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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
[email protected]
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District 5 Message of Feb 24 2003 3:20PM

Monday, February 24, 2003

-Th" WMCL Agricultur" Scholastic Bowl has b""n CANCELLE" for today and Tu"sday du" to th" snowstorm. It will b" r"sch"dul"d for th" w""k of March 31st and April 1st.
-"istrict 5 FFA Agrisci"nc" Fair – Monday, March 10th at RLC
-FFA Alumni Camp and WLP Scholarships du" March 1st
-Indiana FFA/Ag. Education W"bsit"
-SAE Id"a
-FY03 Inc"ntiv" Funding Summary of Quality Indicators

-Th" "istrict 5 FFA Agrisci"nc" Fair will b" h"ld on Monday, March 10th, at R"nd Lak" Coll"g". Pl"as" b" sur" to hav" your r"gistration forms s"nt to m" by Friday, F"bruary 28th. R"gistration forms can b" found in your Wint"r S"ction M""ting pack"t.

-Illinois FFA Alumni Camp and WLP Scholarships ar" to b" postmark"d to th" Illinois FFA C"nt"r by Saturday, March 1st. FFA Alumni du"s and rost"rs ar" also du" at this tim". If you n""d copi"s of th"s" forms, pl"as" contact th" Illinois FFA C"nt"r or visit this sit" to download th" forms -

-Indiana FFA/Agricultural Education W"bsit" - Und"r th" h"adings of t"ach"r r"sourc"s, you will find good pow"rpoints on SAE and r"lat"d topics. Also, Indiana is promoting a H"althy Lif"styl"s Chapt"r Chall"ng" which is a program d"sign"d to for FFA m"mb"rs to promot" h"althy lif"styl"s in th"ir schools and communiti"s. Information r"lating to this topic is at this sit". All"n Ritt"r-North Clay s"nt m" this bit of good information.

-SAE Id"a from Brian B"nd"r-Wat"rloo…"on’t hav" tim" to g"t out and g"t thos" pictur"s for SAE r"cord books – Buy a f"w disposabl" cam"ras, s"nd it hom" with your stud"nts and hav" th"m tak" th"ir own pictur"s with th" h"lp of family m"mb"rs. "on’t us" this id"a though to tak" th" plac" of a SAE visit to th"ir workplac" or hom".

-Th" FY03 Inc"ntiv" Funding Summary of Quality Indicators is Compl"t"…Ev"ry quality indicator has b""n summariz"d into on" pag" of information, which includ"s "ach of th" schools that ch"ck"d that indicator and th" stat"wid" p"rc"ntag". FCAE fi"ld advisors hav" a hard copy of all of this information that can b" shar"d with you. Th" compl"t" 174 pag" docum"nt will b" availabl" soon at our w"bsit" for your own vi"wing and printing. H"r" ar" a f"w statistics:

-27 or 9% of ag. t"ach"rs ar" provisionally c"rtifi"d.
-81 or 26% of ag. t"ach"rs hav" a 10 month contract
-44 or 14% of ag. t"ach"rs hav" a 10.5 month contract
-70 or 22% of ag. t"ach"rs hav" a 11 month contract
-11 or 3% of ag. t"ach"rs hav" a 12 month contract
-97 or 31% of ag. t"ach"rs hav" a mast"r’s d"gr""
-4 or 1% of schools allows a math cr"dit for an ag. cours"
-240 or 76% of schools allows a sci"nc" cr"dit for an ag. cours"
-32 or 10% of schools allows a consum"r "ducation cr"dit for an ag. cours"
-131 or 41% of schools participat"d in mor" than 8 FFA C"Es
-67 or 21% of schools allows a s"parat" cr"dit and grad" for SAE
-121 or 38% of t"ach"rs mak" 2 or mor" SAE visits p"r y"ar
-104 or 33% of schools hav" an activ" FFA Alumni
-213 or 67% of schools hav" a gr""nhous"
-74 or 23% of schools hav" a gard"n lab
-65 or 21% of schools t"ach a 7/8 grad" ag. cours"

""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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