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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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UPDATE - DuQuoin State Fair Livestock Judging Contest

Monday, August 16, 2010

*This message is only being sent to all agriculture teachers.

School busses are to come in the MAIN GATE off of Rt. 51 and park in LOT 1 accross from the cattle barns and beef showring.  There will be no parking fee. 
Juniors (14 and under day of contest) may judge on senior team, but will not be eligible for junior awards, only senior awards.  Juniors are only eligible for junior awards if they are on a junior team or judging as a junior individual.
Seniors (15 and over day of contest)
With registration, teachers and coaches also need to send their school's or county's FEIN #, along with the students' SSNs.  This is so they can receive money in the event that they place in the top 5 in a division as a team. 
*Teams who pre-register will only have to pick up packets/cards at registration table on contest day.
WHEN:  Saturday, August 28th 

Registration:  Pre-Registration is preferred.  Send pre-registration to Aaron Williams ([email protected])
-On-site Registration: 8-8:30 a.m. at Beef Show Ring - no  entry fee is charged
-A team may consist of 3-4 FFA or 4-H members with the top 3 scores combined to form an overall team score
-Student social security number MUST be included in registration or student will not judge.  Premiums are given as awards and are paid through fair office.  This is why SSN's are needed.
-8 classes; 4 beef, 2 swine, 2 sheep
-10 questions will be asked on 1 beef class, no grading, no keep/cull
-Awards will be given in the beef showring as soon as possible; expected time is 12:30-1:00 p.m.
-Students will judge 4 cattle classes in the beef showring and then be trammed to the Southern Illinois Exposition Arena to judge hogs and sheep.

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