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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..

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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..

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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. .

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The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Small Engines 101 Service School - 10 seats open - Rend Lake College

Friday, May 10, 2013

*sent to District 5 Ag Teachers.

Sign up today - 10 seats left at RLC and 18 seats left at Aurora.

Signed up so far are:

Teacher School Date
Mary Barnes Western Cusd 12 6/3/2013
Larry Jones Highland Community Unit School Dist 5 6/3/2013
Don Schmitz Highland Community Unit School Dist 5 6/3/2013
Wendy Leenerts Arthur High School 6/3/2013
Richard Scott Alton High School 6/3/2013
Jennifer Barker Stewardson-Strasburg High School 6/3/2013
Joseph Wuest Roxana High School 6/3/2013
Aaron Williams Sesser-Valier High School 6/3/2013
Steve Kasten Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School 6/3/2013
Mark Sanders College Of The Ozark 6/3/2013
Joshua Dodge Lincolnwood Jr/Sr High School 6/25/2013
Don Mathey West Carroll High School 6/25/2013

Mid-West Engines Warehouse(MWE) will be hosting special 3-day professional development workshops this summer at:

-Rend Lake College, Ina - June 3-5, 2013
-MWE Education Center, Aurora - June 25-27, 2013

This 3-day school will guide you through all of the facets of Briggs & Stratton engines being used in the Outdoor, Power Equipment(OPE) industry. You will completely disassemble, inspect, and reassemble a Briggs & Stratton overhead valve engine. Subjects to be covered will include:  Four-Cycle Theory, Carburetor Theory, Governor Systems, Electrical Theory, Electrical Testing and Trouble Shooting, Systematic Trouble Shooting of Engines, Major Engine Failure Analysis,  and much, much more!

Workshops meet from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day for three days.

What do you get for attending:
-A new 4-stroke, horizontal shaft Briggs/Stratton engine onsite.
-Opportunity to receive a second 4-stroke, horizontal shaft Briggs/Stratton engine
-Access to the MWE Power Portal with a complete online resource package with video tutorials, training manuals, student reading material, etc.
-Approximately 21 CPDUs
Click to view the MWE website

Registration fee is $400 per teacher.  Schools are encouraged to pay for this fee as the deliverables gained far outweigh the fee.

Registration form is attached.   Registrations taken until the classes are filled.  Mail the completed registration form and a check in the amount of $400 payble to MWE.

If an W-9 Employer Identification Number(EIN) is needed for your school district, email Dean Dittmar for the paperwork.


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