Details for the 93rd National FFA Virtual Convention have been announced. See here for information.
The State FFA Leadership Team for 2020-21 for the Connecticut FFA Association confirmed by a majority vote by Connecticut FFA Chapters. You will receive more information on who these new leaders are and how they will be working with your chapter officers, FFA members and Advisors in the coming months.
Parliamentarian: Matthew Syrotiak, Woodbury FFA
Sentinel: Emilie Caron, Northwestern Regional FFA
Treasurer: Teryn Goulet, Northwestern Regional FFA
Reporter: Julia Nielsen, Woodbury FFA
Secretary: Joanna Turner, Lyman Hall FFA
Vice President: Sara Tomis, Ledyard Regional FFA
President: Lauren Murtagh, Housatonic Valley FFA
Past State FFA President: Ryan Nelson, Southington
District I President: Justine Allyn, Housatonic Valley
District II President: Vacant
District III President: Vacant
District IV President: Vacant
District V President: Bailey Hirschboeck, Killingly
State FFA Advisor: Harold Mackin, State Department of Education
State FFA Executive Secretary: Milton S. Natusch
State FFA Executive Advisor: Pamela Berlekovic, Trumbull Agriscience Center
State FFA Executive Advisor: Brenda Wildes, Lebanon Agriscience
The University of Connecticut is now offering the Minor in Agriculture Learning and Outreach. Attached is the Plan of Study provided by the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.
Connecticut FFA Updates:
The Connecticut STAR Committee is exploring a Connecticut Early Service Mentoring Program with retired and experienced teachers serving as mentors.
Please, complete this survey if you are an experienced (9 or more years) Ag Educator interested in providing mentoring experiences to Early Service Agriculture Teachers. Your response to this survey does not constitute a commitment, but will provide guidance as we develop a program.
Mentoring Early Service AG Teachers Survey
The 2020 Big E has been cancelled. For more information see here.
The National FFA Organization has released the results of their collaborative study with Purdue University to explore the relationship between FFA involvement and college and career readiness. See the full report below and in the resource library (found in the FFA tab).
The National FFA has released information regarding individual challenge events to replace National-Level CDEs and LDEs at the 2020 National FFA Convention and Expo. For more information see the attached announcement.