This year, we will again pre-register FFA chapter members, advisors and guests for the Louisiana FFA State Convention, held June 4-7, 2013 at the Alexandria Riverfront Center, Alexandria. We hope that the process will be simple and convenient for you and will assist you in registering in a timely fashion. We are looking forward to working with you!
Please be prepared to answer questions about membership and activity attendance. This information is collected for the Chapter Sweepstakes award. This is no longer a separate form.
Please note that the registration fee is $15 for prepaid registration and $20 for on-site/late registration. This must be paid for all FFA members, advisors and guests attending the convention. Special guests, such as parents, school administrators, etc., will also pay the same fees as members and advisors if staying the entire week. If you have a student or guest wanting to attend only one particular day of the convention, we have a one-day pass option.
Prepaid Registration Cost – Postmarked by May 17:
Prepaid Registration……………….……………………$15 /person
On-site/Late Registration Cost – Postmarked After May 17: (Must be paid on site. Please do not mail late registrations.)
On-Site Registration………………….….…….…………$ 20 /person
Other Costs (optional):
Stars Over Louisiana Luncheon Ticket …………….……………………$15 /person
Magic Show …. ……………………………………………. ……………$5 /person
(sponsored by the Louisiana FFA Alumni Association)
Opening Night Dinner (pizza and a carnival luau)……………………….. $5
(see www.laffa.org for more details.)
State Convention T-Shirt (sponsored by the Louisiana FFA Alumni)……..$12
Convention T-shirt and magic show ticket package deal ………………….$15
ü To receive Prepaid Registration Cost the form must be completed on-line and payment postmarked by Friday, May 17. Registration will not be processed without payment. If the form is completed by May 17 and a check is postmarked after May 17, you will be invoiced for the remaining balance of late fees. If all fees are not paid by May 17 you will have to bring your payment with you to the on-site registration line at convention in order to receive your materials.
NOTE: Refunds on convention fees are not allowed in accordance with a resolution passed by the State FFA Executive Committee.
- The first step is to complete and submit the on-line registration form completely and accurately. Here is the procedure:
ü The online form is preset to the prepaid registration cost and will only be available until May 17.
ü Note: Any additions made to your prepaid registration after May 17 will be assessed the on-site/late registration cost.
- The second step is to send payment and a copy of the confirmation email to:
Louisiana FFA Association
124 Old Forestry Bldg.
110 LSU Union Square
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
*Check amount must match the total on the Registration form.
If you have completed your online registration and at a later time choose to add student to your registration you may do so by visiting the Louisiana State FFA Convention Website. Click on “registration add-on.” Select the registration type and enter only the additional amount you want to register. Press submit to complete registration and a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provide. Keep a copy of the form for your files and submit a copy with your payment. The same fees apply with add-on. Note: Any additions made to your prepaid registration after May 17 will need to register on-site.
CALLING ALL STUDENTS & ADVISORS! We need you to play your part in making this year’s convention a success. The Courtesy Corps plays a vital role operating a successful convention. With the many new activities we have added to the event and with the new set-up that we are incorporating, we are in need of many hard-working and helpful individuals. Please remember to complete the Courtesy Corps section on the registration form. The students will sign up for their positions and times at the meeting held at 10:30am on Tuesday, June 4th in the hotel meeting room. (Room TBA)
A special tribute will be given to those deceased members during the Opening Session. Advisors, please list any deceased members from your FFA Chapter from this year on the “Deceased Members” portion of your registration form.
FFA Members Serving Our Country
A special tribute will be given to those past FFA members who are serving our country in the armed forces. This tribute will take place during the “Posting of the Colors” at the beginning of the Opening Session on June 4 at 5:30 pm. Please list the name of any member from your FFA Chapter that you know is serving our country in the military.
Past State Officer Information
We are working diligently to build up our past state officer database and we need your help. If you know any information about past state officers in your area please let us know and we will contact them for further information. At this year’s convention, we will be holding an Alumni/Past State Officer social. All teachers who have served as a state officer please bear in mind that you are also welcome to attend. Complete the on-line form found on the Louisiana FFA Website.
We are looking for FFA members who feel they have something special. If you have a talent such as singing, dancing, or any other special talent, we want to hear from you. We need performers for each session and for several new activities. If your chapter has any members who would like to show the state their talents, please let us know. We also ask that everyone please send a short demo tape or video to the FFA Office along with their registration form. Click here for more information and to register.
Immediately following the First General Session on Tuesday, June 5, the 2011-2012 State Officers are hosting a Convention Kickoff Dinner and activities. This year the state officers have decided to do a carnival luau. This event will include a photo booth for pictures to be taken and carnival games. The students will be able to win games for tickets and then redeem their tickets for prizes. Pizza will be provided for dinner. The cost of the kickoff dinner will be $5 per person. You do not need a ticket to play the games. Click Here for more information.
NOTE: You are responsible for bringing your own tax-exempt forms.
Alexander Fulton Hotel (Official Host Hotel):
701 Fourth Street Rate: $60 per night Phone: 318-442-9000
Alexandria, LA 71301 Room block code: FFA
742 MacArthur Dr · Rate: $70 per night Phone: 318-448-1611
Alexandria, LA 71301 Room block code: FFA
Best Western Inn and Suites:
2720 N MacArthur Drive. Rate: $79 per night Phone: 318/445-5530
Alexandria, LA 71303 Room block code: FFA2013
Courtyard by Marriott:
3830 Alexandria Mall Dr. Rate: $119 per night Phone: 318-445-2415
Alexandria, LA 71301 Room block code: FFARG1421
24 Proficiency, Star Farmer, Star Agribusiness, Star Agriscience, Star Ag Placement, Ag Entrepreneurship, and National Chapter Award interviews – Louisiana Department of Education Youth Center, Bunkie
**Following must be postmarked or completed on-line by the due date.**
May 1 Agri-science Fair Registration due
17 State Convention Registration
Farm Business Management registration and portfolio
Ag Issues Forum Registration and Portfolio
Prepared Public Speaking manuscript
Gulf of Mexico Speech manuscript
Geaux Teach Ag materials
Job Interview portfolios
Marketing Plan portfolios and Registration
Veterinary Science CDE Registration
State Talent Registration
As FFA members, we have the opportunity to impact many people who may or may not be familiar with the organization: community residents, business people, FFA sponsors, guests, parents, etc.Therefore, first impressions are crucial, and that involves the way we dress. ALL FFA members are required to wear official dress while participating in official activities. Please have your students arrive in Monroe in Official Dress.The Louisiana FFA Executive Committee requests that all advisors ensure that their FFA members follow the standards of official dress as outlined in the Official FFA Manual.
Check the following FFA Official Dress guidelines:
- Official FFA jacket zipped to the top
- Official FFA tie or scarf
- Correct number of pins displayed
- Skirts of appropriate length
- Appropriate footwear
It’s an honor to wear the blue corduroy jacket and official dress representing the legacy of FFA. Wear it properly and with pride!
Suggested Attire for Non-Members (Advisors, Parents, and other Guests)
- Business attire
- No hats/caps inside the convention center
Selecting Members to Attend
Each FFA Chapter must have two voting delegates in attendance at the State Convention. Please be aware that by ruling of the State FFA Executive Committee, chapters will not be awarded four delegates if the chapter maintains Blue and Gold chapters for CDE purposes. Strictly two delegates per chartered chapter will be granted. However, do not limit your chapter participation to two members. The State Convention provides an excellent opportunity to benefit all members through networking, leadership development, career exploration, and other enjoyable activities.
Official delegates are required to attend every business session and delegate committee meeting. On Tuesday, June 4th at 1:30 pm there will be a mandatory delegate business session to conduct the business of the association and to give instructions pertaining to the delegate process.
State Officer Candidates
There will be a training/orientation session on March 27th at the Youth Center in Bunkie for candidates. This workshop is mandatory. A letter to each candidate will be sent with more information at a later date. The agenda includes preparing for an interview and duties, commitments, and responsibilities of State Officers. State Officer Candidates need to be at the Convention Center to take their exam on Tuesday, June 4 at 9:00 am, followed by their first round of interviews. At 11:30 there will be a State Officer Candidate/Nominating Committee Luncheon sponsored by the Louisiana Beef Council.
Be sure to go to the State Convention website at www.laffa.org, and click on State Convention for all your convention registration and information needs. Check back and check often for updates on exciting and educational activities such as workshops, tours, entertainment, and our convention kick-off activity, which will be held on the Tuesday evening.
Register for the following CDEs on the Louisiana FFA State Convention Website. Please complete and submit the forms on-line by May 17th.
Any questions or problems contact: Emily Manuel
CLICK HERE FOR CDE REGISTRATION
FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
FBM will be held Tuesday at 12:30 pm in Red River B & C. You must enter your team(s) on the Farm Business Management CDE Form on-line. You cannot enter individuals rather; you must enter a complete team. Please follow the National Career Development Event Rules. These can be found at www.laffa.org, click on State Convention, then Registration.
AG ISSUES FORUM
Ag Issues Forum will be held Tuesday at 12:30 pm in Wellswood. Your Ag Issues Portfolio must be in our office by May 18. Please follow the National FFA Career Development Event Rules. These can be found at the www.laffa.org, click on Activities, then Career Development Events. You must enter your teams on the Ag Issues Forum Online Form and print out your confirmation email. Send a copy of the email and your portfolio to the State FFA Office by May 17. Please send FOUR (4) Copies of your portfolio.
SPEAKING CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
Speaking CDEs will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 pm. You must have qualified at the Area level to participate. Prepared and Gulf of Mexico speakers, please remember to submit four copies of your speech manuscripts to the FFA Office by May 17. Please check the convention schedule for the appropriate locations, dates and times.
AGRISCIENCE FAIR JUDGING
Agriscience Fair Judging will be held Wednesday at 2:30 pm in the lobby of the Riverfront Center. Your registration form must be submitted by May 1st. All exhibits are to be set up in the Arena lobby no later than 12:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4. Please turn in the written report at registration.
Job Interview CDE
The Job Interview CDE will be held Tuesday at 12:00 pm. Four copies of your Cover Letter and Resume (with 3 letters of reference) must be in the State FFA Office by May 17. Please follow the National FFA Career Development Event Rules that can be found at www.laffa.org, click on Activities, then Career Development Events. You must enter your teams on the Job Interview CDE online form and print out the confirmation email. Send a copy of the email and required CDE materials to the State FFA Office by May 17.
Veterinary Science CDE
The Job Interview CDE will be held Tuesday at 12:00 pm. Please follow the National FFA Career Development Event Rules that can be found at www.laffa.org, click on Activities, then Career Development Events. You must enter your teams on the CDE online form and print out the confirmation email. Send a copy of the email and required CDE materials (if any) to the State FFA Office by May 17.
This year, we will have more educational activities for our FFA members at the convention. We are very excited to have this added feature to our convention! Workshop activities will be posted on the convention portion of our website. CLICK HERE for more information.