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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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Ag Grant Budgets - Due Online This Week

Sunday, September 08, 2013

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers

At this IWAS link from the homepage of the ISBE website, login for the FY14 Ag Grant.  Be sure to complete your budget early this week, so that your administrator has time to approve by Friday as September 15(Due Date) is a Sunday.


Function Code

Object Code

Description of Appropriate Expenditures



  1. Curriculum and Instructional Materials/Resources
  2. Agricultural Supplies and Materials (tools and equipment) under $500 per unit
  3. Computer & Audiovisual Supplies and Materials (tools and equipment) under $500 per unit
  4. Software (EZ Records, Landscape, Apps, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  5. Consumables



  1. Laboratory Facilities and/or Improvements (greenhouse, laboratory structures, aquaculture system, etc.)
  2. Agricultural Tools and Equipment over $500 per unit
  3. Computer & Audiovisual Equipment over $500 per unit



  1. Payment for time beyond the teachers contract (indicate # of days & total payment)
  2. Substitute teacher cost for instructor‟ absence for ag related absence. (professional development, conference, convention, etc.)



  1. Purchased / Contracted Services (to support the classroom/instructor)
  2. Computer Services (software license fee, subscription services, online services such as Ag Ed Network, DTN-Farm Dayta, etc.)
  3. Travel mileage for SAE student visits (specify total miles at $0.50/mile)
  4. Registration fees (teacher only) for agriculture/education and related professional meetings (IAVAT Conf, professional development, other ag conferences and conventions)

The following are common examples of the function and object code combinations. When the budget is completed, the description should include the specific purchases that wish to be made along with the number and per unit cost.

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