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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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Super Saturday Result Updates

Monday, December 11, 2017

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After results were sent from Saturday's contests, there were two errors in the answer keys brought to the attention of the IAVAT Board of Directors. The board has reviewed both issues and voted to update contest results accordingly.


The first error was in the Meat CDE Retail ID practicum. The key we were given for the contest was inverted from what students saw at the contest (#1 on our key was #30 in the room). The following are the updated superior teams and students from the contest:

Rank School   Score
1 Prairie Central   1695.5
2 Iroquois West   1634
3 Seneca   1524
4 Midland   1469
Rank School Participant Score
1 Prairie Central Lyndon Schaffer 557.5
2 Iroquois West Zach Price 551
3 Prairie Central Evan Young 547
4 Prairie Central Trevor Plenert 541
5 Prairie Central Clay Zimmerman 535
6 Iroquois West Gracie Schleef 523.5
7 Prairie Central Eric Edelman 521.5
8 Seneca Hallie Roszak 514
9 Iroquois West Lauren Cultra 509.5
10 Woodland Alex Redd 508.5


The second error was in the Agronomy CDE Insect Practicum. Two economic impacts on the key were found to be contradictory to resources listed for the contest. The following are updated superior teams and students from the contest:

Rank School   Score
1 Eureka   1157
2 Olney   1056
3 Princeville   1042
4 Iroquois West   1031
5 Seneca   971
6 Orion   950
7 Prairie Central   934




Rank School Participant Score
1 Orion Wesley Tennant 398
2 Eureka Mitch Wettstein 396
3 Olney Seth Mitchell 382
4 Eureka Molly Wettstein 382
5 Eureka Malea Cottrell 379
6 Princeville Kelly Gill 352
7 Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond Makenna Green 349
8 Clinton Megan Finfrock 347
9 Princeville Collin Martin 347
10 Iroquois West Jacob Reitz 346


In response to a multitude of other questions, below are further clarifications from the contests:

If nothing shows up for a specific question on for a student, they did not fill in any bubble on that question.

If an asterisk (*) shows up for a specific question on for a student, they filled in multiple bubbles for a single question, and thus do not get any points.

The Dairy Foods CDE was scored using positive scoring (as opposed to the negative scoring outlined in CDE rules). no longer has negative scoring templates, as National FFA and all other states they serve use a positive scoring template. Two contest superintendents (and CDE committee reps) were involved in discussions on Saturday regarding the scoring templates and approved the contest being scored using the positive scoring template. In essence, this template takes the overall points possible and subtracts the points that would have resulted from negative scoring to come up with a score of total points "correct". The CDE committee will be discussing this update and other clarifications for the contest to be implemented in future contests.

As you have questions and concerns about state contests, PLEASE be sure to share with your district board representatives and CDE committee representatives. These are your peers that serve as your voice in policy making and contest updates/clarifications. Illinois FFA Center staff are dedicated to implementing board and committee decisions to the best of our ability. Therefore, any comments or suggestions regarding contest policy/rules should be shared via the link for contest feedback shared in each listserv with contest results (here). This format allows all committee/board members and staff to review all comments in one location to make the best decisions for future contests.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through concerns that have been presented.

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