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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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RESULTS OF THE DISTRICT 5 FFA AGRISCIENCE FAIR held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Eight schools participated -

Cisne, Eldorado, Freeburg, Hamilton County, Mt. Vernon, Odin, Thompsonville, and Waterloo with 28 projects and 32 students.  Congratulations to all students participating.  Thank you to those agriculture teachers for including agriscience fair projects in their curriculum.
Top 11 Blue Ribbon projects were-
1st – Austin Bundy, Waterloo – Which Fuel Cell Will Produce the Most Energy: Platinum, Hydrogen, Solar, or PEM?
2nd – Mitch Brown & Zach Short, Waterloo – Enzyme Catalase Reactions
3rd – Ann Pond, Cisne – You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato
4th – Sarah Hempen, Waterloo – Are More Volts Generated When Cones of Different Sizes are Placed in Front of a Windmill?
5th – Amanda Minor, Odin – Preparation and Properties of Biodiesel
6th – Chloe Byers, Cisne – Chocolate Cup
7th – Elaine Wisneski, Freeburg – Effect of Different Fertilizers on Poinsettia Growth
8th – Miranda Spears, Waterloo – Radical Radiation
9th – Craig Vishy, Kane Austin, Caleb Staples, Mt. Vernon – Sunflower Seed Spacing
10th – Cassie Billington, Cisne – Watchin My Corn Pop Up In Rows
11th – Travis Hughes, Cisne – Frozen or Not
Individual category winners-
-Engineering(Mechanical/Agricultural Engineering Science) –Austin Bundy, Waterloo
-Botany (Plant/Soil Science) – Ann Pond, Cisne
-Zoology (Animal Science) – Lucretia Mills, Cisne
-Biochemistry/Microbiology/Food Science – Amanda Minor, Odin
-Essay ­– Destiny Essington, Freeburg
Each project received a $5 cash award and each student received a framed certificate. The top 5 projects received $40, $30, $25, $20, $15, and $10 each for the 6-11 places. 
This event was organized and sponsored by District 5 Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education(FCAE) and hosted by the Benton High School at the District 5 FFA Proficiency Awards Judging. Both events held jointly at the same location on the same evening were very well received. The quality of projects and competition by students was very good this year.
Judges for this event were Bob Arthur, former SIUC Dean of the College of Agriculture; Janis Page, Franklin County SWCD; Rob Gerstenecker, Clinton County Farm Bureau; and Kim Haywood, FCAE.    
Thank you to Rabo AgriFinance for providing gifts for the top 11 students and category winners.

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