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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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Presidential Visit Update

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Please see update sent below at 12:33pm:

 The ninth general session on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1:30 p.m. will be ticketed. These tickets will be distributed, beginning at Noon on Thursday, Oct. 25, in Hall K of the Indiana Convention Center.

2.       FFA advisors may obtain a number of tickets that equals, or is less than, the number of registrations they can show on their convention confirmation.

3.       FFA advisors must have their registration code on hand when picking up tickets. National FFA staff will verify the code and the number of tickets requested.

4.       Tickets are free. Advisors are cautioned to be alert to scams involving paying for tickets to session nine.

5.       Advisors (or other qualified adults) may pick up tickets for other chapters if they have the correct registration code. No tickets will be given directly to FFA members (regardless if they are 18 years old or older). Qualified adults include advisors, chaperones, state staff and special guests.        



Procedures for Saturday, Oct. 27:


1.       Ticketed session attendees must arrive at Bankers Life Fieldhouse no later than 12:30 p.m. to ensure admittance to the facility.

2.       Attendees should plan to adhere to a no in-out policy (set by Secret Service) for a yet-to-be-determined time prior to the president’s address and for a period to follow the president’s address. Attendees should not expect to be able to immediately leave Bankers Life Fieldhouse at the conclusion of the president’s remarks.

3.       Possessing a ticket does not guarantee entry to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday.  Secret Service and security personnel reserve the right to reject entry regardless of a person’s possession of a ticket from National FFA.

4.       Attendees should expect additional security processes on Saturday.

5.       Attendees are being asked to not bring bags or backpacks. No luggage will be allowed.




Mark A. Poeschl

Chief Executive Officer

National FFA Organization

National Foundation Organization

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