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Summer Ag Institute
Summer Ag Institute

CONGRATS TO SAI for receiving the 2014 Excellence in Education award by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)

A project of the Oregon Agricultural Education Foundation, the Summer Ag Institute (SAI) is a three-credit, week-long, graduate-level class through Oregon State University that educates K-12 teachers with little or no background in agriculture.

The goal of SAI is to help educators use agriculture as a context for teaching standard subjects like science, math, social studies, and English. Current, factual, and scientific information about agriculture is presented, and participants are provided with educational materials to help them incorporate what they’ve learned into their classrooms.

Through SAI, teachers are given first-hand experiences in the agriculture industry. The action-packed week includes field trips to farms and ranches, tours of processing plants, and lectures and hands-on labs taught by university professors. The highlight of the week is an overnight stay on a working farm where the teacher has an opportunity to meet a real farm family.

Summer Ag Institute

There are two sessions of SAI each summer: one held in Corvallis in June, and a second held in La Grande in July. Enrollment cost for a graduate-level, three-credit session is a mere $600.

Since its first summer in 1989, SAI has enrolled hundreds of Oregon teachers and has been recognized by the Oregon Department of Agriculture with the “Excellence in Education” award.

Check out a video about SAI!

>  See a video about SAI presented when it won the 2014 Excellence in Education Award from the Oregon Dept. of Agriculture. 

Read an article by Oregon State University about SAI.

Session 1: June 21 – 26, 2015 
Corvallis
Contact: Debbie Crocker, Session #1 Coordinator, Corvallis, (541) 740-5073, email: dcrocker@99webstreet.com

Session 2: July 12 – 17, 2015 
Union, La Grande
Contact: Jana Lee Dick, Session #2 Coordinator, La Grande/Union, (541) 562-5129 email: jana.dick@oregonstate.edu

Get a 2015 SAI Fact Sheet.

Get a 2015 SAI Application.

Get an SAI Brochure.

Get a 2015 SAI Pledge Form.

 

 

 

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