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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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1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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Update from Section Ag Teacher Winter Meetings

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

*Message Sent to Section 15 & District 5 Ag Teachers.

Thank you for attending your respective section winter Agriculture Teacher Meeting.  I provided the below dates and information at the section meetings though wanted to send to everyone electronically.

Thank you also for providing your course rosters and data sheets.  For those that have not, please send via email or in the US mail prior to 2/15.  Attached is the data sheet and instructions.  

College of Ag. Banquet
Friday evening-Student Center
Responders in the Classroom workshop
 NEW DATE  -- Reply to this email if you are interested in attending.
4:30 pm
6:30 pm
Ag Room, Shawnee High School, Wolf Lake
Ann Ochs will share how she uses responders(clickers) in the classroom. Refreshments to be served.
National Ag Day
Across the US - earlier than in past
District Agriscience Fair
Projects to be set-up by 5 p.m.
National Teach Ag Day
Across the US     TAG your Replacement
Ag. Legislative Day
Thank legislators for support.
FCAE/SIUC Advisory Council Meeting
4-6 pm
Held in conjunction with the District Public Speaking CDE.
Murray State University Field Day
Murray, KY
Registration – 7:30 a.m.
Start – 10 a.m.
SIUC Ag. Industry Day
Livestock/Dairy/Hort CDE/Activities
Cooperatives Conference
Scholarships available.
District 5 IAVAT Professional Development
More information this spring
IAVAT Conference
Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign
Send a written budget to your EFE to get funds to attend.
Summer Agricultural Institutes for K-12 Teachers
St. Clair County
Lawrence, Wabash, Edwards, & Wayne
Scholarships are available through local county farm bureaus. Near $1000 tuition fee for the 3 hours of graduate credit.

·         FY12 AG. INCENTIVE FUNDING – Amendments due by 4/30/12. Requisitions for funding have been forwarded to the Comptroller’s Office. Actual funding to your school will be May – July.
·         FY13 AG GRANT APPLICATIONS required to complete online -  No changes for this year. A letter will be sent to your principal and superintendent regarding the application process.   Finalize online prior by June 30, 2012. No printed application will be required.   Quality indicators used for the FY13 grant will be from 7/1/11 – 6/30/12. Quality indicators in red can be marked. Appeal process can be done online.
·         ANNUAL DEPARTMENT REPORT OF YOUR PROGRAM must be sent in prior to your incentive funding application being finalized(prior to June 30, 2012)
·         UPDATE your FFA/Ag Department websites – Send me the link when updated.
·         Improving Your Ag Ed Program Grant – 12 applied (Galatia, West Frankfort, Hardin County, Litchfield, North Mac, Vienna, Pontiac, Hoopeston, Normal, Central-Burlington, Indian Creek, Lincoln-Way Central)  - ON HOLD until later this spring.  Depending on budget.
·         National FFA Alumni Local Program Support $1000 Grant Application – Due July 1, 2012
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