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www.illinoisffa.org

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..
illinoisffaalumni.weebly.com

The FFA Alumni Association supports and advocates for agricultural education and FFA through gifts of time, talent and financial resources..
illinoisffafoundation.org

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..
www.iavat.org

The Illinois Association of Vocation Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) is a professional organization for agricultural teachers at all levels..
www.iaccai.org

The Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI) is a statewide professional organization for postsecondary agriculture instructors. .
www.illinoispas.org

The Illinois Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation. .
www.youthed.org

The Illinois Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies Youth Education in Agriculture program offers unique educational programs to Illinois youth in 4-H and FFA. .
www.agintheclassroom.org

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..
www.isbe.net

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..
www.teachag.net

TeachAg.net provides information about the Agricultural Education profession and encourages students to consider a career as an agriculture teacher..
www.mycaert.com

MyCAERT provides teachers with an integrated online system to Plan, Document, Deliver, and Assess Career and Technical Education instruction. .
im.itcs.illinois.edu

Information Technology and Communication Services (ITCS) Instructional Materials provides agricultural education publications in a variety of formats. .
ezrecords.aces.illinois.edu

EZ Records is a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) record-keeping system designed to keep SAE program records, FFA participation, leadership activities, skills learned, and enterprise efficiencies. .
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IFG Applications

Category Quality Indicator
A1a The teacher(s) has a Professional Educator License (PEL)
A1b The teacher(s) has a Educator License with Stipulations (ELS)
A2a Active member of IAVAT, NAAE, IACTE
A2b Active member of ACTE
A3a 9.0 month contract
A3b 9.5 month contract
A3c 10.0 month contract
A3d 10.5 month contract
A3e 11.0 month contract
A3f 12.0 month contract
A3g Two or more teachers in excess of 9 months
A4 Ag Teacher Assumed a Leadership Role
A4a Assumed Leadership Role on IAVAT Board
A4b Assumed Leadership Role on FFA Leadership Camp Staff
A4c Assumed Leadership Role on FFA Board
A4d Assumed Leadership Role on IAVAT Committee
A4e Assumed Leadership Role on IAVAT Section Officer
A4f Hosted and/or organized an IAVAT/FFA CDE or Proficiency Awards
A5a Participated in Annual Agricultural Education (IAVAT) Conference
A5b Participated in District Summer Agricultural Education Teacher Workshops
A5c Participated in an Agricultural Education in-service activity (Other)
A5d Participated in 212 Conference - Teacher Inservice
A6a Teacher is currently enrolled in ag teacher graduate course: Ag Ed 499
A6b Teacher has received a master's degree in AgEd
A6c Teacher is currently enrolled in AgEd course
A7a Cooperating teacher for a student teacher
A7b Mentor or Mentee
A7c Host teacher for early field experience or pre-service observation
B1 Advises all agriculture students on a regular basis
B2 Makes provisions to accommodate all Special Need students
B3 Graduate survey of students submitted by deadline
B4 Personal file or portfolio is maintained for each student
B5 3 or more students participated in sponsored ag college visitation OR hosted ag college speaker
B6 Recruitment activities are conducted on an annual basis
B7 Students participated in activities for career exposure
C1 District offers a state-approved sequential program in AgEd
C2 Agriculture Course(s) Fulfills One or More Graduation Requirements
C2a Math Requirement Fulfilled
C2b Science Requirement Fulfilled
C2c Social Science Requirement Fulfilled
C2d Language Arts Requirement Fulfilled
C2e Consumer Education Requirement Fulfilled
C3 A minimum of one Group 2 Skill Course
C3a Group 2 Skill Course Pathway: Agricultural Science
C3b Group 2 Skill Course Pathway: Agricultural Business and Management
C3c Group 2 Skill Course Pathway: Agricultural Mechanics and Technology
C3d Group 2 Skill Course Pathway: Horticulture
C3e Group 2 Skill Course Pathway: Natural Resources and Conservation Management
C4 Licensed agriculture education teacher(s) taught a 7th and/or 8th grade agriculture course(s)
C5 Instructional program is articulated with respective post-secondary agricultural programs
C6 At least one dual-credit agriculture course is taught in the current year
C7a Educational Technology: Up-to-date agriculture department/FFA chapter website
C7b Educational Technology: iPads or comparable tablets
C7c Educational Technology: Interactive classroom website such as a blog, wiki, edmodo, or edline
C7d Educational Technology: Mobile devices such as clicker or smartphones
C7e Educational Technology: Interactive whiteboards
C7f Educational Technology: Department created podcasts or other streaming media
C7g Educational Technology: Other new technologies (not including LCD Projectors)
C8 Agricultural teacher(s) submitted a written Annual Department Report
C9 School participated in Career Development Events(CDE) above the chapter level
C9-1 District participated in Career Development Event(s) 2-3 CDEs
C9-2 District participated in Career Development Event(s) 4-5 CDEs
C9-3 District participated in Career Development Event(s) 6-7 CDEs
C9-4 District participated in Career Development Event(s) 8-9 CDEs
C9-5 District participated in Career Development Event(s) 10-11 CDEs
C9-6 District participated in Career Development Event(s) 12+ CDEs
C9a CDE: Ag Business Management
C9b CDE: Ag Issues
C9c CDE: Ag Sales
C9d CDE: Agronomy
C9e CDE: Dairy Judging
C9f CDE: Milk Products
C9g CDE: Envirothon
C9h CDE: Floriculture
C9i CDE: Food Science
C9j CDE: Forestry
C9k CDE: Horse Judging
C9l CDE: Horticulture
C9m CDE: Job Interview
C9n CDE: Land Use
C9o CDE: Nursery Landscape
C9p CDE: Livestock Judging
C9q CDE: Meat Science
C9r CDE: Ag Mechanics
C9s CDE: Parliamentary Procedure
C9t CDE: Poultry
C9u CDE: Public Speaking
C9v CDE: Quiz Bowl
C9w CDE: Ag Communications
C9x CDE: Veterinary Science
C10a MyCAERT.com - the teacher uses the online instructional resources (teacher only)
C10b MyCAERT.com - the teacher uses the online instructional resources (students and teachers)
D1 Instruction on conducting SAEs and maintaining records is verified in lesson plans
D1a Incorporated into the related course grade
D1b Awarded as a separate SAE course for credit
D1c Incorporated into course grade and awarded as separate SAE course
D2 ALL students have a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project
D3 Ten or more students used the EZ Records system for their Ag experience program
D4 One or more students have AgriScience SAE and participated in AgriScience or Science Fair above chapter level
D5 The agriculture teacher(s) makes at least one supervisory visit to each agricultural student per year
D6 Proficiency Awards Contest above the chapter level
D6a 1-5 Students participated in Proficiency Awards above the chapter level
D6b 6+ Students participated in Proficiency Awards above the chapter level
D7 Three or more students participated in a Section Agricultural Education Fair
D8 One or more students earned their State FFA Degree
D9 One or more students earned their American FFA Degree
E1 A preliminary POA has been submitted to the Section FFA President, as verified by the Illinois FFA Center
E2 The advisor(s) of the FFA Chapter is employed as an agriculture teacher and submitted an online roster, certification form, and membership dues by November 1st
E3 POA is on file in the department and Form I and II of the National Chapter Award Program submitted by April 15 with bronze emblem award (or higher) for each category of Form II
E4 Each student participated in at least three FFA leadership activities
E5 The FFA Chapter constitution and/or bylaws are up-to-date and reviewed annually with copy on file
E6 The FFA Chapter conducts and can document twelve regularly scheduled chapter meetings per year
E7a FFA Chapter actively participates in State FFA Convention
E7b FFA Chapter actively participates in National FFA Convention
E8 The agricultural program is supported by an active FFA Alumni affiliate
E9 The FFA Chapter plans and conducts an annual member recognition banquet/program
E10 One or more FFA members represented the local chapter in select state/national activities
E10-1 One or more FFA members represent chapter state/national FFA leadership at 1 activity
E10-2 One or more FFA members represent chapter state/national FFA leadership at 2 activities
E10-3 One or more FFA members represent chapter state/national FFA leadership at 3 or more activities
E10a Activity: 212 Conference
E10b Activity: FFA Leadership Camp
E10c Activity: IL Farm Bureau Youth Conference
E10d Activity: Washington Leadership Conference
E10e Activity: IL Ag Legislative Day
E10f Activity: STAR Conference
E11a Contribution Support for Leadership Activities: $750 - $1099
E11b Contribution Support for Leadership Activities: $1100 - $1499
E11c Contribution Support for Leadership Activities: $1500+
E12 The FFA chapter completed Illinois Farm Bureaus Youth Education in Agriculture applications
E12a Application: Cooperative Activities Program Participant (Form I and II)
E12b Application: Heritage Program Participant (Form I and II)
E13 The FFA Chapter received the Century Challenge Award for 100% FFA membership
E14 The Chapter includes active FFA Discovery (7th - 8th grade) members
E15 Admin, counselor or board member attended the State or the National FFA Convention
F1 The school district provides adequate classroom and laboratory space
F2a School facilities: Plant (land/crop)
F2b School facilities: Animal (large)
F2c School facilities: Mechanics
F2d School facilities: Greenhouse
F2e School facilities: Aquaculture
F2f School facilities: Animal (small)
F2g School facilities: Landscape
F2h School facilities: Agriscience
F2i School facilities: Computers/Tablets (at least 10)
F2j School facilities: Nursery
F2k School facilities: Garden
F2l School facilities: Other
F3 Current written inventory of Dept tools, equipment and other material is on file
F4 Departmental budget is prepared by the agricultural teacher(s) and is submitted to administration for approval
F5 AgEd Dept obtained external grant resources exceeding $500
G1 Agricultural advisory council met to provide program advisement to the district
G2 The agricultural advisory council met two or more times per year
G3a Conducted Review on: Curriculum improvement/expansion
G3b Conducted Review on: Teacher professional development
G3c Conducted Review on: Facilities, equipment and supplies
G3d Conducted Review on: Student SAEs and FFA Chapter Program of Activities
G3e Conducted Review on: Adult agricultural education
G3f Conducted Review on: Agricultural awareness (literacy) pre-K/adult
G3g Conducted Review on: Incentive Funding Grant application
G4 Administrator and/or school board member attended at least one advisory council meeting
H1 AgEd teacher(s) assists in the coordination of agricultural awareness/literacy activities, PreK-adult
H2 Activities were conducted by the agricultural education department
H2a Activity: Agricultural Career Fair
H2b Activity: Job Shadowing Experiences
H2c Activity: FFA Week Activities
H2d Activity: Demonstrated AgriScience/mAGic Kit Activities
H2e Activity: Ag Day/Week or Ag Expo Activities
H2f Activity: Food for America Activities
H2g Activity: Partners in Active Learning Support (PALS) Activities
H2h Activity: Teaching Agricultural Safety to Kids (TASK) Activities
H3 Agriculture teacher(s) coordinated and/or taught a workshop or classes for adults