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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 UUrban Ag Experience

Session 1 will feature tours of northwest Illinois farms and agribusinesses, livestock and grain farms, and one overnight stay in Carroll County.

Session 1 June 15-18, 2020 information

Click here for Session 1 Application



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


 Session 2 July 7-10, 2020 information 

 Click here for session 2 application 


Professional Development credits (CPDU or graduate credits earned).


2019 Video highlights:



2018 Video highlights:

2018 program wrap-up

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,








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