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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.. 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. .

EZ Records is a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) record-keeping system designed to keep SAE program records, FFA participation, leadership activities, skills learned, and enterprise efficiencies. .

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Jess Smithers
FCAE Coordinator
3358 Big Pine Trail
Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 893-0091
(217) 893-0024 fax
Assistant: Susie Scott
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FCAE Office Move, ILCAE Advocacy Awards, Quote of the Day

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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1. FCAE Main Office Moving
2. ILCAE Advocacy Awards – Call for Nominations:  Due April 3, 2017
3. Quote of the Day

1. FCAE Main Office Moving

The main FCAE office, which is currently located at 200 South Fredrick Street in Rantoul at the Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education, will move at the end of this week.  The FCAE office and the Champaign-Ford ROE office will re-open to the public on March 9th at the new location of 3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, IL 61822.

The office phone number and fax number will be unchanged.  However, they will likely not be functional from Friday until late on Tuesday.  If you need to reach us, please call my mobile phone at 217-430-3920.   

Any future mail to the main FCAE office should be sent to:
3358 Big Pine Trail
Champaign, IL 61822

2. ILCAE Agricultural Education Advocacy Awards: Due April 3, 2017

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) annually recognizes agricultural advocates from the five IAVAT districts for their efforts, dedication, and support for quality education programs in and about agriculture, k-adult.  Those eligible include all elementary, secondary, and post-secondary personnel responsible for the administration of agriculture education programs.  (This includes Ag in the Classroom, Jr. High School, High School, Community College, University, and Extension Agricultural Education programs.)  Persons eligible include, but are not limited to superintendents, principals, school board members, and advisory council members.

The nomination application is attached and is due by April 3, 2017 and recipients will be recognized at the IAVAT conference during the closing luncheon on June 22, 2017

3. Quote of the Day

Don't wait until conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes conditions perfect." - Alan Cohen

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