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Summer Professional DevelopmentSummer Academy


Session 1-June 15 -18, 2020

Session 2-July 7 -10, 2020


2020 Summer Ag academy: Rural and urban ag experience

More information will be posted as it becomes available


Session 1 will feature tours of NW Illinois farms and agribusinesses.  See livestock and grain farms close-up. One overnight stay in Carroll County.


Session 2 explores rural Illinois agriculture and how it connects to Chicago markets.  One overnight stay near Bloomington.  


Professional Development credits (CPDU or Grad credits earned).





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Click here for Session 1 Application

 Click here for session 2 application 




2019 Video highlights:


2018 program wraps with 16 teachers

All enjoyed three days of intense learning visiting farmers and agri-business professionals who provided tours and discussions about the importance of ag. Day Four provided on-site lesson plans and collaboration. For future programs call or email Diane or Jill @ 708-354-3276,



2018 Video highlights: