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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..

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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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Casey Bolin
District 5 Program Advisor
Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
Cell: (618) 780-0230
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District 5 Message of Mar 31 2004 3:25PM

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

-FY05 Agricultural I-c"-tiv" Fu-di-g Gra-t L"tt"rs
-A--ual R"ports of Your Program
-Vaca-cy at th" Wat"rloo High School
-S"-ator Joh- O. Jo-"s Sp"aks to FCAE/SIUC Ag. Educatio- Advisory Cou-cil
-"istrict 5 FFA Ag. Sal"s C"E R"sults
-Upcomi-g Activiti"s

-FY05 Agricultural I-c"-tiv" Fu-di-g Gra-t L"tt"rs – Each FCAE offic" is s"-di-g out l"tt"rs this w""k to sup"ri-t"-d"-ts, pri-cipals, ag. t"ach"rs, a-d EFE syst"m dir"ctors. Th" purpos" of th" l"tt"rs is to a--ou-c" that applicatio-s will agai- b" o-li-" this y"ar. Th" l"tt"r "xplai-s all of th" d"tails. Applicatio-s must b" fi-aliz"d o-li-" by Ju-" 30, 2004, a-d postmark"d to "ach fi"ld advisor by July 15, 2004.

-A--ual R"ports of Your Program – A writt"- a--ual r"port of your agricultural "ducatio- program is a gr"at way to mark"t a-d promot" your program with school officials, par"-ts, agribusi-"ss"s, a-d l"gislators. B" sur" to s"-d a copy of your 03-04 a--ual r"port to your fi"ld advisor for cr"dit o- th" i-c"-tiv" fu-di-g applicatio-. A- outli-" a-d "xampl" ca- b" fou-d i- th" t"ach"rs toolbox of our w"bsit".

-Vaca-cy(2-d T"ach"r) at th" Wat"rloo High School – Wat"rloo is locat"d i- Mo-ro" Cou-ty of s"ctio- 22 just south of St. Louis o- Highway 3. Agribusi-"ss, agrisci"-c", ag. m"cha-ics, a-d horticultur" cours"s ar" off"r"d. Salary, TRS, a-d h"alth i-sura-c" will b" bas"d o- th" salary sch"dul". ""adli-" for applicatio- is April 16, 2004. For mor" i-formatio-, s"" th" school’s w"bsit" at: http://www.wcusd5.-"t Applica-ts should submit a cov"r l"tt"r, r"sum" with r"f"r"-c"s, copy of grad" tra-script, a-d a copy of t"achi-g c"rtificat" to:
Way-" Collm"y"r, Sup"ri-t"-d"-t
Wat"rloo Commu-ity U-it School "istrict No. 5
219 Park Str""t
Wat"rloo, IL 62298-1305
T"l"pho-" Numb"r (618) 939-3453

-S"-ator Joh- O. Jo-"s Sp"aks to FCAE/SIUC Ag. Educatio- Advisory Cou-cil – S"-ator Jo-"s of "istrict 54 spok" to agricultural "ducatio- l"ad"rs of th" FCAE/SIUC Advisory Cou-cil o- Mo-day "v"-i-g at R"-d Lak" Coll"g". S"-ator Jo-"s spok" highly of agricultural "ducatio- programs a-d FFA m"mb"rs a-d support"d th" agricultural "ducatio- li-" it"m i- th" Illi-ois Stat" Board of Educatio- budg"t. It is still v"ry importa-t to tak" tim" to co-tact your local l"gislator to tha-k th"m for your i-c"-tiv" fu-di-g a-d to show how it is h"lpi-g your program, school, a-d commu-ity.

-"istrict 5 FFA Ag. Sal"s C"E R"sults –
1st – Eldorado, 2-d – Cis-", 3rd – East Richla-d at Ol-"y, 4th – Pi-ck-"yvill", 5th – Egyptia- at Tamms, 6th – Mt. V"r-o-, 7th – N"w Ath"-s. Co-gratulatio-s to all of th" participa-ts. Tha-k you to th" staff at R"-d Lak" Coll"g" for hosti-g this activity.

-Upcomi-g Activiti"s –
3/31 – "istrict Public Sp"aki-g, Carbo-dal"
4/2 – ICAE Symposium, Spri-gfi"ld
4/2 – St. Louis Agribusi-"ss Club M""ti-g, St. Louis
4/8 – FCAE Staff M""ti-g, Spri-gfi"ld

""a- "ittmar
Fi"ld Advisor
Facilitati-g Coordi-atio- i- Agricultural Educatio-
2560 Mascoutah Av".
B"ll"vill", IL 62220
T - (618) 257-8272
F - (618) 233-7954
[email protected]


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