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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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Teach Ag Day - 9/26 - Help Promote This Important Profession!

Friday, September 20, 2013

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Don't Just Watch - Join In!
Our webcast from 1-3 eastern on Teach Ag Day will be full of opportunities to ask questions, share your thoughts, and participate in this once-a-year national celebration of agricultural education.
Watch the streaming video on the Teach Ag website, and use the Twitter and Facebook feeds on that page to chime in. Or email your comments and questions to Ellen Thompson, National Teach Ag Coordinator, and we'll announce them during the webcast.
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 20 people in their office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he/she might have some conception of the classroom teacher's job.  ~Donald D. Quinn 

More inspiring teacher quotes - click here

Great reading and discussion assignments:  Read "Why Teach Agriculture" by Gary Moore from the March/April 2008 Issue of The Agricultural Education Magazine. Also read "The Agricultural Education Life" by John Ricketts from the same publication. 

2012-13 - IL Professional Teacher Characteristics - click here website and video.

See attached lesson plan to use next week.

Celebration Ideas...check it out.
Activities, Lessons & Games - Resources for every level, from middle school through postsecondary. Download Cash Bus, Think Like an Ag Teacher, Teach Ag Feud, and other fun resources. State leaders - we've got ideas for you too! Go>>
Promotional Materials- Why re-create the wheel? We have logos, posters, t-shirts, news release templates and more. Just modify these resources to meet your needs. Go>>
Teach Ag Day Ideas in Less Than a Minute and a Half - No time to wade through our resources? Watch this YouTube video and get great ideas in less time than it takes to heat up your lunch. Go>>


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