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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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March Foundation Update

Friday, March 16, 2018

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Thank you to all of the chapters that have participated in the 2017-18 Illinois Foundation FFA Local Collection Drive.  The collection drive is the cornerstone of the organization and without a successful drive, the Foundation would not be able to assist in funding all of the activities for the Illinois FFA members to enjoy.

Local Collection Drive - Budgeted Goal $300,000.00

The current collected total for the Local Collection Drive as of March 15: 

  • The grand total of the Local Collection Drive: $302,904.30

The $300,000 goal was included in a deficit budget that the Foundation passed for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year. The section goals that were handed out at the IAVAT conference totals $416,000.  You can still send in money for the Local Collection Drive, but we can not guarantee certificates or recognition in the State Convention Program. 

If you have any question about the Local Collection Drive, please contact the FFA Center at 217-753-3328


State at Large Collections - Budgeted Goal $40,000.00 

  • Total: $37,463.32 


Sponsorships & Other Contributions - Budgeted Goal $124,000.00

We also have obtained several sponsorships throughout this fiscal year.

  • FFA Sponsorships: $76,113.97

  • IAVAT Conference Sponsorships: $9,750

  • Total: $85,863.97

*Currently we are on track with the potential to receive more than budget if all convention sponsorships come through.

We appreciate the time and effort that everyone has given to help us reach the goal for the collection drive, we could not have gotten this far without all of your support.   Thank you!


Facebook Fundraiser Opportunity 

You can now create Facebook Fundraisers for Illinois FFA. It is quick and simple to set up! 

1.) Go to Illinois Association FFA Facebook Page

2.) Scroll down to the Fundraisers Section

3.) Click Create

4.) Select Get Started

From there you will be prompted with questions about who you would like to raise money for, the goal amount you would like to raise, and when you would like the fundraiser to end. It is quick and simple to do and it allows Facebook users to donate through Facebook Payments using PayPal or a credit card (and there are zero processing fees!) 

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