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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. .

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Lucas Allen
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Joliet, IL 60433
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One week left to register for AgEd Bus Trip! Sept 28-30

Thursday, September 07, 2017

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Hi College and University Faculty, and Ag Education students!

Please forward this email to all students majoring in agricultural education and those who may be interested in majoring in agricultural education.

The IAVAT Student Branch and Recruitment/Retention Committees, Illinois STAR, and FCAE are partnering together to plan and conduct an agricultural education bus trip for college and university students interested in or majoring in agricultural education.   

This event will be educational and fun for college and university students interested in becoming high school agriculture teachers.  What a great way to network with current students majoring in agricultural education and professionals in the industry!

All students who participate in the bus trip must be student branch members of the IAVAT. 
Information about IAVAT student branch dues may be found here. Dues ($1.00 each) may be paid through the IL FFA Foundation Organization Payment page, or you may submit names and money to the IL FFA Center.
View the draft agenda HERE.
WHEN:  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 28-30, 2017
  • Thursday - arrive to the hotel in DeKalb by 5 pm with dinner, networking, and professional development
  • Friday -  Tours of Hinckley-Big Rock, Somonauk, Naperville Central, and Burlington Central High Schools (professional development workshops at each) and evening socializing
  • Saturday - Tours of Sycamore and DeKalb High Schools and professional development at each.  Adjourn by 1 pm.

WHERE:  Lodging at the NIU Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Ave, DeKalb, IL   

SPONSOR:  Sponsored by STAR (State Teach Ag Results), a National FFA Initiative to recruit and retain agriculture teachers.

COST:  Hotel for two nights and 5 meals are complimentary.  Only cost would be: Friday evening social events in the student union (first round of bowling is provided, additional video games, bowling, arcade games are the responsibility of the students), incidentals, Saturday lunch, and mileage traveling to and from the host hotel in DeKalb.

RSVP:  By September 13th, click here.

Deposit of $20 per individual required after registering online, each institution must send a check payable to Illinois Foundation FFA for each student and adult registering.   Check will be returned at the beginning of the bus trip if the number of individuals registering attend the event.   Names can be switched anytime after registering.

By September 13th, send your deposit check (payable to IL Foundation FFA) to:

Luke Allen, District 2 FCAE

17840 W. Laraway Road

Joliet, IL 60433

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