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NJ FFA State Association Calendar of Events
Day Time Event
 

 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 2022
Day Time Event
Thursday, September 1
September Member of the Month Application due
 
National Convention List and Room List & Signed Code of Conduct and Advisor Statement of Assurances due
Monday, September 12
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Thursday, 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 16 - Saturday, September 17
Eastern Regional FFA Career Development Events
Eastern States Exposition, W. Springfield, MA
Monday, September 19
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Friday, September 23

Registration for Fall Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Teachers Conference due

Friday, September 30
Program Affiliation Contracts Due
Friday, September 30
Fall Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Teachers Conference
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Friday, September 30
following Ag Ed Conference

New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting

October 2022
Day Time Event
Saturday, October 1
October Member of the Month Application due (5.001)
 
Chapter Officer List due
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN A CHAPTER'S CHARTER)
Monday, October 3
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
 
Friday, October 7 - Saturday, October 8
Leadership Experience and Development Conference
Chapter Officer Leadership Training, Leadership and Opportunities Conference & State Greenhand Conference, Location: Westin Mt. Laurel
Tuesday, October 11
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Wednesday, October 12
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
Online Meeting
Saturday, October 15

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

Monday, October 17
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Wednesday, October 26- Saturday, October 29
95th National FFA Convention & Expo and National FFA Career Development Events   
Indianapolis, IN
November 2022
Day Time Event
Tuesday, 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 Lists for Mission Conference due
 
Star State Award Applications Due
(Greenhand and Chapter) 
Monday, November 7
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Tuesday November 8
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
Friday, November 11- Saturday, November 12
Checkpoint #2 for State Officers
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Thursday, November 17
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
  5. Forestry
Monday, November 21
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
December 2022
Day Time Event
Thursday, December 1
December Member of the Month Application due
 
Program of Activities due via AET & Chapter Constitution due
(REQUIRED TO RETAIN CHAPTER CHARTERS)
Tuesday, November 29 - Saturday, December 3
National Association of Agricultural Educators Convention/ACTE Convention
Las Vegas, NV
Monday, December 5
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Saturday, December 10
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Mission Conference (formerly 212° Conference)
Rutgers University, Cook Campus Student Center
Monday, December 12
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Wednesday, December 14
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
Online Meeting
January 2023
Day Time Event
Sunday, January 1
January Member of the Month Application due
 
Monday, January 9
9:00 am
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting, NJ Dept. of Agriculture
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Tuesday, January 10
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room  
Sunday, January 15

Participant Lists for State Officer Candidate School due

Monday, January 16
3:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Tuesday, January 17
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Location TBA
Friday, January 20
State Officer Banquet Speech Workshop
Rutgers EcoComplex - 1200 Florence-Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505
Saturday, January 28
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
State Officer Candidates’ School,
Stonebridge Middle School, 1252 Yardville Allentown Rd, Allentown, NJ
February 2023
Day Time Event
Wednesday, February 1
February Member of the Monrth Application due (5.010)
 
Participant List for Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event due

Chapter Nominations for Honorary State Degree and Distinguished Service Award due to State Office

Monday, February 6
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Wednesday, February 8
1:30 pm
New Jersey Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Council Meeting
(at State Ag Convention) Harrah's Waterfront, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 8 - Thursday, February 9
New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show and Annual State Agricultural Convention
Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, February 15
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting
Online Meeting
Wednesday, February 15

Participant List for NJ FFA Horticultural Exposition and Floral Design CDE due

Thursday, February 16- Sunday, February 19

State Officer Fuel-Up Conference State Convention Planning

Saturday, February 18- Saturday, February 25

National FFA Week – Chapter promotion of FFA

Monday, February 20
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Thursday, February 23
Advocacy and Legislative Leadership Day Event
Location TBA
March 2023
Day Time Event
Wednesday, March 1
March Member of the Month Application due (5.001)

Participant List for Online Farm & Agribusiness Management & Meat Evaluation CDEs due (www.judgingcard.com)

Landscape Design Plans (13.004) due into the State Office

Participant List for Horse Evaluation CDE due

Friday, March 3 (Tent.)
9:30 am - 1:20 pm
New Jersey Youth Institute – The World Food Prize
Rutgers University
Monday, March 6
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Friday, March 10
10:00 am
Floral Design Career Development Event
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Friday, March 10 - Saturday, March 11
NJ FFA Horticultural Expo            
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
Tuesday, March 14
5:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting
Online Meeting
Wednesday, March 15

Nominating Committee Application

State and American Degree Applications are due

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

Participant List for Spring Career Development Events due (www.judgingcard.com)

Saturday, March 18 - Wednesday, March 22
4:00 pm
Proficiency, American & State Degree Selection Committee
Virtual
Monday, March 20
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
Webinar
Wednesday, March 22
Farm & Agribusiness Management CDEs
Administered Online
April 2023
Day Time Event
Saturday, 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 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)
  15. Ag Awareness Application (14.020)

Honorary American Degree for Teachers due to the State Office

Participant List for Dairy Evaluation CDE due

April Member of the Month Application due

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 3
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Sunday, April TBA
State Horse Evaluation Career Development Event
Location TBA
Saturday, April 8 - Wednesday, April 12
Applications Judged by State Awards Selection Committee
Virtual
Tuesday, April 11
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Tuesday, April 11
Delegates, Courtesy Corps and Members names pre-registered for
State Convention/Career Development Events due for 94th State FFA Convention.   Advisor Assurance Forms are due with Convention Participant List. Participant List 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 11th
  2. Demonstration (14.006) Uploaded Outline due April 11th
  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 11th
  8. Agricultural Issues Forum Uploaded Portfolio due April 11th
  9. Conduct of Chapter Meetings (15.015)
  10. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)
  11. Artwork Competition (15.018)
  12. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029) Uploaded Lesson Plan due April 11th
  13. Marketing Plan CDE (12.022) Uploaded Portfolio due April 11th
Wednesday, April 12
5:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting and State Officer Retiring Address Workshop
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Monday, April 17
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Thursday, April 20
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 Sales
  5. Environmental and Natural Resources
  6. Veterinary Science      
Saturday, April TBA
State FFA Dairy Career Development Event
Cedar Lane Farms, Oldwick, NJ
Tuesday, April 25
State FFA Food Science & Technology, Agronomy, Livestock Evaluation & Poultry Evaluation Career Development Events
Eastern PA FFA Day, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, April 26
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Agriscience Fair
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505
May 2023
Day Time Event
Monday, May 1

May Member of the Month Application due

State Officer Applications Due

Monday, May 1
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Monday, May 8
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Monday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 24

State officer set up and practice for state convention

Wednesday, May 24
1:00 pm
New Jersey Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education Council Meeting
(at State FFA Convention) Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Wednesday, May 24
6:00 pm
New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Meeting (at State FFA Convention)
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Wednesday, May 24 - Friday, May 26
94th 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 11th)
  1. Demonstration (14.006) (Participant List and electronic submission of outline Due April 11th)
  2. Charles Drawbaugh Parliamentary Procedure Contest (Participant List Due April 11th)
  3. Creed (15.006) (Participant List Due April 11th)
  4. Extemporaneous Public Speaking (Participant List Due April 11th)
  5. Portable Exhibit (14.005) (Application Due April 11th)
  6. Employment Skills (14.017) (Participant List and electronic submission of materials Due April 11th)
  7. Agricultural Issues Forum (participant list and electronic submission of Portfolio Due April 11th)
  8. Conduct of Chapter Meetings (15.015) (Participant List Due April 11th)
  9. Landscape Design (13.004) (Participant List due March 1st)
  10. FFA Quiz Bowl (15.016)
  11. Art Competition (15.018)
  12. Teach Agriculture Event (14.029) (electronic submission of materials)
  13. Hall of States Exhibit Event (14.030)
  14. Marketing Plan (12.022) (Participant List and electronic submission of materials Due April 11th)
June 2023
Day Time Event
Thursday, June 1
Participant List for Summer Career Development Events (12.003b)
Dairy Handlers, Tractor Driving & Meat Evaluation

National Convention State Block Rooms Needed and CDE Declaration Forms due

June Member of the Month Application due

Monday, June 5
4:00 pm
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Wednesday, June 14
6:00 pm
State Alumni Meeting,
Online Meeting
Saturday, June 10
Past State Officer Capstone, sponsored by New Jersey FFA Alumni
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11
State Officer Leadership Training Conference, sponsored by New Jersey FFA Alumni
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
Monday, June 19
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session,
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Tuesday, June 27
21st Annual New Jersey FFA Alumni Golf Tournament
Location TBD
Wednesday, June 28- Friday, June 30
Base Camp for State Officers
Rutgers EcoComplex 1200 Florence- Columbus Rd. Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
July 2023
Day Time Event
Monday, July 10
9:00 am
State FFA Association Monthly Meeting,
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Tuesday, July 11
6:00 pm
State FFA Foundation Meeting,
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Sunday, July 16 - Thursday, July 20

State Officer Summit, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, July 18
Tractor Driving Event
Burlington County Farm Fair, Burlington County Fairgrounds
Saturday, July 22
Dairy Handlers’ Career Development Event
Burlington County Farm Fair, Burlington County Fairgrounds
Saturday, July 22
Meat Evaluation CDE
Burlington County NRCS, 1971 Jacksonville-Jobstown Rd, Columbus, NJ 08022
Monday, July 24
4:00 pm
State FFA Executive Board Work Session
200 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Tuesday, July 25 - Friday, July 28
Checkpoint #1 for State Officers 
Location TBA