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  Holiday Greetings, Update, Feb 5 Next Meeting  
  Dean Dittmar, Coordinator  12/24/2020 11:41:00 AM  

Hi ILCAE Members-


Thank you for your involvement with and support for agricultural education.  We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

As a follow up from our last meeting, below are a few items for your review:

-December 4, 2020, Meeting Minutes

-Legislation filed relating to agricultural education, spring of 2020 -SB 3644 and SB 3692 that I received from the IAVAT Legislative committee.
Amends various Acts relating to the admission of students to public universities in Illinois. Relative to the 15 units of high school coursework that each student must satisfactorily complete for admission to a university, adds agricultural sciences as a course option to the required 3 years of science category and agricultural education as a course option to the required 2 years of electives category.  click to view.

-Welcome new ILCAE Members:
  Warren Graeff -  Sr. Commercial Relationship Manager, Midland States Bank
  Holly Spangler - Editor, Prairie Farmer
  Cynthia Tucker - Commercial Strategy Analyst, Pepsico

-Next meeting date - Friday, February 5, 2021, 9 am - 12 pm, Virtual

-The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Board has a vacancy for a board member due to a recent resignation.  If you have interest or know of someone that is interested, please reply to this email or contact Allyn Buhrow, Chair.

-FCAE Update & Report and Monthly Reports

-FFA Center Update & Report

-ILCAE webpage

*Sent to ILCAE members and advisory members to ILCAE.

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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