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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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Salem, IL 62881
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Do you have students interested in teaching Ag Ed?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

*Message sent to District 5 and Section 15 Ag Teachers.

Encourage these students to attend the Elite Conference 2011 where they will learn more about the teaching profession!  We have room for 31 more students.  REGISTER NOW!
The conference is Monday, November 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the IAA Building in Bloomington. Opening speaker is Dave Mouser, Principal, former ag teacher, and former State FFA President and is sure to be a BIG hit with your students. Refer to participants below to see if you could share rides with another school. 
Ø      9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.       Registration
Ø      10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.    Welcome & Opening Speaker
Welcome – Mr. Mark Williams, Illinois State Board of Education
Opening Speaker – Mr. Dave Mouser, Principal at Tri-Valley High School
Ø      10:30 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.    Break in CTE Areas: Agriculture, Business, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Occupations and Industrial Technology
Ø      10:35 a.m.                             INTRODUCTIONS
Ø      10:35 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.    University Representative time
Illinois State University
Southern Illinois University
of Illinois
Western Illinois University
Ø      11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.    BREAK
Agriculture - Mingle University and Community College representatives
Ø      11:35 a.m. to 12:20 a.m.    Illinois Ag In the Classroom Activities
Ø      12:20 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.      LUNCH
Ø        1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.        Teaching Time
Ø      2:00 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.        Teacher Panel
Ø      3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.        BREAK
Agriculture - Mingle University and Community College representatives
Ø      3: 35 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.       Evaluations and Wrap-up
Ø      3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.        Closing Speaker
Students RSVPing so far....
1.      Bailey, Samantha
West Central HS
2.      Blunier, Mallory
Midland HS
3.      Davis, Eli
Oakwood HS
4.      Epplin, Evelyn
Pinckneyville HS
5.      Faivre, Sarah
Indian Creek HS
6.      Frances, Lauren
Indian Creek HS
7.      Girone, Mark
Midland HS
8.      Herring, Kaylyn
Indian Creek HS
9.      Kirkpatrick, Katie
Oakwood HS
10.LaKamp, Drew
New Berlin HS
11.Liske, Eli
Okawville HS
12.Loschen, Amy
Tri-Point HS
13.Mitchell, Silver
Midland HS
14.Nicol, Eric
United HS
Pana HS
16.Miller, Mitch
17.Deakin, Colin
18.Jones, Sarah
19.DeSchepper, Beth

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