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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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Teaching Opportunity in Wisconsin

Monday, January 22, 2007

Larry Plapp is a former ag. teacher in Illinois and asked that I send this across our listserv.   Great teaching opportunity just across the northern Illinois border.

Dear Colleagues in Agriculture:
Badger High School in Lake Geneva Wisconsin has a full time position in agriculture available starting July 1st, 2007.
The ideal candidate for this job is enthusiastic, easy to work with, able to relate to all students, use or create innovative curriculum, have excellent work habits (stay until the work is done), be knowledgeable in all aspects of agriculture (or is willing to learn), have good classroom management and love the profession of teaching! You see...just a few things!

The position is officially posted on the Department of Instruction website at:   It will remain there for only 3 weeks. Our principal wishes to have the position filled by the middle of February.

The instructor that is leaving is currently teaching many of the animal related classes (Animal Science/Aquaculture, Companion Animal Science, Vet Science, Fish, Forestry and Wildlife, and Biotechnology). (For your information, my primary areas of instruction include Freshman Ag Science students, Food Science and the plant related classes such as Greenhouse Management, Botany and Landscape Design.) We teach very little in the area of true production agriculture.

We have designed a new food science/ag science lab which will be our second room starting in the fall of 2008. This will have a fully operational kitchen on one end (ag and foods will use) and a science lab/computer area on the other end. I think this is one of the first hybrids of its kind!

We operate 2- 30' x 50' greenhouses and have 4 aquaculture tanks used by the animal science classes. Our current classroom looks like a science lab which includes a laminar flow hood and several biotech pieces of equipment and 26 computers in the room.

While the DPI listing indicates that coaching is an option, it is by all means not a requirement. Our school is currently revamping our athletic programs and all of our teaching positions readily advertise coaching.

In the area of FFA we are co-advisors.

Please drop me an email if I can help you with any questions. My email is [email protected]

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