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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..

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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..

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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..

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District 5 Message of Nov 20 2003 2:43PM

Thursday, November 20, 2003

-2nd Teacher Vacancy at the Carlyle High School
-SIUC Student Teachers
-Hormel System of Scoring for Judging Website
-Pumpkin Pie Activity in A Ziploc Bag Just in Time for those Thanksgiving Agricultural Awarness Events

-2nd Teacher Vacancy at the Carlyle High School, Section 22, Clinton County. The Carlyle High School is looking for a 2nd teacher to teach agricultural mechanics courses and industrial-electricity courses with current agriculture teacher, Tamra Gerstenecker. Agribusiness, horticulture, and ag. mechanics courses are offered this year. The course schedule is flexible depending upon the experiences of the applicants. The enrollment at the high school is approximately 420 students with 100+ students taking agriculture courses this year.

Administration, community, and FFA Alumni are very supportive of the program. The BS and no experience salary is between $26,000-$27,000. Single health insurance is paid by the school district. Deadline date to apply is January 15, 2004. If you are interested in applying, send a cover letter, resume with references, copy of transcript, and copy of teaching certificate if applicable. "ore information can be find at this website -

Send your credentials to:
"r. Joe Wilkerson
Carlyle High School
1461 Twelfth Street
Carlyle, IL 62231

-SIUC Student Teachers for the spring, 2004, semester with their student teaching location -
Dustin Unverfehrt - "t. Vernon
"ary Schwarz - Wesclin
Steven Ellis - DuQuoin
"att Beyers - Taylorville
Ryan Klauser student taught at the Goreville and will be completing his "S Degree and will be a teacher candidate
Others from across the state(as they are updated) can be viewed at -
25 student teachers should be graduating in "ay, 2004.

-Hormel System of Scoring for Judging Website
A website that was found by Howard Heavner, Valmeyer High School, does exactly what the Hormel Scoring Calculator does. Bookmark this website - Thank you Howard for shairing.

-Pumpkin Pie Activity in A Ziploc Bag Just in Time for those Thanksgiving Agricultural Awarness Events - Print this activity and 7 others from this website - This activity is very easy, inexpensive, and tastes GREAT!

- 1 gallon Ziploc freezer bag
- 2 2/3 cups cold milk
- 2 packages (4 serving size) instant vanilla pudding mix.
- 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- Graham cracker crumbs
- 25 small cups
- scissors
- 1 can whipped topping
- 25 spoons

1. Combine the milk and instant pudding in the Ziploc bag.
2. Remove the air and Ziploc shut. Seal with a piece of Duct tape for safety.
3. Squeeze and kneed with hands until blended for 1 minute.
4. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger.
5. Remove the air and Ziploc shut.
6. Squeeze and kneed with hands until blended for 2 minutes.
7. Place 1/2 Tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of small cups.
8. Cut corner of gallon freezer bag and squeeze pie filling into cups.
9. Garnish with 1 container(8ounces) whipped topping.
10. Add a spoon. Serve and enjoy.
11. Discuss pumpkin production while students are eating.

Yield - 25 students and 1 teacher.
Ingredients can be divided by 4 or 5 for students to work in small groups.

Thanks to: Susan "iller, Williamson Ag Literacy Coordinator

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