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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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Springfield, IL 62702
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2018 IL FFA Agriscience Fair Registration is Open! (Due 4/15/18)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

*Sent to All Teachers

It is time to register for the 2018 State FFA Agriscience Fair!

The science fair will be held on Tuesday, June 12th at the Illinois FFA State Convention in Springfield at the Bank of Springfield Center. Students can register starting at 9:00 a.m., will meet with the Agriscience Fair Chairman at 9:30 a.m. and judging will take place from 10:00-12:00 p.m. with the convention Opening Session starting at 1:00 p.m. The awards dinner will follow on Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m.

Registration is due April 15, 2018 via this link.

Once your registration has been received, students and advisors will receive a pdf copy of the application that was completed online.

Participants with projects that are accepted for judging at the state level will be notified via the FFA Advisor by May 15, 2018.

Be sure to review the Agriscience Fair Handbook (July 2017 version) for more information regarding rules, divisions, categories and rubrics for judging.  If you have a question regarding the category for your project, please feel free to e-mail Jennifer Waters at for clarification.

A big thank you goes to the University of Illinois Ag Education students for developing this video to help guide you through the process!

The scientific report template is available from National FFA at this link.

Contact Jennifer Waters, District III FCAE Program Advisor at


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