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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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Casey Bolin
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Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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District 5 Message of Apr 14 2004 11:41AM

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

-National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
-Vacancy at the Webber Township High School at Bluford
-FFA National Chapter Award Applications(Form I and Form II) are due to Section FFA presidents.
-National DNA Day – April 30, 2004

-National Education Center for Agricultural Safety is a partnership between Northeast Iowa Community College and the National Safety Council. Staffed by a core group of safety and health education specialists, training is also provided by leading agricultural educators from across the United States. For safety information, visit – or 888-844-6322.

-Agricultural Education Vacancy at the Webber Township High School at Bluford… located in Section 21 about 10 miles east of Mt. Vernon off of Highway 15 in Jefferson County. Approximately 75 out of 190 students are enrolled in the ag. program. Courses offered are agribusiness, agriscience, and ag. mechanics. Salary will be based on the district salary schedule. The district pays TRS, and an allowance is paid for health insurance. An extended contract is negotiable. Community, administration, and FFA Alumni actively support the program. This vacancy will remain open until a qualified candidate is found. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and copy of grade transcript to:

Roger Pauley, Principal
S. Main Street
P.O. Box 110
Bluford, IL 62814
Mr. Dale Colwell, Superintendent, may also be contacted for more information.

-The FFA National Chapter Award Applications(Form I and Form II) are due to Section FFA presidents by Thursday, April 15th. Remember Form I is a minimum standard for the FFA quality indicators of the FY05 Agricultural Education Incentive Funding application. "Form I reported at least one completed activity related to each of the three (3) divisions and was submitted to the Section FFA President by April 15." is the wording from the incentive application.

-National DNA Day – April 30, 2004…You and your students are invited to celebrate the second annual National DNA Day on Friday, April 30, 2004. National DNA Day was initiated last year to commemorate the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of DNA double helix a half century earlier. The National Human Genome Research Institute in cooperation with the American Society of Human Genetics and the Genetic Alliance want to help you inspire the next generation of scientists who will use the human genome sequence to benefit human health. Celebrate National DNA Day with your students using these free resources available at

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