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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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District 5 Message of Nov 18 2003 4:33PM

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

-St. Louis All Equipment Expo(St. Louis Farm Machinery Show)
-Benton FFA Trapshoot Results
-Upcoming Dates and Activities

St. Louis All Equipment Expo -
Admission- Free
Show Dates
Friday, December 12 12 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, December 13 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday, December 14 9 am to 2 pm

Show Location - America's Center in Downtown St. Louis (map - You may want to take the metro link from Scott Airforce Base or Southwestern Illinois College to the Convention Center to beat downtown traffic.)

For more than two decades, Midwesterners have been coming to St. Louis to see the latest and greatest in equipment on display. Once again, they'll be gathering at America's Center for the 2003 St. Louis All-Equipment Expo on December 12-14. This year's show promises to be bigger and better than ever, as we continue to make improvements that please both exhibitors and attendees. This years Show-me showcase will feature Skid Steer loaders and attachments. We're working hard to make the 23rd annual show a win-win event for both you and your customers- your customers will experience the largest collection of the latest in farm equipment, construction equipment, out-door power equipment, technology and services, and you will experience a very efficient way to utilize your marketing budget. Call Joyce Ruopp, Show Manager, today at 1-800-430-6334 for more information and discount parking passes.

The St. Louis Agribusiness Club will be holding their monthly meeting and luncheon on Friday, December 12th. Any agriculture teachers and 2 FFA members in official FFA Dress are encouraged to attend FREE of charge. The luncheon will be held in room 123 of the Convention Center starting at 12 noon.

-2003 Benton FFA Trap Shoot Results

Place Team Results Score
"ame School
1st Benton #1 81
2nd "ewark #1 81
3rd Pinckneyville 80
4th Valmeyer 77
5th Egyptian #1 76
6th tie Benton #2 75
6th tie Waltonville 75
6th tie Vandalia 75
9th Marion 71
10th "ewark #2 69
11th tie Egyptian #2 66
11th tie Shawnee 66
13th Frankfort 62
14th Trico 61
15th Mcleansboro 59
16th Waterloo 58
17th Bluford 53
18th DuQuoin 44

Individual Results
"ame School
1st Justin Ostby "ewark
2nd Tim Vandom Benton
3rd J.W. Ashton "ewark
4th Tyler Smith "ewark
5th Chris Clark Benton

Alumni Results
1st Benton 86
2nd Vandalia 55
3rd "ewark 52
4th Waterloo 51
5th Mcleansboro 48
6th Egyptian 40

-Upcoming Dates and Activities
-"ovember 19 - Cobden and Sparta High School On-Site Assistance, Section 22 FFA Crops Judging CDE, Valmeyer
-"ovember 20 - Belleville West High School On-Site Assistance
-"ovember 24 - McKendree College Pre-Teacher Agriscience Kit Workshop, Lebanon - 5:30 pm - 8:20 pm
-December 2 - Harrisburg FFA Alumni Meeting 7 pm
-December 3 - FCAE Staff Meeting, Springfield
-December 4 - District 3, 4, and 5 Ag. Awareness Coordinator Meeting and Workshop, Shelbyville
-December 5 - Region 6 EFE Meeting, Rend Lake College
-December 6 - IAVAT Professional Development Meeting, 10 am, Urbana

Dean Dittmar
Field Advisor
Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education
2560 Mascoutah Ave.
Belleville, IL 62220
T - (618) 257-8272
F - (618) 233-7954
cell - (618) 604-1622
Home: (618) 628-8005
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