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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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Illinois Agricultural Colleges - Professional Characteristics

Total full-time faculty (26 schools reporting): 94
Part-time faculty 115

Minimum full-time teaching load contact hours: 15
Average teaching load contact hours taught per semester: 25.19

Average load credit for “lab” hours: 0.905

Instructors indicating previous industry experience: 61
Average pre-teaching industry experience: 21.8

Average # of years teaching: 10.2
Average # of years teaching at current school: 9

Age of Teachers

(74 Instructors Reporting)
10-19 Years 4 5.4%
20-29 Years 17 23%
30-39 Years 18 24.3%
40-49 Years 24 32.4%
50-59 Years 9 12.2%
60-69 Years 2 2.7%

Average Age 37.2


(115 Instructors Reporting)
Under $20,000 24 20.9%
$20-30,000 2 1.7%
$30-40,000 3 2.6%
$40-50,000 18 15.7%
$50-60,000 18 15.7%
$60-80,000 35 30.4%
Over $80,000 15 13%
Average Salary: $54,261.


(0 Instructors Reporting)

Education Level

(105 Instructors Reporting)
AAS 60 19
BS or BA 83 20
Master's 62 56
Ph.D 10 10
IACCAI Membership 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010
Option I
Option II
Option III

Overload pay per contact hour

Full Time Faculty School Year $714
Summer $749
Part Time Faculty School Year $541
Summer $549