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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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Global Youth Institute-World Food Prize; AET Statewide Subscription, Quote of the Day

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Items in this message:
1. World Food Prize – Global Youth Institute – October 17-20, 2018
2. AET Record Keeping System – Illinois Statewide Subscription
3. Quote of the Day

1. World Food Prize – Global Youth Institute – October 17-20, 2018

The Global Youth Institute is a life-changing experience where outstanding high school students and teachers will gather from across the United States and around the world for an exciting three-day program to interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates, and the more than 1,000 global leaders from 75 countries attending the World Food Prize's annual international symposium, the Borlaug Dialogue. 

Why Participate?
At this exciting event, participating high school students become recognized as Borlaug Scholars and have the opportunity to:

  • Present research and recommendations on ways to solve key global challenges in a short speech and small group discussions with global food security experts;
  • Connect with other student leaders to share ideas, identify solutions to these problems and build lasting friendships;
  • Explore the issues, current research and opportunities to make a difference in the world; and
  • Interact with global leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs working to end hunger and poverty and improve food security around the world.

How to Apply
To apply for the Global Youth Institute, students research a global issue and write a five page paper under the supervision of a teacher or mentor. Ninth through twelfth grade students in the 2018/19 school year are eligible to apply.

Application and paper submission due online by:  July 02, 2018.

For more information, please visit this link.

2. AET Record Keeping System – Illinois Statewide Subscription

FCAE is pleased to announce that a statewide subscription to The AET has been purchased.  As of now and through August, 2021, The AET – Agricultural Education Online Recordkeeping System will be available at no charge to all programs.  If you are a current user, your account is unchanged and thus will continue to use the same login.  If you have not previously subscribed to AET, use your FFA Chapter I.D. as the username your school’s zip code as the password, use your login, or contact for help.  Once logged in as a teacher you can then create login accounts for all of your students.

The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. AET tracks educational and financial experiences for students and ag programs. Like other systems, the AET summarizes those experiences into standard FFA award applications. The AET can also aggregate those experiences across programs to produce local reports for school administrators and overall economic impact reports for interested stakeholders and legislative representatives.

3. Quote of the Day

“Never mistake activity for achievement.”  -John Wooden

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