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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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D5 Prof Dev - June 5-6 - Final Details - Bring Copies

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers.

2014 District IAVAT Professional Development
(attached is the student schedule.  Scroll to the bottom for teachers attending.  Still time to RSVP.)
Thursday, June 5, 2014  - Room 209 AgScience Building
10:30 a.m. - Welcome/Introductions

10:40 a.m. - Welcome – Mickey Latour, Dean, College of Ag Sciences – SIUC
                  - Ag Ed Update – Seb Pense, AgEd Professor, College of Ag Sciences – SIUC
                  - FFA Board of Directors Update - Rylan Rusk

11:40 a.m. - Lunch 
12:40 p.m. – College of Ag Sciences Update – Peter Dirks, Coordinator of Recruitment, Retention and Placement, SIUC

1 p.m. - New Nutrients for Life High School Curriculum, Lessons - Haley Siergiej, IL Regional Rep
2 p.m. - Horticulture CDE Practicum on Floral Design - Amy Boren – Horticulture Instructor, SIUC  

3 p.m. - Break

3:15 p.m.
-Running out of ideas to leave your sub? New ideas/innovative ideas for your students - Ann Ochs
-Publicizing the Agriculture Teaching Profession - Mark Steber
-Ag Ed SAE Ideas
-Sharing of FFA Chapter Constitution and By-Laws - Bring 27 copies.
-Sharing of lessons, labs, idea - Bring 27 copies.
-STEM SAE Initiative and Grant
-Improving Ag Ed Grant Applications for FY15
-Update – Requirement for teaching junior high ag courses.
-Update – Requirement of CPDUs entered in the ELIS system

4:15 p.m. - Optional SAE EZ Records, MyCAERT, Common Core Standards, Ag grant application, FFA applications, etc. Roundtable - Computer Lab - Bring your questions.

5 p.m. – End and Evaluations for those not attending on Friday

6 p.m. - Complimentary Family Style Chicken Dinner with the Cooperatives Conference Presenters - Giant City Lodge Restaurant

Friday, June 6, 2014 - Room 209 AgScience Building
9 a.m. - Characteristics of a Quality Agriculture Teacher from the Eyes of an Administrator – Karl Sweitzer,  Retired Cobden School District Superintendent & Marion High School Interim Principal

10 a.m. -
Equine Nutrition and Its Application to Equine Business Management – Erin Venable, Director - Equine Studies, and Stephanie Bland, PhD Candidate, Department of Animal Science Food & Nutrition, SIUC

11:15 a.m. – Evaluations and $50 Attendance Awards
LAST FIRST School Thur AM Thur PM Lunch Dinner Friday
Frisch Bob Cahokia 1 1 1 1 1
Buchheit Michelle Carbondale 1 1 1 1 1
Hamson Nealy Carmi 1 1 1 1 1
Steber Mark East Richland 1 1 1 1 1
Rusk Rylan Edwards County 1 1 1 1 1
Kittinger Bill Eldorado 1 1 1 1 1
Robbins Curt Fairfield 1 1 1    
Flahardy Mike Frankfort 1 1 1 1 1
Wilke Ashlin Hardin County 1 1 1 1 1
Wilson Lynne Johnston City 1 1 1 1 1
Durham Larry Joppa 1 1 1 1 1
Bergmann Jenny Massac County 1 1 1 1  
Geiling Nina Mt. Carmel 1 1 1 1 1
Kabat John Mt. Vernon   1   1 1
Kinzinger Ryan New Athens 1 1 1 1 1
Branch Terry North Clay 1 1 1    
Sappington Coleman Odin 1 1 1 1 1
Berg Josh Okawville 1 1 1 1 1
Ochs Ann Shawee 1 1 1 1 1
Colclasure Blake Steeleville 1 1 1 1 1
Scott Dave Wayne City 1 1 1 1 1
Fisher Matt Wesclin 1 1 1    
Dittmar Dean FCAE 1 1 1 1 1
TOTALS     22 23 22 20 19

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