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The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..

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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..

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Salem, IL 62881
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2014 Results of Syngenta Sponsored FFA AgriScience Fair - District 5

Monday, March 17, 2014

*Sent to all contacts & D5 Principals.

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Ten schools participated – Century-Ullin, Cisne, East Richland-Olney, Fairfield, Freeburg, Mt. Carmel, Mt. Vernon, Red Hill-Bridgeport, Sandoval, and West Richland-Noble with 35 projects and 40 students. Congratulations to all students participating. 
Thank you to Barry Beaupre, Sales Representative, Syngenta, for sponsoring the event in the amount of $500 for the cash prizes. Thank you to Dean Dittmar, Program Advisor, Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education, for providing the framed certificates and organization of the event.
Top 10 Projects (based on scoresheet and presentation)
1st – Leah Carter, Fairfield – Pain No More
2nd – Katie Liston, Fairfield – An Apple A Day
3rd – Nicole Jordan, Cisne – Honey Love
4th – Triston Dillard, Mt. Carmel - Ready, Set, Grow!
5th – Garrett Williams, West Richland-Noble – Does pH Matter?                              
6th – Rebeccah Mugrage, Cisne – All Over Your Overalls
7th – Sommer Atteberry, Cisne – Hey, There’s Corn in My Candy
8th – Noah Barnard, Cisne – Beat the Heat
9th – Ryan Dowty, East Richland-Olney – Cold as Ice
10th – Sonia Adamson, Red Hill-Bridgeport – Clean Beans: Effects of Degerant on Soybeans

Individual category winners-
-Animal Systems – Leah Carter, Fairfield – Pain No More
-Environmental Services/Natural Resources Systems – No Entries
-Food Products and Processing Systems – Katie Liston, Fairfield – An Apple A Day
-Plant Systems – Triston Dillard, Mt. Carmel - Ready, Set, Grow!
-Power, Structural and Technical Systems ­– Rebeccah Mugrage, Cisne – All Over Your Overalls
-Social Systems – Madelyn Fromme & Allysia Zavala, Freeburg – Working to the Beat of the Music
Each project received a $10 cash award and each student received a framed certificate. The top 10 projects received $50, $45, $40, $35, $30, $25, $20, $20, $20, $20. Ratings were: Blue – 10, Red – 16, White – 9.  Attached are individual results.
This event was organized by District 5 Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education(FCAE) and hosted by the Benton High School at the District 5 FFA Proficiency Awards Judging. Both events held jointly at the same location on the same evening were very well received. The quality of projects and competition by students was very good this year.
Judges for this event were: Logan Anderson – Syngenta, Janice Page - Franklin County SWCD, Patty Coffman – USDA-NRCS, Kathy Craig – Rend Lake College, Mindy McDermott – Monsanto, Marc Lamczyk – University of Illinois Extension, and Kenny Coffman – Ag Mechanic. Special assistance was provided by and Tom Cotter, Agriculture Teachers at the Thompsonville High School.

Thank you to the agriculture teachers/FFA Advisors for including agriscience fair projects part of your agriculture course requirements.

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