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The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..
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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..
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The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..
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The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .
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The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .
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The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .
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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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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..
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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..
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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..
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TeachAg.net provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..
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MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .
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Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .
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The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Registration Due May 4 for Cooperative Conference at SIUC

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

*Sent to all ag teachers.




Cooperative Youth Conference set for Thursday & Friday, June 7-8, 2018

The 2018 Illinois Cooperative Council Youth Conference will be held June 7-8 on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are provided a unique opportunity to learn about the cooperative business model. Generous cooperatives from across the state provide sponsorships to offset housing and meal costs, allowing students to attend at no personal expense.

Students learn about the seven cooperative principles and benefits of a cooperative, as well as governance and operation. They also participate in a field trip to see cooperatives in action. Workshops are led by experienced cooperative employees who provide students with insight into important qualities of all types of cooperatives. They also experience a taste of college life by staying in a residence hall and relaxing at the student recreation center.

Click for registration form and students should register by May 4th.

A $30 deposit is required and will be refunded when the student arrives at the conference. Teacher professional development wil be provided by FCAE and IAVAT for agriculture instructors who bring students to the conference.

The conference is coordinated by the Illinois Cooperative Council, and the College of Agricultural Sciences at SIUC. The conference rotates between Western Illinois University and SIUC each year to allow students from across the state the opportunity to attend. 

For more information, contact:
Karen Jones, kjones@growmark.com, (309) 557-6184



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