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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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Farm and Food Facts 2006 - A Great Resource

Thursday, October 19, 2006

These information pages can be downloaded from -  Use these as hand-outs, transparency masters, and powerpoint slides. 

This publication provides a statistical profile of two industries, FARMING and FOOD. It is divided into three parts. We hope this information will be useful to you as you communicate with the public!
-The first part, "Farming in Illinois," focuses on production agriculture with emphasis on Illinois.
-The second part emphasizes the important link between "Agriculture and the Environment" in the United States.
-The third part, "Food in the United States," focuses on expenditures for and consumption of food nationwide.

Illinois State Map with Counties

Profile of State’s Agriculture

Percent of Farms and of Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold: 2002

Farms by Market Value of Agricultural Products sold: 1969 to 2002

Number of Farms in Illinois

Major Crops

Livestock, Dairy and Poultry

Illinois Leading Counties-Crops

Illinois Leading Counties-Livestock

Illinois Specialty Farmers

Illinois Wine and Grape Industry

Illinois Farm Income

Illinois Cash Farm Income by Commodities

Farm Costs-Illinois

Farm Expenditures-Illinois

Illinois Ag Exports

Illinois Tax Revenues

Per Acre Property Taxes on Illinois Grain Farms

Impact of Agriculture on Illinois

Characteristics of Illinois Farmland Buyers and Sellers

Farm Computer Usage-Illinois and U.S.

Land Use in Illinois

Illinois County Demographics

Trends in U.S. Agriculture

Contract Farming: Average % of Total Productions

U.S. Certified Organic Cropland and Pasture

Certified Organic Acreage and Operations

Centers of Origin of Selected Crops

Agricultural Employment Opportunities for College Graduates

Occupations with the Most Self-employed Workers

Occupations Losing the Most Jobs

United States Department of Agriculture Budget

Top 5 States in No-Till

No-Till Adoption in the United States

Top 10 Benefits of Conservation Tillage

Conservation Reserve Programs Initiatives are Tailored to Meet Farmer’s Needs

CRP acres enrolled in Illinois

New and Potential Products from the Farm

Fields of Fuel

Wind Power

Benefits of Biotechnology

Biotech Crops: Percent of Plantings in the United States

Agriculture’s Contribution to the Economy

Contribution of the Food and Fiber System to the U.S. Economy

Persons Fed Per Farmer

What $1.00 Spent on Food Pays For

Food Check-out Week

Distribution of Food Expenditures

Percent of Disposable Personal Income Spent on Food

What Other Countries Spent on Food

Leading Markets for U.S. Agricultural Exports

Per Capita Consumption of Major Food Commodities

Consumer Expenditures at the Supermarket

Corn-Food, Seed, and Industrial Use

Amount of Food the Average American will consume in a Lifetime

USDA Food Pyramid

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