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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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District 5 Message of Oct 13 2000 9:16PM

Friday, October 13, 2000

-SBE SCH""L H"USE MEET-NGS...Tuesday, "ctober 17th, 6:30 p.m., Building E-Gymnasium, Mt. Vernon High School.
Monday, "ctober 23rd, 6:30 p.m., Alton High School. -t is very important that we have MANY students, teachers, parents, and supporters of ag. education there to speak on behalf of the agricultural education line item. - have some people attending, but could use many more. -f you are interested, please contact me.


1 MCLEANSB"R" 1701
3 G"REV-LLE 1 1581
4 G"REV-LLE 2 1382
5 HAR"-N C"UNTY 1284
6 EL""RA"" 1263
8 MAR-"N 1037
Congratulations to all students participating.

This is an inexpensive eye injury demo that Beth Burns found to be extremely effective with laboratory scientists. The hands on aspect, and use of chemicals in your own lab really helps to personalize the eye hazard of
caustic materials. This exercise would be adaptable to a variety of hazards...We get cow eyeballs from a local slaughterhouse. The eyes are about 4’ in diameter. Place an eye in a petri dish (in a fume hood). Have at hand a
stopwatch, squirt bottle of water, disposable pipettes and small containers of caustic chemicals that are in common use in your laboratory.

The experiment: Wearing appropriate PPE (including eye protection!) drip a few drops of one caustic chemical directly onto the center of the eye. Start the stop watch and time how long it takes to see visible tissue damage.
"n a second eye, repeat the addition of a few drops of the same caustic material, then- after 10 seconds (or however long it takes you to get to your eyewash from your work area) wash the eye thoroughly with the water from your squirt bottle. Compare the damage to the two eyes.

A group of our Chemists performed this exercise in their laboratory, and we videotaped the results. We experimented with concentrated Sulfuric acid, concentrated Na"H, and neat TCA (trichloroacetic acid). With the mineral acid and base, visible eye tissue damage was observed in about 30 seconds. Washing the eye after 10 seconds with water reduced the visible tissue damage by approximately 75 percent. With the organic acid, TCA, visible eye damage was observed immediately after addition of acid to the eye tissue. After 30 seconds, the surface of the eye was totally opaque, and thick tissue damage was observed. Rinsing with water had no apparent effect on the TCA damage after 10 seconds.

There are several lessons to be learned from this experiment: 1. Understanding the properties of the materials you use with before you work with them has an impact on the protective equipment you wear. 2. The travel distance to and location of your eyewash really does matter.
"oes clutter near your eyewash increase the time it will take for you to get to it? 3. The choice of safety glasses vs. splashproof safety goggles is important. -f you work with a material that could cause permanent damage to your
sight(even if you do make it to the eyewash very quickly) what eye protection would you wear??

"ean "ittmar
Agricultural Education Field Advisor
Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education
2560 Mascoutah Avenue
Belleville, -L 62220
618-233-7954 - Fax
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