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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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23rd Annual Monroe County Sheep & Craft Festival

Sunday, January 25, 2009

23rd Annual Sheep & Craft Festival
Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Monroe County Sheep Producers Association announces the 23rd Annual Southern Illinois Sheep and Craft Festival which will be held April 11, 2009 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Waterloo, Illinois.

Planned activities include sessions by sheep specialists, judging contests, spinning and craft demonstrations, shearing demonstrations, sheep dog demonstrations, sheep olympics, sheep pellet bingo, and others. Other family activities planned include kid's corner, performances by Thunder and Lightning Cloggers and an antique tractor display. Throughout the day there will be taste samples, cooking demos and vacuum-packaged cuts of lambs available to purchase. A special feature of the day will be a LAMB LUNCH served from 11AM to 2PM, featuring various cuts of fresh locally grown lamb. Come out to the fairgrounds April 11th and try the lamb chops, leg of lamb, burgers and brats. Commercial and other exhibits will display live sheep, equipment, feed and health products, sheep and wool craft items and others. The program is open to the public Admission is free.... for more information contact:

Richard Wooodcock 618-939-8536
Morrie and Nancy Sanford 618-458-4545
George and Craig Hick 618-282-3626
Dennis Thomas 618-458-7256
Bobby Bayne 618-939-4012 (for booth space)
Lesley Paterson 618-939-7334
Jonathan Koch 618-521-1604
Mark Guebert 618-282-6314
Brenda & Nena Stemler 618-407-2085
(for advanced lamb orders)
Patricia Pent 618-282-3925
Diana Heard 618-476-1608
Pam Mueller 618-281-9364
Chris & Tricia Lutman 618-458-8552
(for tractor display)

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The Monroe County Fairgrounds is located one-half mile west of Waterloo on State Road 156.

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