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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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Lucas Allen
District II Program Advisor
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17840 West Laraway Rd.
Joliet, IL 60433
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Back to school time! IFG Budget updates, AgExplorer resources, SawStop parts, trap shoot, FFA grants

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

This message sent to all District 2 Teachers

Items in this message include:

1.Welcome back!

2.ICYMI: Ag Incentive Funding Grant budget new procedures

3.Beginning of the year lessons & resources from AgExplorer

4.Spare SawStop 10” Brake Cartridges for sale

5.LeRoy FFA Alumni trap-shoot invitation

6.$1200 FFA Semester-long Living To Serve Grants due September 1


1.Welcome back!

I can’t begin to express how grateful I am to begin my 12th year serving District 2 teachers.  Thank you for all the work you do and I look forward to being your partner this year.

If you were not able to attend one of the Section meetings that has already been held, or if you want to see an updated copy of the FCAE Report that I gave out, I have attached the most recent version (updated yesterday 8/21) and this will be what is distributed to Sections 6, 7, and 10.

2.ICYMI: Ag Incentive Funding Grant budget new procedures

Last Friday there was a webinar by Mr. Hepner where he explained the new procedures you will need to follow for completing your IFG Budget on the ISBE-IWAS website. Basically you have two new Grant Accountability tabs, and each has several sub-tabs. You need work with your District Office personnel to complete these tabs BEFORE you submit your budget. Also, the deadline was extended from September 15 to September 30; however- due to the new tabs, please DO NOT wait until the last minute to complete your budget entries. Remember- the sooner you get your budget submitted the sooner it can be approved to allow for the flow of funds to your school.

View the webinar HERE.


3.Beginning of the year lessons & resources from AgExplorer

Looking for turn-key lessons and activities to start the new school year? Check out the new educational resources on My Journey! On the Explore webpage, you will find an ag innovation lesson from Dow AgroSciences and SAE Idea Cards to help students explore supervised agricultural experiences. Show students how to create the perfect resume using the FFA Resume Generator©, find a unique lesson on food labels and specific ingredients used in foods, and more on the Build webpage. 


Don’t forget to incorporate AgExplorer (on the Explore webpage) and the Day in the Life video (on the Connect webpage) into your classroom as you discuss careers in agriculture. And be sure to look through past months’ resources on our Archive webpage.


4.Spare SawStop 10” Brake Cartridges for sale

Posted on behalf of Matt Meyer at Mendota High School:

My industrial arts counterpart here ordered some some SawStop 10 inch Brake Cartridges two years ago with CTEI/PERKINS funds so SRAVTE placed the order. Needless to say they ordered cartridges which are not compatible with our Saw and of course SawStop does not accept returns. They retail for $69.00 each. They are both still in the original packaging although one has been opened. They are Part# TSBC-10R2. The packaging says that they are Compatible with all SawStop:

  • Jobsite Saws (JSS)
  • Contractors Saws (CNS)
  • Professional Cabinet Saws (PCS)
  • Industrial Cabinet Saws (ICS)

NOTE: Not compatible with CB model numbers. 

We would be willing to accept reasonable offers and they can be directed to me. If this would not be possible please let me know. I have attached pictures of the item. 


Matthew T. Meyer

Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor

Mendota High School

2300 W Main St

Mendota, IL 61342

(815) 539-7446 (phone)

(815) 539-3103 (fax)


5.LeRoy FFA Alumni trap-shoot invitation

Posted on behalf of Jason Perry at LeRoy High School:

Please find attached the information about the LeRoy FFA Alumni annual Trap Shoot.


6.$1200 FFA Semester-long Living To Serve Grants due September 1

National FFA provides grants to your FFA Chapters to complete various types of community service activities. Three different grants are available: day-of-service, semester long, or year long.

Middle and high school FFA chapters may apply for up to $1,200 for a Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant through National FFA. Projects should help meet community needs in the focus areas of: Community Safety; Hunger, Health and Nutrition; Environmental Responsibility and Community Engagement. See below for some project examples. Below you will find some projects examples for each focus area. To access the application, in English or Spanish, visit  Grants are due September 1, 2017.


Community Safety Project Ideas

Refurbish unused or underused playgrounds in the community to ensure safe play areas.

Identify emergencies families should be prepared for in the community. That may include fires, strong winters, or other natural disasters. Throughout the semester, host safety workshops and distribute emergency kits.


Hunger, Health and Nutrition Project Ideas

Develop semester-long challenges, such as exercising 30 minutes a day or hosting workdays in the garden, as a means to increasing physical fitness of the community.

Raise fish or animals to provide fresh sources of protein to your community.


Environmental Responsibility Project Ideas

Provide assistance to care for trees and plant new ones, so that your city can be designated a “Tree City USA.”

Create and implement a plan to conduct energy audits in schools, at homes and other town buildings. Present the results to the owners.

Community Engagement Project Ideas

Start a low cost spay and neuter clinic for the community. Start a low cost spay and neuter clinic for the community.

Host “Mix it up at Lunch” days to have students move outside of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch.







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LeRoy FFA Alumni Trap Shoot 2017 (1).pdf
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Fall 17 Section Meeting Update.pdf