Convention State Block Rooms Needed and CDE Declaration Forms due

June Member of the Month Application due

Monday, June 6
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
Location TBA
Wednesday, June 8
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting,
Location TBA
Saturday, June 11
Past State Officer Capstone, sponsored by New Jersey FFA Alumni
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June 12
State Officer Leadership Training Conference, sponsored by New Jersey FFA Alumni
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Monday, June 20
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session,
Location TBA
Tuesday, June 28
20th Annual New Jersey FFA Alumni Golf Tournament
Gambler Ridge Golf Course, 121 Burlington Path Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
Wednesday, June 29- Friday, July 1
Base Camp for State Officers
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
July 2022
Day Time Event
Monday, July 11
9:00 am
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting,
Location TBA
Tuesday, July 12
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting,
Location TBA
Sunday, July 17 - Thursday, July 21

State Officer Summit, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, July 19
Tractor Driving Event
Burlington County Farm Fair, Burlington County Fairgrounds
Saturday, July 23
Dairy Handlers’ Career Development Event
Burlington County Farm Fair, Burlington County Fairgrounds
Monday, July 25
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Location TBA
Tuesday, July 26 - Friday, July 29
Checkpoint #1 for State Officers 
Location TBA