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  Proposed AFNR Course Matrix Feedback  
  Dean Dittmar  4/9/2020 5:39:00 PM  

(sent to FFA alumni, ICAE, ILCAE, Colleges, Universities, AITC, agribusiness representatives, website subscribers)

Please take a few minutes in the next week to provide feedback on the new Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Program of Study Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) course matrix.

Click to view the Proposed New Program of Study AFNR Course Matrix with course descriptions.

Click to compare to the Current Program of Study Ag Course Matrix.

Click this link to provide your thoughts and suggestions for the new proposed AFNR program of study matrix.  Make sure to click “Submit” at the end so your response is recorded.

Email and  Include both addresses if you have any questions or further comments that were not captured in your survey response.

Thank you for your assistance.

A few of the proposed changes are:
  • Moving from 5 career pathways to 8 career pathways
  • Additional level of courses
  • New proposed AFNR courses(29)
    Basic Agricultural Processing
    Basic Animal Science
    Animal Science/Veterinary Science             
    Precision Agriculture                                                                     
    Floral Design                                                                       
    Plant Processing           
    Companion & Service & Support Animal Training
    Water Treatment                                                                             
    Wildlife Management                                           
    Urban Forestry                                                                           
    Ag Leadership & Communication 
    Integrated Pest Management
    Biotechnical Engineering                                                           
    Agriculture Computers and Technology                                                   
    Agriculture Welding                                                            
    Geospatial Technology                                                                                 
    Soil Science
    Sustainable/Alternative Agriculture                                     
    Urban Agriculture                                                                                                                   
    Animal Nutrition                                                                                            
    Animal Genetics                                                                                       
    Small Animal Care                                                                        
    Energy & Power                                                                                             
    Hunter Education
    Alternative Energy

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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