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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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Growing Agricultural Employees in Urban Areas

Friday, November 07, 2008

Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education(ICAE) Meeting in St. Louis - Nov 17/18

Teachers, Administrators, Guidance Counselors, Agriculture Advisory & FFA Alumni Members, Interested Individuals-
Join us at Monsanto World Headquarters in St. Louis on the evening of November 17 and the day of November 18 as agribusiness and education leaders come together to collaborate efforts to increase urban and diverse agricultural education programs and to find out the status of our current workforce of agricultural employees in Illinois and the St. Louis region.
RSVP by Tuesday, 11/11 to:  [email protected]
2008 ILCAE/ICAE Annual Meeting
Monsanto, Creve Coeur, MO
“Growing Agricultural Employees in Urban Areas”
November 17, 2008 - Hilton Hotel Frontenac, Creve Coeur, MO
6:00 – 7:00 pm     ILCAE and ICAE Reception
                               Hors D'oeuvres and refreshments provided
7:00 – 7:30 pm     Brief ILCAE/ICAE Business Meeting
7:30 – 9:00 pm     Brainstorming Session
                                       Objective:Understand our current position and create
                                 future goals. Illinois Agricultural Education Stakeholders are
                                 encouraged to attend this discussion which will focus around
                                 the “10x15” initiative, a national initiative to grow 10,000 Ag
                                 Ed Programs by 2015, and our plans and progress of
                                 growing Illinois agricultural education programs. 
1.      Provide an overview of the 10x15 initiative. 
2.      Each stakeholder will be asked to report on its current activities and/or future plans as they relate to 10x15.
3.      State goals will be discussed and each subsection of the initiative will be addressed at each educational level as time allows.
4.      Other state issues or concerns.
November 18, 2008- Monsanto, Creve Coeur, MO
7:30 am                  Start Shuttles to depart from hotel to Monsanto Campus
7:45 – 8:30 am       Registration and Refreshments
8:30 – 8:45 am       Welcome
8:45 – 10:15 am     Group A – Tour Crop Analytical Lab
                                Group B – Monsanto Presentation (Tentatively – Andy
                                     Hedgecock, Scientific Affairs Issues Management Lead)
10:15 – 11:45 am   Group B – Tour Crop Analytical Lab
                                Group A – Monsanto Presentation (Tentatively- Andy
                                     Hedgecock, Scientific Affairs Issues Management Lead)
11:45 – 12: 30 pm   Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 pm     Human Resource Panel – “Status of Quality Agricultural
                                       Joyce Schaefer, Monsanto Dairy Talent Manager
                                       Maria Luisa Burt, Novus International Global Manager, 
                             Human Resources
                                       Syngenta Human Resources Representative
1:30 – 2:00 pm        Guest Speaker, Andy Armbruster, Monsanto Training
2:00 pm                    Closing Remarks
2:15 pm                    Depart for hotel via shuttle

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