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2019 Summer 'ag'cademy

Teaching through agriculture

Professional Development for K-12 Teachers

Enjoy 4 days of active learning as we explore the connection between Chicago's urban agriculture industry and Central Illinois' rural farming entrepreneurs.  Content will focus on agriculture's use of science, technology and engineering and showcase how to incorporate ag into your current curriculum.


30 Professional Development credits. 2 Grad credits also available through the University of St. Francis 


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Summer Ag Institute 2
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,



See what our teachers learned in july:

  • How Food is Grown
  •  Ways to include agriculture in STEM curriculum
  • How food, fuel, fiber move from the farm to our home
  • Ways farmers are using technology and science to be stewards of the land