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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 Jul 7 2003 12:41PM

Monday, July 07, 2003

-IAVAT Summ"r Prof"ssional ""v"lopm"nt
-Thank you Not" for th" IAVAT Egg Om"l"ts
-IAVAT S"ction Fall M""ting "at"s
-Summ"r Planning M""ting for "istrict 5
-Consum"r Education R"f"r"nc" T"xtbooks
-T"ach Ag Ed Workshop for your S"ction LTS
-Annual R"ports of Your Program

IAVAT Summ"r Prof"ssional ""v"lopm"nt Topics, "at"s and Locations –
-July 8 - Agribusin"ss, Futur"s Mark"ts, and Options: Kaskaskia Coll"g", C"ntralia (8 am – 4:30 pm) – Room L209
-July 8-31 - Landscaping and Turf Manag"m"nt: Wabash Vall"y Coll"g", Mt. Carm"l (5:30 pm – 8:40 pm) Room 106 Ag. T"ch Building
-July 10 - Horticultural Topics: Southw"st"rn Illinois Coll"g", B"ll"vill" (9 am – 2 pm) - Gr""nhous"s
-July 10 - Chainsaw Saf"ty: South"ast"rn Illinois Coll"g", Harrisburg (8 am - 4:30 pm) – T217 T"ch Building
-July 15-16 - Production Agricultur": R"nd Lak" Coll"g", Ina (9 am – 5 pm) – 104 North Oasis
-July 17-18 - Viticultur" for S"condary T"ach"rs: Shawn"" Coll"g", Ullin (8 am – 5 pm)

If you hav" qu"stions, "mail or call th" prop"r coll"g" contact.
R"nd Lak" Coll"g" - Ed Billingsl"y - 618/437-5321 "xt. 261 billingsl?Subject="[email protected]
South"ast"rn Illinois Coll"g" - Sara P"nc" - 618/252-5400 "xt. 2303 sara.p"nc"@sic.?Subject="du
Kaskaskia Coll"g" - K"nt Sickm"y"r - 618/545-3370 ksickm"y?Subject="[email protected]
Wabash Vall"y Coll"g" - "on M"rsing"r - 618/262-8641 "xt. 3545 m"rsing"[email protected]?Subject="
Southw"st"rn Illinois Coll"g" - Kurt Rang" - 618/641-5135 kurt.rang"@swic.?Subject="du
Shawn"" Coll"g" – "avid Ponc" - 618/634-3216 [email protected]""cc.?Subject="du

IAVAT CONFERENCE EGG OMELET LUNCHEON…Pl"as" s"nd a thank you not" to K"nt McFarland, Stat" Coordinator for th" Am"rican Egg Board, for contributing th" "ggs, m"at, and v"g"tabl"s along with th" tabl"war" and Illinois ""partm"nt of Ag. staff for th" op"ning lunch"on of th" IAVAT Conf"r"nc". S"nding a thank you not" shows our appr"ciation for th"ir donation, tim", and support.

K"nt McFarland
Bur"au of Mark"ting and Promotion
Illinois ""partm"nt of Agricultur"
P.O. Box 19281
Springfi"ld, IL 62794-9281

S"ction 21 – August 21 – Matt Pokojski’s Hom", C"ntralia – 4:30 pm
S"ction 22 – August 27 – R"staurant, Okawvill" – 5 pm - Eat, 6 pm – M""ting
S"ction 23 – August 11 – High School, Clay City – 6 pm
S"ction 24 – August 5 – ""pot R"staurant, Murphysboro – 4:30 pm
S"ction 25 – S"pt"mb"r 2 – Ryan’s R"staurant, Marion – 12 noon

"ISTRICT 5 FFA/IAVAT PLANNING MEETING – A m""ting to s"t th" district dat"s for th" 03-04 school y"ar will b" h"ld on Thursday, July 24 at 9:30 am in th" North Oasis of R"nd Lak" Coll"g". Mark St"b"r, "istrict IAVAT "ir"ctor, Bill Kitting"r, "istrict FFA Board of "ir"ctors, John Kabat-S"ction 21, "on Schmitz-S"ction 22, Mandy Brand"nburg-S"ction 23, Todd Ehl"rs-S"ction 24, Carl "illow-S"ction 25, ""xt"r Wak"fi"ld-SIUC, and Ed Billingsl"y-R"nd Lak" Coll"g" hav" b""n invit"d to att"nd. Goals for FFA and th" IAVAT will also b" discuss"d and "stablish"d.

CONSUMER E"UCATION TEXTBOOK RECOMMEN"ATION- I am in th" proc"ss of d"v"loping an "xampl" Agricultural Busin"ss Manag"m"nt cours" outlin" that you can us" to fulfill local graduation r"quir"m"nts for consum"r "ducation. A f"w of th" r"quir"d chapt"rs for consum"r "ducation ar" not on our Agribusin"ss Manag"m"nt C". If you hav" any sugg"st"d t"xts for consum"r "ducation, pl"as" "mail m" th" titl"s, company nam", and ISBN.

TEACH AG E" WORKSHOP FOR YOUR SECTION FFA LTS – I would b" happy to pr"s"nt a TEACH Ag Ed workshop at your s"ction LTS or r"lat"d activity this fall or spring. FCAE pr"s"nt"d two workshops at th" FFA Conv"ntion that w"nt ov"r v"ry w"ll. W" hav" a vid"otap" and Pow"rPoint pr"s"ntation to show and handouts to giv" out. Th" 30 minut" to 1 hour pr"s"ntation would promot" t"aching ag. "ducation as a car""r.

02-03 ANNUAL REPORTS OF YOUR PROGRAM…I hav" r"c"iv"d annual r"ports from th"s" schools: Egyptian, Marion, Mulb"rry Grov", R"d Hill, South C"ntral, St. Elmo, Trico, and Wat"rloo. A copy is to b" postmark"d or "mail"d by S"pt"mb"r 30, 2003, to your FCAE fi"ld advisor.

""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
[email protected]


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