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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
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Sections 21-25
1475 West Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
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FFA National Chapter Award Application - Due 4/15

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers

Quality indicator E3 worth 4x($360) of the FY19 Incentive Funding Grant application is below:
FFA Members are involved in the planning and implementation of a Program of Activities. A written completed POA is on file in the department and Form I and II of the National Chapter Award Program have been sent to the Illinois FFA Center emailed to Mindy Bunselmeyer by midnight on April 15 for state competition. Credit will be granted to applications receiving the bronze emblem award (or higher) for each category of Form II.

National Chapter Award Application can be found in the Ag Experience Tracker(AET) application manager area.

  • You MUST complete Form 1 before you have access to Form 2.  
  • The only printed and signed applications that will be needed at the FFA Center will be the ones that are selected to move onto National FFA competitions.  Illinois FFA is allowed to submit 32 or 33 applications from our state for National competitiion.  Once those are announced in mid May those FFA chapters will then print a nice pretty, color copy and sign it and bring it to the State FFA Convention.  THERE IS NO NEED FOR PRINTED OR SIGNED COPIES IN OUR OFFICE UNTIL THAT TIME and IT IS ONLY FOR THOSE SCHOOLS BEING SUBMITTED TO NATIONAL FFA.
  • ALL, meaning ANYONE wanting or planning to submit a National Chapter Award application MUST, meaning YOU HAVE TO, click on the form and tell the Illinois FFA Center how you want your application to be judged.  THANK YOU!  See message from last posting:   ALL FFA Chapters completing the National Chapter Award application MUST click here to verify which level of judging your application is to be judged.    

    All National Chapter Award applications must be emailed by midnight on Sunday, April 15, 2018 to: [email protected]

    When you have completed the application, click on Generate PDF Application - Complete Application, save it as a PDF and then email the application to: [email protected]

Thank you.  Questions, please let me know.  


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