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  ILCAE Meeting - March 13 - Still On  
  Dean Dittmar  3/12/2020 8:52:00 AM  

(Sent to all contacts except for administrators and guidance counselors)

Sending this message on behalf of Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) officers: Doug Hanson, Chair; Allyn Buhrow, Vice-Chair; and Karen Jones, Secretary. 

ILCAE Meeting Date:  Friday, March 13, 2020
9:30 am - Networking    
10 am - Start
12 noon - Lunch is complimentary
3:30 pm - End

Call in line - (855) 797-9485 and enter access code: 732 259 
Click to RSVP        Click for draft January Meeting minutes.      Click for Agenda and attached.

Location:  Farm Credit Illinois Regional Office, 1100 Farm Credit Drive, Mahomet

Attending so far:
ILCAE Members
Buhrow, Allyn
Cattron, Dave
Dietz, Allen
Galle, Jeff
Haywood, Jr. Kim
Hanson, Doug
Jones, Karen*
Kendall, Chris
Moffitt, Don
Shasteen, Aimee
Swanson, Dan*
Webb, Greg*
Weitekamp, Kaitlin*
Zecher, Michael

Barry, Patrick*
Bunselmeyer, Mindy
Coy, Megan
Dittmar, Dean
Faber, Jesse*
Meers, Theresa
Thieman, Erica*
Waters, Jennifer

*By phone.

-9:30 am – Networking, coffee, snacks   
-10 am - Welcome and Introductions – Doug Hanson, Chair
-Host Remarks by Aimee Shasteen - Complimentary lunch provided by Farm Credit Illinois
-Approval of January 8, 2020, Meeting Minutes – Karen Jones, Secretary
-10:15 am - ISBE Report – Erica Thieman

-Old Business
1 – ILCAE letter was drafted and sent(March 2-3, 2020) to agriculture teachers that had not contributed to the IAVAT advocacy fund.    Recommendation to send a similar letter to ag college instructors and ag university instructors.  Thank you note jointly from ILCAE and IAVAT is in development to be sent to those contributing.
2 – Ag Legislative Day(March 3, 2020) Highlights – Greg Webb, Dave Cattron, Al Dietz, Russell Higgins, Kay Shipman, Dan Swanson attended.
3 – Dan Swanson sent an email communication to legislators at the end of the day on Ag Day sharing website and Ag Ed State Staff map as resources for agricultural education and FFA.

Committee Reports
12:45 pm - 1- Legislative – Jake Butcher has accepted a new position as the Chief of Staff for Senate President, Don Harmon.   Patrick Barry is the new IAVAT Ag Education lobbyist.   
2-Research – Why ag teachers stay in the profession?  - Dr. Steven Still, SIUC

New Business
1 – Legislation on Changes to ICAE Membership
     Discussion:  Current draft language, ICAE suggestions, agreement by other entities
     Action Item:  Recommendation of language

2 – Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Curriculum Plan
      Discussion:  Review of current IL core ag education curriculum, FCAE plan for future 
      development, ISBE suggested matrix of approvable ag courses, and Cutting Edge Curriculum 
      not for profit (formerly CAERT)                  
      Action Item:  Recommend new lessons and support the curriculum plan

3 – ILCAE Membership and ILCAE Membership on ICAE
      Discussion:  Resignations of Warren Graeff and Becky Ropp.   
      Review member possibilities and suggest officers for election in August, 2020.
      Action Item:  Elect new members.  Suggest a slate of new officers for 2020-21 starting in August.

4 – Rules for the Public Act 101-0554 Agricultural Education Pre-Service Teacher Internship Program
      Discussion:  Review the draft rules
      Action Item:  Suggest changes to the rules

5 – 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.

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

-Future Meeting Dates
 Discussion: Consider different months than ICAE, next is Thursday, June 4, 2020
 Action Item:  Set dates for a full year.

-3:30 pm - Adjourn

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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