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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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Invitational Vet Science & Agriscience Fair Deadline Friday

Monday, February 12, 2018

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Invitational Vet Science CDE & Agriscience Fair

Heartland Tech Academy will be hosting an invitational Vet Science CDE & Agriscience Fair at Richland Community College on March 1st.  Registration for both events will begin at 4:30 with competition times starting at 5pm.  Please register below by February 16th.  Questions can be sent to  Megan Coy at or Steve Carlson at

Vet Science CDE

Teams will be made up of 4 participants.  Schools are welcome to bring more than one team.  To register, please fill out the Google Form.  Registration will close for this event on February 16th, 2018

Contest Components:

  • 25 Question Multiple Choice Test
  • Equipment ID
  • Parasite ID
  • Breed ID
  • 20 Problem Math Practicum
  • 2 Handling/Restraint Practicums
  • 2 Clinical Procedure Procedures

Contest Rules:

  • Contest will follow the State FFA CDE Rules, with the exception of the Written Scenario, which will not be a part of this competition.

Agriscience Fair

Teachers need to complete the Google Form for each competitor (individual or pair).  For this invitational Agriscience Fair, FFA membership is not required.  All students will receive a framed certificate with their rating.  


  • FFA
  • Non-FFA


  • Animal Systems
  • Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems
  • Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Power, Structural & Technical Systems
  • Social Systems

Projects will be scored on:

1. Completed Project Report 

  • Title Page
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Review of Literature
  • Materials & Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion and Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

2. Display 

Developing Your Display: All projects must have the following information attached to the exhibit:

  • Name of person(s) responsible for developing the project
  • Chapter name
  • Title of category entered

The exhibit panels must be constructed to be stable and free standing. The maximum size for a project is 48 inches wide by 30 inches deep (the distance from front to back) by 108 inches high (from floor to top of display, this includes the table and project). Tables will be provided and will not exceed a height of 36 inches. No materials, other than the project report, may be displayed on the table. Failure to meet these requirements will result in disqualification.

3. Interview 

The interview is an opportunity for judges to ask you questions about your project. Interview and questions for Agriscience fair participants will normally be 5-10 minutes.

A team project must be presented by a team of two. If only one team member is present, the team will be penalized. Substitutions are not permitted. The interview portion is used to help judges determine both the extent to which you actually participated in the project and your knowledge gained.

All participants are required to meet face to face with the judges to explain their projects. Participants/teams unable to meet with judges during the allotted time will be disqualified.

To view more information, including rubrics click the link here.

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