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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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Salem, IL 62881
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June 8 - SW IL Ag Professional Development Reminder

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

*Sent to D3, D4, and D5 Ag Teachers, and AITC Coordinators

Thursday, June 8th - Agri-Tourism and Consumer Engagement for Ag Teachers Seminar - 10 CPDUs

4 RSVPs so far
Affilation Last Name First Name
Madison County AITC Reeves Chelsea
Madison County AITC Weis Margaret
Alton High School Gvillo Daphne
Centralia High School English Mehgan
 The Illinois Agricultural Leadership  Foundation(IALF) is supporting agricultural  education by organizing this professional development in southern Illinois.

Seminar Objectives:
1.  Develop a stronger knowledge of agri-tourism challenges and opportunities.
2.  Discover collaboration efforts in the agri-tourism industry.
3.  Examine consumer outreach and marketing efforts.

Registration - $25 includes refreshments, lunch, and transportation

RSVP - click here

  7:30 a.m. Meet at Eckert’s Parking lot                  951 S. Green Mount Rd.
 Belleville, IL 62220     Directions


 8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Prairie Farms  Facility Tour and Presentation in  Granite City


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Kalmer Dairy Farm Tour


12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch at Eckert’s

1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tour and presentation for Eckert’s County Store and Farms


3:45 p.m – 5:15 p.m.  Tour and Presentation Jack McCormick Farm, Ellis Grove

6 p.m. Return to Eckert’s

Interesting fact: Illinois Agritourism increased three fold from 2002 to 2007, totaling almost $12 million in 2007. Source USDA 2007 Census of Agriculture.


Randolph County Farm Bureau          

Washington County Farm Bureau       

Perry County Farm Bureau                     

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