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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..

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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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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..

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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..

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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. .

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REMINDER: Farm Bureau / FFA Acquaintance Day 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

SIU Farm Bureau/FFA Acquaintance Day - Registration Deadline EXTENDED!

Pre-Registration Deadline: Extended until Monday, January 22, 2018

Event's Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cost: Free!

Location: SIU Student Center (1255 Lincoln Drive)

Official Dress is Strongly Encouraged!

Registration is open to all FFA members. Attending this event is a requirement for your chapter to be able to send participants to Farm Bureau Youth Conference (FBYC) in the spring. A list of county Farm Bureaus participating in the SIU Acquaintance Day is included in the registration form. If your county is not listed, but you were planning to attend the event at SIU, please contact your county Farm Bureau Manager.

To streamline the registration process, all schools participating in this event will submit a Google form just like all other events held at SIU. To register students for this event, click here. 

Lunch will be provided in the Student Center after the conference is over at 12:30pm.

For more information about this event, please see the letter from your county Farm Bureau attached to this email or contact your county Farm Bureau Manager directly.

Important Parking Instructions:

Please look over the attached parking instructions from SIU Parking Division. As you exit Highway 51, officers will be directing traffic to drop off event participants at the north end of the Student Center. CFFA and Agbassador members will be taking groups that are dropped off at the door to registration and chapter pictures in the International Lounge (south entrance of the Student Center). If you are driving a personal vehicle, you may park in Lots 13/13A (across from Student Center), but you will have to pay the meter for the morning. If you do not wish to pay the meter, or you are driving a bus or mini-bus, please proceed to Lot 56 (south of arena), where parking will be complimentary for the conference. Another CFFA member or Agbassador will be driving an SIU van from this lot to the Student Center every 5-10 minutes from 8:30-9:30am. Shuttles will again run from 12:00-1:00pm to take drivers back to their vehicles.


Howard K. Heavner
Agriculture Education Instructor
SIU Collegiate FFA Advisor
SIU College of Agricultural Sciences
Mail Code 4414
1205 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
P: 618-719-1778

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