Summer Ag Institute

K-12 teachers: Earn graduate credit or professional development hours as you explore ways to infuse farm & food understanding into your curriculum. More than 230 area teachers have participated in our SAI!

Summer Ag Institute (SAI) participants:

  • Tour local farms and interact with the farmers who raise our food.
  • Visit agribusinesses and investigate career opportunities in agriculture
  • Examine issues of food production (food safety, environmental protection, etc.) and discuss age-appropriate ways to explore them with students.
  • Develop lessons to incorporate food & farm-related content while addressing learning standards.

The 2019 SAI will focus on using farming, food, and the environment to address the Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers can earn either 45 PDCs or 3 graduate credits (University of St. Francis). Tentative class meeting dates for the 2019 SAI are June 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, & 12.


Teacher resources are available by request to teachers in DeKalb County, Illinois only. Requesters are responsible for pick-up and return of items from our office. Items will not be shipped or delivered. Dismiss