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  Dean Dittmar, Coordinator  11/30/2020 10:14:00 PM  

The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) has just announced their 2020 annual award winners as follows: 
Bill Johnson Excellence in Education
    -Debra Korte, Director for Learning Innovation and E-Learning, College of ACES, University of Illinois

Excellence in Agribusiness
     -Becky Ropp, Director, Compliance & Communications, GROWMARK, Inc.

Excellence in Media
      -DeLoss Jahnke, Network Anchor/Editor, RFD Illinois

Jim Guilinger Legislative
       -Senator Scott Bennett, 52nd District
       -Senator Jil Tracy, 47th District                                                        
       -Representative Sonya Harper, 6th District
       -Representative Charlie Meier, 108th District

Perry Schneider Special Recognition
        -Katie Pratt, Coordinator, Lee County Ag In The Classroom
        -Bob Rohrer, Manager, Cook County Farm Bureau

Advocacy Award Winners by IAVAT District

District Name Title School
1 Melinda Charbonneau AITC County Coordinator Boone, DeKalb and Ogle Counties
2 Dawn Dieter FFA Alumni Member Mendota FFA Alumni
3 Holly Bauman Marketing Specialist, Agriculture Lincoln Land Community College
4 Eric Hurelbrink Principal Meridian High School at Macon
5 Joshua Stafford Superintendent Vienna High School

Annual Virtual Meeting - Friday, December 4, 2020, 9 am - 12 noon      Printable Agenda
  Register for the meeting

9 am - Welcome and Introductions – Allyn Buhrow, Chair (5 minutes)

Award Presentations and Remarks (40 minutes)

Approval of September 2, 2020, Meeting Minutes (5 minutes)

9:45 am - Public Comment 

ISBE Update – Andrew Klein, Principal Consultant for Agricultural Education (5 minutes)
                       - ISBE Agricultural Education website

Old Business (10 minutes)
1 – Nomination of Karen Schieler for ICAE membership update
2 – Secretary vacancy
3 - Ag Ed 365 Advocacy fund update

New Business
1 – Sustaining and Increasing the AFNR Talent Pipeline of Quality Employees (35 minutes)
      Update on the Feeding Students through 2050: Preparing Students For Leadership Career 
      Through Agricultural Education Statewide Webinar(Greg Webb) and Update on the
      IL Ag & Food Alliance Workforce Workshop(Tyler Strom) 
      Discussion:  Review the goals and participation of both events and next steps.
      Action Item:  Approve, guide, support these initiatives to grow programs and students 
      in urban areas
2 – Existing and Future Agricultural Education Curriculum (30 minutes) 
      Discussion:  Curriculum committee report of current and future projects, teacher survey, 
      safety lessons, curriculum review by industry representatives (Moffitt, Galle, Zecher, Hanson)
      Action Item:  Guide, adopt and support the revisions and future projects

3 – State Legislature and Governor’s Office Update (15 minutes)
      Discussion:  Communication with Patrick Barry, IAVAT Ag Ed Lobbyist
      Action Item:  Support Senate Bill 3692 to change representation of ILCAE on ICAE, contact
      legislators in support of agricultural education.

4 - New Member Nominations and Elections (15 minutes)
      Discussion:  Review new member nominations and best practices to onboard new members
      Action Item:  Elect individuals for membership and onboard new members

5 – Non-Allowable Expenditures for ILCAE in the FCAE Budget (15 minutes)
      Discussion:  Review previous year expenditures for ILCAE and discuss options
      Action Item:  Prioritize options for expenditures

6 - Future Meeting Dates and Time Length for Each Meeting (5 minutes)
      Friday, February 5, 2021    April, June/July 2021

Reports  -  FCAE Report    FCAE Staff Monthly Reports   
                 IAVAT/FFA/IACCAI/PAS Report     Ag In The Classroom(Ag Literacy)

Adjourn near 12 pm

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All individuals that have an interest in improving and expanding agricultural education are invited to attend this ILCAE Annual 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

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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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