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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
Executive Director
3221 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 753-3328 x101 Cell-217.412.5646
(217) 753-3359 fax
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NCA Application - Scores and Deductions, Conduct Full Report, Pork Social Forces Team

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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****NEW Information****


1.  National Chapter Award Application - Scores and Deductions

2.  Conduct of Chapter Meeting - FULL Results

3. Pork Checkoff Seeks 2019 #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Team

1.  National Chapter Award Application - Scores and Deductions

To view all scores and deductions for the 2019 National Chapter Award applications, please click here.  

2.  Conduct of Chapter Meeting - FULL Results

School Placings
Villa Grove 1
Kansas 2
Williamsfield                      3                               
Valmeyer 4
Top Floor Member      
  1 Kansas - Advisor  

Kansas - Vice President    


Villa Grove Advisor

Top Chairs  
1 Villa Grove
2 Williamsfield                                     
3 Kansas
4 Valmeyer


3. Pork Checkoff Seeks 2019 #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Team

DES MOINES, IOWA – June 12, 2019 – The National Pork Board is seeking applicants for the 2019 student social forces team. The applications are open now through July 8

The social forces team will advocate for pig farming through social media usage. Selected applicants who successfully complete all outlined milestones will be eligible for a $500 scholarship.

“Last year, the team generated over 670 positive posts about pig farming in a five-month period,” said Claire Masker, director of sustainability communications for the National Pork Board. “This year, we anticipate more discussion about pig farming while the students expand their professional network.”

The Checkoff’s #RealPigFarming social media campaign gives pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry members an opportunity to discuss today’s pork production across social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Applications are open to students, age 18 to 23, who are involved in the swine industry and who are pursuing a post-secondary degree. Applicants should understand the importance of pork production and have basic communication skills. The team is expected to be active from July through December.

“The student social forces team serves as another resource for consumers to ask questions about food safety, sustainability and other key areas,” Masker said. “The students play a key role in helping pork producers share their farms and to answer consumer questions.”

The team will gather at the National Pork Board in Des Moines, Iowa, in September. The meeting will expose students to the Pork Checkoff program, to communication strategies and to other aspects relative to advocacy and the swine industry.

The National Pork Board has responsibility for Checkoff-funded research, promotion and consumer information projects and for communicating with pork producers and the public. Through a legislative national Pork Checkoff, pork producers invest $0.40 for each $100 value of hogs sold. Importers of pork products contribute a like amount, based on a formula. The Pork Checkoff funds national and state programs in advertising, consumer information, retail and foodservice marketing, export market promotion, production improvement, science and technology, swine health, pork safety and sustainability and environmental management. For information on Checkoff-funded programs, pork producers can call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at (800) 456-7675 or check the Internet at

Contact: Cindy Cunningham
National Pork Board

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91st Annual Illinois FFA Convention:

91st Annual Illinois FFA State Convention Evaluations

  • Click here to open the Advisor Evaluation.  
  • Click here to open the Student Evaluation.  
  • Click here to open the Parent and Guests Evaluation.  

Career and Leadership Development Events:


IAVAT Conference and Professional Development Registration

AVAT Service Awards

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IAVAT Years of Membership

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Illinois FFA:

FFA Board Updates

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2019 IL FFA Leadership Camp Registration and Health Profile Form

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Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Health Profile, Signed Signature Form with Insurance Card Upload

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FY2020 Section Fair Contract - Due May 29, 2019

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Illinois FFA Alumni:

Illinois FFA Center:

Illinois FFA Center Credit Card Processing - PLEASE READ

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Office Closed Friday 5/27, 6/10-6/13, and 7/4

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Illinois Foundation FFA:

Monthly Update on Local Collection Drive - April 15, 2019

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Illinois Foundation FFA Hopper Funds

  • Click here to view the Hopper Funds Incentives shared at 2018 IAVAT Conference, can also be found on the Illinois Foundation FFA Toolkit.  

Industry Friends of agricultural education posts:

Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI)

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nvitation from National Junior Horticultural Association 

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National FFA:

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***DATES & DEADLINES - Remember***


  • June 18 - 20 - IAVAT Conference
  • June 20 - 21 - Illinois FFA State Officer Meeting
  • June 23 - 28 - Illinois Farm Bureau Sponsors the Illinois FFA Heritage and Cooperative Tour 
  • June 23 - 30 - Illinois FFA's week at National FFA WLC
  • July 1 - Illinois FFA Cardinal for September 29, 2019 Cards vs Cubs game tickets GO ON SALE!

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