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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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District 5 Message of Dec 12 2002 12:19PM

Thursday, December 12, 2002

-Stak" Your Acr"s Softwar"
-S"ction M""ting "at"s in January
-Annual Illinois FFA Alumni M""ting
-Illinois T"aching Candidat"s in Agricultural Education
-Illinois Agricultur" Facts

-STAKE YOUR ACRES SOFTWARE is fun, chall"nging, and "ducational gam" softwar". ONLY $10! You’v" just inh"rit"d an "ntir" farming op"ration compl"t" with hous", barn, fi"lds, "quipm"nt, liv"stock, and "v"n cash. "o your stud"nts hav" what it tak"s to mak" a profit in today’s agricultural mark"t? To ord"r contact: J"ff H"lg"n, Farm Works Consultant, (217) 324-6601 j?Subject="[email protected]

-S"ction 21 – January 14th, 5 pm, JJ’s Café, C"ntralia
-S"ction 22 – January 22, 5 pm, R"staurant and High School, N"w Ath"ns
-S"ction 23 – January 15, 5 pm, Buff"t and High School, Oln"y
-S"ction 24 – January 13, 4:30 pm, ""pot R"staurant, Murphysboro
-S"ction 25 – January 14, 12 Noon, Ryan’s R"staurant, Marion
TEACHERS – Pl"as" bring your grad" books and class lists for stud"nts for s"cond s"m"st"r. I n""d this stud"nt data "arli"r this y"ar. I will try to "mail out th" data form aft"r you g"t back in January.

-ANNUAL FFA ALUMNI MEETING will b" h"ld on Friday, January 17th and Saturday, January 18th at th" Hilton Hot"l in Springfi"ld. Try to g"t r"pr"s"ntativ"s from your chapt"r to att"nd.

-38 T"aching Candidat"s(SIUC, U of I, WIU, ISU, and oth"rs) ar" curr"ntly list"d at our w"bsit" at: http://www.agricultural""s/candidat"list.cfm
K""p up th" good work in promoting agricultural "ducation as a prof"ssion.

-ILLINOIS – STAN"ING TALL in th" Agricultural World…bas"d on 2001 data from th" Illinois Agricultural Statistics S"rvic". Mor" statistics at: http://www.agstats.stat""x.html
Illinois Top T"n Agricultural Commoditi"s in Annual Cash R"c"ipts –
Corn $3 Billion
Soyb"ans $2.1 Billion
Hogs/Pigs $920.2 Million
Cattl"/Calv"s $528 Million
"airy Products $300.6 Million
Gr""nhous" and Nurs"ry $267.5 Million
Wh"at $111.3 Million
V"g"tabl"s $74.5 Million
Poultry/Eggs $67.5 Million
Hay $61.4 Million

Illinois Agricultural Commoditi"s – Major Exports…
Ranking of Stat"s is list"d first.
5th in All Ag. Commoditi"s
2nd in F""d Grains and R"lat"d Products
2nd in Soyb"ans and R"lat"d Products
7th in Liv" Animals and M"at("xcluding poultry)
16th in Wh"at and R"lat"d Products

Illinois Top Agricultural Commoditi"s – Production…
Ranking of Stat"s is list"d first. Bas"d on amount produc"d annually.
2nd in Corn – 1.6 billion bu.
2nd in Soyb"ans – 478 million bu.
4th in pigs born – 7.1 million h"ad
10th in sorghum – 8 million bu.
10th in wh"at – 44 million bu.
17th in alfalfa hay – 2 million tons

Farm Siz" in Illinois…bas"d on th" 1997 C"nsus of Agricultur" "ata.
Acr"s ar" list"d first. Numb"r of farms is list"d s"cond.
L"ss than 10 – 4,254
10-49 - 12,604
50-179 - 19,606
180-499 – 18,231
500-999 - 11,619
1000 or mor" - 6,737

Illinois’ 76,000 farms cov"r mor" than 28 million acr"s, n"arly 80% of th" stat"’s total land ar"a. Mor" than 86% of this cropland r"gist"rs b"low tol"rabl" soil loss l"v"ls.

""an "ittmar
Fi"ld Advisor
Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education
2560 Mascoutah Av".
B"ll"vill", IL 62220
T - (618) 257-8272
F - (618) 233-7954
c"ll - (618) 604-1622
Hom": (618) ">628-8005
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