2011 Summer Agriculture Institute Offers Graduate Level Courses
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.
Land and Water Usage
Ag Marketing and Economics
Ag Education Applications
Hydroponics Food Safety
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.
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.
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.
SAI Project Coordinator, Session #1
Jana Lee Dick
SAI Project Coordinator, Session #2
PO Box E
Union, OR 97883
Ph: 541-562-5129 x22