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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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District V Message--Dean Dittmar--3/26/2005

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Summer Inservice Opportunity/FFA District 5 Agriscience Fair Results/Calendar

Don’t miss this great opportunity! Immerse yourself in WaterTEC 2005 for Teachers, June 26-30, at the U of I, Champaign/Urbana. During our four day workshop teachers will:

· Earn 40 CPDUs
· Receive a $300.00 stipend
· Learn student-centered methods and techniques
· Work with WaterCAMPWS researchers and develop classroom ready lessons
· Test Green Chemistry labs
· Up date professional skills through Engaged Minds
· Enjoy the U of I campus

For more information contact Sue Herricks, 217-244-9352 or [email protected]

Nine schools participated – Marion, Waterloo, Clay City, Egyptian, Cisne, Freeburg, Eldorado, Mt. Vernon, and Thompsonville with 56 projects and 73 students.
Individual category winners-
-Ag. Mechanization/Engineering – Emily Allen, Thompsonville
-Plant/Soil Science – Laurel Pennington, Cisne
-Animal Science – MaCallie Walker, Cisne
-Horticulture – Zack Morris/Richy Monroe, Freeburg
-Food Science – Ethan Keyser, Cisne
-AgriMarketing – Jarod Fearn, Cisne
Top 12 students were-
1st – Emily Allen, Thompsonville – Does Diameter Affect Heat Conductivity?
2nd – Ethan Keyser, Cisne – Go Ahead…Make My Pork Chop
3rd – Laurel Pennington, Cisne – Corny Sprouts                              
4th – Brittany Beisiegel, Freeburg – The Effects of Soil Compaction on the Development of the Major Grain Crops
5th – Jarod Fearn, Cisne – Get Down and Dirty!
6th – Ashley Smith & Lesley Weaver, Marion – The Effects of Various Chick Starter on the Rate of Grain
7th – Brent Jordan & Ryan Merrow, Marion – At Which Temperature Do Baby Chicks Gain the Most Weight?
8th – Gretchen Boggess & Alex Kittinger, Eldorado – How Does Insulation Affect the R-Value in Homes?
9th – Jamie Billington, Cisne – How Do Different Types of Fertilizer Affect Germination?
10th – Nathan Schuchardt & Brian Olsen, Waterloo – Coloring Chicks…How the Amount of Dye Affects Chicks?
11th – Kellie Charles & Andra Herdes, Clay City – Remain Neutral
12th – MaCallie Walker, Cisne – Who’s Got What?
Students were evaluated with A, B, and C ratings.  Each project received a $5 cash award and each student received a framed certificate. The top 3 projects received $45, $30, and $25.  This event was hosted and sponsored by Rend Lake College – Applied Science Division.  The meal, facilities, and $500 in cash prizes were contributed by Rend Lake College.  A special “thank you” to Sarah Ochs and her staff at RLC for hosting this event.  Judges for this event were area agribusiness leaders and SIUC College of Agriculture Students.  Assistance was also provided by:  Kacy Baugher, State FFA President, Shana Stine, State FFA Secretary, and the District 5 FFA Section Presidents, Dane Hunter, Emmalee Brink, Jason Gill, Kasie Dillow, and Gretchen Boggess.  This year’s event was the BEST since its origination.  The District 5 FCAE office organizes the event each year.

Calendar of Activities...
3/29 - Evening Agriscience Kit Workshop - McKendree, Lebanon
3/30 - Central at Breese Student Teacher On-Site Assistance
3/31 - Clinton/Marion Ag. Awareness Consortium Meeting, Breese
4/6 - DuQuoin Student Teacher On-Site Assistance
4/6 - District Public Speaking, SIUC
4/7 - Region 5 EFE System Director's Meeting, Edwardsville
4/8 - SWIC 8th Grade Career Day, Red Bud
4/11 - St. Louis Agribusiness Club Meeting, Alton Lock and Dam
4/13 - St. Clair County Farm Family Task Force Meeting
4/14 - ICAE Symposium, Springfield
4/17 - Youth Optimist Day, SWIC, Belleville
4/18 - FCAE Staff Meeting
4/20 - FCAE/SIUC Ag. Education Advisory Council Meeting, RLC
4/22 - SIUC College of Ag Sciences Advisory Council Meeting, SIUC
4/23 - SIUC College of Ag. Sciences Industry Day, SIUC

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