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DRAFT 2015-2016 Calendar of Events DRAFT
dates/locations are subject to change

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.

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
Gambler Ridge Golf Course, Cream Ridge, NJ
Wednesday, June 24 - Friday, June 26
BLAST Off - State Officer Training Conference
Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, NJ
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
Tuesday, July 14
4:00 pm
Safe Tractor Operators Event
Burlington County Fairgrounds, Columbus, NJ
Wednesday, July 15
9:00 am
Horse Judging CDE
Burlington County Fairgrounds, Columbus, NJ
Saturday, July 18
9:00 am
Dairy Handlers Activity
Burlington County Fairgrounds, Columbus, NJ
Monday, July 20 - Saturday, July 25
State Presidents' Conference
Washington, D.C.
Thursday, July 30 - Sunday, August 2
State Officer 360° Training
EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ
August 2015
Day Time Event
Saturday, August 1
National Convention Participant List, Room List, Advisor Statement of Assurances and Student Code of Conducts Due to State Office
Sunday, August 2 - Thursday, August 6
National Leadership Conference for State Officers
Pennsylvania
Monday, August 10
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Wednesday, August 12
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Saturday, August 15
Big E Gate Passes & Parking Requests Due to Big E Coordinator 
1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089
Saturday, August 15
Big E CDE & Star Registration, Waivers and Event Materials Due to Big E Coordinator 
1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089
Monday, August 17
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
September 2015
Day Time Event
Tuesday, September 1
September Member of the Month Application Due (5.001)
Monday, September 14
4:00 pm
State Association Monthly Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Tuesday, 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)
Friday, September 18
Registration for Fall Agricultural Education Teachers Conference due
Friday, September 18 - Sunday, September 20
Eastern Regional FFA Career Development Events 
Eastern States Exposition, W. Springfield, MA
Friday, September 25
Fall Agricultural Education Teachers Conference 
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting (following Ag Ed Conference)
Monday, September 28
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Wednesday, September 30
Star State Award Applications Due 
(Greenhand - 14.016a and Chapter - 14.016b)
Wednesday, September 30
Program Affiliation Contracts Due
October 2015
Day Time Event
Thursday, October 1
October Member of the Month Application due (5.001)
Monday, October 5
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Friday, October 9 - Saturday, October 10
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 13
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Wednesday, October 14
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Thursday, October 15
Pre-registration for Fall Career Development Events due (7.000b)
Monday, October 19
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Wednesday, October 28 - Saturday, October 31
88th National FFA Convention and National FFA Career Development Events 
Louisville, KY
November 2015
Day Time Event
Sunday, November 1
Membership Roster Due Using www.ffa.org
Sunday, November 1
November Member of the Month Application due (5.001)
Sunday, November 1
Pre-registration for 212 Conference due (9.003a)
Monday, November 2
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Monday, November 16
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, November 17 - Saturday, November 21
National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention 
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, November 19
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
Saturday, November TBA
New Jersey FFA Alumni Turkey Trot 5K 
TBA
December 2015
Day Time Event
Tuesday, December 1
December Member of the Month Application due (5.001)


Program of Activities due (1.004b)
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN CHAPTER CHARTERS)
Monday, December 7
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Wednesday, December 9
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Saturday, December 12
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
212 Conference Rutgers University
Monday, December 21
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
January 2016
Day Time Event
Tuesday, January TBA
5:00 pm (tentative)
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting 
Online Meeting
Friday, January 1
January Member of the Month Application due (5.001)
Monday, January 4
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
*Date may change based on state officer ILSSO schedule
Tuesday, January 12
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Friday, January 15
Pre-registration for State Officer Candidate School due (9.004a)
Friday, January 22
6:00 pm
State Officer Banquet Speech Workshop
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Monday, January 25
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Saturday, January 30
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
State Officer Candidates' School 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
February 2016
Day Time Event
Monday, February 1
February Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

Pre-registration 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 1
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Tuesday, February 2 - Thursday, February 4
New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show and Annual State Agricultural Convention 
Harrah's Waterfront, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 3
1:30 pm
New Jersey Ag Ed Advisory Council Meeting (at State Ag Convention) 
Harrah's Waterfront, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 10
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Monday, 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 20 - Saturday, February 27
National FFA Week 
Chapter promotion of FFA
Monday, February 22
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Thursday, February 25
Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event
Thursday, February 25 - Sunday, February 28
State Officer Fuel-Up Conference State Convention Planning 
North Wildwood, NJ
March 2016
Day Time Event
Tuesday, March 1
March Member of the Month Application due (5.001)


Pre-registration for Online Farm Business Management, Forestry & Meat Evaluation CDEs due (10.000a)


Landscape Design Plans due into the State Office (13.004)
Monday, March 7
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Firday, 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 Due (14.004)


State and American Degree Applications are due 


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


Pre-registration for Spring Career Development Events due (13.001a)
Tuesday, March
5:00 pm (tentative)
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting 
Online Meeting
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 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Wednesday, March 30
Farm Business Management, Forestry & Meat Evaluation CDEs 
Administered Online (MyCAERT.com)
April 2016
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 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)
Friday, April 1
Honorary American Degree for Teachers due to the State Office 


Pre-registration for Livestock/Dairy Judging CDEs due (12.007b & 12.008b)


April Member of the Month Application Due (5.001)


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 4
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Thursday, April 7
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Applications judged by State Awards Selection Committee 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Friday, April 8
Delegates, Courtesy Corps and Members names pre-registered for State Convention/Career Development Events due for 87th 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 due April 8th) 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 8th) (14.006)
3. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Contest
4. Creed
5. Extemporaneous Speaking
6. Portable Exhibit (14.005)
7. Job Interview (14.017) (Job Interview materials due April 8th) 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 8th) 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 8th)
13. Marketing Plan CDE (12.022) (10 copies of written plan due April 8th)
Tuesday, April 12
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting 
Trenton - NJDA, first floor Board Room
Wednesday, April 13
5:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting and State Officer Retiring Address Workshop 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Monday, April 18
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session 
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Thursday, April 21
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
Wednesday, April 27
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Agriscience Fair
Rutgers EcoComplex
Saturday, April TBA
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
State FFA Livestock Career Development Event
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA
April/May TBA
State FFA Food Science & Technology, Agronomy & Poultry Evaluation Career Development Events Eastern PA FFA Day
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Saturday, April/May TBA
State FFA Dairy Evaluation Career Development Event 
Location TBA