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The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..
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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 Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..
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The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .
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The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .
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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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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 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..
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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 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..
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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..
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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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Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .
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The Agricultural Experience Tracker is the premiere personalized online system for tracking experiences in agricultural education. .
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Intern Apps DUE 11/1/2018, GROWMARK Essay Contest, Chapter Strategic Plan

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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Items in this listserv: 

1. APPLICATIONS DUE TOMORROW - Illinois FFA Center Student Worker and 1st ever Bill Johnson Memorial Legislative Internship Job Postings

2.  GROWMARK Announces 2019 Essay Contest Theme

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

1. APPLICATIONS DUE TOMORROW - 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.

2.  GROWMARK Announces 2019 Essay Contest Theme

The theme for the 2019 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “What does the future of agriculture look like to you, and what skills will you need to play a part in it?” The contest is open to all high school FFA members in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

This is the 26th year for the program, sponsored by the GROWMARK System and FS member cooperatives, in conjunction with state FFA leaders, to help young people develop their writing skills, learn about current issues affecting agriculture, and understand the unique role of cooperatives.

Students will write about their goals for a career in agriculture and explain the skills they will need to develop to be successful.

Essays will be submitted online. The deadline for all submissions is midnight Central time on November 9, 2018. Additional program details have been sent to agriculture teachers and are online at www.growmark.com/company/youth-young-farmers/pages/essay-contest.aspx

Each state’s winner earns a $500 award and the winner’s FFA chapter receives a $300 award. Four runners-up per state each win $125 awards.

The program is offered annually and many agriculture teachers use it as part of their class curriculum. Past topics have included sustainability, careers in agriculture, and cooperative principles.

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services, in more than 40 states and Alberta and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. More information is available at www.growmark.com

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

Just like last year, you can submit your Chapter Strategic Plan (Pre POA) in any format that your FFA chapter prefers.  The only requirement is that it is submitted electronically and received by the Illinois FFA Center by November 30, 2018.  

The Chapter Strategic Plan (Pre POA) is a minimum standard requirement for Section E of the Incentive Funding Grant Application (IFGA).  You must submit a Chapter Strategic Plan ( Pre POA) by November 30, 2018, to receive any credit in Section E of the IFGA.  

The FFA Chapter can use any format they prefer, but all plans received must be sent electronically.  NO paper copies are needed.  

Steps to complete the 2018 Chapter Strategic Plan Process: 

  1. ALL FFA Chapters MUST Click here
  2. ALL FFA Chapters MUST Answer the first 5 questions of the form.  
  3. EITHER upload your own plan OR complete the form you have opened created by the Illinois FFA Center created.
  4. ALL Chapters MUST open this form REGARDLESS of what format you choose to do your Chapter Strategic Plan in.
  5. Here are the Questions on the Chapter Strategic Plan form.  
  6. Questions, email mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org

There is NO NEED for emails or any other correspondence for submitting the Chapter Strategic Plan.    

As a reminder, the Chapter Strategic Plan (Pre - POA) is due November 30, 2018.

Because everything is submitted electronically, it is dated when you complete the form, there is NO need to send this to your Section President or anyone else, simply print a copy of it for your records and have a GREAT year accomplishing your goals!



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