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2021 Summer Ag Institute: June 21-24, 2021

Our Summer Ag Institute returns June 21-24 with an opportunity for teachers to get away from the screen and head outside to experience agriculture.  Walk away with lessons, resources and, most of all, a new understanding of the ag connections to your existing curriculum.


Cost: $70 (members*) or $100 (non-members) *Farm Bureau membership $20

Includes: All materials, books, speakers, tours, and supplies. Lunch provided as part of in-person social distanced tours. 30 PDCH credits included. Additional $200 fee required for 2 grad credits through University of St. Francis.   


Days 1&4 Cook County Farm Bureau, Countryside, IL

{subject to change based on COVID restrictions in place as of June 2021 in which case will be virtual}

Days 2&3

Tours of local farms/businesses


Email Diane at for more information.  


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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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