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FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education..

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..

The mission of the Illinois FFA Foundation is to provide financial support for the Illinois FFA. When you make a gift to the Illinois Foundation FFA, you are investing in the future of agriculture..

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .

The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .

The purpose of the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom Program is to encourage educators to incorporate more information about the agriculture, food, and natural resources system into daily lessons..
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Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education (FCAE) is a state project administered through the Illinois State Board of Education that is tasked with improving and expanding agricultural education from pre-k through adult levels..

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) is a voluntary, grassroots agricultural industry group focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels..

The Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) is a 13-member committee established by legislation and appointed by the Governor to advise both the governor and state education agencies concerning Agricultural Education K-adult..

The Illinois State Board of Education is the state agency responsible for Pre-K through 12th grade education. Its primary mission is state program leadership, planning, approval, funding, and evaluation..

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will be an advocate for Illinois' agricultural industry and provide the necessary regulatory functions to benefit consumers, agricultural industry, and our natural resources.. provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Casey Bolin
District 5 Program Advisor
Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
Cell: (618) 780-0230
[email protected]
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June 30 - FY20 Ag Grant Application Due

Thursday, June 27, 2019

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers, Principals, Superintendents

Hi Ag Teachers and Administrators-

1 - FY20 Ag Grant application is due by 11 pm online on Sunday, June 30, 2019.   Please do not wait until the last day and minute to start the process.  Please also do not finalize until all of your quality indicators are marked.   Each quality indicator(X value) was near $60 this past year.  FFA Convention and IAVAT Conference data has been entered.  If you are in need of the FY19 application to use as a guide, please let me know and I will email to you.

Steps to login are below:
Top row - Educator Resources
Toggle down to IFG applications.  
Click on the red ? to appeal quality indicators that are not marked

2 - Annual Reports of your program can be emailed to me for credit.

3 - FY19 Ag Grant Funding  Be sure to spend according to your budget by June 30th even if the school district has not received the actual dollars electronically.   Invoices should show June 30, 2019, or earlier.  Click for Erica Thieman's latest message as guidance

Thank you.

Below are the schools for this district and their finalized status. Finalized dates are in parenthesis.
 Anna-Jonesboro (6/26/2019)
 Belleville West (6/27/2019)
 Bluford (6/25/2019)
 Carbondale (6/21/2019)
 Carlyle (6/26/2019)
 Carmi (6/27/2019)
 Carrier Mills-Stonefort
 Central at Breese (6/27/2019)
 Century (6/19/2019)
 Christ Our Rock Lutheran
 Christ Our Savior 
 Clay City
 Crab Orchard
 Dongola (6/22/2019)
 Edwards County
 Egyptian (6/17/2019)
 Fairfield (6/27/2019)
 Frankfort (5/30/2019)
 Freeburg (6/25/2019)
 Full Armor Christian Academy
 Galatia (6/17/2019)
 Gallatin County (6/26/2019)
 Gibault Catholic
 Hamilton County (6/26/2019)
 Hardin County
 Johnston City (6/27/2019)
 Lick Creek Jr. High
 Marion (6/4/2019)
 Marissa (6/24/2019)
 Mascoutah (6/17/2019)
 Massac County
 Mt. Carmel
 Mt. Vernon
 Nashville (6/19/2019)
 New Athens (6/26/2019)
 Norris City-Omaha-Enfield (6/21/2019)
 North Clay
 Pope County
 Red Bud
 Red Hill (6/24/2019)
 Salem (6/25/2019)
 Sandoval (6/20/2019)
 Shawnee (6/19/2019)
 Shawnee Hills Christian Academy
 Steeleville (6/24/2019)
 Trico (6/24/2019)
 Waltonville (6/26/2019)
 Wayne City
 Wesclin (6/24/2019)
 Woodlawn (6/22/2019)

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