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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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CONVENTION TIPS of the DAY for Friday, May 31, 2019 - Exhibit Hall, Family Comfort Room B3 and First

Friday, May 31, 2019

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CONVENTION TIPS of the DAY for Friday, May 31, 2019 - Exhibit Hall, Family Comfort Room B3 and First Aide in the VIP Room

First Aide/Nurse

We are happy to welcome nurse Desiree Barrett back to the convention for a second year.  Mrs. Barrett will be located in the VIP (lower level) room for any medical emergency that arises.  The hours that she will be on-site are: 

We hope you, your members and all guests will not need this service, but in case you do, please know that Mrs. Barrett will be available to provide assistance.

Family Comfort Room:  B3

The Illinois FFA Convention will once again this year have a Family Comfort Room in the lower level of the convention center in Room B3.  The Family Comfort Room is designed for all of our agriculture teachers who choose to bring their children and all of our families that attend the convention with young children, as well.  The Family Comfort Room is supported by the Illinois Foundation FFA.  They say it takes a village to raise a child.  Join us as we raise our families together, experiencing FFA from the youngest of ages. 

Exhibit Hall

Looking for something to do BEFORE or AFTER a convention session taking place in the Main Hall of the Convention Center?  Take a trip to the Lower Level of the Bank of Springfield Center to check out the Exhibit Hall/Career Show.  We have over 30 post-secondary schools, friends of the FFA and vendors for FFA members to meet and learn more about.  Click Here to view the list of friends and vendors.  In addition, be sure to visit with Illinois’ four Agriculture Universities located in the lobby of the Bank of Springfield Center.

p.s. NEW THIS YEAR...State and American FFA Degree Seating for recipients is in the Mezzanine level in the South side seating.

Just one more...Did I mention??  NEW THIS YEAR...the Business Session will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  1st General Session will begin at 3:00 p.m.  Click here for the 91st Annual Illinois FFA State Convention Agenda. 

Want to see previous Convention Tips of the Day? Click here!

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