2011 Summer Agriculture Institute Offers Graduate Level Courses

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Summer Agriculture Institute (SAI) is a 3-credit, week long, graduate level course for K12 educators with little or no agricultural background, offered through Oregon State University.

Session #1, Corvallis
June 19-24, 2011
Session #2,
Union/La Grande
July 17-22, 2011
The goal of SAI is to help educators use Agriculture as a context (or theme) for teaching the Academic Standards (science, math, social studies, English, etc.). Additionally, educators will receive hands on instruction and collateral materials to incorporate agriculture into their classroom curriculum. SAI provides a working environment for participants to experience current, factual, scientific information about agriculture.
Key Topics: 
Land and Water Usage 
Ag Marketing and Economics
Ag Education Applications 
Hydroponics Food Safety
Food Safety 
Commercial Farming
Benefits: Receive 3 graduate level credits from OSU for a fraction of the cost; high quality, accredited collateral materials provided; first-hand experience interacting with agriculture through tours of processing plants, farms, nurseries and agribusiness operations; opportunities to meet and work with agriculturists; hotel accommodations, meals and networking opportunities.
Requirements: Onsite participation (5 nights and 6 days) for all SAI candidates; an overnight stay with a host farm family (1 of the 5 nights); $500.00 registration fee payable to OAEF (Non-Refundable after April 1st); develop a comprehensive lesson plan utilizing knowledge gained as a SAI participant.
SAI History: Inception in 1989; the program was adopted by OAEF in 1991; funding provided by private, commodity, organizational and agri-businesses.
Contact Information: For SAI Applications and/or SAI Presentation Requests, please contact project coordinators directly.
PDF Applications are available online:
http://www.oregonfb.org/download/sai_app.pdf
Summer Ag Institute – SAI is a trademark of Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation (OAEF) and Oregon Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). OAEF is a 501 (c) 3 corporation - Tax ID 94-31416114. Gifts and donations made to SAI are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Debbie Crocker
SAI Project Coordinator
Session #1
dcrocker@99webstreet.com
Cell: 541-740-5073
Jana Lee Dick
Project Coordinator
Session #2
jana.dick@oregonstate.edu
Cell: 541-786-5129
PO Box E
Union, OR 97883
Ph: 541-562-5129 x22
Fax: 541-562-5348

Session #1, Corvallis: June 19-24, 2011
Session #2, Union/La Grande: July 17-22, 2011

The goal of SAI is to help educators use Agriculture as a context (or theme) for teaching the Academic Standards (science, math, social studies, English, etc.). Additionally, educators will receive hands on instruction and collateral materials to incorporate agriculture into their classroom curriculum. SAI provides a working environment for participants to experience current, factual, scientific information about agriculture.

Key Topics
Land and Water Usage 
Ag Marketing and Economics
Ag Education Applications 
Hydroponics Food Safety
Food Safety 
Commercial Farming

Benefits:
Receive 3 graduate level credits from OSU for a fraction of the cost; high quality, accredited collateral materials provided; first-hand experience interacting with agriculture through tours of processing plants, farms, nurseries and agribusiness operations; opportunities to meet and work with agriculturists; hotel accommodations, meals and networking opportunities.

Requirements:
Onsite participation (5 nights and 6 days) for all SAI candidates; an overnight stay with a host farm family (1 of the 5 nights); $500.00 registration fee payable to OAEF (Non-Refundable after April 1st); develop a comprehensive lesson plan utilizing knowledge gained as a SAI participant.

SAI History:
Inception in 1989; the program was adopted by OAEF in 1991; funding provided by private, commodity, organizational and agri-businesses.Contact Information: For SAI Applications and/or SAI Presentation Requests, please contact project coordinators directly.

PDF Applications are available online

Debbie Crocker
SAI Project Coordinator, Session #1
dcrocker@99webstreet.com

Jana Lee Dick
SAI Project Coordinator, Session #2
jana.dick@oregonstate.edu
PO Box E
Union, OR 97883
Ph: 541-562-5129 x22
Fax: 541-562-5348