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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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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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Update June 7/8 - D5 Professional Development at SIUC

Thursday, May 17, 2018

*Sent to D5 Ag Teachers


WHAT:  District 5 IAVAT Professional Development - held in conjunction with the SIUC Cooperatives Conference  (Click for the student conference)

WHEN:  Thursday, June 7th - 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.    (6 PD Hours)
               Friday, June 8th - 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.    (2 PD Hours)

WHERE:  Agricultural Sciences Building, SIU, Carbondale - Room 209

REGISTER:  Click here.   The below 19 ag teachers have RSVP so far.

Section School Name Last Name First Name
3 Kewanee Schneider Joseph
21 Mt. Vernon  Kabat John
22 Marissa Portz Kim
22 New Athens Kinzinger Ryan 
23 Edwards County Wiseman Michelle
23 Fairfield Robbins Curt
23 Flora Slagley Douglas
23 Flora Branch Terry
23 Olney VanDyke  Jamie
23 Olney Rusk Rylan
23 Olney Steber Mark
24 Anna-Jonesboro Emmons Eric
24 Carbondale Buchheit Michelle 
24 Du Quoin Huntley Robert
24 Shawnee Riedle Kayla
24 Shawnee College Fischer Mary
25 Eldorado James Erica
25 Hardin County Hall John
25 Harrisburg James Nick

COST:  No registration fee.  Your travel and hotel if staying overnight are not included. Hotels in the area are:  Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, Giant City Lodge and others.  

WHAT DO YOU GET:  Lunch and dinner on Thursday plus approximately $30 of resources from National FFA, ITCS, other vendors.

SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:30 am - 5 pm - Room 209 Ag Science Building
-10:30 am - Welcome and Introductions


GrainBridge: Agribusiness Curriculum & Technology for the Ag Classroom    Presenter: Britany Seda, GrainBridge
GrainBridge provides risk-management curriculum and a web-based application to help teach agribusiness concepts such as budgeting, break-even analysis, and commodities marketing. This program allows students to simulate and manage a production enterprise to truly experience risk-management in agriculture. This session will introduce educators to the GrainBridge program, allow time to explore the technology, and will discuss strategies for implementing into the classroom.   Click for more information.

-12 noon - Lunch 

-12:30 pm - 5 pm - Southern Illinois agribusiness tours - Ann Ochs is working on the schedule.

-6 pm - Complimentary Family Style Chicken Dinner with the Cooperatives Conference Presenters - Giant City Lodge Restaurant

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9 am - 11 am - Room 209 Ag Science Building
-Update on the College of Agricultural Sciences - Karen Midden, Interim Dean
-Rural King Educational Resources - Savannah Pitts, Animal Health Department Manager
-PhD Thesis on Agricultural Education - Dr. Howard Heavner
-Group Discussion to set the 2018-19 Ag Ed/FFA District Event Dates



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