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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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Ag Literacy Coordinator posting: LaSalle County

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sent to all Illinois Ag Education contacts

LaSalle County Farm Bureau Foundation Agriculture Literacy Coordinator Position

*** Please send cover letter and resume to 4201 N. Columbus St, Ottawa, IL 61350***

Please email any questions to

Location: LaSalle County

Geographic Responsibility: All areas within LaSalle County and minimal out of county travel

Title: Agriculture Literacy Coordinator

Reports to: Farm Bureau Manager

Employment: Average of 30 hours a week, some nights and weekends

Salary: $20 an hour

Mileage reimbursement at the IRS rate up to $3,500

Registration will be paid for all approved State Conferences

Benefits available dependent upon employment status

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in teaching (preferred) or 5 years work experience in agriculture and/or education. Additional qualifications include:  must be a self-starter with great verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate well and work with children, adults, and volunteers. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Experience in planning and delivery of educational programs. Must be enthusiastic and willing to improve the program.  Access to reliable transportation that adequately fills job responsibilities is a necessity.


The following is a list of required job responsibilities, but are not limited to this list.

The Coordinator shall:

  • Fulfill all requirements set forth by the Farm Bureau manager and the committee he/ she represents.
  • Attend all meetings set up by the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom and other meetings as required by the board of directors or Farm Bureau manager.
  • Develop and teach unique hands on agriculture lessons throughout the school year.
  • Develop and assemble “make and takes” for teachers to use throughout the school year.
  • Design and develop AITC Presentations for libraries.
  • Meet with the Ag Literacy Committee to develop and evaluate programming.
  • Maintain up to date lists of activities, students reached, and calendar.
  • Fill out all grant opportunities.
  • Start and maintain social media presence.
  • Play an active role in Foundation Fundraisers.
  • Develop and work designated summer activities promoting Ag Education
  • Promote the program by submitting pictures and articles to the Farm Bureau paper, FarmWeek, and local papers.
  • Celebrate designated Ag Days with social media accounts.
  • Develop contests that promote agriculture throughout the year.

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