Summer Ag Institute

Teachers rave about this fun, informative course. Tour farms & agribusinesses as you earn graduate or professional development credit and develop a plan to infuse new knowledge into your teaching. Our SAI takes place each year in June. Join the nearly 260 area teachers who have participated! SAI is open to preK-12 teachers.

When: June 10-13, 2024, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: DeKalb County Farm Bureau and area tour sites

Registration & Scholarship Application: Complete the form found at Please follow the payment link after submitting your registration. This form also includes the scholarship application if you wish to apply.

Credit & Cost:
Teachers may earn 30 PDCs or 2 hours of graduate credit.
The registration fee is $100 for all participants.
Those wishing to earn graduate credit must also enroll and pay tuition through the University of St. Francis.

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.