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  Dean Dittmar, Coordinator  4/17/2021 4:58:00 PM  

Hi ILCAE Members:  
Hoping everyone is having a good beginning of spring!  A quick update for your review.

Click March 26, 2021 Meeting Minutes 

Future Meeting Dates 
Friday, June 25, 2021, Virtual Meeting, 9 am - 12 pm 
Thursday, September 2, 12 noon - 4 pm, Decatur (in conjunction with Farm Progress Show)

Click FCAE Update 
  • Good news...FCAE first payment received on March 26, 2021, from the Comptroller's Office.  Second payment received on April 14, 2021.   Received 80% of total allocation($1,080,000) to date.
  • FCAE staff monthly reports can be accessed at
  • Ag teaching vacancies to date.
    Total - 32
    Filled - 22
    Open - 10
Click IAVAT Legislative Committee April Meeting & view attachments

Check out Ag Education in the news from from Kay Shipman and Holly Spangler
News Release - Illinois ag education expanding urban, suburban reach
News Release - Solving ag teacher shortages by learning what motivates them to stay
News Release - Impact of COVID-19 on the ag classroom

Click 2020 Illinois FFA Convention Schedule

Click Model Programs of Study Guide: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Submit public comment by June 5, 2021.

Questions or concerns, please reply to this email.  Thank you for your support and involvement.

(sent to ILCAE members and advisory members to ILCAE)

Dean Dittmar, Coordinator
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
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