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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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New Teaching Vacancies : Gary Comer FFA and Peotone High School

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Status                          OPEN

School                         Gary Comer Youth Center/FFA

Position                       Urban Agriculture Instructor/FFA Advisor

Description                 Gary Comer Youth Center and Gary Comer Charter School, located in Section 8, is seeking an Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor for their growing urban agriculture education program.  The Urban Agriculture Instructor will develop and implement year-round urban garden-based engaging and interactive educational programs for youth 6th- 12, for in school and out of school forums. The instructor will lead teens in employment programs, to include urban agriculture, landscaping and related green careers.  This is a 12 month position and will join the Garden Manager (department chair) and existing Instructor to be a 3-teacher department.  Facilities include a ¼ acre rooftop production garden, more than 1 acre of orchard and urban farm land, farmstand, and modern classroom facilities. Courses are a mixture of summer-term and school-year (including after school). 

The ideal candidate will have a strong background and interest in serving youth in urban areas through agricultural education. A strong background in agriculture and urban agriculture is highly encouraged. Successful candidate will implement the building of an FFA chapter to compliment the high-level classroom and SAE components which are already in place.

Physical Work Environment: Must be able to lift 25 to 40 pounds and work outdoors in all types of weather. The ability to use garden tools and equipment is needed. Exposure to all outdoor elements typical for garden and farming; wind heat, cold, insects and sun exposure. Contact with soil and planning materials will be constant.

Salary:            Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

To apply:        Complete the application:


New Teaching Vacancy: Peotone High School

Status             Expected

School             Peotone High School

Position           Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor

Description      Peotone High School, located 45 minutes South of Chicago in Section 10, is seeking an Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor for 2017-18 academic year. Peotone High School has a very supportive community, Alumni, Advisory committee, and administration. Courses taught include Intro to Ag, Ag Business Management, Basic Ag Mechanics, Advanced Ag Mechanics, Horticulture, and Ag Leadership. Science endorsement is preferred. Facilities include a large classroom, Ag Mechanics lab area, greenhouse, and adjoining computer lab.

Extended contract and FFA Stipend are provided.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Mr. Tyler Hesh, Principal, at



Status           OPEN

School          Lockport Township High School

Position        Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor

Description                 Lockport High School, located in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago in Section 8, is seeking an Agriculture Teacher & FFA Advisor to rebuild their existing Horticulture program. Courses currently taught include Intro to Horticulture and Landscape Design & Maintenance. The school has a nice large greenhouse and adjoining classroom, with plenty of outdoor lab space around the school property. Science endorsement preferred.

Application Procedure: Complete the LTHS online application process and upload required support materials. Letter of Interest, Resume, Transcripts (copies), License (copies), Three signed letters of recommendation. All materials must be present to be considered "complete."



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