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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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Agriscience Fair - District 5 Results

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009
Four schools participated – Cisne, Freeburg, Mt. Vernon and Waterloo with 25 projects and 31 students.
Individual category winners-
-Engineering (Mechanical/Agricultural Engineering Science) – Lexi Clinebell, Waterloo
-Botany (Plant/Soil Science) – Mathew Byars, Cisne
-Zoology (Animal Science) – Rosemary Chapple, Waterloo
-Environmental Sciences – Aaron Maloy, Cisne
-Biochemistry/Microbiology/Food Science – Kathryn Pond, Cisne
-Essay ­– Corey Funk & Joey Reese, Freeburg
Top 5 projects were-
1st – Kathryn Pond, Cisne – Fat Farm II
2nd – Rosemary Chapple, Waterloo – Lysine & Methlonine Requirement of Chicks Fed Low       Protein Corn-Soybean Meal Diets
3rd – Lexi Clinebell, Waterloo – Affect of Tempering, Hardening, and Annealing on the Tensile Strength of 1018 Steel
4th – Travis Howard, Cisne – Strength of Fishing Line
5th – Dillon Talbert, Cisne – Which Wood Glue Can Hold?
Each project received a $5 cash award, and each student received a framed certificate. The top 5 projects received $50, $30, $25, $20, and $15. 
This event was hosted and sponsored by Rend Lake College – Applied Science and Technology Division. The facilities and cash prizes were contributed by Rend Lake College. A special “thank you” acknowledged to Terry Wilkerson and Mark Mueller and their staff at RLC for hosting this event.
Judges for this event were area educational and agribusiness leaders. Assistance was also provided by: Ben Arteman, State FFA Reporter, the District 5 FFA Section Presidents, Zach Cash, Eric Schmidt, Trenton Gray, Colten Penrod, and Caroline Bremer. 
The quality and competition of the students and projects were very good this year. The District 5 Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education(FCAE) office organizes the event each year.
Congratulations to the students and schools participating.  My goal is that we have 20 schools and 150 students participating next year.  This event helps students study the application of scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises.   Most students can learn academic science concepts.  True educational success is when students learn science concepts and can apply those concepts to create useful agricultural solutions.  Agriscience projects are great teaching tools to help students learn about science and the food and fiber industry.

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