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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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Salem, IL 62881
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June 5/6 - D5 Professional Development Update - 18 so far

Thursday, May 29, 2014

*Sent to District 5 Ag Teachers.

18 teachers have RSVPed so far.   If interested in attending, please email your reservation.   

LAST FIRST School Thur AM Thur PM Lunch Dinner Friday
Frisch Bob Cahokia 1 1 1 1 1
Gerstenecker Tamra Carlyle 1 1 1 1 1
Steber Mark East Richland 1 1 1 1 1
Rusk Rylan Edwards County 1 1 1 1 1
Kittinger Bill Eldorado 1 1 1 1 1
Robbins Curt Fairfield 1 1 1    
Wilke Ashlin Hardin County 1 1 1 1 1
Durham Larry Joppa 1 1 1 1 1
Bergmann Jenny Massac County 1 1 1 1  
Geiling Nina Mt. Carmel 1 1 1 1 1
Kabat John Mt. Vernon   1   1 1
Kinzinger Ryan New Athens 1 1 1 1 1
Branch Terry North Clay 1 1 1 1  
Sappington Coleman Odin 1 1 1 1 1
Berg Josh Okawville 1 1 1 1 1
Ochs Ann Shawee 1 1 1 1 1
Colclasure Blake Steeleville 1 1 1 1 1
Scott Dave Wayne City 1 1 1 1 1

WHAT:  District 5 IAVAT Professional Development - held in conjunction with the SIUC Cooperatives Conference 

  Thursday, June 5 - 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Friday, June 6 - 9 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

WHERE:  Agricultural Sciences Building, SIU, Carbondale - Room 209

RSVP:  Reply to this email.  Specify:  Thursday, Friday, or Both Days.

COST:  No registration fee.  Your travel and hotel if staying overnight(Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, Giant City Lodge or others in the area) are not included. 

WHAT DO YOU GET:  Lunch and Dinner on Thursday plus approximately $40 of resources from National FFA or ITCS.

Thursday, June 5, 2014  - Room 209 AgScience Building
10:30 a.m. - Welcome/Introductions

10:40 a.m. - Characteristics of a Quality Agriculture Teacher from the Eyes of Administrators

11:45 a.m. - Lunch 

12:45 p.m. - New Nutrients for Life High School Curriculum and Lessons - Haley Siergiej - Illinois Regional Representative

2 p.m. - Horticulture CDE Practicum on Floral Design - Amy Boren - SIUC   (Teachers will perform the actual timed floral design event as students do at the CDE.)

3 p.m. - BREAK 

3:15 p.m. - Representative Mike Bost(invited) - Agriculture and Education Legislative Update

-FFA Board of Directors Update - Rylan Rusk

4-5 p.m. -  Optional SAE EZ Records, MyCAERT, Common Core Standards, Ag grant application, FFA applications, etc. Roundtable - Computer Lab   - Bring your questions.

5 p.m. - Wrap-up and Evaluations

5:30 or 6 p.m. - Complimentary Family Style Chicken Dinner with the Cooperatives Conference Presenters - Giant City Lodge Restaurant

Friday, June 6, 2014 - Room 209 AgScience Building
9 a.m. - Start

-SIUC College of Agricultural Sciences Update
-Running out of ideas to leave your sub? New ideas and innovative ideas for your students. - Ann Ochs
-Publicizing the Agriculture Teaching Profession - Mark Steber
-Ag Ed SAE Ideas
-Sharing of curriculum and lessons from SIUC professors
-STEM SAE Initiative and Grant
-Improving Ag Ed Grant Applications for FY15
-Sharing of FFA Chapter Constitution and By-Laws - Bring 30 copies.
-Sharing of lessons, labs, idea - Bring 30 copies.

11:15 a.m. - Wrap-up and Evaluations

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