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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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Salem, IL 62881
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District 5 Message of Aug 5 2004 10:20AM

Thursday, August 05, 2004

-Lovejoy Academy in Brooklyn, Section 22, still looking for an agriscience teacher
-Madison County Agricultural Awareness Coordinator Vacancy
-AITC 101 – An Introduction to Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom
-Science Education Safety Resources
-Grants A Plenty…

- LOVEJOY ACADEMY - BROOKLYN UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT is currently accepting applications for an agriscience/horticulture teacher for the 04-05 school year. The Lovejoy Academy(high school) is located in Brooklyn off of Highway 3 in the northwest corner of St. Clair County, Section 22. (Just minutes from downtown St. Louis) Course offerings: Agricultural Science, BSAA, and possibly Landscaping and Turf Management. Assignments would also include 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science classes with the integration of agriscience and horticultural "hands-on" activities. A new park has just been added adjacent to the school. Acreage on school property is available for the development of a nursery, garden, and fruit orchard. This new program is in its second year and is a great opportunity to build a reputable agriscience program including the FFA, SAE, and partnerships with St. Louis area agribusinesses. Salary for 0 years, BS Degree - approximately $29,600. 2/3's of TRS paid by the school. Health insurance paid for employee. To apply, call - Dr. Raelynn Parks
Superintendent, Brooklyn Unit School District #188, 800 Madison Street
Lovejoy, IL 62059, 618/271-1028 ext. 150

-Madison County Conservation, Agriculture, Resources, and Environmental Education(CAREE) has a vacancy for an Ag. Awareness Coordinator. Full-time position with University of Illinois Extension needed to organize and teach agricultural awareness program in schools, primarily elementary. Some marketing and fund-raising involved. Beth Dorsey, current coordinator, will be leaving her position as of January 1, 2005. Hiring preference is this fall if possible. Qualifications, duties, and salary for position available by sending a resume to PO Box 427, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Cover letter and resume must be received by August 13. University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

-Just a reminder it’s not too late to still register for the AITC 101 – An Introduction to Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom on Friday, August 13, 2004. If you are interested in joining us, please let us know by Friday, August 6th. You can register by calling IFB AITC at 309-557-3334 or by Email to [email protected]. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn hands-on, interactive ideas for the classroom and teacher workshops. If you’re interested, please let us know!

-The Council of State Science Supervisors has now posted their newest science education safety resource to their website. This one, aimed at elementary science teachers, Science and Safety: It's Elementary with Calendar, is an elementary safety guide and calendar, and can be found
at It follows their High School safety publication, Science and Safety, Making the Connection, which can be found at

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The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education offers grants of $2,000 to $5,000 to fund programs that work to foster student opportunity and achievement. "Innovation Grants" fund break-the-mold programs that significantly improve achievement for underserved learners. "Learning & Leadership Grants" provide opportunities to engage in high-quality professional development and lead colleagues in professional growth. Grants are available for all subjects, including literacy, science, technology, and the arts. Recently funded projects include teacher-designed curricula, faculty training workshops, and community-based student projects. Applications are accepted on an ongoing, year-round basis. Those received by September 15 will be notified of approval by February 15. See guidelines on website.

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