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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..

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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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2015 Results of FFA AgriScience Fair - District 5

Friday, March 13, 2015

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D5 FFA AGRISCIENCE FAIR - March 11, 2015
--attached is a press release and all individual score summary--
10 schools participated: Cisne, Columbia, Flora, Freeburg, Mt. Vernon, Red Hill at Bridgeport, Sandoval, Shawnee at Wolf Lake, Thompsonville, and Waterloo with 40 projects-increase of 5- and 46 students-increase of 6.   4 Research Essays were judged. Thank you to sponsors: Barry Beaupre, Sales Representative-Syngenta, Illinois Pathways STEM, Mindy McDermott, Seed Service Advisor-Monsanto, and FCAE.  
Top 10 Projects -
based on scoresheet and presentation
1st – Nicole Jordan, Cisne – In Hot Water
2nd – Garrett Williams, Flora – Get Up and Get Growing                              
3rd – Jonathan Timm, Cisne – The Effects of Thaw Water Temperature
4th – Karley Dagg, Cisne - Growing Corn with Less Water
5th – Tyler Hollis, Columbia - Measuring the Acoustic Insulating Properties of Styrofoam, Wood and Metal                      
6th – Mitchell Levi, Cisne – Make It Rain
7th – Rebeccah Mugrage, Cisne – Let It Grow
8th – Cady Williams & Sarah Evans, Sandoval – Which Fish Is More Active in which Temperatures of Water
9th – Eddie VanHoose, Flora – How Tomatoes Grow in Different Soil Mixtures
10th – Drew Woodrow & Trenton Brown, Flora – On Target

Individual category winners-
-Animal Systems – Jonathan Timm, Cisne – The Effects of Thaw Water Temperature
-Environmental Services/Natural Resources Systems – Drew McLane, Shawnee – Difference
Between Chokes
-Food Products and Processing Systems – Nicole Jordan, Cisne – In Hot Water
-Plant Systems – Karley Dagg, Cisne - Growing Corn with Less Water
-Power, Structural and Technical Systems ­– Tyler Hollis, Columbia - Measuring the Acoustic
Insulating Properties of Styrofoam, Wood and Metal                      
-Social Systems – No Entries
Each project received a $10 cash award and each student received a framed certificate. The top 10 projects received $70, $60, $55, $50, $45, $40, $35, $35, $35, $35 and a phone battery charger. Ratings were: Blue – 12, Red – 20, White – 8.   
This event was hosted at the Benton High School in conjunction with the District 5 FFA Proficiency Awards Judging. The quality of projects and competition by students were very good again this year.
Judges for this event were: Kathy Craig – Rend Lake College, Mindy McDermott – Monsanto, Marc Lamczyk – University of Illinois Extension, and Amy Boren & Seb Pense – Southern Illinois University. Special assistance was provided by Tom Cotter, Ag Teacher at the Thompsonville High School, and JC Jenkins, Ag Education Student at SIU at Carbondale.

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

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