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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
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 Sep 13 2004 12:42AM

Monday, September 13, 2004

-New Teachers/Programs – 19 Changes
-PSAA Textbooks Needed
-District 5 FFA Alumni Meeting
-Ag Incentive Grant Budgets finalized and postmarked by September 15th
-$1000 National FFA Alumni Local Program Success Grants
-Upcoming Dates

-District 5 New Programs and Teachers for the 04-05 School Year(19 Changes) 76 programs and 89 teachers which is an increase of 4 new programs and 7 additional teachers.
"Section 25
Galatia – Coleen Larkin
Joppa – Darin DeNeal
Massac County – Travis Krueger
Pope County – Carl Dillow
"Section 24
Cobden – New Program – Aaron Stover
Trico – Jason Huseman
"Section 23
Fairfield – Curt Robbins
Lawrenceville – New Program – Larry Lewis
"Section 22
Carlyle – Additional Teacher – Matt Beyers
Edwardsville – New Program – Dave Cooper
Highland – Additional Teacher – Mary Schwarz
Lebanon – New Program – Dave Ibendahl
Lovejoy Academy – Don Kaiser
Okawville – Joshua Berg
Sparta – Dustin Unverfehrt
Waterloo – Tim McDermott
"Section 21
Mt. Vernon – Additional Teacher - Nealy Hamson
Vandalia – Todd Ehlers
Webber Township – Lynn Skaggs

-PSAA Textbooks Needed – If you have any PSAA textbooks to donate and/or sell, please let me know. I need 10-15 for the Lovejoy Academy in Brooklyn.

-The District 5 FFA Alumni will be meeting on Tuesday, September 14th in the Agricultural Sciences Building at SIUC. Meal at 5:30 p.m. and meeting at 6:15 p.m. Please let any of your Chapter FFA Alumni Officers know about this meeting.

-IFGA Budgets are due this week. Budgets for incentive funding are to be finalized online, signatures obtained, and postmarked to your FCAE field advisor by Wednesday, September 15th.

-$1000 National FFA Alumni Local Program Success Grant Applications are to be postmarked to National by September 15th. Applications are at - see the bottom of the page.

-Upcoming Dates
September 13th – St. Louis Agribusiness Club Meeting, Ann Veneman-US Secretary of Agriculture, St. Louis, MO
September 13th – Southern Illinois Agribusiness Club Career Night, Mt. Vernon
September 14th – FCAE/SIUC Ag. Ed. Advisory Council Meeting and FFA Greenhand Workshop – SIUC
September 16th – State Ag. Awareness Coordinator Meeting, Springfield
September 23rd – FCAE Staff meeting, Springfield
September 28th – Conservation Day Presentation, DuQuoin
October 1st – TEAM Ag Ed Meeting, Springfield

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