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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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1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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Sad to Announce - Betty Gowler (spouse of Cedric Gowler)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

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Nancy (Gowler) Johnson sent this email to me this morning...I'm hoping you might be able to help me make contact with IAVAT alumni and/or spouses. My father Cedric Gowler was a longtime active member of the IAVAT, serving in many roles including as president (1972-73) and received the 50 year service award in 2001. My mother Betty was active in what was at that time the wives' association. 

Would there be a way of sharing the news of my mother's death and funeral service information with folks who may remember them? I'm trying to recall names of fellow teachers from his era--Pepple, Petrowich, come to mind. I'm not sure how many of my father's generation is still with us. My father was the agriculture teacher at Bluford High School and then for most of his career at Centralia High School.

Betty L. Gowler (Cedric) passed away on January 12, 2016.

Visitation: Saturday, January 16, 5-8 pm at Hughey Funeral Home, 1300 Main St, Mt Vernon, IL 62864

Service: Sunday, January 17, 2 pm at Hughey Funeral Home, 

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, immediately following service

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Thank you for any assistance you might be able to give me.

with every good wish,

Nancy Gowler Johnson

mobile: 253.203.5789

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