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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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Sustainable Living Expo - October 8-9 - Dixon Springs Ag Center

Monday, September 27, 2010

CONTACT: Stephanie Brown or Melissa Wilson at (618) 993-5396, ext. 6. Reach Steph by cell at 618/638-6954, [email protected]

Sustainable Living Expo...OFFERING PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR EVERYDAY LIVING    Complete event program and other information is posted at

A One-of-a Kind Event...

October 9, 2010
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in Pope County

FREE, Family-Friendly and Open to the Public on Saturday
For landowners, homeowners, consumers, kids – You!
All ages, all income levels, all shades of green welcome

New updates just posted...

Friday, October 8th - Pre-Expo Program - Choose from 8 Workshops!
Registration Deadline Extended to October 4th!.....

Download Friday Program and Registration Form (fees apply)

Friday's "Wildlife on Your Place" workshop agenda

* Advanced registration is necessary for all Friday workshops
Send form and payment by October 4th.  Includes lunch!

Saturday Expo Program - October 9th

NEW!  Download the Complete Saturday Program!
NEW! Join the Team and Help For Part of the Day...
Download a Volunteer Registration Form
Overview of Saturday's program
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Tell a friend about the Expo...
Download an event flyer today!

Saturday Admission FREE to all who register on-site or in advance. All registrants entered for a chance to win a beautiful quilt throw!

(Must be present to win - Drawing at 4:15 in Main Tent)

 Rain or Shine
Featured Presentations in 5 Tents, Open House in Ag Center Classroom, Food Programs in Dorm Building - Much more to see at 31 outdoor learning stations scattered across the Dixon Springs Ag Center campus!

We've partnered with the organizers of last year's first ever Shawnee Energy Festival... a showcase of home energy ideas and alternatives.  This year the "Fest" is part of the first ever Sustainable Living Expo! Come on out and see two great events in ONE!

 Fun for the entire family!!  - Kid’s area with hands-on activities and a play village!

Food Vendors will be selling food and beverages on Saturday.  Friday workshop fees include lunch.

  “A Country Boy Can Survive” meets the "Victory Garden”... and everything in between!
  • Program Tracks Include...Survival and Disaster Preparedness, Conservation, Energy, and Locally Grown Foods
  • Featured Presentations in the Main Tent Cover the Big Picture
  • Featured Presentations in the Conservation, Energy, and Local Foods Areas Highlight Topics of Special Interest
  • Outdoor Learning Stations Focus on Practical Solutions for Everyday Living    

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