Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA                
  About the Alumni  
  Home » Support » About the Alumni
The Alumni strives to support agricultural education, strengthen the FFA, and promote a greater knowledge of the agriculture industry. It is in the local community that a FFA Alumni affiliate can find real meaning. The help rendered to a local FFA chapter, the agriculture education department and the instructor is invaluable. The local FFA Alumni affiliate can assist the FFA members and the Advisor in a multitude of ways to make the learning experience more meaningful. Skills and abilities learned now can only make for a better tomorrow as these young leaders emerge. 

The mission of the Illinois FFA Alumni Association is to secure the promise of FFA and agricultural education by creating an environment where people and communities can develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

  • To support and promote the FFA, its activities, and agriculture education at every level.
  • To promote greater knowledge of the agricultural industry and support education in agriculture.
  • To cooperate with the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers and State Consultant Staff for Agricultural Education at the local, state and national levels.
  • To provide a tie to the FFA and assist the organization and education personnel and involve former members in worthy activities.
  • To promote agriculture education so those living in our cities are aware that agriculture provides food, fiber and employment.
  • To reach out across the state and assist local affiliates meet their communities needs.
Contact Information:
Mindy Bunselmeyer, Executive Director, 217-753-3328 Ext. 101,

Patti Davis, Administrative Assistant, 217-753-3328 Ext. 107,

Alumni Gold Coins Available!      

The Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters have the 50th Anniversary Gold Coins available for purchase.  The coins are $10 per coin, please utilize this order form

Past Winners of the ATV/Gator/Ranger Raffles      
2003 Tractor Raffle Winner - Phillip Frank, Athens, Illinois (Athens FFA)

2004 McCormick Tractor Raffle Winner - Gerald Poppe, Chenoa, Illinois (No FFA Chapter Listed)

2005 ATV Raffle Winner - Mike Olha, Manhattan, Illinois (No FFA Chapter Listed)

2006 ATV Raffle Winner - Jerry Brookhart, Macomb, Illinois (Macomb FFA)

2007 ATV Raffle Winner - Ed Bushneall, Marseilles, Illinois (No FFA Chapter Listed)

2008 ATV Raffle Winner - Chad Mahler, Serena, Illinois (Serena FFA)

2009 ATV Raffle Winner - Dan Luepkes, No city listed. (No FFA Chapter listed)

2010 ATV Raffle Winner - George Moeller, Jr., Davenport, Iowa (No FFA Chapter)

2011 ATV Raffle Winner - Matt Meyer, Stockton, Illinois (Stockton FFA)

2012 ATV Raffle Winner - Steven Buerk, Waterloo, Illinois (Waterloo FFA)

2013 ATV Raffle Winner - Janet Kuhns, Fisher, Illinois (Fisher FFA)

2014 ATV Raffle Winner - Monica Wolf, Macomb, Illinois (Macomb FFA)

2015 Gator Raffle Winner - Rich Kiefer, El Paso, Illinois (El Paso-Gridley FFA)

2016 Gator Raffle Winner - Bruce Barry, Taylorville, Illinois (Taylorville FFA)

2017 Gator Raffle Winner - Kevin Larsen, Morrison, Illinois (Morrison FFA)

2018 Gator Raffle Winner - Tammy Kunce, Milford, Illinois (Milford FFA)

2019 Gator Raffle Winner - Lars Lee, Popular Grove, Illinois (Pearl City FFA)

2020 Ranger Raffle - Postponed due to COVID-19

2021 Ranger Raffle - Amy Kane, Davis, Illinois (Pearl City FFA)

2022 Gator Raffle Winner - Jared Ruebush, Blandinsville, IL (West Prairie FFA)

2023 John Deere Gator Raffle Winner - Madison Trude, Bettendorf, IA (Cambridge FFA)

2024 John Deere Gator Raffle Winner - Dani Miller, Somonauk, IL (Somonauk Leland Sandwich FFA)

Alumni Scholarships Applications - Ground Zero (Formerly 212 Conference) Alumni Scholarships were awarded on November 1, 2023.   Washington Leadership Conference Scholarships are due November 1, 2023.  IL FFA Leadership Camp Alumni Scholarships will be due on March 8, 2024. 

National FFA Alumni and Supporters Manual which includes the history for Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters Awards, Council Members, etc.

  50th Anniversary Program
IL FFA Alumni & Supporters 50th Anniversary Program-2022

About Ag Ed
Illinois FFA Center
IL Ag Ed Family
Ag Literacy Programs
Secondary/HS Programs
Colleges & Universities
About Illinois FFA
Award Programs & Scholarships
Career & Leadership Events
Illinois FFA Newsletter
College Students
Ag Career Websites
Educator Resources
Ag Ed Advocacy
Ag Ed Careers
Career & Leadership Events
Professional Development
Postsecondary Instructors
Illinois Teach Ag
Website FAQs
About the Alumni
Join the FFA Alumni
Illinois FFA Alumni Council
Alumni Annual Meeting
Student Scholarships
About the Foundation
Ways to Give
How Can You Help
Past Member? Reconnect!
  Copyright Illinois Agricultural Education & FFA © 2024. All rights reserved.
Website designed by Wieghat Graphics, Inc.