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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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New SAE videos now available

Saturday, May 28, 2016

*Sent to all ag teachers.

National FFA is excited to share new supervised agricultural experience (SAE) videos now available on!

Use the videos below as introductory educational and promotional resources that highlight SAEs and the FFA experience.

These videos were filmed at two locations. The first six are compiled interviews with teachers and members who attended the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo. FFA member Tiffany Heishman gave such a great interview, we decided to visit her in Virginia to learn more about her smaller, unique SAE and share her story with other FFA members. Tiffany, along with members from Strasburg FFA, helped us film the six subsequent SAE profiles. Her FFA advisor is featured in the last.

SAEs: Project Ideas

SAEs: The Discomforts (Challenges)

SAEs: The Joys (Highlights)

How FFA and SAE Impact Our Futures: Preparing Us

How FFA and SAE Impact Our Futures: The Experience

What Does Agriculture Mean?

Tiffany Heishman – SAE – Goats

Nathan McDonald – SAE – Woodworking

McKenzie Kline – SAE – Rabbits

Abbey Rinker – SAE – Horse Showing

Hannah Orndorff – SAE – Aeroponics

Ashley Yanego – SAE – Floral Shop

Brian Fisher – SAEs – An Advisor’s Perspective

With the last seven videos, viewers will see a brief description and follow-up questions they can use to process the information. These videos can also be accessed by going to the Classroom Videos section under Educational Resources on We hope to be able to create more spotlight videos in the near future.

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