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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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Nov 7 - 3:30pm Conf Call - Leg Committee - 3 Circle Grant

Thursday, November 02, 2017

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers

The IAVAT Legislative Sub-Committee is hosting an open webinar on Tuesday, November 7 at 3:30 pm.   Chair of the committee is Jesse Faber, Pontiac High School.

A majority of questions recently has centered on the 3 Circles (FFA & SAE) Grant, those questions are encouraged especially what changes should be made for the future.  This is intended to be a full question and answer webinar.  If possible, please submit questions to the link ahead of time to aid in preparation and ensure your questions get answered. 

Topics may include, but not limited to:  (We will not necessarily address these bullets, without questions to lead)

  • 3 Circles (FFA & SAE) Grant
  • L.E.A.P. Initiative
  • Ag Ed 365
  • Ag Education Line Item
  • Legislative Priorities
  • Return to Work Legislation
  • Issues you would like the committee to explore

Click here: Submit Questions
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Call in to Webinar: (641) 715-0632
Access Code: 175594

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The IAVAT Legislative Sub-Committee email list is below:

Lisa Oellerich - Scales Mound
Jeff Maierhofer - Seneca
Jody Heavner - Pittsfield
Mark McKown - Edwardsville - Lincoln Middle
Brian Wood - Pana
Rylan Rusk - Richland County
JaMonica Marion - CHSAS
Mike Butler - Athens
Brandie Burgess - Sycamore
Ryan Robinson - Burlington Central
Brittney Kee- CHSAS
Jesse Faber - Pontiac
Jess Smithers - FCAE
Doug Hanson - ILCAE Chair & ICAE (ProHarvest Seeds)
Becky Ropp - ICAE Chair & ILCAE(Growmark)
Rich DeSchepper - Alumni (West Central FS)
Brad Angus - IACCAI (Joliet Junior College)
Mindy McDermott - ILCAE (Monsanto)
Chris Kendall - ILCAE, IACTE, ICTA (System Director Peoria Area)
Mike Zimmerman - IACTE Committee Chair (System Director DuPage Area)
Alice Slager - IACTE 1st Vice President
Tammi Conn - IACTE President 
Cindy Stover - IACTE Executive Director
Harley Hepner - ISBE
Dean Dittmar - FCAE
Luke Allen - FCAE
Jennifer Waters - FCAE
Megan Coy - FCAE
Kevin Larsen - FCAE
John Edgar - Illinois FFA Center
Mindy Bunselmeyer - Illinois FFA Center
Nick James - IAVAT President
Bill Johnson - ILCAE (JJC)
Jake Butcher - Ag Ed Lobbyist

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