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NJ FFA State Association Calendar of Events
Day Time Event
(Updated September 4)
 

 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 2018
Day Time Event
Saturday, September 1*

September Member of the Month Application Due

Monday, September 10
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Meeting
NJ Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren Street & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
 
Friday, September 14 - Sunday, September 16
Eastern Regional FFA Career Development Events
Eastern States Exposition, W. Springfield, MA
Saturday, 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 21

Registration for Fall Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Education Teachers Conference Due

Monday, September 24
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
NJ Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Friday, September 28
Fall Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Teachers Conference
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
 
New Jersey Assocaition of Agricultural Educators Meeting
(Following Ag Ed Conference)
Sunday, September 30*
Star State Award Applications Due
(Greenhand and Chapter)
 
 
Program Affiliation Contracts Due
October 2018
Day Time Event
Monday, October 1
October Member of the Month Applications due (5.001)
 
 
Chapter Officer List Due
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN A CHAPTER'S CHARTER)
Monday, October 1
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
Friday, October 5 - Saturday, October 6
Leadership Experience and Development Conference
Chapter Officer Leadership Training, Leadership and Opportunities Conference & State Greenhand Conference
The Hotel ML, 915 Route 73, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Tuesday, October 9
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Board Room
Wednesday, October 10
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Board Room
Monday, October 15

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

Monday, October 15
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Wednesday, October 24 - Saturday, October 27
91st National FFA Convention & Expo and National FFA Career Development Events
Indianapolis, IN
November 2018
Day Time Event
Thursday, 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 List for 212° Conference Due
Monday, November 5
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, November 13
7:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
 
Thursday, November 15
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fall Career Development Events
School of Enviromental and Biological Scienes
1. Land Judging
2. Milk Quality and Products
3. Turf Management
4. Fruits and Vegtables Idenitification
Monday, November 19
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Tuesday, November 27 - Saturday, December 1
National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention/ACTE Convention
San Antonio, TX
Friday, November 30 - Saturday, December 1
Checkpoint #2 for State Officers
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd., Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
December 2018
Day Time Event
Saturday, December 1*
December Member of the Month Application due
 
 
Program of Activities due via AET & Chapter Constitution due
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN CHAPTER'S CHARTER)
Monday, December 3
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Saturday, December 8
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
212° Conference
Rutgers Univeristy, Cook Campus Student Center
 
 
Wednesday, December 12
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Board Room
Monday, December 17
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
January 2019
Day Time Event
Tuesday, January 1*

January Member of the Month Applications due

Tuesday, January 8
7:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
 
Tuesday, January 8
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Board Room
Friday, January 15

Participant Lists for State Officer Candidates due (9.004a)

Monday, January 21
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Friday, January 18
State Officer Banquet Speech Workshop
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Saturday, January 26
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
State Officer Candidates' School
Location TBA
February 2019
Day Time Event
Friday, February 1
February Member of the Month Application due
 
 
Participant List for Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event due
 
 
Chapter Nominations for Honorary State Degree and Distinguished Service Award due to State Officer (Honorary - 14.019 and Distinguished - 14.018)
 

 

Monday, February 4
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Tuesday, February 5 - Thursday, February 7
New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show and Annual State Agricultural Convention
Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 6
1:30 pm
New Jersey Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Council Meeting
(at State Ag Convention) Harrah's Waterfront, Atlantic City, NJ
Monday, February 11
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Wednesday, February 13
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Board Room
Thursday, February 14 - Saturday, February 17
State Officer Fuel-Up Conference State Convention Planning
North Wildwood, NJ
Friday, February 15
Participant List for NJ FFA Horticultural Exposition and Floral Design CDE due (13.003a)
(NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PARTICIPANT LISTS)
Saturday, February 16 - Saturday, February 23

National FFA Week - chapter promotion of FFA

Thursday, February 21
Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event
The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08618
March 2019
Day Time Event
Friday, March 1 (Tentative)
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
New Jersey Youth Institute - The World Food Prize
Rutgers University
Friday, March 1
March Member of the Month application due
 
 
Participant List for Online Farm & Agribusiness Management, Forestry and Meat Evaluation CDEs due
 
 
Landscape Design Plans due to the State Office
 

Participant List for Horse Evaluation CDE due

Monday, March 4
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Tuesday, March 12
7:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
 
Friday, March 15
Nominating Committee Application due (14.004)
 
 
State and American Degree Applications due (State Degree - 14.007)
 
 
Proficiency Award Applications due - available on www.ffa.org
 
 
Participant List for Spring Career Development Events due (www.judgingcard.com)
Friday, March 15
10:00 am
Floral Design Career Development Event
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Friday, March 15 - Saturday, March 16
NJ FFA Horticultural Expo
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Monday, March 18
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Webinar
Tuesday, March 19
4:00 pm
Proficiency, American & State Degree Selection Committee
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Board Room
Wednesday, March 27
Farm & Agribusiness Management, Forestry & Meat Evaluation CDEs
Administered Online
April 2019
Day Time Event
Monday, 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 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)
Monday, April 1
Honorary American Degree for Teachers due to the State Office
 
 
Participant List for Dairy Evaluation CDE due (12.007b & 12.008b)
 
 
April Member of the Month Application due (5.001)
 
 
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 1
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
Sunday, April TBA
State Horse Evaluation Career Development Event
Location TBA
Monday, April 8
Delegates, Courtesy Corps and Members names pre-registered for State Convention/Career Development Events due for 90th State FFA Convention.   Advisor Assurance Forms are due with Convention Participant List. Participant List and related event materials 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 8th
2. Demonstration (14.006) Uploaded Outline due April 8th
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 8th
8. Agricultural Issues Forum Uploaded Portfolio due April 8th
9. Official Ceremonies (15.015)
10. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)
11. Artwork Competition (15.018)
12. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029) Uploaded Lesson Plan due April 8th
13. Marketing Plan CDE (12.022) Uploaded Portfolio due April 8th
Tuesday, April 9
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Board Room
Wednesday, April 10
5:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting and State Officer Retiring Address Workshop
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Thursday, April 11
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 Slaes
5. Environmental and Natural Resources
6. Veterinary Science
Monday, April 15
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
NJ Deptartment of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor Auditorium
Thursday, April 18
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Applications Judged by State Awards Selection Committee
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Board Room
Saturday, April TBA
State FFA Dairy Career Development Event
Cedar Lane Farms, Oldwick, NJ
Tuesday, April 30
State FFA Food Science & Technology, Agronomy, Livestock Evaluation & Poultry Evaluation Career Development Events
Eastern PA FFA Day, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
May 2019
Day Time Event
Wednesday, May 1
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Agriscience Fair
Rutgers EcoComplex
Wednesday, May 1
May Member of the Month Application due (5.010)
 
 
State Officer Applications Due (15.001)
Monday, May 6
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Monday, May 13
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Monday, May 20 - Wednesday, May 22

State Officer Set Up and Practice for State Convention

Wednesday, May 22
1:00 pm
New Jersey Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Council Meeting
(at State FFA Convention) Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Wednesday, May 22
6:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
(at State FFA Convention) Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Wednesday, May 22 - Friday, May 24
90th 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 8th)
2. Demonstration (14.006) (Participant List and electronic submission of outline Due April 8th
3. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Contest (Participant List Due April 8th)
4. Creed (15.006) (Participant List Due April 8th
5. Extemporaneous Public Speaking (Participant List Due April 8th)
6. Portable Exhibit (14.005) (Application Due April 8th)
7. Employment Skills (14.017) (Participant List and electronic submission of materials Due April 8th)
8. Agricultural Issues Forum (participant list and electronic submission of Portfolio Due April 8th)
9. Official Ceremonies (15.015) (Participant List Due April 8th)
10. Landscape Design (13.004) (Participant List due March 1st)
11. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)
12. Art Competition (15.018)
13. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029) (electronic submission of materials)
14. Hall of States Exhibit Event (14.030)
15. Marketing Plan (12.022) (Participant List and electronic submission of materials Due April 8th)
June 2019
Day Time Event
Saturday, June 1*
Participant List for Summer Career Development Events (12.003b)
Dairy Handlers & Tractor Driving
 
 
National Convention State Block Rooms Neeeded and CDE/LDE Declaration Forms due
Saturday, June 1*

June Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

Monday, June 3
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9
State Officer Leadership Training Conference
sponsored by New Jersey FFA Alumni
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbuis Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Wednesday, June 12
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Board Room
Monday, June 17
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, 369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st Floor Auditorium
Tuesday, June 25
1:00 pm
18th Annual New Jersey FFA Alumni Golf Tournament
Gambler Ridge Golf Course, 121 Burlington Path Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
Wednesday, June 26 - Friday, June 28
Base Camp for State Officers
Location TBA
July 2019
Day Time Event
Monday, July 1
9:00 am
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, NJ, 1st floor Auditorium
Tuesday, July 9
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Board Room
Monday, July 15
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
369 South Warren & Market Street, Trenton, 1st floor, Auditorium, 4:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16
3:00 pm
Tractor Driving Event
Burlington County Farm Fair, Burlington County Fairgrounds
Saturday, July 20
8:30 am
Dairy Handlers’ Career Development Event
Burlington County Farm Fair, Burlington County Fairgrounds
Sunday, July 21 - Thursday, July 25

State Officer Summit, Washington, D.C.