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The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

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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..

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Casey Bolin
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Sections 21-25
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Salem, IL 62881
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District 5 Message of Apr 13 2002 10:50PM

Saturday, April 13, 2002

-" would lik" to off"r th" opportunity to tour gr""nhous"s and/or obtain p"sticid" c"rtification to thos" FFA organizations who op"rat" gr""nhous" faciliti"s.

Th" Midw"st Fall Grow"rs Conf"r"nc" has b""n att"nd"d by grow"rs from -isconsin, South "akota, Kansas, N"braska, Missouri, Ohio, Minn"sota, and Illinois, so FFA organizations in th"s" stat"s would all b" "ligibl" to att"nd.

Following is a pr"ss r"l"as" conc"rning th" 2002 Conf"r"nc".


Host"d this y"ar by th" Iowa Gr""nhous" Grow"rs Association, Adv"ntur"land Inn, ""s Moin"s, Iowa, has b""n chos"n as th" sit" for th" 2002 Midw"st Fall Grow"rs Conf"r"nc", Octob"r 16-18, 2002. Th" conf"r"nc" combin"s tours of innovativ" whol"sal" and r"tail gr""nhous"s with r"sults ori"nt"d s"minar s"ssions and a trad" show.

Th" tour sch"dul" f"atur"s a visit to Plantp"ddl"r in Cr"sco, Iowa. Plantp"ddl"r, own"d by Mik" and Rach"l Good"r, has distinguish"d its"lf as on" of th" most progr"ssiv" annual and pott"d plant op"rations in th" country by maximizing its faciliti"s through innovativ" crop rotation, pr"s"nting familiar plants in n"w ways, and utilizing l"ading "dg" automation t"chnology.

Th" vari"d s"minar programs will giv" att"nd""s mor" focus"d "xposur" to strat"gi"s that will improv" th" profitability of th"ir busin"ss"s, as w"ll as off"ring grow"r sp"cific s"ssions on n"w vari"ti"s and growing t"chniqu"s.

Anoth"r highlight of th" program will b" th" opportunity for c"rtifi"d p"sticid" training, off"r"d as a part of th" "ntir" conf"r"nc" or on a on"-day basis for th" conv"ni"nc" of grow"rs who wish to hav" additional "mploy""s c"rtifi"d. C"rtification is off"r"d in coop"ration with Iowa Stat" Univ"rsity. A qu"stion and answ"r s"ssion incr"as"s th" valu" of this liv" program.

Supporting v"ndor m"mb"rs will b" availabl" to introduc" grow"rs to n"w products and s"rvic"s. Att"nd""s will find th" suppli"rs th"y n""d to s"" at this r"gional show, without th" distraction and crowds of th" national trad" shows. Both sid"s will b"n"fit by having mor" tim" to discuss chall"ng"s grow"rs ar" facing and how our v"ndor m"mb"rs can h"lp grow"rs r"aliz" high"r profits.

Iowa Gr""nhous" Grow"rs Association is a trad" association s"rving Midw"st ar"a grow"rs and th" gr""nhous" industry. For mor" information contact Sh"ila "i"tz, IGGA, at 525 S- 5th Str""t, Suit" A, ""s Moin"s, IA 50309-4501 or call 515-282-8192. Or, fax r"qu"sts to (515)282-9117; Email to --">sdi?Subject="[email protected]

""an "ittmar
Fi"ld Advisor
Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education
2560 Mascoutah Av".
B"ll"vill", IL 62220
T - (618) 257-8272
F - (618) 233-7954
c"ll - (618) ">604-1622
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