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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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Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Executive Director
3221 Northfield Drive
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 753-3328 x101 Cell-217.412.5646
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Convention Tip of the Day, IAVAT Service Award Winners

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

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Items in this Listserv: 

1.) Convention Tip of the Day

2.) IAVAT Service Award Winners


1.) CONVENTION TIP of the DAY for Wednesday, May 9th!

The Illinois FFA State Convention will have only one type of commemorative button.  Delegates and Advisors will have ribbons to distinguish themselves; all of the remaining three-day registration holders will have buttons with no ribbons. There will no longer be separate Delegate, Advisor, Guest and Member buttons. All one-day guest registrations will continue with the wristbands, that we have been using for the past several years. All one-day registrations will continue to marked by different colors. Wristband Colors – Tuesday-Neon Orange, Wednesday-Neon Yellow.

Foundation Hopper Funds:

Want to use hopper funds to register for camp or convention? Email or call Tammy Yard at or 217-753-3328 ext. 106

Bus Parking:

        Schools coming in on Monday will be parking for the week in Lot #20 which is by the railroad tracks.  Please come into the BoS Center on Monday to get your parking pass.


Want to see past Convention Tips of the Day? Click this link! This document will be posted on the website and updated every day.


2.) IAVAT Service Award Winners

Click here for the link to the 2018 IAVAT Service Award Recipients. Please review your years of IAVAT membership and compare to this list. If you find that we are in error, please contact Katie Burns at the Illinois FFA Center: We will be honoring you at the 2018 IAVAT Conference for your years of IAVAT membership at the 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 50-year level. Please verify by the end of the day on Thursday, May 10th, that we have listed you correctly and have not mistakenly left anyone off the list of recipients. 

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