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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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2012-13 Ag Ed/FFA Data - Good News

Thursday, August 08, 2013

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A big thank you to our high school agriculture teachers for providing school, student, and teacher data for this past year.  As we summarize the data, the numbers and percentages have a huge and positive impact on our accountability and credibility:

Attached and linked are:
-2012-13 Agricultural Education Program Charateristics
-2012-13 Agricultural Education Professional Characteristices
-2012-13 Graph of Data and Breakdown

Please take time to forward to your administration, school board members, advisory council, FFA Alumni, parents, students, and community stakeholders.  This data is great to use for your first week lesson plans.

Highlighting a few statistics:

-321 Ag Ed Programs (incease of 6)
-390 Ag Teachers (decrease of 3)
-7-12 Agricultural Education Enrollment Unduplicated - 29,202 (increase of 545 students or +2%)
-7-12 Agricultural Education Enrollment Duplicated - 40,006 (increase of 80 students or +.2%)
-7-Collegiate FFA Membership - 17,640 (increase of 928 members or +6%)
-63% of students are male
-37% of students are female
-9% of students live on a farm
-9% of students are minority
-72% of Programs allow an ag course to fulfill science graduation requirements
-21% of Programs allow an ag course to fulfill consumer education requirements
-Average Ag Incentive grant funding  - $1754
-15% of Programs employ 2 or more ag teachers
-45% of Programs have an FFA/Ag Ed website
-53% of Programs have a SmartBoard
-$11,464, 486 was generated as net income from students with an SAE (increase of $1,111,331)
-41% of students have an SAE (increase of 1%)

-38% of ag teachers have a Masters Degree (increase of 2%)
-Average age of an ag teacher - 39 years
-Average salary of an ag teacher - $53,727
-Average contract length of an ag teacher - 10 months

Keep up the good work.  Your efforts are appreciated.

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12-13 Professional Characteristics.pdf
12-13 Program Characteristics.pdf
12-13 Graph of Data & Breakdown.pdf