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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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FY15 Ag Incentive Funding Grant Changes

Monday, March 24, 2014

*Sent to All Ag Teachers.

Hi Ag Teachers/Educators:
I am passing along some information to assist with your new FY15 Ag Incentive Funding Grant application. The new application can be downloaded at – lower left corner under reminders. Current quality indicators will be reduced from 152x to 117x.  Best practice is to print a copy and begin to identify the quality indicators that are in place now and those that you would like to achieve prior to the deadline date of June 30, 2014.   Share with your FFA officers, FFA Alumni, Advisory Council, and administration for assistance.  The new application will be available online in April. 
Here are some new changes that are still achievable by the deadline date(some of the below QIs may not be achievable as minimum standards are still in place for each of the eight sections):

1X   c. Participated in an Agricultural Education in-service activity other than IAVAT, 212 conferences, or district summer workshops.
1X 7. Students within the agriculture department participated in activities designed to expose students to agricultural careers such as Farm Progress Show, Elite conference, College Open Houses, Women in Ag conference, etc. (Does not include State or National FFA Career Shows).
0-3X 7. Educational technologies are integrated into the agricultural classroom instruction. The following educational technologies are utilized in the classroom: (Check all that apply: 3X Maximum - 1X for each)
 1X   a. Up-to-date agriculture department/FFA chapter website
 1X   b. iPads or comparable tablets
 1X   c. Interactive classroom website such as a blog, wiki, edmodo, or edline
 1X   d. Mobile devices such as clicker or smartphones
 1X   e. Interactive whiteboards
 1X   f. Department created podcasts or other streaming media
 1X   g. Other new technologies (not including LCD Projectors)
2X 4. One or more students have an AgriScience SAE and participated in an AgriScience or Science Fair above the chapter level.
2X 8. One or more students earned their State FFA Degree
2X 9. One or more students earned their American FFA Degree
1X 5. The FFA Chapter constitution and/or bylaws are up-to-date and reviewed annually.
1X 6. The FFA Chapter conducts twelve regularly scheduled chapter meetings per year.
1X 9. The FFA Chapter plans and conducts an annual member recognition banquet/program. 
1X 3.   The agriculture teacher(s) coordinated and/or taught a workshop or classes in and/or about agriculture which were specifically designed for adults in your community. 
 Specify class titles:                  Total # of participants:  

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