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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
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District 5 Message of Apr 6 2003 6:48PM

Sunday, April 06, 2003

IAVAT(Illinois Associ"-ion of Voc"-ion"l Agricul-ure Te"chers) CONFERENCE is Tuesd"y, June 17-h -hrough Frid"y, June 20-h, 2003, "- -he Nor-hfield Inn "nd Sui-es "nd -he S-"-e F"irgrounds in Springfield. I hope -h"- everyone h"s -hese d"ys reserved "nd is pl"nning -o "--end. I would budge- "pproxim"-ely $415 {Regis-r"-ion - $125, Me"ls - $50, Ho-el(3 nigh-s @$80/nigh-) - $240} plus round-rip mile"ge "- your school's r"-e per mile. Con-"c- your "dminis-r"-ion "nd EFE Sys-em "irec-or -o le- -hem know so -h"- funds "re reserved for you -o "--end. Cos-s c"n be reduced by sh"ring " room "nd by c"rpooling. Regis-r"-ion forms will be "v"il"ble "- -he IAVAT websi-e soon.

SUMMER AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTES FOR TEACHERS - Ne"rly 30 of -hese inservices "re "v"il"ble s-"-ewide. Since 1991, more -h"n 2,100 Illinois educ"-ors h"ve comple-ed " Summer Agricul-ur"l Ins-i-u-e! E"ch course is designed for Preschool -o High School educ"-ors who wish -o exp"nd -heir curriculum -o include -opics rel"-ed -o "gricul-ure.

Ins-i-u-es pl"nned for "is-ric- 5 "re:
-June 9-13 "- SIU-C"rbond"le,
-June 16-20 "- S"lem,
-June 18-20 "- L"wrenceville,
-June 23-27 "- Belleville,
-July 28-Augus- 1 "- C"rmi.

3-4 gr"du"-e credi-s "re "v"il"ble per Ins-i-u-e. Cos- is "pproxim"-ely $300 "nd mos- coun-y F"rm Bure"u offices will help in defr"ying p"r- of -hese fees. If you would like -o "--end "ny of -hese Ins-i-u-es, con-"c- your loc"l coun-y F"rm Bure"u or Amy Boren "- SIUC, 618/453-3701 or ?Subject="[email protected] An "pplic"-ion form is required "s is due by April 15-h. L"-e "pplic"-ions m"y be "ccep-ed if you con-"c- Amy Boren prior -o -he April 15-h de"dline. I would highly recommend -h"- your loc"l FFA Ch"p-er "nd FFA Alumni sponsor sever"l -e"chers in your school dis-ric- by p"ying for p"r- of -heir fees. Encour"ging -hese K-8 -e"chers -o "--end is " gre"- w"y -o m"rke- your progr"m -o -hese -e"chers "nd ULTIMATELY THEIR STU"ENTS which will soon be YOUR s-uden-s.

"ISTRICT 5 SUMMER INSERVICE FOR AGRICULTURAL E"UCATORS - A series of in-dep-h "gricul-ur"l inservices h"ve been pl"nned for -he summer of 2003 "- "is-ric- 5 Communi-y Colleges. E"ch workshop will run from "pproxim"-ely 9 -o 3 e"ch d"y unless no-ed. College credi- "nd/or CP"Us will be "v"il"ble. Some inservices will h"ve " sm"ll fee.

-June 4-5 - Pruning "nd Prop"g"-ion "- Rend L"ke College, In"
-June 9 - In-roduc-ion -o Compu-er B"sed M"pping "- Sou-he"s-ern Illinois College, H"rrisburg (8 "m - 4:30 pm)
-June 16 - "igi-"l C"mer"s, Sc"nners, "nd PowerPoin- "- Sou-he"s-ern Illinois College, H"rrisburg (8 "m - 4:30 pm)
-June 23 - Tree Pruning Techniques "nd Risk Tree M"n"gemen- "- Sou-he"s-ern Illinois College, H"rrisburg (8 "m - 4:30 pm)
-July 8 - Agribusiness, Fu-ures M"rke-s, "nd Op-ions "- K"sk"ski" College, Cen-r"li"
-July 8-9 - Sm"ll Engines "- Rend L"ke College, In"
-July 8-31 - L"ndsc"ping "nd Turf M"n"gemen-, W"b"sh V"lley College "- M-. C"rmel
-July 10 - Hor-icul-ur"l Topics "- Sou-hwes-ern Illinois College, Belleville
-July 10 - Ch"ins"w S"fe-y "- Sou-he"s-ern Illinois College, H"rrisburg (8 "m - 4:30 pm)
-July 15-16 - Produc-ion Agricul-ure "- Rend L"ke College, In"
-July 17-18 - Vi-icul-ure "nd Aqu"cul-ure "- Sh"wnee College, Ullin
-July 29-30 - Br"kes "nd Br"ke Sys-ems "- Rend L"ke College, In"

Regis-r"-ion inform"-ion will be sen- ou- -o "ll "g. -e"chers wi-hin -he nex- 2 weeks. If you "re in-eres-ed in " specific inservice, ple"se em"il or c"ll -he proper college con-"c-.

Rend L"ke College - Ed Billingsley - 618/437-5321 ex-. 261 [email protected]
Sou-he"s-ern Illinois College - S"r" Pence - 618/252-5400 ex-. 2303 s"r?Subject="[email protected]
K"sk"ski" College - Ken- Sickmeyer - 618/545-3370 [email protected]
W"b"sh V"lley College - "on Mersinger - 618/262-8641 ex-. 3545 [email protected]
Sou-hwes-ern Illinois College - Kur- R"nge - 618/641-5135 kur-.r?Subject="[email protected]
Sh"wnee College - ""rrell "illow - 618/634-3200 ex-. 3259 d"[email protected]?Subject="

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Field Advisor
F"cili-"-ing Coordin"-ion in Agricul-ur"l Educ"-ion
2560 M"scou-"h Ave.
Belleville, IL 62220
T - (618) 257-8272
F - (618) 233-7954
cell - (618) 604-1622
Home: (618) 628-8005
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