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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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District 5 Program Advisor
Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
Cell: (618) 780-0230
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2015-16 Ag Ed Highlights - Valuable Data

Sunday, July 31, 2016

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2015-16 Agricultural Education Program Highlights 
2015-16 Agricultural Education Teacher Highlights 
(number in () is the difference from one year ago)

321 Programs  (+1)
391 Ag Teachers (+5)
18% Have a Multi-teacher Ag Program (+4%) 
57% Ag Teachers are Male (-3%)
43% Ag Teachers are Female (+3%)
39 is the Average Age of an Ag Teacher (=)
$51,763 is the Average Salary of an Ag Teacher (+1%)
10 Months is the Average Contract of an Ag Teacher (=)

61% Students are Male (-1%)
39% Students are Female (+1%) 
10.6% Farm Resident Students (50% family income from the farm)  (-1%)
14.4% Urban Resident Students (Where City Population is 20,000+)  (+2%)
75% Non-farm Resident Students (-1%)

            Ag Courses Fulfill Graduation Requirements for
Science     241 75%  (+2%)
Consumer Education 76 24%  (=)
Math     5 2%  (+1%)
Social Studies   1 1%  (=)
Language Arts   1 1%  (+1%)


     Facilities, Equipment, Resources      
Mechanics Lab 248 77% (-1%)
Greenhouse 222 69%  (=)
Computer Lab 203 63%  (+3%)
Tablets(iPads) 194 60%  (+1%)
Interactive Whiteboard 190 59% (-2%)


          Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE )
Ag Ed Students with an SAE 14,059 46%  (-2%)
Total net earnings for SAEs from students   $   11,672,184    
as of this past December 31, 2015   (+$55,888)


               FFA Participation
Students who participated in one or more    
  Section, District, or State FFA activities 10,512  (+73)
Average number of students participating per school 33  (=)

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