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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..

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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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Ag Faculty Academy - Cal Polys Irrigation Training and Research Center

Friday, March 29, 2019

*Sent to College & University Ag Faculty

Hello Ag Educators,

We wanted to share with you our program for Ag instructors. The Irrigation Foundation will be hosting its fifth annual agriculture Faculty Academy at the Cal Poly’s Irrigation Training and Research Center in San Luis Obispo, California, June 27-28. Our program will start at the end of the California Ag Teachers Conference at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 27.

The two day event allows instructors to network with fellow academics and learn about irrigation related curriculum that can be used in the classroom. This event is FREE to attend and travel grant assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying attendees. Faculty Academy is open to instructors teaching at high schools and two- and four-year institutions.

Agriculture Faculty Academy sessions include:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Fruit/Vegetable Crop Irrigation Management Panel
  • Irrigation Hydraulics Lab
  • Microirrigation vs. Drip Irrigation Systems Lab
  • The Nuts & Bolts Behind Irrigation
  • Tour of the Irrigation Training & Research Center Facility

The full schedule and travel information can be found on the Foundation’s website. The deadline to register for agriculture Faculty Academy is fast approaching. Registration closes May 9Register now!

Feel free to share this great program with any colleagues who may be interested!

Let me know if you have any questions!



Nicole Preisner

Foundation & Administration Manager

Irrigation Association

8280 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Suite 400 | Fairfax, VA 22031

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