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Illinois FFA Center Message-4/26/2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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1) American FFA Degree Candidates

2) Foundation Certificates

3) Observations from the American FFA Degree Interviews



American FFA Degree Candidates


Letters have gone in the mail to the 83 American FFA Degree candidates recommended for the degree.  Letters sent to candidates were not sent to advisors to save postage.  Attached to this message is a list of candidates for advisors information.  Illinois' Star candidates are: Star Farmer - Clayton Carley, Cissna Park FFA Chapter; Star in Agribusiness - Jessica Both, Seneca FFA Chapter; and Star in Agricultural Placement - Kimberlee Gerardy, Stillman Valley FFA Chapter. Information about the American FFA Degree ceremony will be sent to all candidates by e-mail from the National FFA Organization in August.  The American FFA Degree ceremony will be held on Saturday October 27th in Lucas Oil Stadium. 

Congratulations to all our American FFA Degree candidates.



Foundation Certificates


Foundation certificates have been delayed this year due to the implementation of a new donor management computer program to replace the old program we have used for a number of years and which was becoming more unreliable every year.  As with any new program, we ran into a few small glitches that had to be corrected.  We found one of those glitches when we went to print certificates.  The problem has been corrected and Tammy has started to send out certificates.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused because certificates were not available for your chapter banquet. 

Observations from the American FFA Degree Interviews


Here are some observations about applications from the American FFA Degree interview process.

1) Lines 29 and 30 on page 11 should be reasonable close together.  The farther apart they are, the more money the candidate has not accounted for in their application.  $10,000 to $15,000 or more is a lot of money not to be accounted for in an application.  Every candidate was questioned about money they had not accounted for during their interview

2) Many candidates had inventory in the wrong category in the application.  A basic rule is that anything that you are going to keep less than a year is current/operating inventory and anything you are going to keep a year or longer is non-current/capital inventory.  

3) Not a single candidate with a livestock enterprise showed any feed in ending inventory as of December 31.  It would seem reasonable that some would have feed remaining in inventory on December 31.

4) Return to Capital Labor & Management on line 5, pages 8a & 8b of the application should match that same figure in the record book for each year of the enterprise if the applicant has filled out the application accurately and accounted for everything in their record book that is included in their application.

5) All non-cash feed and operating expenses should be accounted for on page 8a & 8b of the application as well as in the record book.



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