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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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1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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District 5 Professional Development - Join Us On Carlyle Lake

Monday, June 23, 2008

District 5 IAVAT Summer Professional Development
WHEN:  Tuesday and Wednesday, July 15 and 16, 2008.
WHERE:  The Maschhoffs Pork Farm, Inc.  – Conference Room
                  7475 State Route 127
                  Carlyle, IL  62231
                  Visit Site:
   Located just south of the intersection of Highway 127 & Highway 161.
COST: Only your mileage and hotel. All teachers attending will have the opportunity to order approximately $30 worth of SAE/FFA supplies from National FFA.
REGISTRATION: Prior to July 1st, complete the attached registration form or just email me back including your cell phone number. [email protected]
OVERNIGHT ACCOMADATIONS:    Microtel Inn and Suites –
Room Rates per Night: Single-$56.74 Double-$62.30 (Includes tax)
Cabin rates: Up to 6 persons - $119/night + tax
#1 Resort Drive, Carlyle, IL 62231, Tel: (618) 594-7666
            A block of rooms under “Ag Teachers” has been reserved. All reservations should be
            made by July 3rd.
CPDUS OFFERED: Up to 14 hours.
Tuesday, July 15th
8 a.m. – Refreshments and Registration
8:25 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions
8:30 a.m. – Completing the State FFA Degree Application –
       Jim Craft, Executive Director, Illinois FFA Association
10:30 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m. – Video - The Maschhoff’s: Who they are? What does this agribusiness entail? Types of Employees that they are looking for?  - Julie Maschhoff
11:30 a.m. – National Scholastic Sportsman Program – Doug Mayfield
                   - Rev It Up Kit – Have you ever looked inside?
12:15 p.m. – Lunch - Setting of District Dates
1:15 p.m. – Illinois mAGic Kit Hands-on activities – Susan Kleiboeker, AITC Coordinator
2:15 p.m. – Newsletters – Class projects, assist in marketing your program, cost, and time commitment - Jestun Nutter
                 -SmartBoards – How to use them effectively -
3:30 p.m. – Hotel Check-In
5:30 p.m. – Barbecue on Carlyle Lake – just near the Microtel Inn and Suites.  Presentation by the Army Corp of Engineers on Carlyle Lake - Stacie Selle
Wednesday, July 16th
8:30 a.m. – Refreshments
8:45 a.m. – Tour via A/C Bus of the Maschhoff’s Facilities
11 a.m. – Tour – Carlyle Water Treatment Plant – Water Quality and Testing -
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1 p.m. – Tour -
2:15 p.m. – Tour or Presentation
3:30 p.m. – Evaluations and Homeward Bound
Possible Tours and presentation topics for Wednesday:
-Haag Foods, Breese
-Animal Disease Lab, Centralia
-Agriscience Fair Projects – Encouraging students to do them, topics, grading, etc.
-BSAA – How to teach this course properly and effectively.
18 Teachers have pre-registered to date:
Anna-Jonesboro – Eric Emmons
Cahokia – Robert Frisch
Carlyle – Tamra Gerstenecker
Carlyle – Jeff Jacobs
East Richland at Olney – Mark Steber
Eldorado – Bill Kittinger
Frankfort at West Frankfort – Mike Flahardy
Freeburg – Tom Range
Hamilton County at McLeansboro – CR Sloan
Okawville – Josh Berg
Pinckneyville – Carrie Koester(Tues only)
Red Bud – Greg Wiegand
Salem – Matt Pokojski
Thompsonville – Tom Cotter
Valmeyer – Howard Heavner(Tues only)
Waterloo - Tim McDermott(Tues only)
Wayne City – David Scott
Webber at Bluford – Aaron Williams

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