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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--01/12/2005

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

MFE-Collinsville Schedule for Ag. Teacher Professional Development


Holiday Inn, Collinsville

Friday and Saturday, January 21 –22, 2005



Friday, January 21, 2005




12 Noon

Board Chartered Bus for Tours – Box Lunch



Baisch and Skinner- Wholesale Floral Market

John Baisch


Soulard Market

Sandra Zak


Lange-Stegmann Company – Fertilizer Barge/Rail Terminal

Mike Stegmann

5-6 p.m.

Dinner with Students


6-6:15 pm

Travel to the Collinsville Area Vocational Center



Legislative Training/Writing Letters



Corsage Construction with Glue vs. Wire, Tour of

Facilities, Hanging Baskets

Jim Morrison

8:15-8:30 p.m.

Travel back to the Holiday Inn


8:30 pm

FFA Proficiency Award Scoresheet/FFA Resource CD

Jim Craft

9 pm

Ag. Scholastic Bowl

Allen Ritter



Saturday, January 22, 2005




7:30 – 8:30 am

Breakfast with Students


8:30 – 9:45 am

Rafter Marking Lab

Allen Ritter

9:45 – 10 am



10 – 11:15 am

Agricultural Awareness Activities for FFA Week and Ag Week

Rebekah Anderson, Ag In The Classroom, Illinois Farm Bureau

11:15 -11:45 am

Check out of rooms – Gather Students


11:45 am

Homeward Bound


****All teachers are expected to bring 10 sheets of school letterhead stationary and matching envelopes for the legislative letter writing activity.  Steel squares are needed for the rafter marking lab, bring one and a few extra if you have them.

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