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Non-traditional ag teachers filling gap in Illinois classrooms

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More students than ever are enrolled in Illinois FFA, and their teachers are coming from some unlikely sources.

Jennifer Waters, state coordinator at Illinois Facilitating Coordination In Agricultural Education, says the state produces around thirty new ag teachers per year in its universities, but the needs are much greater…

“Typically, you know we do look at about 80 to 100 openings in the state of Illinois for ag teachers annually,” she says.

Non-traditional ag teachers filling gap in Illinois classrooms