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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.. 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. .

EZ Records is a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) record-keeping system designed to keep SAE program records, FFA participation, leadership activities, skills learned, and enterprise efficiencies. .

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Mindy Bunselmeyer.
Illinois FFA Center-FFA Alumni
Executive Director
3221 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
Office-217.753.3328 Cell-217.412.5646
Assistant: Patti Davis
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Chapter Basket Winners, Gator Raffle, IRS Tax Exempt Status Renewal Reminder

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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1.  Chapter Baskets - IL FFA Leadership Camp Alumni Scholarship Winners

2.  Gator Raffle

3.  Alumni Chapters - IRS Tax Exempt Yearly Renewal Deadline Date of May 15, 2017.


1.  Chapter Baskets - The following FFA Chapters have won a FFA Leadership Camp Scholarship from the Chapter Basket Contest that was held at the IL FFA Alumni Annual Meeting on January 27-28, 2017.  The baskets were judged and the "Best Basket" will receive 2 FFA Leadership Camp Alumni Scholarships.  The auction of the Chapter Baskets raised enough money to give everyone that brought a Chapter Basket a camp scholarship.  Congratulations to all!

  • Best Basket - Taylorville FFA
  • Highest Bid Basket - Newark FFA
  • Athens FFA
  • Cambridge FFA
  • Cisne FFA
  • Cissna Park FFA
  • Clinton FFA
  • Eldorado FFA
  • Sandoval FFA
  • Geneseo FFA
  • Hinckley-Big Rock FFA
  • Milford FFA
  • Mt. Vernon FFA
  • Olney FFA
  • Stockton FFA
  • Tri-Point FFA

Last week we announced the IL FFA Leadership Camp Alumni Scholarship Winners from the students that filled out our scholarship application.  It is possible some schools will get more than one camp scholarship.


2.  2017 Gator Raffle - Tickets are on sale for a John Deere PR-15 XUV 560 Gator.  Would you like to sell and/or purchase tickets?  Would you like to have the Gator at your event?  This year we have Gator Flyers available to post at your school and/or business. Please contact Patti Davis at or by calling (217) 753-3328 Ext. 107 for more information. 

The prices for the Gator tickets are as follows:

  • 1 for $10
  • 3 for $25
  • 20 for $100

The winning ticket will be drawn at the Illinois State FFA Convention on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.  The winner will be responsible for all taxes.  The FFA Chapter or Alumni that sells the winning ticket will receive $300.  The Illinois FFA Alumni will continue to give a percentage of the amount of tickets sold by the FFA Chapter and/or Alumni. 


3.  Alumni Chapters - Tax Exempt Status - For the Alumni Chapters that have a Tax Exempt Status, please be sure to renew your tax exempt status with the IRS by May 15, 2017.  If you do not do this, then you could lose your 501c3 status, and being linked to the National FFA Alumni group extension (please review the attached document).  If questions regarding your tax exempt status, please contact the IRS.    

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