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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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Ag Educator Job Openings - St. Louis Science Center

Saturday, April 02, 2016

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Grow Exhibit Opening Summer 2016.  Dig Deeper as we take a look at the science of the most important element of our daily lives: Our food. Where does it come from? How does it grow? How far does it travel? And how can each of us make a difference so we can all eat? You'll find the answers to all these questions and so much more at this one-of-a-kind exhibit focusing in on the journey of food. We all have a role to play in the stewardship of our food supply and right here at the Saint Louis Science Center, we have the opportunity to show you exactly how you can make a difference.  Click for Project Grow.

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Grow Plant and Animal Manager

The Plant and Animal Manager is responsible for year-round care of the plants and animals within the GROW Exhibit. The Manager is required to perform all duties associated with design, maintenance and care of the outdoor displays and collections. Duties are directly related to the design, installation and care of the collections, woody and herbaceous plant material and annual display crops. Seasonal designs, plant selection and ordering (as needed) and careful attention to accession record keeping and plant labeling are critical components of this position. It is also the responsibility of the Manager to perform animal husbandry to the chickens housed on-site.

The Plant and Animal Manager will work closely with the GROW Manager and Operations Manager to ensure that the plants and animals are thriving in the exhibit and occasionally will be called upon to participate in collaborative presentations to the public and/or potential donors and sponsors of the exhibit. Due to the nature of this position and seasonal responsibilities which must be performed at certain times, the position will be full time for approximately 6 months of the year, and part time for approximately 6 months of the year.  Click to apply.

Educator - Grow Exhibit (part-time)  The Educator is responsible for delivery of direct service programming, including, but not limited to on-site and off-site programs for the general public, schools, adults, and scouts as well as special events such as festivals, scout days, and marketing events. The Educator participates in all direct service programming that falls within the purview of the GROW Exhibit.  In addition, the Educator may be required to participate in programming in other areas of the Center, including day camps, gallery programs and on-site evening events.  The Educator will be responsible for all aspects related to program and event/project development and delivery.


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