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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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Lucas Allen
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17840 West Laraway Rd.
Joliet, IL 60433
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Joliet Jr. College Horticulture Invitational CDE

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Sent to District 2 teachers on behalf of Joliet Jr. College

Dear Instructor,

            The horticulture department at Joliet Junior College would like to extend an invitation to you and your students, to compete in the annual horticulture judging contest.  The contest will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018.  Please call or email me, David Bartz, at 815-280-6692 or to reserve your team’s place prior to Feb. 12 and provide us with the number of students attending.  Registration and refreshments will begin at 9:30 a.m.  The contest will take place at the Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center on Laraway Road. 


The contest will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.  The cost is $25.00 per team or $5.00 per student.  A team consists of 5 students.  Each school may bring up to three teams.  Please bring payment the day of the contest.  Make checks payable to Joliet Junior College. 


The college will again be offering scholarships to the top five individuals.  These scholarships are for students planning on attending Joliet Junior College to pursue a degree or a certificate in horticulture.  This award is available to any high school senior who competes at this contest. Successful recipients will be notified my mail.


This is a wonderful opportunity for your students to use their classroom knowledge.  It is also a great way for the students to see what educational opportunities the college has to offer in the area of agriculture and horticulture.  We look forward to seeing all of you.  If you have any questions regarding the contest, please contact me at




            David Bartz                            

            Contest Chairperson

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