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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..

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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..

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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. .

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Salem, IL 62881
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June 9/10 - D5 PD Update - 22 so far

Thursday, May 19, 2016

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers.

A few changes below....Thursday - tour will be right after lunch.   Friday - John A. Logan is not quite ready to debut their Ag Business Degree program so a drone workshop and demonstration will be provided instead.

If you have an idea or lesson plan to share...feel free to bring 30 copies and we can exchange with everyone.

WHAT:  District 5 IAVAT Professional Development - held in conjunction with the SIUC Cooperatives Conference  (click for info on the student conference)

WHEN:  Thursday, June 9 - 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.    (5 CPDUs)
               Friday, June 10 - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.    (2 CPDUs)

WHERE:  Agricultural Sciences Building, SIU, Carbondale - Room 209

REGISTER:  Click on this link.

COST:  No registration fee.  Your travel and hotel if staying overnight are not included. Hotels in the area are:  Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, Giant City Lodge and others.  

WHAT DO YOU GET:  Lunch and dinner on Thursday plus approximately $30 of resources from National FFA, ITCS, other vendors.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 10:30 am - 4 pm - Room 209 AgScience Building
-Welcome and Introductions
-Update on the College of Agricultural Sciences - Dean Mickey Latour and Peter Dirks, Coordinator of Student Transition and Success
-Tour Neighborhood Co-op Grocery, 1815 W. Main St., Carbondale
-Group Discussion to set the 2016-17 Ag Ed/FFA District Event Dates
-Illinois Cooperative Development Center Curriculum Resources,  -Jolene Willis, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
-Do's and Dont's of Resume Writing and Cover Letters - SIUC Career Services Sfaff
-Ag Business, Animal Science, Horticulture Lessons from SIUC Ag Faculty

5:30 or 6 p.m. - Complimentary Family Style Chicken Dinner with the Cooperatives Conference Presenters - Giant City Lodge Restaurant

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 9 am - 11 am - Room 209 Agricultural Sciences Building and the SIUC Arena

Drone Technology in the Agricultural Industry
Nathan Wambold - - UAV Operations Company - SIUC Alumni residing in Mascoutah, IL
(First 30 minutes will be presentation and discussion.  We will then carpool to the SIUC Arena for Drone demonstration inside.)

Attending so far.

Section School Name Last Name First Name Thursday, June 9 - Morning (10:30 - 12) Thursday, June 9 - Lunch Thursday, June 9 - Afternoon (12-4) Thursday, June 9 - Dinner Friday, June 10 - Morning (9-11)
3 Kewanee Schneider Joseph 1 1 1 1 1
21 Centralia English Mehgan 1 1 1 0 0
21 Frankfort Flahardy Mike 1 1 1 0 1
21 Mt. Vernon Kabat John T. 1 1 1 1 1
21 Thompsonville Thomas Josh 1 1 1 1 1
22 New Athens Kinzinger Ryan 1 1 1 1 1
22 Steeleville McKinnies Sarah 1 1 1 0 0
23 Edwards County Wiseman Michelle 1 1 1 1 1
23 Fairfield Robbins Curt 1 1 1 1 0
23 Flora High School Doug Slagley 1 1 1 1 0
23 Mt Carmel Geiling Nina 1 1 1 1 0
23 North Clay Branch Terry 1 1 1 0 0
23 Richland County Rusk Rylan 1 1 1 1 1
23 Richland County Steber Mark 1 1 1 1 1
23 Wayne City Scott David 1 1 1 1 1
24 Crab Orchard Evans Chris 1 1 1 0 1
24 Elverado Walter Rick 1 1 1 0 1
24 Shawnee Ochs Ann 1 1 1 1 1
24 SIU Heavner Howard 1 1 1 1 1
25 Eldorado Kittinger Bill 1 1 1 1 1
25 Harrisburg James Nick 1 1 1 1 1
25 Massac County Bergmann Jenny 1 1 1 0 1


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