Kade Hill, son of Bob & Becky Hill, was named 2013 winner of the Illinois FFA Small Animal Production & Care Proficiency Award. Kade competed against 4 other district winners for the honor. The selection was based on record keeping, management, skills learned and an interview.
Kade will be recognized at the 2013 Illinois FFA State Convention in Springfield in June.
Students who wish to participate in the IL FFA Convention AgriScience Fair must submit a completed application to the Illinois FFA Center no later than May 1st.
The application and handbook may be found under the Forms/Applications link.
The PBL FFA Parliamentary Procedure team placed 2nd in the Illinois FFA event.
Kade Hill, was 2nd place chair. Floor members were Abby Glazik, Paxton Johnson, Haley Brokate, Aaron Slack and Cale Fleming.
PBL FFA Poultry Team placed 2nd in the Illinois FFA Poultry Evaluation CDE.
Team members were Aaron Slack, 4th in state; Nick Buhr, 7th individual; Brianna Vasquez, 10th individual; Karli Eastin and Abby Glazik.
PBL FFA held its Annual Spring Awards Banquet, March 7, 2013.
Star Farmer - Drake Sanders
Star Ag Placement - Cade Moritz
Star Greenhand - Emily Geurts
Outstanding Sophomore - Kade Hill
Outstanding Junior - Karli Eastin
DeKalb Award - Hannah Teske
PBL FFA Novice Parli Pro team won the District IV Event, January 30, 2012 at Lake Land College. The team will advance to the state competition on June 11th in Springfield.
Team members include Emily Geurts, chair; Caleb Goodson, secretary; Isaac Tabor; Courtney-Ann Schwing; Devin Bruens and Peyton McClure.
4 PBL students showed in the Section 17 FFA Winter Fair on Wednesday, January 23rd at Monticello High School. All entries made by PBL earned A ratings.
PBL FFA will be hosting its 25th Annual Farm Toy Show February 9th 9 am-2:30 pm.
Silent Auction 10 am - 12 noon. Pedal pull starts at 12:30 pm.
Commemorative t-shirts and show tractors are available for purchase.
PBL Agronomy Team won the Section 17 Agronomy CDE hosted by Parkland College on November 13, 2012.
PBL students claimed the top 5 individual spots in the event. They were Kade Hill, Mercedes Wise, Haley Brokate, Ben Bastert and Katie Blackford. Caleb Goodson also competed.
PBL FFA Dairy Foods team finished 3rd in the 2012 Section 17 event on 11/13/2012.
Karli Eastin placed 4th in the event. Other team members were Brianna Vasquez, Harrison Short, Sarah Watts and Courtney-Ann Schwing.
19 members of the PBL FFA Chapter spent the week of October 22-27 in Indianapolis at the National FFA Convention.
Paxton Johnson participated in 80 voice convention chorus.
The Novice Parliamentary Procedure Team finished 3rd in the nation. Kade Hill was the 1st place chairperson in the event. Other members included Katie Blackford, Abby Glazik, Aaron Slack, Sarah Watts, Haley Brokate and Cale Fleming.
The Poultry CDE Team was the 6th place team in the national event. The team included Kade Hill, Hannah Teske, Allee Henrichs and Haley Brokate.
The Nursery/Landscape CDE Team finished 31st in the event. Team members were Hannah Bruens, Jennifer Hustedt, Amanda Diesburg and Shannon Kennedy.
Members were able to participate in leadership and career workshops as well as participate in the National FFA Convention Ag Career Show. Keynote speakers included Scott Hamilton, Walter Bond and Josh Bleill.
More than 60,000 members and guests participated in this year''s National FFA Convention.
2012 PBL FFA Ag Sales Team competed in the Section 17 event on Tuesday, October 9th at Mahomet-Seymour High School
Team members were asked to complete a team sales planning activity, then individually conduct a sales call. Each member also completed a 25 question test about ag sales.
PBL finished in 2nd place. Cora Geiken was top individual in the event; Jay Eshleman was 3rd and Josh Pine finished in 10th place. Other PBL members who competed were Dylan Carpenter, Kade Hill, Aaron Slack, Emily Komnick and Caleb Goodson.
The PBL FFA Forestry Team placed third in the Section 17 Forestry CDE. Team members included: Kade Hill, 3rd place individual; Aaron Slack, 4th place individual; Emily Geurts, 9th place individual; as well as, Kaitie Cooley, Ben Bastert, Cale Fleming, Caleb Goodson, Courtney Ann Schwing and Devin Bruens.
The team was required to identify trees and forestry equipment, interpret topographic maps, measure trees and calculate volume, complete a pacing and bearing exercise and complete a 25 question test.
The PBL FFA Horse Evaluation team, comprised of Haley Brokate, Katie Blackford and Evy Jo Compton, competed in the State FFA Horse Judging CDE on Saturday, September 15th at Black Hawk East College in Kewanee, IL.
The results of this CDE are not yet available.
49 PBL FFA members attended the FFA Progress Expo, sponsored by the I&I Tractor Club, on Thursday, AUg. 30th on the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul.
Members had the opportunity to learn about proper tie-downs on trailers, soils, GPS, auto-steer technology, and aerial application.
Join us August 2nd from 7-9 pm at the Paxton Pool! All current FFA members and incoming freshmen are invited to attend. There will be door prizes and drawings for one free year of FFA membership for one freshman boy and one freshman girl in attendance.
Pizza will be provided.
RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend.
The 2012 PBL FFA Novice Parliamentary Procedure team won the Illinois state event on Tuesday, June 12. Kade Hill was the top chairperson in the event. Other team members included Abby Glazik, Haley Brokate, Sarah Watts, Aaron Slack and Cale Fleming.
The team was recognized at the Illinois State Convention on Thursday, June 14th and has earned the right to compete at the national invitational in Indianapolis in October.
Click on this link to find the 2012 PBL FFA Summer Calendar.
Summer Fair sign-up must be completed by June 15th. If you want to show in the fair but have not been contacted, please contact Mr. Anderson or Mr. White.
Kade Hill and Billy Masco represented Section 17 in the District IV Public Speaking CDE April 4th at Mattoon High School.
Kade received 3rd place in Creed Speaking. Billy competed in Varsity Prepared Public Speaking.
PBL FFA Greenhand Parliamentary Procedure team won the District IV Novice Parliamentary Procedure event April 4th at Mattoon High School. The team was comprised of Kade Hill, chair; Abby Glazik, secretary; Haley Brokate; Aaron Slack; Sarah Watts and Cale Fleming.
This team will compete in the state event at the Illinois FFA State Convention in June.
PBL FFA Envirothon Team finished 2nd in the Land Use Council 6 event on April 4 at Weldon Springs State Park.
Team members were Dallas Glazik, Julian Geiken, Ben Magers, Katie Blackford and Austin Coe. PBL's other team was comprised of Amanda Diesburg, Jennifer Hustedt, Paxton Johnson and Shannon Kennedy.
PBL FFA members competed in the Section 17 Livestock Judging CDE on Saturday, March 24th at Lake Land College. The team placed 6th.
Team members were Cade Moritz, Haley Brokate, Katie Blackford, Kyle Sanders, and Drake Sanders.
PBl FFA held its 2011-12 Annual Awards Banquet on March 13th in the PBL Commons. 150 members and guests attended.
Awards were presented to:
PBL FFA Poultry Evaluation team won the 2012 Illinois FFA Poultry Judging CDE at the Univ. of Illinois on Saturday, March 3rd.
The team was comprised of Kade Hill, top individual in the event; Hannah Teske, 3rd place; Brianna Vasquez, 8th place; Allee Henrichs and Haley Brokate.
The team will represent Illinois at the 2012 National FFA Poultry Judging event in October in Indianapolis.
2012 FFA Chapter Challenge - PBL FFA would like all area farmers' votes at www.ffachapterchallenge.com or by calling 800-293-2387, press 0 (zero) and place their vote.
Top 10 chapters in Illinois will win up to $2,500. Grand prize is all-expense paid trip for 7 to 2012 National FFA Convention ($6,500 value).
DEADLINE is Feb. 29.
Students who showed in the 2011 Summer FFA Fair must complete their 2011 record books to receive their premium check.
Please use the link provided to access the order form for this year's chapter t-shirts. Orders and money are due November 30.
PBL FFA participated in the Sect. 17 FFA Agronomy CDE, November 15th at Parkland College. The team finished in 1st place.
Individual honors include Haley Brokate, 2nd; Jordan McCreary, 3rd; Kade Hill, 4th; and Aaron Slack, 5th.
Other members who participated included Katie Blackford, Haley Elson and Abby Glazik.
PBL Ag Sales team has won both events they've competed in this year.
Section 17 Ag Sales CDE - Oct. 12 at Mahomet-Seymour HS
Haley Brokate - Sales Presentation, Dallas Glazik - Prospecting, Ben Magers - Customer Relations, Billy Masco - Order Taking, Austin Burklund - Host's Choice.
Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau - Nov. 1 at Gilman
Haley Brokate - 3rd Sales Presentation, Dallas Glazik - 1st Prospecting, Ben Magers - 4th Customer Relations, Billy Masco - 1st Order Taking, Austin Burklund - 3rd Host's Choice.
This team will compete at the State Event on November 12th.
Congratulations to Mike Shively being elected 2011-12 State FFA President!
PBL FFA Members are currently conducting their Fruit & Calendar fundraiser.
Please note that the the following cookbooks are no longer available: Taste of Home Cookies & Taste of Home Cooking with Cream Soups. Sorry for the inconvenience.
19 PBL FFA members competed in National FFA CDEs during the 2011 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis October 18-22.
Poultry (Silver Team Rating) - Erin Lemley (Gold Individual rating), Paxton Johnson(Gold), Jennifer Hustedt (Silver) and Shannon Kennedy (Bronze)
Floriculture (Silver) - Dallas Glazik (Gold), Jennifer Boberg (Gold), Julian Geiken (Silver), Amanda Diesburg (Silver)
Agronomy (Silver) - Cade Moritz (Silver), Tara Hood (Silver), Allee Henrichs (Silver), Matt Scudder (Bronze)
Parliamentary Procedure (Silver) - Monica Jarboe, Mershon Caissis, Ian Lee, Hannah Teske, Austin Burklund, Dylan Carpenter
Extemporaneous Public Speaking - Mike Shively (Silver)
Congratulations to all who participated!
Mike Shively has been selected as one of 10 candidates seeking to serve as an Illinois FFA Major State Officer for 2011-2012. Elections will take place Wednesday, June 15th during the Illinois FFA State Convention.
Good Luck, Mike!
PBL FFA Ag Sales Team finished the 2010 year strong.
Section 17 Ag Sales - team placed 1st. Individually: Mershon Caissie, Sales Presentation - 1st; Clayton Glazik, Host Choice - 1st; Ben Magers, Customer Service - 1st; BIlly Masco, Order Taking - 1st; Dallas Glazik, Prospecting - 3rd; Mike Shively, Customer Service - 3rd; Cade Moritz, Prospecting - 5th.
Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau - team placed 2nd. Individually: Mershon Caissie, Sales Presentation - 1st.
State Ag Sales - Team placed 3rd. Individually - Ben Magers, Customer Relations - 2nd; Dallas Glazik, Prospecting - 2nd; Mershon Caissie, Sales Presentation - 4th; Clayton Glazik, Host Choice - 5th; Billy Masco, Order Taking.
Annual Fruit/Calendar Sale taking orders until 11/29/2010. Please see the 2010 Citrus Sales Form on the Forms/Applications page.
PBL FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team earned 1st place in the 2011 State FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE.
Monica Jarboe - Top Chairperson in State
Mershon Caissie - 2nd Secretary, 9th Floor member
Hannah Teske - 3rd Floor member
Mike Shively, Clayton Glazik and Austin Burklund
The team has qualified to compete in the 2011 National FFA Parliamentary Procedure CDE in Indianapolis.
PBL FFA Poultry Evaluation team won the 2011 Illinois FFA Poultry Judging CDE at the Univ. of Illinois on Saturday, February 26th.
The team was comprised of Monica Jarboe, top individual in the event, Erin Lemley, Hannah Teske, Jennifer Hustedt, and Paxton Johnson.
The team will represent Illinois at the 2011 National FFA Poultry Judging event in mid October in Indianapolis.
PBL FFA members won the Section 17 FFA Land Use Evaluation CDE September 28th. The team was comprised of Dallas Glazik, 3rd place individual in the event; Dustin Kietzman, 6th place; Allie Donnelley, 7th place; Mike Shively, 9th place; Clayton Glazik, Aystin Burklund, Drake Sanders and Colten Eichelberger.
Students were required to evaluate 5 different locations for their soil characteristics, crop management recommendations and use as a building site.
PBL FFA Agronomy Team took top honors in the 2010 Illinois FFA Agronomy CDE.
The team is now qualified to compete in the 2011 National FFA Agronomy CDE in Indianapolis.
FFA jacket orders are due October 8th with a $10 deposit. Please download the order form in the Forms/Applications portion of this website. If you have any questions please contact Mr. White or Mr. Anderson by email or 217-379-4331.
The PBL FFA Ag Business Management team competed in the Illinois FFA State Ag Business Management Career Development Event on May 6, 2010. The team was the 1st place team in the state event.
Monica Jarboe was the top individual in the state, while Austin Schumacher was 3rd. Clayton Glazik, Mike Shively and Dallas Glazik completed the team.
The Ag Business Management event included a 40 question test that was problem based, a 50 question multiple choice section and 25 true-false questions. The test assessed students understanding of business organization, finance, taxes, insurance, commodity marketing, economics and law.
This team will represent Illinois FFA in the National FFA Farm Business Management CDE in Indianapolis during October of 2010. This team joins PBL's Agronomy, Marketing Plan, Nursery/Landscape, and Poultry teams to compete at nationals. In all, 19 PBL students will be competing at the national level this fall.
PBL FFA members were recently named the 1st Place team at the State FFA Horticulture contest.
Jon Hustedt was the top individual in the event; Jennifer Bober was 3rd place individual.
Kirsten Blackford, Megan Coady, and Mershon Caissie completed the team.
This team now qualifies to represent Illinois in the National FFA Nursery/Landscape CDE at the National FFA Convention in October 2010.
Members of the PBL FFA Ag Sales team competed in the Illinois FFA Ag Sales CDE on Saturday, November 14th at Parkland College. The team finished in second place behind Midland FFA.
Mershon Caissie was the 1st place individual in the state Sales Presentation event. Clayton Glazik took 1st place honors in the host choice segment. Ben Magers was 5th place in Customer Relations, while Billy Masco and Cade Moritz placed 6th in their events - Customer Service and Prospecting.
This team has earned the privilege of representing Illinois FFA in the National FFA Marketing Plan CDE at the 2010 National FFA Convention.
PBL FFA members competed in the Section 17 Forestry CDE on Wed., Sept. 22 at the Illinois 4-H Memorial Camp. The team finished 4th in the section and 8th in the overall competition.
Dallas Glazik was 6th high individual while Monica Jarboe was 10th. PBL's team also included Julian Geiken and Harrison Short.
The PBL team took top honors at the Section 17 Meats Evaluation CDE. Austin Schumacher took top individual honors in the event. Dallas Glazik, Clayton Glazik and Monica Jarboe took the 2nd through 4th places, respectively. Other participants included Taylor Vance, Matt Scudder, Mike Shively, Matt Swanson and Cade Moritz.
The team will compete at the state event on March 6th.
PBL FFA Parliamentary Procedure team finished 2nd in the District IV event, February 3rd, at Lake Land College. The team consisted of Monica Jarboe, 1st place chair; Hannah Teske, 1st place secretary; Kirsten Blackford, 1st place floor member; and Meghan Foss, Clayton Glazik, and Mike Shively.
The team has qualified to compete at the state event on March 27th.
PBL Dairy Foods Team recently won the Section 17 competition. The team was lead by Monica Jarboe, 1st place individual in the event.; Billy Masco, 3rd place; Jon Watts, 4th place; Hannah Teske, 5th place; and Mike Shively, 8th place.
Other contestants were Erin Lemley, Andi Lemley, Kirsten Blackford, Austin Burklund, Kaleigh Frichtl, and Matt Scudder.
PBL FFA members took top honors in the Section 17 Agronomy CDE.
Dallas Glazik was the top individual in the event. Clayton Glazik , Mershon Caissie and Jon Hustedt finished 6th, 7th and 9th, respectively. Other participants included Taylor Vance, Julian Geiken, Allie Donnelly, and Cade Moritz.
The PBL FFA Chapter sent 2 teams to the National FFA Convention October 20-24.
Ag Mechanics - 12th place, Gold Rating
Brandon Magers, Gold; Darren Jarboe, Gold; Monica Jarboe, Silver; Mike Shively, Silver.
Floriculture - Silver Rating
Mershon Caissie, Silver; Kirsten Blackford, Silver; Kasey Sanders, Silver; Jon Hustedt, Bronze.
Congratulations to all!
PBL's Land-Use Team won the Section17 event.
Clayton Glazik, 1st; Dallas Glazik, 2nd; earned individual honors. Brock Johnson, Dustin Kietzman,Matt Scudder, Mike Shively, and Cade Moritz participated.
PBL FFA Forestry team finished 2nd in the Section17 CDE. Monica Jarboe, 4th; Dallas Glazik, 9th; and Julian Geiken, 10th; recieved individual awards.
Other team members were Clayton Glazik, Billy Masco, Erin Lemley, Jamie Peers, and Carlee Brocato.
Team placed 4th in Section event.
Mershon Caissie,4th individual in contest. Kaleigh Fricthl tied for 10th. Other participants were Hannah Watts and Billy Masco.
PBL FFA Ag Mechanics team won the State FFA Ag Mech CDE May 19, 2009 at the Univ. of Illinois.
Each team member competed in a different content area: Carpentry, Electricity, Surveying, Welding, and Ag Power.
Darren Jarboe was top individual in the state in carpentry; Brandon Magers won electricity and Caitlin Carson was top in surveying. Will Glazik and Jon Adamson participated in welding and ag power, respectively.
Brandon Magers has been selected as one of 10 candidates seeking to serve as an Illinois FFA Major State Officer for 2009-2010. Elections will take place Wednesday, June 10th during the Illinois FFA State Convention.
Good Luck, Brandon!
Monica Jarboe & Austin Schumacher have been selected to participate in the State Convention Band and Chorus, respectively. Darren Jarboe will participate in FFA Talent during 2 session of the Illinois FFA State Convention.
Break a leg guys!
PBL FFA's Ag Business Management team finished second inthe state competition recently. Team members were Austin Schumacher, 9th; Monica Jarboe, 10th; Kara Johnson, Caitlin Carson and Will Glazik.
Participants completed a test that covered economics, taxes, ag law, financial analysis, budgets and more.
Congratulations to this year's Ag Bus team!
PBL FFA Horticulture team qualified for national competition by placing 2nd in the State FFA Horticulture CDE. Team members Tara Frichtl (8th individually), Kirsten Blackford (10th individually), Jon Hustedt, Mershon Caissie, and Kasey Sanders were required to demostrate their knowledge and skill through the 12 classes of the contest. Congratulations!!
Congratulations to the 09 Ag Mech Team for winning the Section Ag Mechanics CDE, April 16th at Unity HS.
Darren Jarboe - 1st in Carpentry, Brandon Magers - 1st in Electricity, John Adamson - 2nd in Power, Caitlin Carson - 2nd in Surveying, and Will Glazik - 2nd in Welding were on the winning team.
Monica Jarboe - 3rd in Surveying, Matt Scudder - 5th in Carpentry, Billy Krumwiede - 5th in Welding, Jon Watts, Sam Polson, and Jeff Fuqua also competed.
The 1st place team earns the opportunity to represent the section in the State Ag Mech CDE on May 19th at the University of Illinois.
14 PBL FFA members competed in District Proficiency Award judging on March 18th. Five students won their areas and will advance to the state competition, April 4th.
Will Glazik - Environmental Science/Natural Resource Managment
Caitlin Carson - Fiber/Oil Crop Production
Kara Johnson - Home/Community Development
Neal Carpenter - Landscape Management
Ella Herges - Safety
Good luck at State!
15 PBL FFA Members entered record books in section competition. Section winners were:
These students will advance to District Competition March 18th.
The PBL FFA Varsity Parliamentary Procedure team advanced to district competition by winning the Section 17 event. Darren Jarboe was the top chairperson in the event; Jessie Peers earned top secretary honors. As floor members Monica Jarboe, Tara Frichtl, Brandon Magers, Jessie Peers and Kirsten Blackford were recognized as the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 10th individuals, respectively.
The district competition is January 21, 2009.
Team was Red rating.
Mershon Caissie - 4th place Sales Presentation, Clayton Glazik - 4th place Order Taking, Dallas Glazik - 4th place Prospecting, Ben Magers - 4th place Customer Relations, Jon Watts - Wild Card.
The PBL Dairy Foods & Agronomy Teams took first place in their section events Thursday, November 13, 2008.
Dairy Foods team was comprised of : Jon Watts, Brandon Magers, Billy Krumwiede, Neal Carpenter, Austin Burklund, Katie Withrow, Kirsten Blackford, Matt Scudder and Kaleigh Frichtl.
J. Watts placed 1st, B. Magers 2nd, B. Krumwiede 5th, N. Carpenter 8th, and A. Burklund 10th.
Agronomy team was Dallas Glazik, Clayton Glazik, Taylor Vance, Jeff Fuqua, Allie Donnelly and Nate Morris. D. Glazik was the top individual over all. Clayton Glazik placed 7th.
PBL Agronomy won the Lincoln Land Community College event Monday, November 10.
Dallas Glazik was 1st individual in the event. Clayton Glazik and Taylor Vance placed 7th & 8th, respectively. Allie Donnelly and Nate Morris completed the PBL team.
Agronomy finished 4th in nation.
Marketing Plan finished top 12
ENR finished 26th
Brandon Magers, Kirsten Blackford & Andy Fairchild participated in the Elite Conference, November 10th at Lincoln Land College. The purpose is to inform students about a career in agricultural education.