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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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Salem, IL 62881
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June 7/8 - D5 Prof Dev - 34 Attending - Last Call

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers

WHAT:  District 5 IAVAT Professional Development - held in conjunction with the SIUC Cooperatives Conference  (Click for the student conference)

-Bring laptop or tablet for Thursday morning session.
-Comfortable attire for tours is ok.  Forecast is 93 degrees.

34 Teachers have RSVPed to date

School Name Last Name First Name
Anna-Jonesboro Emmons Eric
Cahokia Barnes Allyssa
Carbondale Buchheit Michelle 
Crab Orchard Evans Chris
DuQuoin Huntley Robert
DuQuoin Piotrowski Ann
Edwards County Wiseman Michelle
Eldorado James Erica
Eldorado Kittinger Bill
Eldorado Irwin Kaleb
Fairfield Robbins Curt
Flora Branch Terry
Flora  Slagley Douglas
Gallatin County York  Nicole 
Gibault Catholic Wiegand Greg
Greenville Zimmerman Stephen
Hardin County Hall John
Harrisburg James Nick
Joppa Lowery Ashlin
Kewanee Schneider Joseph
Marissa Portz Kim
Massac County Bergmann Jenny
Mt. Carmel  Geiling Nina
Mt. Vernon  Kabat John
New Athens Kinzinger Ryan 
Odin Milton Baley
Olney VanDyke  Jamie
Olney Rusk Rylan
Olney Steber Mark
Shawnee Riedle Kayla
Valmeyer Mueller Mark
Wayne City  Ehrhart Jennifer
Wesclin Fisher Matt
Shawnee College Fischer Mary

WHEN:  Thursday, June 7th - 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.    (6 PD Hours)
               Friday, June 8th - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.    (2 PD Hours)

WHERE:  Agricultural Sciences Building, SIU, Carbondale - Room 209

REGISTER:  Click here.  

COST:  No registration fee.  Your travel and hotel if staying overnight are not included. Hotels in the area are:  Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, Giant City Lodge and others.  

WHAT DO YOU GET:  Lunch and dinner on Thursday and box lunch on Friday plus approximately $25 of resources from National FFA, ITCS, other vendors.

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:30 am - 5 pm - Room 209 Ag Science Building
-10:30 am - Welcome and Introductions

GrainBridge: Agribusiness Curriculum & Technology for the Ag Classroom    Presenter: Britany Seda, GrainBridge
GrainBridge provides risk-management curriculum and a web-based application to help teach agribusiness concepts such as budgeting, break-even analysis, and commodities marketing. This program allows students to simulate and manage a production enterprise to truly experience risk-management in agriculture. This session will introduce educators to the GrainBridge program, allow time to explore the technology, and will discuss strategies for implementing into the classroom.   Click for more information.

-12 noon - Lunch 

-12:40 pm – Board transportation for tours in SIUC College of Ag parking lot
-1:15 - 2:15 pm - Lavendar Hills Farm, 480 Brown Section Road, Cobden, 62920
-2:30 - 3:15 pm - Lincoln Heritage Winery, 772 Kaolin Road, Cobden, 62920
-3:30 – 4:15 pm – Flamm Orchards, 7945 Old Highway 51 North, Cobden, 62920
-4:45 pm – Arrive back to SIUC College of Ag parking lot

-6 pm - Complimentary Family Style Chicken Dinner with the Cooperatives Conference Presenters - Giant City Lodge Restaurant

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9 am - 11 am - Room 209 Ag Science Building
-Update on the College of Agricultural Sciences – Dr. Karen Midden, Interim Dean
-Rural King Educational Resources - Savannah Pitts, Animal Health Department Manager
-PhD Thesis on Agricultural Education - Dr. Howard Heavner
-Group Discussion to set the 2018-19 Ag Ed/FFA District Event Dates
-Box lunch to go

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