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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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Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
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Springfield, IL 62702
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Convention Pre Registration - DUE May 24, 2017 & Convention Tip of the Day!

Monday, May 22, 2017

** Sent to All Teachers and Contacts

Drum roll please...
BONUS CONVNETION TIP - Convention Pre Registration was set to close on Friday, May 19, 2017 which is clearly stated on the form, however I NEVER clearly stated it in ANY of these wonderfully, amazing convention list serve messages.  So, we are EXTENDING the Convention Pre Registration deadline to Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  After that date ALL Convention Registrations must be done on site.  

ONCE AGAIN:  We MUST have all Convention Pre Registration in by Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  The form will be shut off after hours on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  

SO - REGISTER TODAY, if you have not already!


CONVENTION TIP of the DAY for Monday, May 22, 2017!

#6. Farm Credit News Room - Members STILL NEEDED!

Farm Creidt is the wonderful sponsor of the Newsrooms, the Farm Credit NewsRoom has been an important asset in the functioning of our annual FFA Convention.  We want to continue to provide leadership opportunities for students and teachers alike.  By supplying the information requested, you can be of great service to the Illinois FFA.  Click here to open the Farm Credit Newsroom form. THANK YOU!

CONVENTION TIP of the DAY for Friday, May 19, 2017!

#5.  Backstage Knowledge

When you are sending students backstage, please be sure to remind them of why they are going backstage.  What award are they there to recieve?  A friendly reminder of their Section number never hurts.  What award?  What Section?  If they are replacing an individual, who are they replacing??  This will help the backstage crew and the flow of convention tremendously.  THANK YOU! 

CONVENTION TIP of the DAY for Thursday, May 18, 2017!

#4.  DON"T MISS:  “Night at the Ballpark with the Springfield Sliders”

Monday, June 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. the Springfield Sliders is opening the park to Illinois FFA. Illinois FFA members can play with the Sliders ball team as they compete againist other FFA members from across the State.  The first game will feature the 2016 - 2017 State Officer team competing against one another with Sliders team members on each tem.  The tickets are $5.00 per person, this includes a ball park meal and night of fun and games at the park.  Click here to register for the Night at the Ballpark with the Springfield Sliders.  Once you register, you are committed to paying for the tickets you order, but simply bring your money to the ball park to pay them directly, this registration allows us to provide numbers to the Sliders organization and commits you paying for the number of tickets you ordered.  Tickets can be purchased on site, the order form is HIGHLY encoruaged, so we know numbers for food.  

CONVENTION TIP of the DAY for Wednesday, May 17, 2017!

#3.  Ag Communications Summit is Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Wyndham Hotel (formerly the Hilton) just across the street from the Prairie Capitol Convention Center.  For those attending the Communications Summit, it is an Official Dress event, be sure to be ready in your FFA Official Dress finest. Times are 1:00 p.m. star with a 5:00 p.m. conclusion.  Email our Communications Specialist, Katie Burns with any Communications Summit questions that you may have.  THANKS!

CONVENTION TIP of the DAY for Tuesday, May 16, 2017!

#2.  Check out the Convention Workshops before coming to convention, have your students attend workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The officers made the workshop times shorter and added more, hoping your students would have the time and opportunity to attend more.  Select them now and have their convention experience ready to be even more amazing!  

Click here to view the 2017 (correct) workshop schedule.

CONVENTION TIP of the DAY for Monday, May 15, 2017!

#1.  Feed the need, the need for food and the need for agricultural literacy...don't miss the 2017 Illinois FFA Convention Service Project..."Feed the Need!"  Click here for further details.  

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