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Summer Ag Institute 1

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SAI 1 June 26-30

Engaging Students through Agriculture

Location: Cook County Farm Bureau 6438 Joliet Road Countryside, IL 60525

Program: Days 1&5: Features hands-on lessons from ag literacy speakers who will  teach you how to incorporate ag activities into your classroom including the production, processing and manufacturing of products.  You will walk away with many new ideas and increased awareness of agriculture including food science, gardening, careers & more.

Days 2, 3&4: Board our coach bus to tour agribusinesses and farms in and around Cook County.  See how agriculture transfers into science, social studies, math, robotics, literature, food and nutrition.  Sample stops may include a food processing plant,  Customs & Border Patrol tour, a historic farm, a greenhouse operation and a large scale modern dairy farm. 

Cost: $125.00*~includes coach bus, lunch, tours and materials~ 

* Discount for Farm Bureau Members

Credits: 35 Professional Development Credit Hours (free) or 3 Grad Credits $300.00 payable to Aurora University