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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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Illinois FFA Center Message-1/5/2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Items in This Message

- American FFA Degree "Intent to Apply"

- Illinois Foundation FFA Collection Drive

- Scholarships

- IAA Foundation Scholarships 

American FFA Degree "Intent to Apply"

Any FFA member planning to apply for the American FFA Degree should submit an 'Intent to Apply" form to the Illinois FFA Center by January 15 or as soon after as possible.  All students who sumbit an "Intent to Apply" form will receive a letter with details about applying for the degree.  The intent form is available on the Illinois FFA website in the downloads section under FFA Degrees.

Advisors are reminded that all applicants for the American FFA Degree must be a current FFA member on the chapter roster.  Collegiate FFA membership does not qualify them for the degree. 

Foundation Collection Drive

FFA chapters are reminded the deadline for the Foundation Collection Drive is February 1.  All money and transmittals should be submitted to the Illinois FFA Center no later than February 1 in order to be included in the 2010 Collection Drive totals.  Anyone needing additional collection drive materials should contact Tammy at the Illinois FFA Center.



Illinois FFA members are reminded the Illinois Foundation FFA administers several scholarships.  They include: Sam Taylor Memorial Scholarship, Sam Taylor Ag Education Scholarship, Alliance Pipeline Scholarship, Henry County Ag Scholarship, and the GROWMARK Scholarship.  Information and application forms for each scholarship are available on the Illinois FFA website under downloads.  All applications are due March1, 2011.

IAA Foundation Scholarships

The IAA Foundation has a number of scholarships available.  Information about the scholarships is available at or you can call (309) 557-2230.  Scholarship information is also available in the Illinois Farm Bureau "Farm Week" newspaper.  Applications are due February 1, 2011. 

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