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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--2/18/2008

Monday, February 18, 2008


  • MFE-Collinsville Tour and Presenter Contacts
  • National Entrepreneurship Week
  • The World Agricultural Forum: Empowering Agriculture to Drive Economic Growth PowerPoint(Great resource and facts about world hunger and the need for agriculture.)
1- MFE-Collinsville Tour and Presenter Contacts - Those teachers participating at the MFE-Collinsville location, please take time to send a thank you note to these tour sites and presenter for assisting at this MFE at no charge.  They volunteered their time to help Illinois agricultural education.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact each for more information.       
Bernie Heimos, President
Norwin Heimos, Owner
Kylie Roy, Grower - [email protected]
N.G. Heimos Greenhouses, Inc.
6627 State Route 158
Millstadt, IL 62260
(618) 476-7200
John Caupert, Director - [email protected]
Stephanie Regagnon, Director of Commercialization - [email protected]
National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center
400 University Park Drive
Edwardsville, IL  62025-3604
(618) 659-6737
David Johnson
District Forester Office
R.R. #3, Box # 979
P.O. Box 206
Fairfield, IL 62837
2- National Entrepreneurship Week

February 23–March 1, 2008 - The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow are in Our Schools Today
National Entrepreneurship Week celebrates the contributions of entrepreneurs in America and the value of educating students in 21st century skills.

All students need entrepreneurial skills to succeed in workplaces of the future, whether they become business owners or gain employment in emerging entrepreneurships throughout our economy. Educators can utilize National Entrepreneurship Week to inform parents, students, and policy leaders about opportunities to more effectively engage and prepare students for successful futures.

Arrow graphic For more information about this event, ideas and resources, and suggestions for classroom activities, visit 

3- World Agricultural Forum Overview

Agriculture is poised to change the world for the better. Sustainable agri-food systems can reduce the world’s dependence in natural resources, which are depleting rapidly with industrialization. Sound water resource management can increase economic stability and decrease civil unrest. Investments in bioenergy and access to agri-related technologies, particularly among small farmers, can spur economic growth globally while also fostering peace and security by minimizing dependence on oil. Fair trade policies can encourage efficient distribution and production of agriculture worldwide, thereby increasing prosperity and reducing hunger and poverty.

Great PowerPoint can be downloaded here- 


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