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The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

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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..

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Results of Syngenta Sponsored FFA AgriScience Fair - District 5

Saturday, March 16, 2013

*Sent to District 5 Ag Teachers & Principals.

FAIR - March 13, 2013 - Sponsored by

Eleven schools participated – Century-Ullin, Cisne, Columbia, Fairfield, Freeburg, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Vernon, Sandoval, Shawnee-Wolf Lake, Waterloo and West Richland-Noble with 47 projects and 57 students which was a 42% increase number of students over last year. Congratulations to all students participating.  Thank you to Barry Beaupre, Sales Representative, Syngenta,  for sponsoring the event in the amount of $500 for the cash prizes. 

Top 6 Projects Overall (based on scoresheet and presentation)
1st – Leah Carter, Fairfield – Rapid Relief
2nd – Mathew Runyon, West Richland – Effects of Compaction on Crops
3rd – Aaron Shull & Alex Wessel, Waterloo – From Trash to Biogas
4th – Merecedes Grote, Fairfield – Walk This Way…Or Not
5th – Christonia Saddler, Sandoval - The Effects of Different Colored Lights on Plant Oxygen Production                              
6th – Janaye Barnfield, Cisne – Keeping It Cool
Individual division winners-
-Animal Systems – Merecedes Grote, Fairfield – Walk This Way…Or Not
-Environmental Services/Natural Resources Systems – Leah Carter, Fairfield – Rapid Relief
-Food Products and Processing Systems – Nicole Jordan, Cisne – Honey Crystals
-Plant Systems – Mathew Runyon, West Richland – Effects of Compaction on Crops
-Power, Structural and Technical Systems ­– Janaye Barnfield, Cisne – Keeping It Cool
-Social Systems – Nick Konopasek, Cisne – Is Crest the Best?
Each project received a $10 cash award and each student received a framed certificate. The top 6 projects received $45, $35, $30, $25, $25, $25.
This event was organized by District 5 Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education(FCAE) and hosted by the Benton High School at the District 5 FFA Proficiency Awards Judging. Both events held jointly at the same location on the same evening were very well received. The quality of projects and competition by students was very good this year.
Judges for this event were: Janice Page - Franklin County SWCD, Patty Coffman – USDA-NRCS, and Kathy Craig – Rend Lake College. Special assistance was provided by Mindy McDermott and Tom Cotter, Agriculture Teachers at Waterloo and Thompsonville High Schools.

Thank you to the agriculture teachers/FFA Advisors for including agriscience fair projects part of your agriculture course requirements.
Attached is an excel document with all of the students competing and their individual scores.

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