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  Dean Dittmar, Coordinator  1/17/2020 7:19:00 AM  
     
 

Hi ICAE Members & Advisory Members:

Hearing that several members will be calling in today, I am sending this message with some links that you can view.

2019 Illinois Ag, Food, & Natural Resources Report - Full Report

www.ilaged.org/Explore - Individual pages of the report as pdf links

www.ilaged.org/fcaemonthlyreports - FCAE Program Advisor & Coordinator Monthly Reports

Current numbers for the 2019-20 school year

District

Programs

Teachers

1

63

75

2

70

92

3

69

84

4

72

83

5

79

107

Total

353 (+8)

441 (+8)





















-Expecting increased agricultural education enrollment and FFA membership.
-New all-inclusive website, www.ILAgEd.org, increases efficiency for information processed, data management, and marketing/promotion.
-New online record keeping system and data management continued to be utilized by students and teachers, www.TheAET.com.  34,000+ students have access to this online system.
-Jay Solomonson, current District 1 Program Advisor, will be the co-Agricultural Education Professor at Illinois State University beginning July/August, 2020.
-John Heiser, ag teacher-Putnam County High School, will start as the District 1 Program Advisor, July 1, 2020.
-To date, FCAE staff have assisted 75% of schools and teachers at least one time on-site.
-May, 2020, agricultural education graduates:  SIUC(6), WIU(6), UIUC(6), ISU(4) = 22 total.
-May, 2021, agricultural education expected graduates: SIUC(10), WIU(9), UIUC(18), ISU(9) = 46 total.
-Past 28 years, 699 agricultural education graduates, 417 graduates taught 1st year, average of 60% retention.
-Continued partnership with State Teach Ag Results(STAR) national program and grant to recruit and retain ag teachers.
-91 counties participate in the Ag In The Classroom Grant, average of $8000 per county

Thank you.  Safe travels.
--
Dean Dittmar
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Email: ddittmar@ILAgEd.org
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
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