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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. .

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Monday, August 27, 2018

August 27, 2018



Another in the series of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom non-fiction text examples to be used in your classroom.  Remember, these will be available every MONDAY afternoon that FarmWeek is published during the school year.


Questions about this can be directed to Kevin Daugherty, Education Director of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom at [email protected]


**Reminder these questions are designed to use with the on-line version of FarmWeek.


Note, by request of teachers we have included the answers to the questions immediately following the questions.   


Farm bill future remains uncertain.

  1.  What is the term of the Farm Bill and when does it expire (5 years, September 30)
  2. Define the following words:      
    1. Prognosis (A forecast of a likely outcome of a situation)
    2. Compromise (A middle state between conflicting opinions)
    3. Priorities (A thing is regarded as more important than another)
    4. Revenue (income of a substantial nature)
    5. Bi-partisan (involving agreement of both parties that typically oppose each other.)
  3. Because the US House and Senate passed different Farm Bills, how will a final bill be reached? (a conference committee made up of members of both houses of both parties must meet and compromise, then that bill must pass both houses)
  4. Not only are Senators Roy Blunt and Dick Durbin from different states, they are from different parties.  Share the state and party and which issue they support and why this is important. 
    1.  Durbin-IL-Democrat
    2. Blunt-MO-Republican
    3. Answers will vary, but bi-partisan effort on conservation is important.
  5.  The Farm Bill also contains SNAP. What is SNAP, why is it important and do you feel it needs to be a part of the Farm Bill.
    1.  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-formerly known as Food Stamps
    2. SNAP is the domestic hunger safety net, providing funding for food for those that are struggling.
    3. Answers will vary, but food and agriculture go hand in hand.  Many feel that if SNAP is removed from the Farm Bill, because so many people are non-farm, there will be no support for agriculture at the federal level.


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