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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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College Online Ag Courses

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Hi College Ag Faculty-

ILCAE and ICAE members discussed at their respective meetings last week the opportunities and challenges of offering high school agricultural education courses.  Currenty, is offering agriculture courses online across the United States.

ILCAE and ICAE members asked if we were utilizing community colleges to offer online agriculture courses to high school students.  We did not know for sure the answer to this question.  I downloaded the below online course data from our college database for the 2015-16 school year.

College Course # Course Title Credit
Blackhawk Ag 288   3
College of DuPage Hort 2231 Turf Science and Management 3
College of DuPage Hort 1100 Introduction to Horticulture 3
College of DuPage Hort 1109 OSHA Safety for Landscape 1
College of DuPage Hort 1114 Irrigation and Water Management 3
Danville   Environmental Science 3
Joliet Jr.   Ag Economics 3
Joliet Jr.   Introduction to Horticulture 3
Joliet Jr.   Computer Applications in Agriculture 3
Kaskaskia   Ag Math 3
Kaskaskia   Introduction to Dairy Science 2
Kaskaskia   Introduction to Ag Education 3
Kaskaskia   Introduction to Ag Business & Supply 1
Kaskaskia   Plant and Animal Disease 3
LakeLand   Animal Science 4
LakeLand   Ag Economics 4
McHenry County   Horticulture-Plant Science 3
Parkland   Grain Marketing 3
Parkland   Grain Merchandising 3
Parkland   Introduction to Ag Economics 4
Parkland   Principles of Animal Feed and Nutrition 3
Parkland   Advanced Grain Merchandising 3
Southeastern   Introduction to Crop Science 4
Southeastern   Introduction to Animal Science 4
Southwestern   Home Gardening 3
Triton HRT 100 Introduction to Horticulture 4
Triton HRT 125 Plants and Society 4
Triton   Principles of AgroEcoology 3
Triton   Natural Resources Management 3
Triton   Urban Ag Issues 3
Triton   Environmental Biology 4
Triton   Introduction to Biotechnology 3
Wabash Valley AGR 2242 Agricultural Marketing 3

By April 1st, please view on GoogleDocs at this link.  Add and update as needed.  Two more columns are in the file where information is needed this online course appropriate for high school students and would the college be interested in offering this online course to high school students.

Thank you.

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