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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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Sad to Announce - Robert Cone

Thursday, April 05, 2018

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 Robert Dexter Cone, age 80 of Salem, passed  away at home on April 4, 2018. Mr. Cone began his thirty-one-year teaching career at Sandoval High School before moving to Salem Community High School. He taught vocational agriculture and served as an advisor for the Salem Future Farmers of America Chapter. As an advisor for FFA, he instructed one hundred Illinois State Farmer award winners, thirteen American Farmer award winners, five Section Presidents, and one State Officer. He himself had been a State Farmer at Salem.  His mentoring inspired and encouraged many students to keep with their education. A number of his students went on to become successful farmers, teachers, and workers in other fields. View full obituary.

Funeral services for Robert Cone will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at First Christian Church in Salem at 11 am with Phil Martin officiating. Visitation will be from 9 am until the service time at the church. Private interment will follow services. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Christian Church of Salem, the FFA Chapter of Salem Community High School or the charity of the donors choice and can be left at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements. 

In the sorrow of Bob's family, may each thought, each prayer and each kindness be a gentle comfort to them each day.  

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