Summer Agriculture Institute 2012

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.

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

Key Topics:

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


Receive 3 graduate level credits from OSU for a fractionof 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 SAIcandidates; an overnight stay with a host farm family (1 of the 5nights); $600.00 registration fee payable to OAEF (Non-refundable after May 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 agribusinesses.

Contact Information:

For SAI Applications and/or SAI PresentationRequests, please contact project coordinators directly.

SAI 2012 Brochure

SAI 2012 Fact Sheet & Pledge Form

SAI 2012 Application