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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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Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Executive Director
3221 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 753-3328 x101 Cell-217.412.5646
(217) 753-3359 fax
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Living to Serve Grants, FFA day with the St. Louis Cardinals

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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1.  Living to Serve Grants

2.  Soils Contest at the Farm Progress Show

3..  FFA Day with the St. Louis Cardinals - October 1, 2017

4.  Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Link


1.  Living to Serve Grants

National FFA is excited to announce that the 1st  Semester-Long Living to Serve grant application is now open and available in both English and Spanish!

Middle and high school chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support semester-long service-learning projects that address community needs in one of four focus areas:

• Community Safety;

• Hunger, Health and Nutrition;

• Environmental Responsibility and

• Community Engagement

To access the application, as well as find additional grant resources, visit  Applications are due September 1, 2017. Thank you in advance for your support in helping to publicize this funding opportunity to your local chapters.

Be sure to stay informed of all the Living to Serve opportunities by visiting the website at .  Please direct any questions to the Living to Serve Team at .


2.  Soils Contest at the Farm Progress Show

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Contest form:


3.  FFA Day with the St. Louis Cardinals - October 1, 2017

This year Illinois FFA is hosting a day with the St. Louis Cardinals! Information about the game is below. Make checks payable to Illinois Foundation FFA. If you have any questions direct them to Katie Burns IL FFA Communications Specialst at The deadline to sign up for the tickets is Friday, September 8th. 

Click this link to sign up for tickets.

Click this link for a promotional graphic.

Sunday, October 1, 2017
2:15 p.m. Game, 12:15 p.m. Gates Open
STL Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers 
Ticket Price: $40 

Each Ticket Includes: 
Illinois FFA State Theme Shirt:
All who register will receive the Illinois FFA Be Bold 2017-2018 State Theme Shirt to wear to the game!

2018 Free Ticket Voucher*
All fans will receive a free ticket to a 2018 Cardinals regular-season home game!
All fans entering with a ticket

2018 Cardinals Magnet Schedule*
Cardinals fans can start planning ahead to the summer of 2018. During the last regular-season Saturday home game of the year, Shelter Insurance will give every fan a 2018 Cardinals schedule!
All fans entering with a ticket
Presented by Shelter Insurance

Six Flags Day*
Chills by Day, Frights by Night at Six Flags Fright Fest! Children under 48 inches receive a free ticket to Six Flags, valid any Sunday until October 29!
Children under 48 inches

Prairie Farms Ice Cream Sundays*
All Sundays, starting two hours prior to every home game, enjoy games, prizes and free Prairie Farms frozen treats, while supplies last, in the Ford Plaza.
Presented by Prairie Farms

*These promotions are provided by the STL Cardinals and are subject to change

4.  Illinois FFA Leadership Camp Link

Looking for Leadership Camp Photos? Look no further. Click here to view photos from all four days at Leadership Camp. 


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