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  Update for ILCAE Meeting - January 8 - Noon - 4 pm  
  Dean Dittmar  1/7/2020 7:00:00 AM  

*Sent to ILCAE members and Advisory members

Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) Meeting
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
, 12 noon – 4 pm
Illinois Farm Bureau Headquarters, 1701 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington
Park in visitor lot, Checkin at the main entrance up the steps.

Call in line - (800) 768-2983 and enter access code: 9490961 when prompted

12 pm – Networking and Lunch in the Private Dining Rooms – 1st floor
12:30 pm - Welcome and Introductions – Doug Hanson, Chair in Conference Room 204 – 2nd floor 
4 pm  – Adjourn

Agenda   click for printable
-Welcome and Host Remarks by Susan Moore
-Public Comment
-Approval of November 19, 2019, Meeting Minutes – Karen Jones, Secretary
-Old Business
1 - Exploring Open Meetings Act Exemption
2 - Ag Ed PreService Internship Committee working with IAVAT legislative committee
     (Warren Graeff, Rodney Reich, Tami Craig Schilling)         
3 - Funding priorities – Ideas from FCAE staff
4 - Supply/Demand of Ag Teachers – Updated Supply/Demand Data, Research data of why ag
      teachers stay teaching(Warren Graeff, Steven Still, Aimee Poskin, Jay Solomonson),
      Explore urban ag teacher program(Tyler Strom, Luke Allen)

-New Business
1 - 2019 Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Annual Report – Envision the Future
     Discussion:  Q/A with Ag Ed State Staff - Successes, Challenges, Vision, Goals
     Action Item:  Recommendation of any changes with staff, offices, responsibilities

2 – Next Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) meeting - January 17
      Discussion:  ILCAE report, action items, questions, etc.
      Action Item:  Develop an ILCAE report for Doug to share

3 – ISBE State Board Meetings and Communication
      Discussion:  Communication to and with ISBE
      Action Item:  Draft letter to ISBE Superintendent.   Assign members to attend board meetings.

4 – Agriculture Legislative Day – Tuesday, March 3, 2020, State Capitol, Springfield
     Discussion:   Schedule for the day, goals, regular and periodic communication to legislators
     Action Item:   Encourage ILCAE members to attend, assign members to visits with deadlines for
     visits to occur.

-365 Campaign Report
-University Updates
-FFA Center Update
-ISBE Update
-Affiliate Organization Updates

-Next Meeting Dates

          -Friday, March 13, 2020 – Farm Credit Illinois, Mahomet, 10 am - 3 pm
          -Future meeting dates – consider different months than ICAE

-Illinois Committee for Agriculture Education (ICAE) Meeting Dates  

                 -Friday, January 17, 2020
                 -Thursday, March 5, 2020
                 -Thursday, June 4, 2020

Dean Dittmar
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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