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District Leaderhip Developments Events


District Chairmen:
Dist. 1: Nichole Hoggatt – Crandall
Dist. 2: Luke Parr – Bland & Lynsie Aguinage – Greenville
Dist. 3: Glen Blount – Bells
Dist. 4: John Anderson – Anna
Dist. 5: Connor McKowen – Ponder
Dist. 6: Brittany Bowman – Keller
Dist. 7: Lizzy Howe – Arlington

District chairmen are responsible for setting up their individual district contests, checking eligibility of chapters and furnishing district contest results and judges for the Area V contest to Sandy Scheu at simcow@aol.com & Glen Blount at glen.blount@bellsisd.net by 6 PM, Friday, November 10, 2022

District LDE Contest

  1. Date, Place & Time:
    • District 1 - November 7 - Crandall - 4:30 PM
    • District 2 - November 7 - Blue Ridge - 5:00 PM
    • District 3 - November 8 - Bells - 5:00 PM
    • District 4 - November 9 - Anna - 5:00 PM
    • District 5 - November 7 - Ponder - 4:00 PM
    • District 6 - November 8 - Keller - 9:00 PM
    • District 7 - November 9 - Arlington - 5:00 PM
  2. Rules: The rules of the State LDE as they apply on the district level will be the official rules of the contest.
  3. Number of Teams: One team per chapter per contest
  4. Entries: Enter contests at judgingcard.com
  5. Awards: As determined by each district
  6. Order of Participation: To be determined by each district

Area Leadership Development Events


State LDE Committee Member:
Chairman: Glen Blount – Bells (20-22)
Co Chairman: John Anderson – Anna (23-25)

  1. Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022; 8:30 AM
  2. Place: Bells High School
  3. Rules: The rules of the State Leadership Development Events as they apply on the Area level will be the official rules of the contest.
  4. Number of Teams: Two teams per district per contest. If a team is unable to participate, the next eligible team should be notified.
  5. Awards: First five places – Pennants and Sweepstakes – banner
  6. Entry Fee: $40.00 per team will be charged to your judgingcard.com account
  7. Enter Contest: judgingcard.com
  8. *****District LDE Winners (1st & 2nd Place) – Ag Issues Portfolio & Job Interview Material must be UPLOADED on judgingcard.com by 6 PM, November 10, 2022. Failure to have material uploaded by deadline will result in disqualification!
  9. Each District Chairman is responsible for securing qualified judges for the Area Contest. These judges may be in or out of the area. See chart below:
    District 1
    Sr Chapter Conducting, Jr Skills, Spanish Creed, Job Interview & Quiz
    District 2
    Radio, Job Interview, Jr Chapter Conducting, Quiz & Ag Advocacy
    District 3
    Creed, Ag Issues, Sr Chapter Conducting, Spanish Creed, Job Interview & Quiz
    District 4
    Jr Chapter Conducting, Creed, Ag Issues, Job Interview & Quiz
    District 5
    Sr Skills, Radio, Job Interview, Spanish Creed, Ag Advocacy & Quiz
    District 6
    Jr Chapter Conducting, Job Interview, Jr Skills, Public Relations & Creed
    District 7
    Sr Chapter Conducting, Sr Skills, Public Relations, Spanish Creed, Creed & Quiz
  10. Order of participation:
    1. The Greenhand & Senior Quiz must be started between 10 AM & 12 Noon.
    2. CREED SPEAKING CONTEST: Greenhand & Senior Divisions will begin at 10 AM in the order listed below and will run on 10 minutes intervals. Creed speakers will be sequestered at 9:45 AM and must be in the assigned room no later than 10 AM. Failure to be in assigned room WILL result in the forfeit of the 300 points allotted for questions.
    3. Public Relations & Ag Advocacy will run on 20 minute intervals and Radio on 15 minute interval.
    4. All Job Interview participants will need to at the contest by 8:30 AM to fill out the application portion for the contest.
    5. CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHART


GRIEVANCE/APPEAL PROCESS:
AREA V FFA ASSOCIATION WILL FOLLOW THE TEXAS FFA POLICY WHEN HANDLING A GRIEVANCE OR APPEAL.

State Leadership Development Events


  1. Date: December 2 - 3, 2022
  2. Place: Sam Houston State University.
  3. Rules: State Leadership Development Events Rules.
  4. Number of Teams: Two per area in each contest. If a team is unable to participate, they should notify the Area Coordinator as soon as possible so that the next team can be notified.
  5. Entry: Deadline is 5PM on November 28, 2022.. Online at – www.judgingcard.com
  6. Note: Ag Issues & Job Interview material MUST be uploaded via www.judgingcard.com

Area Career Development Events


State CDE Committee Member:
Chairman: Luke Parr - Blue Ridge (21-25)
Co Chairman: Colton Douglas - Bland (26-28)
State CDE Committee Chairmen:
Ag Mechanic: Clint Minnick - Sam Rayburn (23-25)
Horticulture: Shawn Coyle - Skyline (23-25)
Wildlife: Tanner Smith - Arlington (23-25)
Tractor Tech: Clint Minnick - Sam Rayburn (23-25)
State CDE Committee Co-Chairmen:
Ag Mechanic: Jake Brown - Celina (26-28)
Horticulture: Shannon McCuistion - Denton (26-28)
Wildlife: Shalley Boles - Princeton (26-28)
Tractor Tech: Billy Fowler - Caddo Mills (26-28)
District CDE Chairmen:
Dist. 1: Kaelan Drennan – Wylie
Dist. 2: Luke Parr – Blue Ridge & Lynsie Aguinage – Greenville
Dist. 3: John McCullough – Pottsboro
Dist. 4: Teah Barrientes – McKinney
Dist. 5: Sarah Schertz – Sanger
Dist. 6: Dallas Renfro – Lake Worth
Dist. 7: Ashby Williams – Grapevine-Collyville

  1. Participation: One team per chapter
  2. Rules: The rules of the State CDEs as they apply on the area level
  3. Date, Place & Entry: CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHART  

GRIEVANCE/APPEAL PROCESS:
AREA V FFA ASSOCIATION WILL FOLLOW THE TEXAS FFA POLICY WHEN HANDLING A GRIEVANCE OR APPEAL.

State Career Development Events


  1. Qualifying: Qualifying for State CDEs – A minimum of 5 teams and a maximum of 15% of the number of eligible teams participating EXECPT: Ag Mech (3 teams); Ag Sales (3 teams) Tractor Tech (3 teams).
  2. Rules: State CDE rules apply
  3. Date, Place, Entry & Qualifying Contest: CLICK HERE TO VIEW CHART  

State Scholarship Committee Member:
Chairman: Jorden Loving - Prosper (21-25)
Co Chairman: Brent Lankford - Ponder (26-28)

  1. Date Applications Due: April 3, 2023
  2. Place: All Scholarship application must be complete and delivered (NOT POST MARKED) to Jordan Loving at Prosper or Brent Lankford at Ponder.
  3. Any applications not received by 5 PM will not be considered.
  4. An Official 3½ year Transcript & Financial Aid Report must accompany all scholarship applications. If these are not provided, the application WILL NOT be considered for a scholarship.
  5. Applications will be scored on TBD at Prosper, at 2:30 PM.
  6. Each district will have 2 representatives on the scoring committee. Those 2 representatives were selected at Ag Teachers Conference and if they cannot go, they must find their committee replacement to serve.

    2023 Scholarship Scoring & Committee::
    District 1: Abby Grider – Mabank & Shawn Burt – Kemp
    District 2: Caitlyn Shannon – Community & Gower Lester – Savoy
    District 3: Dylan Ashlock - Gunter & Jimmy Maroney - Tom Bean
    District 4: Teah Barrientes – McKinney & Kaitlin Tyler – Rock Hill
    District 5: Ellen Todar - Denton & Shannnon McCuistion – Denton
    District 6: Linsey Shands – Arl Heights & Elizabeth Slough – Azle
    District 7: Kinlee Cobel – Arlington & Amanda Tryggvason – Arlington



GRIEVANCE/APPEAL PROCESS:
AREA V FFA ASSOCIATION WILL FOLLOW THE TEXAS FFA POLICY WHEN HANDLING A GRIEVANCE OR APPEAL.

Area Lone Star Degree Check


  1. Date: May 3, 2023, at 4 PM
  2. Place: Farmersville High School
  3. ALL Lone Star Degree Applications MUST be at this check! They will be allowed to be taken home for corrections and must be returned at the Advanced Area Degree & Awards Check on May 6.
  4. Each District needs to send at least 3 teachers to this Lone Star Check. (The ideal is to send 1 teacher with 3 or less years’ experience, 1 teacher of middle experience & 1 tenured teacher.)

District Advanced Degree & Awards Check


(Must have two years teaching experience to serve on committee.)
District Chairmen:
Dist 1: Jessica Watkins - Caddo Mills
Dist 2: Brittany Douglas – Farmersville
Dist 3: Jessica Sanders – Tioga
Dist 4: Joe Molina – Anna
Dist 5: Brent Lankford – Ponder
Dist 6: Elizabeth Slough – Azle
Dist 7: Kristin Clark – Arlington
Co-Chairmen: (will be chair 2024)
Dist 1: Julia Lemin – Kemp
Dist 2: Heather McGrew – Blue Ridge
Dist 3: Thomas Epting – Van Alstyne
Dist 4: Maddi Bramer – Anna
Dist 5: Jennifer Gilbreath – Aubrey
Dist 6: Cheyanne Bird – Eaton
Dist 7: Kinlee Cobel – Arlington
  1. District chairmen are responsible for setting up their district degree checks, checking district rosters, seeing that applications from their districts are at the Area Check, seeing that returned materials get back to their fellow district teachers after the check & completing District Degree Results on judgingcard.com of all winners by Tuesday, May 2 by 6 PM.
  2. Date, Place & Time:
    District 1 - April 18 - Kaufman - 5:00 PM (Degree Ck/Talent/Convention)
    District 2 - May 1 - Farmersville - 5:00 PM (Degree Ck/Officer Elections)
    District 3 - May 4 - Pottsboro - 5:30 PM (Degree Ck/Dist Off Elections)
    District 4 - April 25 - McKinney - 5:30 PM (Degree Ck/Dist Convention)
    District 5 - April 24 - Sanger - 5:00 PM (Degree Ck)
    District 6 - April 24 - Eaton - 4:00 PM (Degree Ck/Off Elect/Speaking)
    District 7 - May 3 - Pottsboro - 5:30 PM (Degree Ck/Off Elect/Speaking)
  3. Each district is to select only one John Justin winner to advance to Area. John Justin & Ryan Mott applicants WILL be interviewed. (One of each per district)
  4. Each district is responsible for sending 15 teachers to Area Degree Check. Names are to be submitted to Jennifer Gilbreath by May 3 with committee preferences. Please remind teachers that Star Pre Check will be May 6, at 8:30 AM with interviews beginning at 1 PM.
  5. Each district must furnish 3 judges for the speaking contest. Please submit their names and contact information to Sandy Scheu.
  6. All district chairmen are expected to be at the Area Degree Check until it is over and all information has been properly recorded.

Area Advanced Degree & Awards Check


Area Degree Check Chairmen:
Chairman: Jennifer Gilbreath - Aubrey (23-25)
Co Chairman: Brent Lankford - Ponder (26-28))
Area V Vice President: Brittany Douglas - Farmersville
District Degree Check Chairmen

**Area Chairman is responsible for State Degree Check Committee selection.
**The Area Chairman and the incoming chairman will serve on the State Degree Check Committee.

  1. Date: May 6, 2022 at 9:00 AM.
  2. Place: Aubrey High School
  3. All applications must be at degree check by 8:30 AM or they will be disqualified!!
  4. It is HIGHLY recommended that the user name and password by attached to all applications.
  5. Falsification of any application information will result in disqualification of the applicant on the area level.
  6. Teacher having students or family members involved will not be allowed to serve on the interview committees!!
  7. Star Information: Applications due by 8:30 AM for pre check. Star interviews will begin at 1 PM. Stars will be interviewed by committees of Production, Placement, Agribusiness & Agriscience and will be assigned based on the number of applicants in each division and using the following district rotation schedule:
    District 7 – 1st slot
    District 1 – 2nd slot
    District 2 – 3rd slot
    District 3 – 4th slot
    District 4 – 5th slot
    District 5 – 6th slot
    District 6 – 7th slot
  8. District Degree Check Chairmen or a District Representative should be at the turn-in day before State Degree Check to facilitate any problems. That turn-in day is until noon at Farmersville.


GRIEVANCE/APPEAL PROCESS:
AREA V FFA ASSOCIATION WILL FOLLOW THE TEXAS FFA POLICY WHEN HANDLING A GRIEVANCE OR APPEAL.

State Advanced Degree, Awards & Scholarship Check


  1. Date: June 5 – 8, 2023
  2. Place: Tarleton / Stephenville

State Speaking Committee Member:
Chairman: Jim Bob Bradley - Pottsboro (23-25)
Co Chairman: Billy Johnson - Crandall (26-28)

District Speaking Chairmen:
Dist 1: Billy Johnson - Crandall
Dist 2: Sierra Koss - Honey Grove   & Micah Fry – Bland
Dist 3: Jim Bob Bradley - Pottsboro
Dist 4: Tori Dodd - Frisco Reedy
Dist 5: Jenna McCarty – Muenster
Dist 6: Shelby Aydelotte – Keller
Dist 7: Aubrea Roberts – Mansfield


  1. Date: May 6, 2023
  2. Aubrey High School
  3. Entry: All entries will be made online at judgingcard.com by 6 PM on May 2, 2023. Entries will be charged to your judgingcard account. Entry fee is $20 per contestant. Late entry fee is $120 and will be accepted until 6 PM on May 4, 2023.
  4. One copy of materials PLUS 3 copies of the abstract MUST be turned in by 8:30 am on the day of the contest. NO UPLOADS TO JUDGINGCARD!!!!
    ALL required materials must be turned in to compete in the contest!

    Materials include:
    (1) manuscript including cover sheet and complete bibliography, (2) statement of originality, (3) SWCB consultation affidavit form, if applicable, (4) 3 copies of abstract.
  5. Contest will begin at 10 AM (first extemp speaker will draw at 9:30 AM with subsequent speakers drawing at 15 minute intervals).
  6. Number of Participants: Two per district (1st & 2nd place) in all contests EXCEPT Senior Prepared, which will be 1st place only in each category.
  7. Rules: The rules of the State Speaking CDEs, as they apply on the area level
  8. Order of participation:
    Dist 3 – 10:00, 10:15
    Dist 4 – 10:30, 10:45
    Dist 5 – 11:00, 11:15
    Dist 6 – 11:30, 11:45
    Dist 7 – 12:00, 12:15
    Dist 1 – 12:30, 12:45
    Dist 2 – 1:00, 1:15
  9. Awards: First three places receive plaques.


GRIEVANCE/APPEAL PROCESS:
AREA V FFA ASSOCIATION WILL FOLLOW THE TEXAS FFA POLICY WHEN HANDLING A GRIEVANCE OR APPEAL.

Area Talent Contest


  1. Date: May 15, 2023
  2. Place: Custer Road United Methodist Church
  3. Number of teams: One per district
  4. Rules: Rules of the State Talent Contest as they apply on the Area level.
  5. Awards: First three places receive plaques.
  6. Order of participation: Rotational schedule of District 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1 & 2


GRIEVANCE/APPEAL PROCESS:
AREA V FFA ASSOCIATION WILL FOLLOW THE TEXAS FFA POLICY WHEN HANDLING A GRIEVANCE OR APPEAL.

Agriscience Fair


  1. Date: During the State FFA Convention
  2. Entry Deadline: TBD
  3. Entry: judgingcard.com

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