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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
(217) 753-3359 fax
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NCGA Scholarhsips, Office Closed, National Quiz Bowl Invitational, FFA Center Student Intern Jobs

Friday, October 05, 2018

*** Sent to All Contacts

1.  NCGA, BASF Accepting Applications for 2018 Ag Scholarships

2.  Illinois FFA Center Office Closed 

3. 2018 Invitational Quiz Contest

4. Illinois FFA Center Student Worker and 1st ever Bill Johnson Memorial Legislative Internship Job Postings

5.  Illinois FFA Dues or Affiliation Fees Information

6.  Chapter Strategic Plan - DUE Friday, November 30, 2018

1.  NCGA, BASF Accepting Applications for 2018 Ag Scholarships

The National Corn Growers Association is again offering its William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship thanks to the sponsorship of BASF Corporation.

Five $1,000 scholarships are available to college students (sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and Ph.D. candidates) who are pursuing any undergraduate or graduate degree.

The five scholarship winners and their parent/guardian will be announced at NCGA’s annual tradeshow and convention, Commodity Classic, which will be held on February 28 – March 2, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

Applicants or a parent/guardian must be a member of the NCGA. Past scholarship winners and employees and the families of employees of any division of BASF or their subsidiaries or the NCGA are not eligible for the scholarship. Students may apply for membership at

Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2018.

The application is available here:

2.  Illinois FFA Center Office Closed 

The Illinois FFA Center will be closed on the following dates:  

  • Monday, October 8, 2018 - Columbus Day
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - We are in the office, but doing a garage cleanout day.  
  • Monday, November 12, 2018 - Veterans Day 
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - Staff Retreat
  • Thursday & Friday, November 22-23, 2018 - Thanksgiving
  • December 22 - January 2 - Winter Break

Just a reminder, our office staff does have bi-weekly staff meetings and other events that take us away from our desks.  Please be sure to leave a voicemail or drop an email and we will get back to you.  

3. 2018 Invitational Quiz Contest

The 2018 Invitational Quiz Contest will be held at Arsenal Technical High School in Indiana on Tuesday, October 23rd  at 5:00 p.m.  Please click here for more details.  Please click here for rules.  

Please share this opportunity with your states. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. David Frazier, or (325) 660-4663.

4. Illinois FFA Center Student Worker and 1st ever Bill Johnson Memorial Legislative Internship Job Postings

An Illinois FFA Center Spring student worker job position is now open. Please share the information below with anyone you know that may be interested in joining our team!

We are excited to offer a legislative internship created by the generous contributions in memory of Bill Johnson.  

Click here to view information regarding the student worker job postings.

5.  Illinois FFA Dues or Affiliation Fees Information

Click here for the original listserv regarding membership.  

6.  Chapter Strategic Plan - DUE Friday, November 30, 2018

Click here for the original listserv message about the Chapter Strategic Plan.  


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