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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
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Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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District V Message--Dean Dittmar--11/01/2004

Monday, November 01, 2004

Update from District 5

-Agriculture Teaching Vacancy at the Harrisburg High School

-2004 Farm and Food Facts

-Agriculture Teaching Vacancy at the Harrisburg High School for the 05-06 School Year…Mr. Ray Nease, current ag. teacher will be retiring in May, 2005. Harrisburg is located in section 25. The high school has 610 students with approximately 60 students taking ag. courses. Course offerings are in agribusiness, horticulture, ag. mechanics, and possibly industrial technology. A very supportive FFA Alumni and community are working to continue the program. An extended contract is negotiable. The administration would like to have a candidate hired at the December School Board meeting. The position will be filled as soon as a qualified and suitable candidate is found. For more information contact Mr. Jim Butler, Principal, at 618.252.0994 or [email protected] To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and application to: (An application can be downloaded at - )

Mr. Ed Bradley


Harrisburg Community Unit School District #3

40 S. Main Street

Harrisburg, IL 62946

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-Farm and Food Facts – 2004 is a great resource for agricultural awareness and agricultural literacy. This 82 page resource published by the Illinois Farm Bureau can assist in your ag. presentations and ag. courses. This resource can be obtained three ways: downloadable at, contact your county Farm Bureau Manager, or contact the IFB Research Department at 309.557.2552 or [email protected]. Included data:

-What other countries spend on food

-Persons fed per farmer

-What $1 spent on food paid for

-Benefits of Biotechnology

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