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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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College Grads Find Jobs in Agriculture Outside Family Farms

Sunday, October 03, 2010

College Grads Find Jobs in Agriculture Outside Family Farms is the title of a news article just published online at the Progressive Farmer.  click here or click on the attachment to print the article for a current events day in your classroom.  Also attached is an assessment with 12 M/C questions and an open response question with rubric. 

Studies show strong hiring numbers, healthy salaries and a variety of opportunities for recent graduates.

And students are picking up on that. According to the USDA, enrollment numbers in the nation's colleges of agriculture increased almost 22 percent from 2005 to 2008.

A recent survey showed that year to date, 10,304 ag industry positions have been posted on the company's web site. That contrasts to 7,264 jobs the same time last year—a jump of 30 percent. is a North-Carolina-based web site devoted to agricultural job postings and with which Hrubes did an internship.

In 2009, the number of ag jobs across the United States and Canada totaled nearly 30,000, with more than 19,000 jobs concentrated in the Midwest. That's up nearly 10,000 jobs from 2007.

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