You are not logged in. Sign In | Forgot Password?
Logo | Illinois Agrivultural Education

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..
/Ag-Ed Advocacy/About-FCAE

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. .
FFA FFA Alumni IL FFA Foundation IAVAT IACCAI PAS IFB Youth Education IAITC FCAE ILCAE ICAE ISBE Illinois Department of Agriculture MyCAERT ITCS The AET

Listserv Messages

John Edgar
Illinois FFA Center
Assistant Director
3221 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 753-3328 x102
(217) 753-3359 fax
Assistant: Lori Nelson
  Weekly Messages
Last 5 messages
all messages
Monthly Summary Report
Most Recent (8/30/2012)
All Reports

2020-2025 CDE Calendar

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sent to all contacts

Sent on behalf of the IAVAT Board of Directors:

As you may know, the 2015-2016 school year began a five-year Career Development Event (CDE) calendar which featured some significant changes and was set to be reviewed every five years. Over the past few months, the IAVAT Board of Directors has put out for bid all current CDE's and LDE's and reviewed those submitted bids. After much deliberation, we are proposing two calendar options using the first year of the new cycle as an example. The events are listed in chronological order.

Option A can be found at Significant changes are being proposed to Ag Sales, Food Science, Vet Science, Horticulture, Parliamentary Procedure, Conduct of Chapter Meetings, and Ag Mechanics.

Option B can be found at Changes in this option are to Horse Evaluation, Meat Evaluation, Ag Sales, Food Science, Vet Science, Horticulture, Parliamentary Procedure, Conduct of Chapter Meetings, and Ag Mechanics.

PLEASE NOTE: These are currently proposals and still subject to change. If you have specific concerns or comments please direct them to your respective District Director.

Please click here to take a short survey regarding your preferred CDE calendar option for 2020-2025

To be removed from this list, contact