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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
District 5 Program Advisor
Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
Cell: (618) 780-0230
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IAVAT Membership Due by October 31

Saturday, October 01, 2016

*Sent to D4 & D5 Ag Teachers.

I encourage everyone to join your agricultural education professional organization, the IAVAT.  70% of school districts and FFA Alumni chapters pay these dues for the teacher.

IAVAT membership must be paid by Monday, October 31 to remain in good standing with the organization and to receive IFGA Ag Grant credit which is near $120.  To submit IAVAT dues for the 2016-2017 school year, click here. Submitting this form will create an automated invoice for you to use for payment.

Benefits of Membership
1-Sponsors and organizes FFA career development events at the section, district, and state levels.
2-Advocates to legislators and agribusinesses in supporting agricultural education programs.
3-Provides professional development opportunities.
4-Reduces registration fees for FFA career development events.
5-Provides educational and agricultural resources.

IAVAT Policies are available to view on the IAVAT website here.

Dues Statement Letter - Found here on the IAVAT website under Downloads section.

Dues Structure - Found here on the IAVAT website under Downloads section.

Payment Options:
1 - Send a check payble to IAVAT to:
3221 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
2 - Credit card payments - click here

For more information, contact:
Lori Nelson, Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Phone:  (217) 753-3328  x105

If you need assitance in discussing the importance of IAVAT membership with your administration or FFA Alumni, please let me know.   I would be glad to assist.  Thank you.

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