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					                          State FFA Officer Application
Qualifications and Prerequisites
State FFA officers are required to perform on a vigorous and continuous basis. Therefore, it is necessary that
those who aspire to become officers are highly qualified, able, and willing to perform. Please read and study the
major qualifications and prerequisites carefully. If you are fully convinced that if elected you will, without any
reservations, be fully able to carry out the roles and responsibilities of being a State FFA Officer, then sign and
return one copy of this application to the Office of Agriculture Education, New Jersey Department of Agriculture,
PO Box 330, 369 South Warren Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08625. All application materials (application, $100
application fee and Advisor's Assessment) must be postmarked no later than May 1st or it will not be accepted.


State Officer Candidate Application Fee
A $100 application fee per state officer candidate is required from the FFA Chapter. The State FFA Officer
Application will not be considered complete without this application fee. If not elected to a year of service, the
chapter will be refunded the $100. If elected to state office, upon completion of the year of service, the chapter will
be refunded the $100 application fee. If an elected officer does not complete his/her year, the $100 application
fee is forfeited.

Advisor Assessment of State Officer Candidate
In addition to the advisor's statement of recommendation and signature required on page 5, the advisor must also
complete an assessment of the state officer (found under the advisor tab). This assessment is to be sent to the
Office of Agricultural Education separate from the rest of the application. The application will not be considered
complete without this assessment. This assessment will not be seen by the state officer candidate.


Transportation Acknowledgement
   State officers may travel 2500-3500 miles a year, depending on where in the state they live. This travel is for
chapter visits, state association meetings, and other responsibilities of office. Carpooling is encouraged if officers
live near each other. The "Page 1" tab includes a transportation acknowledgement to be signed by the candidate,
                                     advisor, parent and school administrator.

Instructions For Using Microsoft Excel Template
1. Hardware/Software Required:            Microsoft Windows 95 or above and Microsoft Excel 95 or above
                                                 A computer with capabilities to run the above listed software
                                                 An Inkjet or Laser Printer
2. Make sure auto calculation is turned on (CHECK: Tools-Options-Calculations-Automatic)
3. Turn your auto complete cells off (CHECK: Tools-Options-Edit-Enable Auto Complete for Cell Values)
4. Enter all dates in M/D/Y format, unless the column asks specifically for just the year or day.
5. All years entered into the application MUST BE IN FOUR DIGIT FORMAT. (i.e.1999)
6. You must complete the entire workbook before printing. Do not print as you finish each page!
7. If you correct any piece information you must reprint the entire workbook.
8. Do not type outside the boundary of the cell. It will not print out.
9. You must obtain all the proper signatures on page 1 for the application to be reviewed.
10. Other recommendations and notes:
             a. For each student who fills out the application, create a new copy of the template.
             b. Before you begin entering data, print out the entire application and fill out a draft copy by hand.
             c. Many cells are locked within the application to ensure that the format cannot be tampered with.
             d. The easiest method of entering data is to hit the tab key to advance to the next cell that will
             accept data.
             e. The template is programmed to automatically transfer information from one page to another.
             f. When application is completed with all appropriate signatures, mail or fax all pages and the
             scorecard to the State FFA Office.




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Rev. 01/09                                                                                                                 15.010



                                       Role of State Officer
Role of State FFA Officers
In order for present and future members of the State Officer Team, as well as state staff, chapters and membership at large to
have an understanding of the role of State officers, the following major areas of responsibility are assumed by all elected
State Officers:

1. The state officer shall be a member of the state executive committee which fulfills the specified functions of governance
of the State Association.
2. The state officer shall execute the State FFA Program of Activities and shall assist each chapter in the execution of its
Program of Activities.
3. The state officer shall be the disseminator of specific Agriculture Education and FFA information to the membership.

4. The state officer motivates, inspires and encourages FFA members to participate in Agricultural Education and FFA
programs to assist the member in their advancement of agricultural knowledge and development of potential leadership
5. The state officer shall maintain positive relations with members, the agribusiness sector, the public and others interested in
agricultural education.
6. The state officer shall project a positive image as a leader among American youth representing those qualities FFA
members and society in general accepts as a life style role model.

Responsibilities of State FFA Officers
The items listed below are some, but not all of the responsibilities you will have as a State FFA Officer.
1. Travel to state meeting in Trenton each month.
2. Travel to FFA chapters around the state 2-3 times per month.
3. Attend planning meetings in Trenton for COLT, National Convention, State Convention, etc.
4. Assist at Fall, Winter and Spring Career Development Events.
5. Participate in state activities listed on the calendar of events.
6. Represent New Jersey FFA Association at events of other state agricultural organizations as needed.
7. Attend SOLT, Blast-Off, NLCSO and possibly SPC during the summer months.
8. Chair and hold state level committee meetings.
9. Visit the state office as needed throughout the year to prepare and practice speeches, greetings, etc.
10. Design and refine materials for workshops, speeches and chapter visits on your own time.




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  Rev. 01/09                                                                                             15.010

                                  NEW JERSEY FFA ASSOCIATION
                                           New Jersey Department Of Agriculture
                                                   369 South Warren Street
                                                       P.O. Box 330
                                                     Trenton, NJ 08625
                                        Phone: 1-877-AGEDFFA FAX: (609) 633-2421


                                State Officer Application
  NAME (First M Last)


  CHAPTER NAME                                                                     CHAPTER #


  HOME ADDRESS                                                SCHOOL ADDRESS
  Line 1                                                      School Name
  Line 2                                                      Line 1
  Line 3                                                      Line 2
                                                              Line 3
  HOME TELEPHONE with area code                               SCHOOL TELEPHONE with area code

  PARENT AND GUARDIAN INFORMATION
  Name                                              Occupation                                Relation



  CHAPTER ADVISORS

  PERSONAL INFORMATION                                        COLLEGE ADDRESS (if applicable)
  Date Of Birth (M/D/Y):                                      School Name
                                                              Line 1
  Current Age:                                                Line 2
                                                              Line 3
  Years of Agricultural Education                             COLLEGE TELEPHONE with area code (if applicable)
  Completed in High School:
  Date Received or Date Will Be                               COLLEGE MAJOR (if applicable)
  Receiving Your State Degree:

  Date Of Graduation (M/Y):                                   CAREER GOAL


                             Transportation information and assurances are on page 1b.
                                                           page 1a




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  TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (Ability to transport yourself to events is a requirement of state office)
  Do You Have A Valid New Jersey                          Do You Have A Dependable
  Driver's License?                                       Vehicle Available To Use?
  If you do not have a license and/or vehicle, how will you fulfill your duties as a state officer, which may be up
  to 3500 miles of travel during the year? Please describe in the space below how you will be able to travel to
  events and activities.




  Travel Responsibility Signatures
  A. Parent/ Guardian Signature
  As parent or legal guardian of a potential New Jersey State FFA Officer, I realize travel is an
  important part of serving the New Jersey FFA Association. I am willing to assist with my child and
  the State FFA Association in fulfilling the duties of the office, by providing transportation or arranging
  for transportation if they do not have a license or vehicle.
  Parent or Guardian:                                         Date:

  B. Advisor's Signature
  As advisor, I am aware travel is a component of a State Officers year of service. The chapter will
  provide support to the candidate to fulfill the requirements of state office if elected.
  Chapter Advisor:                                         Date:

  C. Administrator's Signature
  I am aware that traveling to events is a requirement of State Office. We will provide support to the
  candidate to fulfill the requirements of state office if elected.
  Superintendent/Principal:                                  Date:


  D. Candidate's Signature
  I understand travel is a component of State Office. I will be able to fulfill my duties as a State Officer
  because I either have a driver's license or have the support of my family, advisor and school
  administration to ensure I attend events.
  Candidate:                                             Date:


                                                    page 1b




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      I. Supervised Agricultural Experience Program
      A. Supervised Agricultural Experience Program By Year:

               YEAR                              PROJECT DESCRIPTION   SCOPE/SIZE


       Year 1:
      Start Month
          to
       End Month    31-Dec


       Year 2:          1
      Start Month     1-Jan
          to
       End Month    31-Dec


       Year 3:          2
      Start Month     1-Jan
          to
       End Month    31-Dec


       Year 4:          3
      Start Month     1-Jan
          to
       End Month    31-Dec


       Year 5:          4
      Start Month     1-Jan
          to
       End Month    31-Dec


       Year 6:          5
      Start Month     1-Jan
          to
       End Month    31-Dec


       Year 7:          6
      Start Month     1-Jan
          to
       End Month    31-Dec

                                                           page 2




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 II. FFA Leadership Activities
 A. Offices Held                                           Level of Participation                 Term of Office
                                             Chapter                           State




 B. List major contributions candidate has made while serving as an officer:




 C. Leadership Activity                                    Level of Participation                    Date(s)
                                             Chapter                  State            National




 D. How has your participation in FFA leadership activities benefited you, your chapter and your community?




                                                             page 3




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       III. Non-FFA Leadership Activities
      A. Organization/ Activity Name                       Level of Participation            Status/ Rating/ Office
                                               Local         Region       State   National




      B. List major contributions and accomplishments of the candidate through participation in non FFA
      activities:




       IV. FFA Awards And Recognitions
      A. Leadership Activity or Career                     Level of Participation                   Rating
      Development Event                      Chapter                State         National




      B. In achieving recognition in FFA programs and activities, what skills and competencies have you
      gained or improved upon?




                                                            page 4




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  V. Advisor's Endorsement
  A. Advisor's Statement of Recommendation




  B. Advisor's Signature
  The above information is true and accurate. The chapter will provide support to the candidate to fulfill the
  requirements of state office if elected.
  Chapter Advisor:                                        Date:



  VI. Signatures
  A. Parent/ Guardian Statement of Assurance
  As parent or legal guardian of a potential New Jersey State FFA Officer, I realize this is an honor and privilege
  should my son/daughter be elected to serve the New Jersey FFA Association. I am willing to cooperate with
  my child and the State FFA Association in fulfilling the duties of the office, realizing he/she will be away from
  home and school several days and nights throughout the year. Above all, I will uphold and support the
  policies and guidelines of the New Jersey State FFA Officer Commitment form. I also authorize the use of my
  child's photograph for promotional materials for the New Jersey FFA Association. When at an FFA
  sponsored function, I give the Office of Agricultural Education permission to make decisions regarding my
  child's safety and to act in the best interest of my child during overnight events.
  Parent or Guardian:                                           Date:


  B. Administrator's Statement of Assurance
  The information contained in this application is true and accurate. I believe this candidate is capable of
  upholding the policies and guidelines of the New Jersey State FFA Officer Commitment form and verify they
  have no disciplinary record. We will provide support to the candidate to fulfill the requirements of state office
  if elected.

  Superintendent/Principal:                                     Date:


  B. Candidate's Signature
  I understand fully the responsibilities of state office and, if elected, I will attend all meetings and functions
  necessary for the successful fulfillment of my duties. I also give permission for photographs of me to be used
  to promote the State FFA Association.
  Candidate:                                                    Date:



                                                           page 5




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      VII. Prepared Statement:
      Why I wish to serve the New Jersey FFA Association as a State Officer

      A. Essay (use only the space provided to complete this essay )




      B. Candidate's Signatures
      I verify that the above statement is accurate and of my own work.
      Candidate's Signature:                                    Date:



                                                           page 6




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      VI. State Officer Candidate Commitment Form/ Code of Ethics
      IF ELECTED TO STATE FFA OFFICE, I WILL:

      1. Be dedicated and committed to the FFA and the total program of Agricultural Education.
      2. Be willing to commit the entire year to State officer activities.
      3. Be willing and able to travel in serving the State FFA Association.
      4. Arrange personal obligations and responsibilties so they do not interfere with FFA activities.
      5. Attempt, through preparation and practice, to develop myself into an effective public speaker.
      6. Correspond through letters, thank you notes, reports and other forms of communications on a
      regular and timely basis.
      7. Strive to improve my ability to carry on meaningful and enjoyable conversations with all individuals
      of all ages and walks of life.
      8. Accept and search out constructive criticism and evaluation of my total performance.
      9. Become knowledgeable of Agriculture and Agricultural Education.
      10. Evaluate periodically my personality and attitudes, making every effort to improve myself.
      11. Maintain and protect my health.
      12. Forego all alcohol and tobacco while involved with any activity that represents the FFA.
      13. Maintain proper cleanliness and grooming at all times. A proper image for the FFA must be
      maintained by all state officers and I will project a desirable image of the FFA at all times.
      14. Treat all FFA members and chapters equally.
      15. Avoid places or activities which, in any way, would raise questions to my moral character or
      conduct. Not participate in any activity that is illegal by local, state and federal laws.
      16. Consider social events and free time as secondary to officer responsibilities.
      17. Use wholesome language in all speeches and informal conversations and refrain from jokes which
      may be distasteful or offensive to any individuals.
      18. Avoid participation in and actively discourage any conversations which belittle or down-grade
      fellow FFA members, officers or advisors.
      19. Serve as a member of the officer team and always maintain a cooperative attitude.
      20. Be willing to take and follow instructions as directed by those responsible for me, as well as take
      on extra responsiblities when needed.
      21. Wear official dress at all official functions and remain as such until I have left or all members
      present have left.
      22. Manage my time and schedule so I will be prompt to all FFA activities.
      23. Keep myself up to date on current events and agricultural concerns.
      24. Show enthusiasm and motivational support for the FFA.
      25. Always show respect for others.
      I understand my commitment and responsiblities as outlined in this candidate commitment form and
      code of ethics. I am prepared to accept and abide by this code of ethics for the duration of my officer
      year if elected to New Jersey State FFA Office.
      Candidate:                                                    Date:

      Witnessed by:




                                                           page 6




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Photograph and Biography


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                     BIOGRAPHY




                           (100 words or less)
                                                      Send or fax to:
                                   NEW JERSEY FFA ASSOCIATION
                New Jersey Department Of Agriculture - P.O. Box 330 - 369 South Warren Street - Trenton, NJ 08625
                                          Phone: 1-877-AGEDFFA FAX: (609) 633-2421

                               Advisor Appraisal of Candidate
  This appraisal is part of the State Officer Application. It must be mailed separately from the application to the
 State FFA Advisor. Please provide your honest appraisal of the candidate. Consider this component seriously.
   This information will be provided to the adult coordinator of the nominating committee in a sealed envelope.
 CANDIDATE'S NAME (First M Last)



 Advisor's Appraisal
                                                             Please type an "X" in the appropriate box.
                                                                                                                       See
              Description                      Excellent
                                                               Very
                                                                             Good          Fair         Poor        Comments
                                                               Good
                                                                                                                      Below
 General Leadership of candidate

 Applicant's overall character
 Reputation of applicant within
 chapter, school and community
 Applicant's reliability
 Applicant's ability to follow
 through on a task
 Applicant's public speaking
 ability
 Applicant's proficiency at
 Parliamentary Procedure
 Please provide additional comments if desired. Use additional pages if needed.




 Advisor's Signature
 The above information is a true, sincere and honest appraisal of the state officer candidate named.
 Chapter Advisor:                                                Date:




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                 State Officer Candidate Application Score Card
Name                                                         0                                       Chapter                       0
        Area                                                Scoring Instructions                                                       Points
Transportation           Information found on page 1b. 6 points for drivers license, 5 points for reliable vehicle, 1 point for    MAX: 15
responsibility           each signature


SAE                      Using the information on page 2, award candidate points for their SAE based on the connection to          MAX: 20
                         agriculture, scope, progress and continuity. Award a maximum of 20points.


Offices Held (FFA)       Using the information on page 3 Section IIA, award one (1) point for each chapter office held and         MAX: 5
                         (2) points for each state office held for a maximum of five points


Contribution as a        Using the information on page 3 Section IIB, award up to 10 points for contributions made while           MAX: 10
officer (FFA)            serving as an officer.


Leadership Activity      Using the information on page 3 Section IIC, award up to twenty points for leadership activity.           MAX: 20
(FFA)                    Each chapter activity earns 1 point, each state activity 2 points, and each national activity 3 points.




Leadership Activity      Using the information on page 3 Section IID, award up to ten points for the answer to the question        MAX: 10
Participation Benefit    how leadership activity participation has benefited the applicant, chapter and community.

(FFA)

Leadership Activity      Using the information on page 4 Section IIIA, award up to 10 points for non FFA leadership                MAX: 10
(Non-FFA)                activity. Each local activity earns 1 point, each regional activity 1.5 points, each state activity 2
                         points, and each national activity 2.5 points.


Major Non-FFA            Using the information on page 4 Section IIIB, award up to ten points for the answer to the question       MAX: 10
Activity                 "List major contributions and accomplishments of the candidate through participation in non-FFA
                         activities."
Accomplishments

FFA Awards and           Use the information on page 4 Section IVA, award 1 point for each chapter level recognition, 2            MAX: 15
Recognitions             points for each state level recognition, and 3 points for national level recognition. A maximum of
                         15 points can be earned.


Skills and          Use the information on page 4 Section IVB, up to 10 points based on the answer to skills and                   MAX: 10
competencies gained competencies gained through FFA awards and recognition.



Advisor's                Award up to five points for the advisor's endorsement found on page 5.                                    MAX: 5
Endorsement



Prepared Statement       Award up to 20 points for the answer to the question "Why I want to serve the New Jersey FFA              MAX: 20
                         Association."




                                                                                           Grand Total MAX: 150



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