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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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Horticulture 2 Part Seminar with Theresa Meers, Parkland - 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Monday, November 13, 2017

*Sent to all teachers

If you are interested let me know ASAP! Only 2 spots left!



Looking to fine tune your greenhouse and horticulture skills? Join Theresa Meers, Horticulture Instructor at Parkland College, in her greenhouse and classroom for the opportunity to gain hands-on experience during our two part course.

Event 1: Greenhouse Production & Management for Beginners
December 1, 2017 from 9:00-4:00 p.m. @ Parkland College
Topics include propagation, cultural practices, and scheduling crop growth for target market periods for your local school greenhouse.

Event 2: Sustainable Horticulture Production Practices
April 13, 2018 from 9:00-4:00 p.m. @ Parkland College
Topics include plant selection, placement and timing; soil amendments and compost; pest control; watering issues and structures.

Graduate Credit or CDPUs Offered!

Teachers wishing to gain CPDUs only may attend one or both events. Teachers wishing to gain 1 graduate credit hour from the University of Illinois must attend both events, sign up for the class during the spring semester, complete a related assignment, and pay tuition for the graduate course (tuition is not covered by FCAE).


To sign up please contact District III FCAE Program Advisor, Jennifer Waters at

The events are limited to 20 participants.

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