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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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Dean Dittmar
District 5 Program Advisor
Sections 21-25
1105 Old Vincennes Trail, Cell - 618-604-1622
O'Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 622-9222
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D5 State Qualifiers - FFA Proficiency Awards

Monday, March 20, 2017

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers

Congratulations to the section and district FFA Proficiency Award winners.  Students were interviewed on March 8th.

Good luck to the state qualifiers as they compete with the other four district winners on Saturday, March 25th.

Attached is a complete list of all 50 award areas from Ag Communications to Wildlife Production & Management with the section 21-25 winners and the district winner bolded.

Breakdown by section of district winners:

2015         2016     2017
21 - 14       12          14
22 - 17       15          12
23 - 11       13          15
24 - 6           4            4
25 - 3           7            4

Now is the time to start students with SAE projects and record books in preparing for the 2018 competitions.

Thank you to the many FFA Alumni members, parents, administrators, former students, agribusiness representatives, and agriculture teachers for taking time to assist and judge students in the award areas.

Special thank you to Cherie Rogier and John Kabat and FFA members from the Mt. Vernon Township High School for hosting the event.

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