Nelson Agriculture Academy FFA Chapter

Joining FFA is an awesome experience.  You will meet other members who have similar agricultural interests as you do.  Many of our members have developed lifelong friendships through FFA.  You will be competing in great FFA contests and participating in awesome activities.  Go to www.ffa.org for more information about what FFA has to offer.  You wont be disappointed.

There is a REQUIRED survey you must fill if you PLAN to join.  If you don’t fill the survey, it will be my understanding you do not want to be in the FFA chapter this year.  See link for survey below.

•    Go to the website to see the schedule of events we will be attending this year (See table below).
•    By indicating (on survey) which competitions you are interested in, we will be able to determine which events you will need to attend (ex. NILE, Ag Expo, KMON, etc.)
•    State and National FFA dues are $20 (May be subject to change).
•    You will need to arrange travel to and from events.  Talk with your parents and administrator regarding travel.  If you ask, you can often ride with a nearby FFA chapter.
•    You will need to provide funds for the events you attend.  You may use personal funds or raise funds.  This will be left up to you.  Here are the approximate costs for events:
o    District Leadership School – Travel + $8 to $10 for meals.
o    Invitational Events (Generally Day Trips) – Travel + Registration (Usually around $10 to $20).  A small fee for meals.
o    Overnight State Level Events (Ag Expo, KMON, etc.) – Total cost approximately $200 (Includes Registration and Motel)  Does not include meals.
o    State FFA Convention – Total Cost approximately $250 – $300 (Includes Registration and Motel) Does not include meals.
o    National FFA Convention (Varies due to travel costs) – Total Cost approximately $750 (Includes Registration, Travel and Registration) Does not include meals.  Next Trip October of 2013.
•    You will need to attend at least one state level event prior to attending a State or National FFA convention.  BE Active!  You will have a great time!
•    You may want to purchase an FFA Jacket and Tie / Scarf.  The cost is approximately $65.  I do have a few jackets available to borrow, but if you plan to be active in FFA, you will want to order your own.
•    Contact me with questions you may have
•    Click here to enter Survey.  Remember to do this if you want to join.


Montana FFA Association Calendar





April 16-18 Initial Training – New Officer team MSU – Bozeman
May 4 National Officer Candidate Selection MSU – Bozeman
May 23 State Forestry CDE Ronan
June 5-7 BLAST OFF Bozeman
June 8 Executive Meeting MSU – Bozeman
June 10-13 UpDate Conference Billings
June 12 MAAE Awards Banquet Billings
June 14-17 ALC Highwood
June 18-20 Montana Range Days Deer Lodge
June 18-21 NLCSO Cody, WY
July 5-7 Montana Agricultural Tour Montana
July 23-28 SPC – Brady & Molly Washington, D.C.
July 31 – August 1 State Fair FFA Judging Great Falls
August 13-17 Commodity Tour Great Falls – Portland
August 24 Foundation Golf Tournament Bozeman – Bridger Creek
Sept. 10-14 District Leadership Schools –  Blair, David, Lindsay, Kyle Eastern Districts – Southern, SE, Eastern, & Big Muddy
Sept. 17-21 District Leadership Schools –  Brady, Molly, Amy, Emily Western Districts – Judith Basin, Glacier, Western, & Southwestern.
Sept. 25 Ruby Valley Invitational Sheridan
October 16 NILE Billings
October 24-27 National FFA Convention Indianapolis
November 1 POA  DUE Bozeman
November 1 ROSTER Due Online format only
November 15-17 John Deere Ag Expo Billings
January 17-19 KMON contests Cascade/Great Falls
January 26 Fergus Mechanics Lewistown
February 1 MAAE Winter Meeting Helena
February 10 FORM 2 – DUE Bozeman
February 15 State FFA Degree App’s DUE Bozeman
February 22 American Degree App’s DUE Bozeman
February 22 Proficiency App’s DUE Bozeman
February 22 State Officer App’s DUE Bozeman
February 22 State Office NomCom App’s DUE Bozeman
February 23 State Horse Judging CDE Billings – RMC
March 1 National Chapter App’s DUE Bozeman
March 1 JAAM CDE’s Cascade
March 2 Conrad Seminar Conrad
March 8 State Talent App’s DUE Bozeman
March 8 State Scholarship App’s DUE Bozeman
March 22 State Convention Registration DUE Bozeman
April 3-6 State FFA Convention Billings Holiday Inn
April 22-24 Envirothon – ENR CDE Lewistown
April 19 Nat’l Officer NomCom Apps DUE Bozeman
April 19 National Officer Applications DUE Bozeman
May 3 Annual FFA Report DUE Bozeman
May 3 National Officer Selection Bozeman
June 4-6 BLAST OFF – State Officer Training Bozeman
June 9-12 UpDate Conference
June 13-16 Alumni Leadership Camp Highwood
June 17-19 Montana Range Days Deer Lodge
June 17-20 NLCSO – State Officer Training Cody, WY