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  Ag, Food, Natural Resources State Curriculum Update  
  Dean Dittmar  7/20/2021 7:00:00 AM  

(Sent to all contacts including administrators)

The Illinois State curriculum for Ag, Food, Natural Resources (AFNR) is now available to download at to schools with an approved agriculture program which requires a username and password login. Eleven content libraries are available with 847 lesson plans.  The Middle School Agriscience library is not available as this curriculum project was paid for by the Indiana Farm Bureau.

To access the resources, follow these directions or contact a FCAE program advisor for assistance:
1-Sign In to 
2-At the Dashboard, select 'Curriculum' on the left side. 
3-Select the Library first, then Unit, then Module.  The respective e-unit, lesson plan, and presentation(Powerpoint) will be shown.


An outline index of all libraries and lesson plan titles is attached to assist in searching for specific words in a title.  Use the Ctrl-F feature.

The assessment(multiple-choice questions) for each lesson plan will be added in the coming weeks.

Illinois State Board of Education(ISBE), Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education(FCAE), and Cutting Edge Curriculum(CEC) are in negotiations to provide a statewide contract to all ag teachers and schools with an approved agriculture program.

For schools that would like immediate access to the curriculum, website functionality and tools that have been delivered on the website, CEC emailed the message below with an order form link to all ag teachers on June 22, 2021.  Thank you.  

IL Ag Teachers,
We have not reached an agreement with ISBE to renew the Illinois State Subscription to Access for Ag teachers ended June 1.  Individual subscriptions are now available to teachers who want to maintain their MYcaert functionality.  Click for the order form.  

It includes discounted pricing on orders received before August 15, 2021. 

All orders include a full money back guarantee if a state subscription is funded. 

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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