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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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Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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District 5 Message of Dec 11 2003 5:26PM

Thursday, December 11, 2003

-Wint"r S"ction IAVAT M""ting "at"s
-MFE – Mt. V"rnon Prof"ssional ""v"lopm"nt for T"ach"rs Ag"nda
-Illinois FFA Alumni Annual M""ting
-Tak" Tim" to R"organiz" Ov"r Christmas Br"ak
-Upcoming Activiti"s

-Wint"r S"ction Agricultur" T"ach"r M""ting "at"s ar" s"t. Pl"as" mak" an "xtra "ffort to plan ah"ad and att"nd th"s" important m""tings within your s"ction.

*Monday, January 5, 2004 – S"ction 21, 4:30 p.m., Ryan’s R"staurant, Mt. V"rnon
*Tu"sday, January 13, 2004 – S"ction 25, 12 noon, Ryan’s R"staurant, Marion
*W"dn"sday, January 14, 2004 – S"ction 22, 5 p.m., N"w Ath"ns
*Monday, January 19, 2004 – S"ction 23, 5 p.m., Clay City
*Tu"sday, January 20, 2004 – S"ction 24, 4:30 p.m., ""pot R"staurant, Murphysboro

-Th" 2004 FFA Mad" For Exc"ll"nc" Conf"r"nc" will b" h"ld on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24 at th" Holiday Inn in Mt. V"rnon. Th" prof"ssional d"v"lopm"nt ag"nda for agricultur" t"ach"rs is as follows:

Friday, January 23, 2004
11:45 am Board Chart"r"d Bus for School Tours
12 – 1:30 pm Ag. ""partm"nt School Tours – Wayn" City and McL"ansboro
1:40 – 2:45 pm Lunch - Ag. ""partm"nt School Tour - Eldorado
2:55 - 4:10 pm Ag. ""partm"nt School Tours – Galatia and B"nton
4:40 - 5 pm Ch"ck into rooms and Br"ak
5 - 6 pm "inn"r with stud"nts
6-6:30 pm T"ach"rs Toolbox R"sourc"s
6:30 – 8:30 pm Stat" and Am"rican FFA ""gr"" Application Workshop
8:30 – 8:40 pm Br"ak
8:15-9 pm Ag. Scholastic Bowl

Saturday, January 24, 2004
7-8:30 a.m. Br"akfast with stud"nts
8:30-9:45 a.m. Sci"nc" Fair Proj"ct Pr"paration and Applications
9:45-10 a.m. Br"ak
10-11:15 a.m. Agricultural Awar"n"ss Activiti"s – Mak" It and Tak" It
11:45 a.m. Hom"ward Bound

-Illinois FFA Alumni Annual M""ting is s"t for Friday and Saturday, January 30-31, 2004, at th" Hilton Hot"l in Springfi"ld. Local partn"rship grants ar" availabl" to assist in s"nding d"l"gat"s to this m""ting. A grant in th" amount of $100(maximum) is availabl" for alumni chapt"rs that hav" a r"pr"s"ntativ" in att"ndanc" who participat"s both days. To qualify, "ach FFA Alumni Chapt"r must: 1-Compl"t" th" advanc" r"gistration form. 2-Pr"sid"nt must sign and mail th" r"gistration form by January 20, 2004. 3-Chapt"r r"pr"s"ntativ" must sign in at "ach s"ssion of th" annual m""ting. 4-Grant ch"cks will b" mail"d following th" m""ting. Th"s" funds ar" provid"d by th" Agricultural Education Lin" It"m. Encourag" your FFA Alumni m"mb"rs to att"nd.

-Tak" Tim" to R"organiz" Ov"r Christmas Br"ak - It was always gr"at for m" as an ag. t"ach"r to hav" som" r"laxing tim" ov"r th" holidays to plan for th" n"w s"m"st"r and tidy up my faciliti"s from th" past s"m"st"r. Wh"n"v"r I did, it s""m"d to mak" th" whol" s"m"st"r flow so much b"tt"r. I chall"ng" "v"ryon" to tak" a day or two to r"organiz" ov"r Christmas br"ak.

-Upcoming Activiti"s
-""c"mb"r 12 – St. Louis All Equipm"nt Expo, St. Louis, MO
-""c"mb"r 16 – "istrict 5 Ag Awar"n"ss Coordinator M""ting, B"nton
-""c"mb"r 17 – FCAE Staff M""ting, Urbana
-""c"mb"r 18 – Franklin County Ag. Lit"racy Consortium M""ting, B"nton

""an "ittmar
Fi"ld Advisor
Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education
2560 Mascoutah Av".
B"ll"vill", IL 62220
T - (618) 257-8272
F - (618) 233-7954
c"ll - (618) 604-1622
Hom": (618) 628-8005
[email protected]


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