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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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District V Message--Dean Dittmar--02/18/2005

Friday, February 18, 2005

-Fundraising Ideas, Principals Support CTE, District 5 Agriscience Fair, FFA Alumni Rosters/Scholarships Due, & Upcoming Activities

 -FFA and Agricultural Awareness Fundraising and Grant Ideas
from Kansas State University – Agricultural Education - Check out their website:   Also, many great links to agricultural education information in Kansas.  Thank you to Dr. Anna Ball for sharing at a 500T Inexperienced Teacher course class meeting.
-National Principals’ Association Supports Career and Technical Education…See their viewpoint on President Bush’s proposed education budget at:  
-District 5 FFA Agriscience Fair is scheduled for Thursday, March 17th at Rend Lake College.  Be sure to send in your student registration forms prior to March 4th.  Letters and registration forms were given out at the each of the section IAVAT winter meetings. 
-FFA Alumni Rosters, Camp Scholarships, and WLP Scholarships need to be postmarked to the Illinois FFA Center by March 1st.  Let me know if you need assistance.  Scholarship applications are on the Illinois Chapter Resource CD.
-Upcoming Activities
-2/21 – St. Louis Agribusiness Club Economic Impact Committee Meeting, St. Louis
-2/22 – Southern Illinois Agribusiness Club Breakfast/Meeting, Mt. Vernon
-2/22 – FFA Alumni Officer Meeting, Freeburg
-2/24 – On-Site Assistance to Schools
-2/25 – TEAM Ag Ed Meeting, Springfield
-3/1 – On-Site Assistance to Schools
-3/2 - On-Site Assistance to Schools
-3/3 – 5 County Agricultural Awareness Partnership Meeting, Shawnee College, Ullin
-3/4 – Southwestern Illinois Agriculture Summit, Red Bud
-3/9 – District FFA Proficiency Award Judging, Benton
-3/10 – IAVAT Professional Development Conference Call
-3/10 – Clinton County Agricultural Awareness Partnership Meeting, Breese
-3/11 – Science In The South Conference, workshops and exhibit, SIU-Carbondale

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