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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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Ag Education Characteristics - Programs & Teachers

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Significant Highlights
-334 School agriculture education programs - Increase of 7
-413 Agriculture education teachers - Increase of 10
-249 or 75% of programs have a 10+ computer lab - Increase of 5%
-244 or 73% of programs have a greenhouse - Increase of 1%
-110 or 33% of programs have a garden lab - Increase of 3%
-176 or 53% of programs have an advisory council - Increase of 2%
-62% of students are male, 38% of students are female - Equal 
-9% of students live on a farm(50+% of family income is from the farm) -
  Decrease of 2%
-7% of students are minority - Decrease of 1%
-16% of students are urban(living in cities 20,000+) - Decrease of 1%
-249 or 75% of schools allow an ag course to fulfill a science requirement for
  graduation - Increase of 4% 
-$5,359 was the average Ag Incentive Funding Grant - Increase of $3612
-38 is the average age of an ag teacher - Decrease of 1 year
-$52,433 is the average salary of an ag teacher - Increase of $1461
-54% of ag teachers are male, 46% of ag teachers are female.   Decrease of
  3% of male teachers and Increase of 3% of female teachers
-40% of ag teachers have a 12 month contract - Increase of 37%

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