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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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Greenhand Workshop 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Greenhand Workshop and Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT)

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pre-Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 4th

Pre-Registration: $5 per individual. Full Registration: $6 per individual

Registration and meal will begin at 4pm. Event will start promptly at 5pm.

Please click here to submit registration for Greenhand Workshop.

Please click here to submit registration for Chapter Officer Leadership Training.

This year's Greenhand Workshop will include workshops from State FFA Officers, District 5 Section Presidents, Collegiate FFA , as well as a college expo.

This year's Chapter Officer Leadership Training will be led by former State FFA officers, CFFA officers, and past section officers. There is no limit to the number of officers from each school that can attend, but attendance will be limited to the first 200 participants to register.

Greenhand & COLT Workshop  Details

Location - SIU Student Center (1255 Lincoln Dr, Carbondale, IL 62901). From Highway 51, turn west into campus on Lincoln Drive. The Student Center will be the second building on your right. Registration will take place at the top of the escalators inside the far south entrance of the building.

Drop-off - As you arrive, please drop off all students at the south entrance of the Student Center. While you are parking, students can proceed up the escalators and into the auditorium for chapter photos. Once you arrive inside, you can find your chapter in the auditorium and proceed to registration and the meal.

Registration - Please make every attempt to drop off students no later than 4:30 pm. It will take at least 15 minutes for your group to get their chapter photo, register, and eat dinner before a 5pm start time in Ballroom D.

Parking - Parking for large busses will be located at lot 11 at the student center. Personal vehicles and school vans can park in the lot directly across the road from the Student Center (Lot13). If you are arriving after 4pm, these metered spaces do not require payment.

Teacher's meeting - This year's teacher's meeting will be held in the agriculture building at 5pm. Once you get your students registered, please pick up dinner and head to this meeting room for important information and updates for Agricultural Education in our region.

Upcoming Event: Temple Grandin will be visiting SIU on October 3, 2019 we will be posting updates!

Any question please let me know.


Quin S. Colson

SIU Collegiate FFA Advisor

SIU College of Agricultural Sciences

Mail Code 4415

1205 Lincoln Drive 

Carbondale, IL 62901

[email protected]

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