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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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Casey Bolin
District 5 Program Advisor
Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
Cell: (618) 780-0230
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Wayne City High School Ag Building Fire Update

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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On the morning of Friday, January 12, 2018, the Wayne City High School agriculture building caught on fire.  Wayne City is located in section 23 just east of Mt. Vernon. 

The building adjacent to the new high school where the agriculture room and mechanics lab were located was a total loss.  Cause of the fire is likely due to faulty electrical wiring in the attic though not confirmed.   Luckily, Friday was a snow day and students and faculty were not present, so no injuries occurred.  The building was about to be remodeled in February, so plans were to move into a vacant classroom for the spring semester.  The move of resources, plaques, computers, etc. had not occured, so all of these items were destroyed.

Attached are three photos that I took on Wednesday while meeting with the administration.  One of the photos shows the roof top of the greenhouse.   The wind on the day of the fire was blowing away from the greenhouse which was not damaged.  The school district will rebuild a new agriculture facility.

Thank you to everyone that has reached out to me and the agriculture teachers(Dave Scott and Jennifer Ehrhart) offering assistance.   The school administration expects that insurance will pay for a new facility, furniture, mechanics equipment, computers, and tools though uncertain to the extent of payment.    As I receive more information from the school district, I will send an update as to their needs both financially and inkind.

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