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The Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education (ILCAE) was officially organized on March 7, 1985 as a volunteer, grassroots agricultural industry group representing all segments of the agricultural industry within Illinois focused on the expansion and improvement of Agricultural Education programs at all levels.

ILCAE is primarily an advocacy group working in collaboration with the Illinois Committee for Agricultural Education (ICAE) for the purpose of ensuring continued fiscal and administrative support for the Illinois State Board of Education's Agricultural Education programs.  ILCAE is responsible for the vision of Agricultural Education thru the Illinois Agricultural Education Plan that is implemented by ICAE.

A list of current members may be viewed at this link. Members serve a three year term effective from January 1 to December 31. Council participation is voluntary and members shall receive no remuneration from the Council for their participation in Council activities.

New members may be added on an annual basis. The deadline for 2024 applications is December 31, 2023.
Nominations will be considered by the Nominations Committee and voted upon at the following Council meeting. Candidates must receive a majority vote by the Council to be added to membership.

Executive Committee      
Chairman - Allyn Buhrow -
Vice Chairman - Greg Webb -
Secretary - Ryan Tate -
Executive Officer - Jennifer Waters -

Future Meeting Dates      

The next meeting of ILCAE will be held virtually on March 1st, 2024. Per the constitution, advisors and guests are welcome to attend Council meetings and must be formally invited by the Council Chairperson or Executive Officer when their input is desired by the Council as a part of the planned agenda.

The meeting agenda and Zoom link will be shared with members on Monday, February 26th.

2023 Award Winners      
Click here to learn more about our winners and see photos from this year's event.


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