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					2012 National FFA
Program Revisions

• Alignment of AFNR (Agriculture Foods and Natural
  Resources) content standards to awards and
  recognition program areas
• Increase rigor and relevance based on current needs
  of business and industry

• Expansion of Career Development Events
   – Veterinary Science (convention workshop 2011)
   – Agriscience Research
• Evaluation of skills - proficiency awards
• Capture instructional time for each pathway –
  American Degree
• The launch of the Agriculture Career Network
                     What’s Next?

• August 2011
  – Revised handbooks released to general population

• School year 2011-12
  – Revised formats and applications
  – National CDE revisions begin to take effect with some
    North Carolina changes

• National FFA Convention 2012
  – All events delivered using revised rules and formats.
Agriscience Fair
          Agriscience Fair

• New Categories
  – Animal Systems (AS)
  – Environmental Services/Natural
    Resource Systems (ENR)
  – Food Products and Processing (FPP)
  – Plant Systems (PS)
  – Power, Structural and Technical
    Systems (PST)
  – Social Systems (SS)
           Agriscience Fair

• Eligibility
   – Places in top 3 of category/
     division, can no longer compete in
     that category/division
          Agriscience Fair

• Extension of projects
  – Must be new research
  – Must fill out extension form
  – Only will be judged on research
    from current year
  – All documentation must reflect the
    new research
         Agriscience Fair

• Pre-qualifying process
  – States must declare by June 1
  – Written report and fair application
    postmarked by August 15
  – Panel will determine top 15 in each
  – Maximum of 360 exhibits
  – Report score will count for
    25% of fair judging
  – Refer to pre-qualifying form
            Agriscience Fair

• Required forms with report
  –   Application
  –   J-1 Certification
  –   J-2 Certification
  –   Project Extension (if needed)
  –   Non-Human Vertebrate
  –   Human Vertebrate
  –   Checklist for Sponsor/Safety
  –   Research Expenses
  –   Hazardous Material
  –   Research Plan Approval
       Agriscience Fair Displays

– Logbook
  • Accurate/detailed notes of project
– Display
  • Stable and free standing
  • Any objects within guidelines
  • Size limitations
      – 48” wide
      – 30” deep
      – 108” tall (floor to top) including table (36”)
  • Nothing can be touching the floor
– Interview
  • Maximum of 15 minutes
Risk Management Essay

• For students who manage a
  small business through their
• Seeing a decrease in essays
• Top 10 get a trip to Washington
  – Teacher and advisor
      Risk Management

• Currently under revision and will
  look different when done.
  – New rules next year
• Contest in the spring
        Risk Management

• Lesson plans website

People exposed to entrepreneurship
frequently express that they have
more opportunity to exercise creative
freedoms, higher self-esteem, and an
overall greater sense of control over
their own lives.

             Under “Programs” click on

•2012-2016 Revisions
  –State staff signature will be required
  –Applications will accepted from the
  chapters, but state staff signature will
  ensure that state staff is informed regarding
  applications from their state

 Who is Eligible?
   All FFA members with an
    Entrepreneurial SAE or who plan
    to start one (middle school through
   Multiple applications from
    states/chapters are accepted
     Only one chapter winner

• Participation
     2006 – 69 applications, 24 states
     2010 – 117 applications, 31 states
  1 in 11.7 chance of getting
     Program high in 2009 – 124

• Award Amounts
    $150 for chapter winner
    $250 for state winner
    $1,000 for each of the 10 national
      $500 for the winner’s chapter

 Application Hints
   Weighted heavily toward business plan and
   Timeline
      Need to be projected into the future
   Marketing
      Failure to identify competition and how member’s
       business is differentiated from competition

 Application and resource materials are
      Sample business plans
      Templates for balance sheets
      Templates for cash flow statements
               SAE Grant Program

• Use to help start or improve a student’s SAE
• All FFA members in grades 7-11
  – Included middle school
  – Primarily for financial need
• Animal Systems highest with Food Systems
• Applications online at
  – Process starts September 1st
  – Deadline November 15th
Proficiency Addition
   Agriscience Proficiency

• Transition of Agriscience Student
  Award/Scholarship Program
  – Teacher input and requests
  – Expansion of opportunities to
    recognize more students
• Same process and awards as
  technical proficiency
  Agriscience Proficiency

• Phase in process
  – Only 3 areas for 2012
    • Animal Systems Research
    • Plant Systems Research
    • Other Research
       – Environmental Service systems/Natural Resource
         Systems Research
       – Food Products and Processing Systems Research
       – Power, Structural and Technical Systems
       – Social Sciences Research
       – Diversified Research (2 or more research areas)
    Agriscience Proficiency

• Additional areas will be added
  – All contingent on funding and
  – Released by June 1
    Agriscience Proficiency

• Application
  – Similar to technical application
  – Few pages different due to type of
    SAE (research)
     •   Research SAE summary page
     •   Research expense page
     •   Encourage to include biotech competencies
     •   Research information for documentation
  – MUST have expense page, abstract,
    procedure and conclusion for each
    research project
 Proposed Career
Development Events
 Agriscience Research CDE

• New CDE
  – Currently in Framework Stage
  – Role-out Plan
    • 2012 convention workshop for teachers
    • 2013 trial event, each state may send 2
      teams to participate
    • 2014 full event with scholarships and
• Format
  – 4 components
     Agriscience Research CDE

1. Pre-convention event
  – Team research project
    •   All 4 team members
    •   Research project done on local issue
    •   Report postmarked by August 15
    •   Presentation of report findings to panel
         – 15 minute presentation with 5 minutes of
    Agriscience Research CDE

2. Team Activity
  – All 4 team members work
  – Research scenario
    • Draw a scenario from the 6 categories
    • 60 minutes to:
       – Identify appropriate research question
       – Develop research proposal
    • 10 minute presentation
    • 10 minutes for questions
   Agriscience Research CDE

3. Individual Practicum
  – Research Critique
     • Completed by all 4 team members
     • Presented with research report
        – 60 minutes to develop critique
            » Methods
            » Processes
            » Conclusions
            » Recommendations
   Agriscience Research CDE

4. Knowledge Based Exam
  – All 4 team members will take individually
  – 50 question multiple choice
  Veterinary Science CDE
• New CDE
  – Currently in Framework Stage
  – Role-out Plan
    • 2011 convention workshop for teachers
    • 2012 trial event, each state may send 2
      teams to participate
    • 2013 full event implementation the
      national convention
• Format
  – 4 components
    • All four members’ scores count
        Veterinary Science CDE

1. Identification Activity
  – Written activity
     • All 4 team members
  – 50 High-level thinking questions
     • Tools/Equipment
     • Breeds
     • Anatomy
  – ID list to be provided by comittiee
      Veterinary Science CDE

2. Team Activity
  – All 4 team members work
  – Clinical Scenario
  – Example
    • Develop a patient care plan for a type
      of animals (companion, equine, food,
      exotics on a rotation)
    • Members assume a role
       – Vet, vet tech, vet assistant, receptionist
     Veterinary Science CDE

3. Individual Practicum
  – Math Applications
  – Health and Safety
  – Clinical Procedures
      Veterinary Science CDE

4. Knowledge Based Exam
  – All 4 team members will take individually
  – 50 question multiple choice
 2012-2016 Career
Development Events
                        General CDE Revisions

• All CDEs aligned with AFNR standards
• Team activities - increased overall impact on
  total score and added process/teamwork score,
  where appropriate
• Four new events to use all four scores for total
  team score
  1.   Dairy Cattle Management & Evaluation
  2.   Milk Quality and Products (formerly dairy foods)
  3.   Forestry
  4.   Livestock

• Number of team members will be decreased from five to
• Changed the “communications proposal” to a “media plan”
• Media plan submitted electronically as PDF
• Practicums will be based on the main three areas of
  communication industry
• Actual activities in practicum areas will be rotated each year
  and teams will be informed of the specific activities by
  November after national FFA convention for the next year’s
• Included more detailed descriptors in all scorecards
• Normalized scores are used to eliminate the inconsistency
  between practicum scores
              Agricultural Issues Forum

• Portfolio deadline moved from September 15 to
  August 15; taking effect in 2011
• Portfolios should be submitted with one staple or
  spiral binding; no binders, folders, sheet
  protectors, etc.
• Presentation scorecard – same point allocation,
  added descriptors
• Portfolio title stated in the form of a question
                                     Agricultural Sales

• New event will be composed of three parts – Team Activity,
  Individual Sales Activity and Individual Written Exam
• Product(s) used in team activity and individual sales activity will be
  chosen by committee and released before convention in the team
  orientation packet and FFA website. Participants will not be
  selecting their own product for the individual sales call activity.
• Team activity consists of composing a pre-call plan for a variety of
  customer types and present findings to judges.
• Information and product(s) from the team activity will be used in the
  individual sales activity.
• Emphasis on rapport building and probing questions in individual
  sales activity.
         Agricultural Technology and
                 Mechanical Systems

• Changed name from Agricultural Mechanics to
  Agricultural Technology and Mechanical
• Omitted industry/marketing system practicum
  and added electrical systems practicum
• Revised team activity rubric to include
  teamwork/process scores

• Updated regional crop list
• Incorporated a yearly rotation in the grain
  grading practicum.
• Grain grading scorecard will be crop specific and
  released before convention in team orientation
• Updated weeds, crops and machinery
  identification lists
                            Creed Speaking

• Incorporated a consistent, detailed
  communication rubric for speaking events
• No major event changes
               Dairy Cattle Management and

• Changed name from Dairy Cattle Evaluation to Dairy Cattle Management
  and Evaluation
• All four scores will count for total team score.
• Team activity – NEW
   – Dairy farm management scenario with problem identification and
       solution recommendations given by participants in a presentation to
   – Presentation content and communication are evaluated
• Incorporated linear evaluation, pedigree and sire selection practicum into a
  team activity.
• Written test will have 50 questions: forty questions about dairy
  management and industry and ten questions utilize dairy herd record
        Dairy Cattle Handlers

• No activity revisions
                        Environmental Natural

• Teams will be evaluated on their ability to work together in
  team activity.
• Changed annual practicums to consist of a writing exercise
  and identification (omitted global issues interview).
• Increased emphasis on writing exercise in the team activity as
  well as individual practicums.
• Soil analysis (replaced soil nutrient test) and soil profile
  practicums revised to include analysis of lab results and
  interpretation guides.
• Revised all scorecards to include more description and
  detailed rubrics.
    Extemporaneous Public

• Incorporated a consistent
  communication rubric for all
  speaking events
• No major event changes
         Farm Business Management

• Incorporate more diverse farms (i.e. orchards,
  vineyards) in the event problem
• Included team activity observers’ scoresheet to
• No major event changes.

• Added equipment identification list.
• Incorporating computers into event as a whole
  instead of having just one specific “computer
  skills” practicum as a rotating option.
• Incorporated “Potting of Plant Cuttings,”
  “Asexual Propagation of Plants” and “Pinching
  Plants” from individual practicums to the
  “Growing Procedures” rotational practicum.
                              Food Science and

• Customer inquiry activity will be replacing customer
  complaint letter activity.
• Food safety/sanitation practicum to include more than
  just photos in the situations (e.g. videos, written
  scenarios, etc.)
• “Difference testing” changed to “flavor identification”
  practicum; same activity, different name
• Updated list of aromas (deleted peanut butter and
• Included more detailed descriptors in the team product
  development scorecard
• All four scores will count for total team score.
• Timber cruising changed from a rotational
  individual practicum to an annual individual
• Equipment identification changed from an
  annual individual activity to a rotational
  individual practicum.
• Updated tree identification specimen list
  (added 14 specimens to list).
• Updated equipment identification list (added 4
  items to list).
• Updated tree disorders identification list
  (added 2 items and deleted 4 items on list).
                          Horse Evaluation

• Identification classes changed from team
  activity to individual activity
• Team activity – NEW
  – Part 1: Practical Application Activities
  – Part 2: Team Scenario and Presentation
                                           Job Interview

• Utilize electronic/online job application instead of paper forms.
• The telephone interview has been changed to an “initial
  telephone contact” where the participant will be contacted by the
  company’s human resources department to set up interview time,
  ask clarifying questions, etc.
• All scores from preliminary round will be carried over for
  participants advancing to the final round.
• Incorporated a scenario-based, impromptu networking activity
  (i.e. career fair, mixer) for top eight participants in final round
• Included more detailed descriptors in all event scorecards
                         Livestock Evaluation

• All four scores will count for total team score.
• Team activity – NEW
   – Assessment and solutions on a live animal class (all
     team members work together)
   – Market Scenario Activity – 2 team members work
     together (randomly selected at event)
   – Genetic Scenario Activity – 2 team members work
     together (randomly selected at event)
                              Marketing Plan

• Creating an event guidebook for the marketing
  principles that are essential to the event and
• Additional 3-5 minutes (depending on round) of
  question and answer time about general
• Separated written plan and presentation score
  cards; included more detailed descriptors in the
                   Meats Evaluation and

• Team activity – NEW
  – Includes four scenario-based team practicums
    chosen from handbook examples each year.
• Updated event scan forms
                 Milk Quality and Products

• Name Change: Milk Quality and Products
• Adopted positive scoring
• Eliminated milker part identification activity
• Added cheese property characterization to the cheese
  identification activity
• Added fat content identification
• Team activity to include acceptability tests on raw milk with
  verbal presentation addressing results, impacts and
  improvement methods.

• Phase 1 – Team activity is the same (scenario and
  presentation), but has different general themes:
   – Promotions, start up business plan, consulting, customer service,
     service-learning or community involvement
• Phase 2 – Team Skills Challenge – NEW
   – Includes more application/hands-on activities
• Eliminated landscape drawing activity and
  assessment/solution activity.
• Increased overall event activity focus on commercial,
  residential, public and recreational use of nursery and
  landscape principles (including interiorscapes and turf
                  Parliamentary Procedure

• Written exam will be changed to the Society of
  Agricultural Education Parliamentarians (SAEP)
  accreditation exam
• Included more detailed descriptors in the minutes
• Updated “Form 2 – Team Score Sheet”
• Teams advancing to the semifinal and final rounds will
  complete a short parliamentary procedure scenario
  outlining a practical problem instead of the secretary’s
  minutes. Minutes will still be presented in the preliminary
                         Poultry Evaluation

• Class name changes
• Split further processed poultry meat products
  into two classes – boneless and bone-in classes.
• Expanded classes 8 and 9 to include 15 eggs for
  exterior quality grading and evaluation criteria
    Prepared Public Speaking

• Incorporated a consistent
  communication rubric for all
  speaking events
• No major event changes

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