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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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AITC Coordinator Vacancy in Saline/Gallatin Counties

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Employer     Saline and Gallatin County Farm Bureaus
Position     Ag In The Classroom Coordinator & Foundation Manager
Description     The Saline and Gallatin County Farm Bureaus are looking to contract with a patient, outgoing, organized individual to coordinate agricultural literacy efforts in Saline and Gallatin counties both in the classroom and to the public. 15-25 hours a week. Communites in these counties are Junction, Ridgeway, Galatia, Carrier Mills, Harrisburg, and Eldorado.

The Agriculture Literacy Coordinator will provide agriculture programs for the schools and communities in Saline and Gallatin Counties. The Agriculture Literacy Coordinator is encouraged to incorporate Illinois State Learning Standards, hands-on activities, and scientific inquiry in the programs. The Agriculture Literacy Coordinator is responsible for providing programs aimed at integrating science, math, reading, writing, social studies, and health into agriculture. Suggested subject matter for programs include animals, energy, insects, plants, soils, weather, genetics, horticulture, and conservation of natural resources.

1. To develop, deliver, and coordinate scheduling of agriculture literacy programs in the schools.
2. Recruit and train volunteers to assist in agriculture literacy programs.
3. To increase the visibility of the Saline and Gallatin Counties Farm Bureau Agriculture Literacy programs in the counties.
4. Organize and record meetings of the Saline and Gallatin Counties Partners for Agriculture Literacy Committees.
5. Organize and promote fundraising for the Saline and Gallatin Counties Farm Bureau Foundation.
6. Search out grants and other opportunities for funding.
7. Keep an accurate record of expenditures and travel expenses.
8. Regularly report on programs to the Farm Bureau Manager, Illinois Farm Bureau home office, and local newspapers.
9. Prepare an annual report summarizing the results of classroom presentations and the number of students reached.

Minimum Qualifications
-Experience working with children.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Excellent organizational skills.
-Adequate transportation.

Desired Qualifications
-College degree in communications or education.
-Agriculture background.

    Prior to January 20, 2012, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Jody Hughes, Manager
Saline-Gallatin Farm Bureau
P.O. Box 423
Harrisburg, IL 62946

(618) 252-6992

[email protected]

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