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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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Jennifer Waters
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Springfield, IL 62702
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District III Reminders and Upcoming Events

Monday, March 13, 2017

*Sent to All District III Teachers

Proficiency Award Medals & Section Winner Plaques
Medals - During District Proficiency Awards medals were distributed to students in all areas except for Turf and Vegetable Production. If you need additional medals for chapter winners please let me know. To order medals (including Turf and Vegetable) contact National FFA to order them free of charge.

Plaques - If you need or order a new plaque after earning more plates at the District Proficiency Award Competition, contact Mark Austin  at A & M Products.  Their phone number is 815-875-2667 or you can e-mail him at

Last Call for Middle School Endorsement Classes
If you will be teaching middle school and have not yet completed the coursework to be able to do so, this summer is your last chance! Illinois State University is offering TCH 421 and 423 again this summer. Classes must be completed by the January 1, 2018 deadline.

Student Opportunities
1. Don’t forget to nominate a deserving student for the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award before May 1st. Awards will be shipped to the school within 15 days.

2. Ag Ed Invitational CDE 

3. The Selection Committee is looking for students to serve as members on April 22nd from 8:30-3:30 p.m. to help determine the ten candidates for state office. Click here to apply!

Summer Professional Development
1. National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Academy applications due by March 30thThe 2017 session is tentatively scheduled to be held the week of July 17-21. Click here for more information and to apply!

2. CASE Institute Registration is open! For more information and to register for a CASE Institute, please click here.

3. IAVAT Conference
Find the details for room blocks and register by clicking here.
Workshop registration will be coming out in early May!

Upcoming Events:
March 18 - Bushnell-Prairie City FFA Alumni Livestock Judging Contest – Register by 3/15/17

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