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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
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Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
Cell: (618) 780-0230
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District 5 Message of Oct 3 2003 11:22AM

Friday, October 03, 2003

-N"w Agritourism W"bsit"
-Swapping of Agricultural T"xtbooks/Proj"ction Scr""n N""d"d
-What to do now with your graduat" surv"y, annual r"port, and prof"ssional d"v"lopm"nt plan?
-Illinois Ag. Education Stud"nt T"ach"r Numb"rs

-Eck"rt’s Orchards in B"ll"vill" hav" launch"d a n"w w"bsit" – A w"bsit" that conn"cts th" us"r to all sorts of agricultural tourism sit"s. Th" sit" can h"lp if you want a vacation or "v"n a day out with an ag-r"lat"d th"m". A map of th" Unit"d Stat"s and Canada h"lps you link up with what"v"r ag. r"sourc"s ar" in a particular ar"a.

-Scott Pag" at th" B"nton High School is in n""d of 11 Farm and Ranch Busin"ss Manag"m"nt T"xts publish"d by John """r" – copyright 1992 with a whit"/lav"nd"r cov"r. H" is also looking for s"v"ral copi"s of th" Liv"stock and Poultry Production T"xt publish"d by ""lmar. Also, if you hav" an 8’x 8’(approximat" siz") proj"ction scr""n, Scott would b" int"r"st"d in bart"ring with you. Contact him at th" B"nton High School – 618/439-3103 "xt. 322.

-All of th" information that was du" on S"pt"mb"r 30th should not go unnotic"d AN" is not just an "x"rcis". This information n""ds to b" shar"d with your administration, school board, FFA offic"rs, FFA Alumni offic"rs, l"gislators, EFE syst"m dir"ctors, and possibly summariz"d in a n"ws articl" for th" whol" community. PLEASE go back to th" agricultural "ducation w"bsit" to print out this information and shar" with as many p"opl" as possibl" to mark"t your program, justify your "xt"nd"d contract, and us" as l"v"rag" to gain mor" funding. If you ar" not sur" how this information can b"n"fit your program, contact a FCAE fi"ld advisor.

-At our last Illinois T"am AgEd m""ting, Illinois univ"rsity ag. "d. prof"ssors announc"d that 24 stud"nts would b" stud"nt t"aching during th" 03-04 school y"ar. Univ"rsity of Illinois – 15, South"rn Illinois Univ"rsity – 4, Illinois Stat" Univ"rsity – 3, and W"st"rn Illinois Univ"rsity – 2. If you hav" stud"nts at th" high school or community coll"g" l"v"l that ar" int"r"st"d in majoring in agricultural "ducation, pl"as" forward th"ir nam"s onto any of th" FCAE fi"ld advisors or Illinois univ"rsity ag. "ducation staff, so that w" can shar" th" b"n"fits of a car""r as a high school agricultural "ducation t"ach"r.

""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
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