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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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Sad to Announce - Ag Teacher Passing

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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I just received this sad news from Tom Cotter, retired ag teacher at Thompsonville High School.   

John J. Scherrer, age 100, longtime Ridgway resident passed away August 3, 2017 in the Eldorado Nursing and Rehab Center.  John was born in Shawneetown on April 25, 1917 to the late George B. and Susan (Leavell) Scherrer.  He graduated from the University of Illinois and was the Ag teacher in Shawneetown until 1941 when he enlisted into the Air force during World War II.  He was a bombardier and participated in the raids over Germany.

On June 29, 1946 he married his love, Abbie (Hermes) Scherrer whom preceded him in death in 2010.  John and Abbie moved to Ridgway where they owned and operated Scherrer Equipment for many years.  John was a very civic minded person, being involved in many organizations especially the Ridgway American Legion and VFW where he was past commander and the Ridgway Knights of Columbus where he was Past Grand Knight, Faithful Navigator, District Deputy and held the state office of Warden and received the Illinois State Medallion, the highest individual award for service to the order.

Memorial contributions are suggested the Knights of Columbus, Ridgway American Legion, American Cancer Society or the St. Kateri Church Building fund.

See full obituary at this link.  



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