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NJ FFA State Association Calendar of Events
Day Time Event
2013-2014 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.

February 2014
Day Time Event
Saturday, February 1*
Member of the Month Application due (5.001)


Pre-Registration for Advocacy & Legislative Leadership Day due (2.001a)


Chapter Nominations for Honorary State Degree (14.019) and Distinguished Service Award (14.018) due
Monday, February 3
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting  
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Tuesday, February 4 - Thursday, February 6
New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show and Annual State Agricultural Convention
Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 5
1:30 pm
New Jersey Ag Ed Advisory Council Meeting (at State Ag Convention)
Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 12
6:00 pm
State FFA Alumni Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Wednesday, February 12
Pre-Registration for NJ FFA Horticultural Exposition and Floral Design CDE due (13.003a)
(NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PRE-REGISTRATION)
Saturday, February 15 - Saturday, February 22
National FFA Week
Chapter Promotion of FFA
Monday, February 17
4:00 pm
State FFA Officer Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium  
Thursday, February 20
9:00 am
Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event
The College of New Jersey - 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ
(Snow Date: March 7)
Thursday, February 27 - Sunday, March 2
State FFA Officer Fuel Up Conference
State Convention Planning
North Wildwood, NJ
March 2014
Day Time Event
Saturday, March 1*
Member of the Month Application due (5.001)


Pre-Registration for Online Career Development Events Due (10.000a)
-Farm Business Management
-Forestry
-Meat Evaluation and Technology


Landscape Design Plans due to State Office (13.004)
Monday, March 3
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting  
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Friday, March 14
10:00 am
Floral Design Career Development Event
Mercer County Community College - 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Friday, March 14 - Sunday, March 16
New Jersey FFA Horticultural Exposition
Mercer County Community College - 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Saturday, March 15
Nominating Committee Application due (14.004)


State Degree (14.007) and American Degree Applications due 


Proficiency Award Applications due (available on www.ffa.org)

Pre-registration for PA FFA Day CDEs
*Poultry Evaluation
*Agronomgy
*Food Science & Technology
Monday, March 17
4:00 pm
State FFA Officer Work Session
Webinar  
Tuesday, March 18
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
Wednesday, March 19
Farm Business Management, Forestry, and Meat Evaluation & Technology CDEs
Administered Online (www.MyCAERT.com)
Friday, March 21
Pre-Registration for Spring Career Development Events due
Tuesday, March 25
4:00 pm
Proficiency, American & State Degree Selection Committee
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
April 2014
Day Time Event
Tuesday, April 1
Applications are due for the following awards presented at the State FFA Convention:

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 (14.021)

14. State Talent Application (14.027)

15. Video Public Relations Event (14.028)

16. Hall of States (14.030)


Honorary American Degree for teachers due to the State Office


Pre-Registration for Livestock and Dairy Judging CDEs due
(12.007b & 12.008b)


Member of the Month Application due (5.001)
Wednesday, April 2
Agriscience Fair Registration, Application, and Written Report due (16.001b)
(Please note - 5 copies of the written report are due with the application)
Only National Agriscience fair registrations, applications, and reports will be accepted!
Monday, April 7
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting  
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Monday, April 7
Reminder: Collect Ag Education Student Information Data (due May 14)
http://www.jerseyageducation.nj.gov/agriculture/ag_ed/bulletin/AgStuCareerIntReportForm.xls
Tuesday, April 8
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room 
Wednesday, April 9
5:00 pm
State FFA Alumni Meeting and State Officer Retiring Address Workshop
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Thursday, April 10
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. Agricultural Sales
5. Environmental and Natural Resources
6. Veterinary Science
Thursday, April 10
Delegates, Courtesy Corps, and Members names pre-registered for State Convention/Career Development Events due for 85th State FFA Convention. Advisor Statement of Assurance Forms and Student Codes of Conduct are due with Convention Registration. Registration for the events listed below are due and included on the registration form.

1. 3-5
(15.003) and 6-8 Minute Public Speaking (12.016) (Speeches due April 10)
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 10) (14.006)

3. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Event

4. Creed

5. Extemporaneous Public Speaking

6. Portable Exhibit
(14.005)

7. Job Interview (14.017a) (Job Interview materials due April 10)
Ten copies of resume, cover letter, and 3 letters of reference are due at the State FFA Office on this date for distribution to judges. Those who do not submit 10 copies of their mateirals on time will not be registered to compete.

8. Agricultural Issues Forum (10 copies of Portfolio due April 10)

9. Official Ceremonies (15.015)

10. Tractor Driving (15.002) (Safety Assurance Form due April 10)
(found on the convention registration form)

11. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)

12. Artwork Competition (15.018)

13. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029) (10 copies of Lesson Plan due April 10)
Saturday, April 12
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
State FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event 
Delaware Valley College - Doylestown, PA
Thursday, April 17
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Applications Judged by State Awards Selection Committee
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room 
Monday, April 21
4:00 pm
State FFA Officer Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Wednesday, April 23
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
New Jersey FFA Agriscience Fair
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
May 2014
Day Time Event
Thursday, May 1
Member of the Month Application due (5.001)


State Officer Application due (15.010)


State FFA Food Science & Technology, Poultry Evaluation and Agronomy Career Development Events
Eastern PA FFA Day - Manheim, PA
Thursday, May 1
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting  
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Saturday, May 3
8:30 am
State FFA Dairy Judging Career Development Event
Cedar Lane Farm, Oldwick, NJ
Monday, May 12
4:00 pm
State FFA Officer Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 2nd floor, Room 206
Wednesday, May 14
Ag Education Student Data Information Due
May 18-20
State officer set-up and practice for convention
Wednesday, May 21
2:00 pm
New Jersey Ag Ed Advisory Council Meeting (at State FFA Convention)
Wednesday, May 21
6:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
(at State FFA Convention)
Wednesday - Friday, May 21-23
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
85th New Jersey State FFA Convention
Pre-Registration Required
Events to be held:
1. 3-5 (15.003) and 6-8 Minute Public Speaking (12.016) (Registration and 10 copies due April 10)
2. Demonstration (14.006) (Registration and five copies of outline due April 10)
3. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Event (Registration due April 10)
4. Creed (12.015) (Registration due April 10)
5. Extemporaneous Public Speaking (Registration due April 10)
6. Portable Exhibit (14.005) (Registration due April 10)
7. Job Interview (14.017a) (Registration and Job Interview materials due April 10)
8. Agricultural Issues Forum (10 copies of Portfolio due April 10)
9. Official Ceremonies (15.015) (Registration due April 10)
10. Tractor Driving (15.002) (Registration and Safety Assurance Form due April 10)
11. Landscape Design (13.004) (Registration due March 1)
12. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)
13. Artwork Competition (15.018)
14. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029)
15. Hall of States Exhibit Event (14.030)
June 2014
Day Time Event
Sunday, June 1*
Pre-Registration for Summer Career Development Events
Horse Judging and Dairy Handlers (to be held at Delaware State Fair)


National Convention State Block Rooms Needed and CDE Declaration forms due


Soybean Yield Contest Registration due


Member of the Month Application due
(5.001)




Monday, June 2
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting  
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Saturday, June 7 - Sunday, June 8
State Officer Leadership Training Conference
Sponsored by New Jersey FFA Alumni Association
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Wednesday, June 11
6:00 pm
State FFA Alumni Meeting
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Board Room
Monday, June 16
4:00 pm
State FFA Officer Work Session
Trenton - NJDA, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, June 24
11:30 am
13th Annual New Jersey FFA Alumni Golf Tournament
Gambler's Ridge Golf Course, Cream Ridge, NJ
Wednesday, June 25 - Friday, June 27
BLAST Off
State Officer Training Conference
Mercer County Soil Conservation District