Summer Agriculture Institute (SAI) is a 3-credit, week long, graduate level course for K-12 educators with little or no agricultural background, offered through Oregon State University.
Program participants will receive hands-on instruction and materials to incorporate agriculture into their classroom curriculum. SAI provides a working environment for participants to experience current, factual, science-based information about agriculture.
• Receive 3 graduate level credits from OSU, equivalent to 60 PDUs
• Curriculum resources
• First-hand agricultural experiences of processing plants, farms, nurseries and agribusiness operations
• Opportunities to network and work with agricultural professionals
• Lodging and meals provided
Course No: AED 518, 3 credits, Oregon State University
What: Experience agriculture first-hand with tours of processing plants, farms, nurseries and businesses. University professors and Agriculture professionals teach hands-on labs & lectures. The highlight of the week is an overnight stay on a working farm or ranch. The days are packed full of activities in order to simulate the realities of agricultural life.
When: Session #1 West, Corvallis: June 21-25, 2021
Session #2 East, La Grande: July 18-23, 2021
Cost & Class Requirements: On-sight participation (5 nights and 6 days) for all SAI candidates; an over-night stay with a host farm family (1 of the 5 nights); $600.00* payable to OAEF; develop a comprehensive lesson plan utilizing knowledge gained as a SAI participant.
While teachers only pay $600*, the total cost per student is approximately $3,300, which includes about $1,500 for three graduate level credits at OSU.
Please contact a session coordinator with any questions you may have:
Brittany Capell, West Session Coordinator, Corvallis, (503) 887-0624, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Reynolds, East Session Coordinator, La Grande/Union, (541) 805-9946, email: email@example.com
Summer Ag Institute – SAI is a trademark of OAEF dba Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education 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.
*Registration fee is non-refundable after May 31st, 2021. TEACHERS-CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL TO SEE IF FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP PAY FOR REGISTRATION FEE.