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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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Casey Bolin
District 5 Program Advisor
Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
Cell: (618) 780-0230
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Sept 8 Ag Teacher Meeting/Reporters Workshop

Friday, September 03, 2010

*Message sent only to District 5, Sections 15,19,20 Teachers.

The District 5 FFA Reporters Workshop and District Agriculture Teachers’ Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 8th   - 5:30 p.m. – Students Register at the Theatre of Rend Lake College, Ina                 Click here Campus Map 
6 p.m. – Agriculture Teacher Meeting starts in room #102-103 of the Applied Science Center(ASC), Rend Lake College, Ina  

Possible name change for IAVAT….Be sure to give your input at this link to access the survey.

Attached and below is an agenda for the meeting.  I hope that everyone can attend this very important activity for your FFA Chapter Reporter and yourself.  

2010 Ag Teacher Workshop Agenda
Welcome by IAVAT District Director
Remarks from host – Rend Lake College
Appoint Recording Secretary
General Comments – Frank Dry (20 minutes)
1. IFB & Affiliates Youth Agriculture Careers Promotion Challenge – Mariah Anderson
2. FFA Electronic Membership Rosters
3. Foundation Update
a. Goals
b. Fair Share & Minimum
c. Rules on “zero chapters”
4. Reminder to send Thank-you’s to Governor, ISBE, & Legislators

SIUC Collegiate FFA Report – Sara Conner
FCAE Update – Dean Dittmar

FFA Board Update – FFA Board Member or Alternate (30 minutes)
1. Share the Soy Book Brigade – Frank can cover this, has a handout
2. Program Affiliation Fee Update & Input (gather a list of questions that teachers have so they can be answered by the Affiliation Committee members at their next meeting)
3. State & American Degrees – Community service requirement goes into effect this year. (10 hours for Chapter FFA Degree, 25 hours for State FFA Degree, 50 hours for American FFA Degree)
4. Level of proofing of degree by state office – National Chapter Awards will not be corrected by State FFA Center Staff. Must be correct when submitted by the chapter.
5. Review FFA Dues ($12 for 2010-11)
6. Late Fees/Penalties for Rosters received after due date
7. Show teachers where they can check CDE results online.
8. Review District FFA Activities
IAVAT Board Update – IAVAT Board Member (30 minutes)
1. Review the changes in the IAVAT Committee Membership
2. SAE Committee presentation on “Top 10 Questions”
3. Resolutions/Special Projects Committee Presentation on IAVAT Name Change
4. Changes in CDE Rules
5. Review Strategic Plan
6. IAVAT Conference
a. Contract signed for Decatur Conference Center – June 21-23, 2011
b. Contract pending for Champaign/Urbana – June 19-21, 2012
c. Contract negotiated for DoubleTree – June 18-20, 2013
6. Review Calendar of Events – Date Changes (still working on changing “Super Tuesday” to “Super Friday”)
Distribution of Foundation Packets
Take Photos for Directory

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2010 Reporter Workshop Final Agenda.pdf