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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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100 East Knox Street
Morrison, IL 61270
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Three Circle Grant Due November 17th

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

To All District 1 Teachers and Administration:

Hi Ag Teachers & Administrators:

I am following up on Harley Hepner's message sent on October 13 near 1 pm.  This grant is a great way to retain quality ag teachers by compensating them for their time and effort, and to encourage ag teachers to devote extended time to students, schools, and communities.   My goal is that 100% of schools participate.  The Ag Ed Line Item has $3,200,000 approved for this grant.

The grant will pay for 50% of an ag teachers extended contract(400 hours) from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.   The school district, FFA Alumni, agribusiness, etc. would be required to fulfill the other 50% of the extended contract amount.   To figure the grant amount and school district share, click on this Excel worksheet which is very helpful.

I would be glad to stop by in the next 30 days to help explain or feel free to contact me by phone (608-963-6130) or e-mail (

Administrators - Please let me know of any county or regional administrator meetings prior to November 17th as I would be glad to answer questions at any face to face meetings.

Ag Teachers - I will be setting up three separate conference calls for you to call in and ask any questions that you might have.  Look for an e-mail soon with those dates and details.   I would also be glad to attend an emergency section meeting to assist and explain.

Thank you.

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