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Summer Ag Institute: Teaching Social Studies through Agriculture

June 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am - June 14, 2018 @ 4:15 pm


How does agriculture impact and shape our society? How do economics, geography, and history determine what is grown or produced in our area? The institute will give teachers the tools to broaden students’ understanding of this essential industry. Via farm and agribusiness tours, expert speakers, and ag literacy resource exploration, participants will discover and develop ways to use agriculture to address the Social Science standards. See more details and preview the the Institute schedule!

Teachers can earn 30 professional development hours (PDCs) or 2 hours of graduate credit while exploring ways to tie local agriculture to the curriculum.

Class meeting dates will be:
June 8 from 8:30 a.m.-noon
June 11-14 from 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Complete and submit the form below to register. The registration fee for all participants is $100. Those seeking graduate credit will also need to register and pay $200 tuition through University of St. Francis (course number REAL 694 Z24).

The 2018 Summer Ag Institute is sponsored by DeKalb County Farm Bureau, the DeKalb Regional Office of Education, and Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom.


  • Once you submit this form, you will be provided with a link to instructions on how to register for graduate credit through University of St. Francis (if needed).


June 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am
June 14, 2018 @ 4:15 pm
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DeKalb County Farm Bureau
1350 W. Prairie Dr.
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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