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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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New AgriScience Programs Sprouting

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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AgriScience Education programs have been added to these high schools for the 2012-13 school year:

Metro-East area in Section 22 - both in Monroe county
-Columbia High School
-Gibault Catholic High School in Waterloo

Metro-East area in Section 15 - both in Madison county
-Alton High School
-Madison High School

Section 21
-Sandoval High School  (Marion county)
-Sesser-Valier High School  (Franklin county)

Section 22
-Steeleville High School  (Randolph county)

Section 24
-Carbondale High School  (Jackson county)
-Century High School at Ullin  (Pulaski county)

These programs starting have developed due to the many contributions from education and community leaders, agribusiness representatives, parents, and students.  FCAE has only added the water and nutrients(resources and data).  A big thank you goes out to those individuals that have assisted in the development of these new programs.  Your time and efforts are appreciated. 

The Gibault Catholic High School AgriScience Program was highlighted on the front page of the October 1, 2012, edition of the Belleville News Democrat(a high profile newspaper in Southwestern Illinois). 
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I hope that by publicizing this great news, more schools(both public and non-public) without agriscience education programs can take this information to their school leaders.  Current programs can also use this information to your benefit to maintain, justify, and add  accountability.

Helpful information in starting an agriscience program can be found at:

-Start an AgriScience Program in these steps.

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