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Illinois FFA Center is the home of the Illinois Agricultural Education family. After many years of fundraising by FFA Chapters and the Illinois Foundation FFA, the Center was dedicated on March 16, 2001. It houses many of the organizations that serve students and teachers:
  • Illinois Association FFA
  • Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers
  • Illinois PAS
  • Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors
  • Illinois Foundation FFA
  • Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters
The Administrative Council oversees operations, staffing, and budgets for the daily work at the Illinois FFA Center. 

Membership in the Council is composed of 14 representatives of member organizations.
  • 3-Current and two immediate past Illinois FFA Presidents
  • 3-Illinois Foundation FFA
  • 3-Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers (Past President, President, and Vice President) 
  • 2-Illinois FFA Alumni and Supporters
  • 1-Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors
  • 1-Illinois PAS President
  • 1-FCAE Representative
The Administrative Council meets quarterly. Bylaws may be found here.

Administrative Council      

The Administrative Council is the governing entity of the Illinois FFA Center – representing the Illinois Association FFA, Illinois Foundation FFA, Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT), Illinois Association of Community College Agriculture Instructors (IACCAI), Illinois Professional Agricultural Student Organization (IL PAS), the Illinois FFA Alumni Association and Facilitating Coordination for Agricultural Education (FCAE).

The chair position is held by the IAVAT past president.  Purposes are:
  • to coordinate functions of the Illinois FFA Center to more effectively support the member organizations.
  • to provide a structure for articulation of major state activities involving member organizations
  • to facilitate communication of member organizations' goals and visions to create and evaluate common vision for the Illinois FFA Center
  • to plan, develop, implement, and monitor the annual administrative budget
  • to annually evaluate the position performance of the Executive Staff of the Illinois FFA Center.
  • to establish priorities at the Illinois FFA Center relative to assisting related support organizations.
  • to be ultimately responsible for evaluating, promoting, hiring, and terminating Illinois FFA Center personnel.
2020 - 2021 Members

IAVAT: 
Past President - Jessica Collins
jcollins@fc74.org
20/21 President - Ann Piotrowski
20/21 Vice President

Illinois Foundation FFA: 
Chair - Joe Webel
joe.webel@gmail.com
Vice Chair - Thomas Marten
Vice Chair - Josh St. Peters

Illinois Association FFA:
20/21 President - Lexi Mueller
19/20 President - Gage Miller
Adult Representative - Wyatt McGrew
mcgreww@mcusd185.org

Illinois FFA Alumni: 
President - Steve Yandell
syandell81@gmail.com
Vice President - Bill Kittinger
bkittinger@eldorado.k12.il.us

IACCAI: 
Past President - Brad Angus
bangus@jjc.edu

PAS: 
2020 President - Gwen Heimerdinger

FCAE: 
State Coordinator - Dean Dittmar
ddittmar@ilaged.org 

   
 
 
     
     
 
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