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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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Salem, IL 62881
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District V Message--Dean Dittmar--4/21/2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Animal Chute Challenge/National DNA Day

Teachers - I have been contacted by Charlie Braden, Union County Farm Bureau Board Member.  He  would like to see how many FFA chapters would be interested in competing in an animal chute challenge at the DuQuoin State Fair this fall.
This is how it would work-
3 students on a team boys or girls.
2 calves per team
3 judges----1 for equipment operation , 1 for shots making sure of doses and implants, and 1 for quality assurance.   All of these points and be on a stop watch at the same time.
1st place team $300 plus $100 to each student
2nd $ 75.00 to each student.
3rd  $ 50.00 to each student
It should be fun for the kids.

Please let me know as soon as possible so we can make plans.  if we get several interested FFA Chapters, teams we will compete the first weekend of the fair and the following Labor Day weekend.

If you are interested, please contact me and/or Charlie Braden, 618-893-4389,
[email protected]  before school is out for the summer.


On April 25, 2005, National DNA Day, teachers and students across the nation will join in the popular annual celebration of the genome, using educational tools found at

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