The Summer Ag Institute will be held in La Grande/Union

July 18-23, 2021

2021 Summer Ag Institute (SAI)

Winner of the 2014 ODA

“Excellence in Education” Award

 

Bridging the gap between Agriculture and Educators for over 30 years

 

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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.

BENEFITS
• 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
Requirements

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: sai.west@oregonstate.edu

Kim Reynolds, East Session Coordinator, La Grande/Union, (541) 805-9946, email: sai.east@oregonstate.edu

2021 SAI APPLICATION

2021 SAI FACT SHEET

 

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.