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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 V Message--Dean Dittmar--11/09/2004

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

-Vacancy, IAVAT Student Branch, Food Facts

School Vacancy

    North Clay at Louisville
Position     Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor
Description     Agriculture Teaching Vacancy at the North Clay High School at Louisville for the 05-06 School Year. Mr. Allen Ritter, current ag. teacher will be retiring in June, 2005. Louisville is located in section 23 of Clay county, 26 miles south of Effingham. The high school has around 200 students with approximately 60 students taking ag. courses. Course offerings include BSAA, Ag. Mechanics, Ag. Business, Horticulture, Ag. Science, and Intro to Ag. A very supportive FFA Alumni, community, and administration are working to continue the program. A greenhouse will be added to the facilities this year. Salary - BS - 0 years: $29,450 MS - 0 years: $30,650. FFA Stipend - $1,111. Application deadline is 1/5/05. For more information - 618-665-3102 website-
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To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and copy of transcript:
Mrs. Carolyn Grahn, Principal
North Clay High School
PO Box 220
Louisville, IL 62080

IAVAT Student Branch Information
The Student Branch IAVAT Workshop will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 12-13 in Bevier Hall of the University of Illinois at Urbana. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night with the program beginning at 7 p.m. The registration forms and a tentative agenda for the workshop can be downloaded in the "Forms" area of the website. We have some very interesting workshops lined up for your enjoyment and hope you will be able to attend this weekend of teaching adventure. Remember this is open to college-aged individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in Ag Education. Registration should be sent to the IAVAT office in Springfield.  Disregard the deadline date of Monday.  ASAP, fax your registration form to:  217-753-3328.   If you have any questions, please contact Harley Hepner via email [email protected] or call 309-853-3328.

Food Facts -

These 2 dates are very important-

February 6th  and April 11th

February 6th - 40 days for the average American to earn enough disposable income to pay for their food consumed at home and away from home for the entire year.

April 11th - 100 days for the average American to earn enough income to pay federal, state, and local taxes each year.

It is great to be an American!  Most affordable and quality food supply in the world!

-Agriscience Fair website -   A great website for ideas and creativity.

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