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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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Hummert International Short Courses - Summer 09

Friday, April 17, 2009

Hummert International cordially invites you to attend our annual Agricultural Education Short Courses. We have reduced the registration fees to $250. This year we are offering two inspiring and hands-on oriented short courses:
·         Greenhouse Operations and Management
·         Community Gardens (NEW), Landscape Design and Turfgrass Management
The Greenhouse Operations and Management Short Course will be held from June 23rd to June 25th. This short course includes 1.5 days of classes and a 1-day tour of St. Louis city greenhouses! Our first stop will be St. Louis’ “Flower Row”, the Midwest hub of the cut flower industry. Next, our group will travel to the Clyde C. Miller Academy which was recently spotlighted in People magazine for its outstanding FFA chapter and plant biotechnology program. 
We are excited to offer the new Community Gardens, Landscape Design and Turfgrass Management Short Course which will be held from July 7th to July 10th. This short course includes 1.5 days of classes and a 1-day tour day of St. Louis community gardens. Tour stops include St. Louis’ City Seeds & Urban Farm, the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Forest Park.
We have reduced registration fees by selecting the best experts and speakers in the St. Louis region. For further details, please see the enclosed agendas. 
To register, simply complete the registration form( and fax/mail it to the attention of Short Course Registration. If you would like further information please contact Shannon Dieckman extension 1124 at 1-800-325-3055 or e-mail [email protected]. Registration is limited, so please reply as soon as possible. Our goal at Hummert International is to assist you in helping your students reach their full potential.
Horticulturally yours,
Dr. Steve Millett

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