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  ILCAE Meeting - Wed, Sept 2 (2-4 pm)  
  Dean Dittmar, Coordinator  8/28/2020 7:00:00 AM  

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Virtual Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) Meeting
ILCAE was formed in 1984 governed by a 30 member board of directors who represent and serve as a link between the agricultural industry and agricultural education.  ILCAE is an advocacy group focused on legislation, funding, and promotion of agricultural education and serves as an advisory council for the initiatives of the Agricultural Education line item.  ILCAE is responsible for the vision of Agricultural Education thru the Illinois Agricultural Education Plan.

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 2, 2020
TIME: 2 pm - Start     4 pm - Expected End

Join by computer or device -
Join by phone (312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 843 6873 4563

Members and guests are invited.  Registration requested though not required.

Agenda     Click for printable agenda and meeting minutes.
Welcome and Introductions – Doug Hanson, Chair (5 minutes)

Approval of July 1, 2020, Meeting Minutes – Karen Jones, Secretary (5 minutes)

Old Business  (5 minutes)
1 – Nomination of Karen Schieler for ICAE membership update
2 – Ag Ed 365 Advocacy update

New Business
1 – Start of the Year for Agriculture Teachers, Students, and Schools (20 minutes)
      Discussion:  Communicate with a panel of ag teachers and students
      Action Item:  Support schools, teachers, and students

2 – Agricultural Education Curriculum (25 minutes)
     Discussion:  Agribusiness library and future projects with Cutting Edge Curriculum board members 
     Curriculum committee report on new ideas and resources.(Moffitt, Woods, Galle, Hanson)
     Action Item:  Guide, adopt and support the revisions and future projects

3 – 2019-20 Year in Review and Highlights (10 minutes)
      Discussion:  Communication with State Staff as they report on student, teacher, and school data.
      Action Item:  Communicate positive statistics with stakeholders statewide

4 – Feeding Students through 2050: Preparing Students For Leadership Careers Through 
      Agricultural Education Statewide Webinar for school staff without an AFNR program with
      House Ag Committee Chair, Representative Sonya Harper, as the Kickoff Speaker (5 minutes)
      Discussion:  Review draft agenda and invited audience
      Action Item:  Guide, support and attend the webinar

5 – State Legislature, Governor’s Office, and ISBE Update (15 minutes)
      Discussion:  Communication with Patrick Barry and Representative Dan Swanson
      Action Item:  Prepare for ISBE budget hearings, request to attend House Ag Committee meeting

6 - Officer and New Member Nominations and Elections (15 minutes)
      Discussion:  Review nominations for officers of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Executive Secretary
      and new members
      Action Item:  Elect individuals for annual officers and membership

7 – Annual Award Selection - Bill Johnson Excellence in Education, Excellence in Agribusiness, 
      Excellence in Media, Jim Guilinger Legislative, Perry Schneider Special Recognition, and 
      IAVAT/FFA District Advocacy (10 minutes)
      Discussion:  Review award areas and descriptions
      Action Item:  Nominate individuals for selection by the new officer team.

8 - Future Meeting Dates (5 minutes)
     Thursday, November 12, 2020 – Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
     January, March, June, 2021


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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