Agricultural Education, Illinois Committee For

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Kristina Valentine

Contact Title

Illinois State Board of Education

Contact E-Mail

KVALENTI@isbe.net

Function

To at least develop a curriculum and overview the implementation of the Build Illinois through Quality Agricultural Education plans of the Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education and to advise the State Board of Education on vocational agricultural education.

Term

The terms of all members so appointed shall be for 3 years, except that of the members initially appointed, 5 shall be appointed to serve for terms of one year, 4 shall be appointed to serve for terms of 2 years, and 4 shall be appointed to serve for terms of 3 years. All members of the committee shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. Subject to a requirement that committee members in office before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 102nd General Assembly may serve the full term to which they were appointed, the appointment of committee members to terms that commence on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly shall be made in a manner that gives effect at the earliest possible time to the changes that are required by this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly in the representative composition of the committee's membership.

Senate Confirmation

Yes

Party Affiliation

N/A

Qualifications

None specified

Compensation

None

Composition

A committee of 13 agriculturalists representative of the various and diverse areas of the agricultural industry in Illinois shall be established to at least develop a curriculum and overview the implementation of the Build Illinois through Quality Agricultural Education plans of the Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education and to advise the State Board of Education on vocational agricultural education, including the administration of the agricultural education line item appropriation and agency rulemaking that affects agricultural education educators. The committee shall be composed of the following: (1) 3 agriculturalists representing the Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education; (2) 3 agriculturalists; (3) 2 secondary agriculture teachers; (4) one representative of "Ag In The Classroom"; (5) one community college agriculture teacher; (6) one adult agriculture educator; (7) one university agriculture teacher educator; and (8) one FFA representative.

Authority

105 ILCS 5/2-3.80


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Allen, Erika Rae 07/26/2025 07/26/2019 Governor Member IL Leadership Council for Ag. Education Cook
Ochs, Gary 03/13/2021 07/26/2019 Governor Member University Ag. Teacher Ford
Leman, Amy 03/12/2021 03/30/2018 Governor Chair Adult-Education Ag. Teacher Macon
Vacant Governor Member Community College Ag. Ed. Teacher
Vacant 03/12/2026 Governor Member Agriculturalist
Patton-Whiteside, Elizabeth 03/13/2026 02/06/2023 Governor Member Agriculturalist St. Clair
Vacant Governor Member Agriculturalist
Hook, William 03/12/2024 02/10/2023 Governor Member Secondary Ag. Teacher Will
Ladd-Cawthorne, Bill 03/12/2024 02/17/2023 Governor Member FFA Representative Cook
Daugherty, Kevin 03/13/2024 11/02/2015 Governor Member Ag In the Classroom McLean
Schieler, Karen M. 03/13/2024 04/14/2023 Governor Member IL Leadership Council for Ag. Education
Buhrow, Allyn 03/12/2022 07/26/2019 Governor Member IL Leadership Council for Ag. Education Lee
Heavner, Jody 07/26/2022 07/26/2019 Governor Member Secondary Ag. Teacher Pike