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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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Ag Education Vacancy - Athens High School

Thursday, December 07, 2017

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Athens High School, located in Menard County in Section 14, is seeking an Agricultural Education Instructor and Co-FFA Advisor to work with Mr. Mike Butler and Mrs. Kiersten Edgar. 

Courses in the program include 2 Middle School Agriculture exploratories, Introduction to Agriculture, Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics, Agriculture Science, Basic Agricultural Mechanics, Agricultural Construction, Horticulture Production Management/Landscaping and Turfgrass Management, Agricultural Business/Agricultural Sales, BSAA/Conservation, and Food Science 1 and 2. Vet Science courses and expanded electives for middle school may be added with this new position.

The current program consists of 125 FFA members and is an affiliated chapter. Facilities include classrooms with 50 Chromebook computers, agricultural mechanics lab, food science lab, greenhouse, aquaculture unit, school garden, nursery and orchard. The district is currently under referendum for a high school remodel which will includes a 60 x 120 space for a new, modern Ag shop and classrooms.

To learn more about the FFA Chapter, visit their website at:

To learn more about the school and district, visit their website at:

An extended contract and stipend will be offered to the successful candidate. The district is participating in the 3 Circles Grant program.

To apply please send letter of interest, resume, transcripts and references to:
Athens CUSD 213 
Attn: Scott Laird 
#1 Warrior Way 
Athens, IL 62613

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