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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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Viticulture Workshop on Thursday

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

As a reminder the Viticulture workshop will be in Carbondale on Thursday.  The section 24 teachers will be meeting at 4:30 p.m. at the Golden Corral.  Stipends now are $75 attend all day AND your hotel stay on Thursday night.  Let me know if you are interested today.  EMAIL me or CALL my cell - 604-1622.  Thanks much.  Dean

Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers(IAVAT)
Shawnee Community College SCC)
Viticulture & Enology Science & Technology Alliance(VESTA)
District 5 Summer Professional Development
Viticulture and Grape Juice Chemistry Workshop
Location: Carbondale Holiday Inn Conference Center (CHICC)
Reed Station Crossing, 1.5 miles east of Carbondale, IL on Rt. 13
2300 Reed Stn. Parkway,
Reservations: (618) 549-2600; Group Rate $60.00 (Group name: Shawnee College)
 Although reservation must be made individually, Shawnee College will be billed directly
 for all those with confirmed attendance to the workshop.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

Track 1 (First time participants)
Location / Speaker
8 – 8:30 am
Registration and Refreshments
8:30 – 8:45 am
Welcome and Overview
CHICC / Dean Dittmar, FCAE
  8:45 – 9:30 am
“Practical Vineyard Establishment in Illinois”
CHICC / David Ponce, SCC
9:30 – 10:30 am
“Sustainable Vineyard Practices in Illinois”
CHICC / David Ponce, SCC
10:45 – 11 am
11 am – 12:00 pm
“Managing Vineyard Canopy for Optimum Fruit Quality”
CHICC / David Ponce, SCC
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Lunch (provided)
Catered by Houlihan’s Restaurant
1:30 – 2:30 pm
“Pre-harvest Fruit Sampling for Grape Juice Quality Control”
Monte Alegre Vineyard / Mel Goot, SCC
2:30 – 4:00 pm
“Chemical Analysis of Grape Juice”
Monte Alegre Cellars / David Ponce, SCC
4:00 - 4:30 pm
Vineyard and Winery tour (optional)
Monte Alegre Vnyd & Cellars / Mel Goot, SCC
4:30 – pm
Dinner (provided), Section 24 Teachers meeting
Golden Corral, Carbondale (walking distance to venue)



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