Summer Ag Institute

2024 SAI informational pdf

Can technology be used to sustainably feed a growing population? How can we prepare students for STEAM careers in agriculture? Through farm and business tours, expert speakers, and ag literacy resources, teachers will gather tools to broaden student understanding of local farming, the larger ag industry, and how both impact our daily lives. Our 2024 SAI, “Teaching STEAM through Agriculture” is open to K-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 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.