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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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Ewing Demonstration Center Student Field Day - Sept 13

Friday, September 07, 2018

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers.

Hi Ag Teachers-
Below are details for a student opportunity.  Please RSVP to Marc as soon as possible.   Thank you.  Dean

Ewing Demonstration Center Student Field Day is set for Thursday, September 13 at 9 am.   The Ewing Demonstration Center is located at 16132 N. Ewing Rd, Ewing IL 62836, on the north edge of the village of Ewing, north of the Ewing Grade School on north Ewing Road. 

Approximatlely 100 students have registered so far from these schools:  Sesser, Marion, Elverado and Carlyle.

This year we will have Dr. Kim Kidwell, dean of the college of ACES at the U of I to talk to the students.  The U of I Illini Pullers will be on hand as well as someone from the recruitment office at Illinois.  SIU, Kaskaskia and a presentation on drones. We might even come up with a surprise or 2.  We will serve the students lunch but we would like an RSVP so we can get a head count.

As you know this will be set in a traditional field day style with the students moving to various stops around the demonstration center.

Thanks and your help is appreciated.

Marc Lamczyk
University of Illinois Extension
Program Coordinator-Agriculture
Unit 26
Manager Ewing Demonstration Center
1212 Rt. 14 West
Benton IL 62812

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