Colorado Ag in the Classroom Summer Institute Scholarships Available – APPLY NOW!
Food, Fiber & More!
AgriCULTURE in the Classroom Summer Institute
You can choose to attend:
RIFLE – June 12-16, 2017 or
FORT COLLINS – June 19-23, 2017
DENVER – June 26-30, 2017
This is a five day course designed for teachers who have little or no agriculture background.
You can receive 3 continuing credits from CSU.
Institute cost: $250 (scholarships available to pre-registered educators)
Sign up today to reserve space and to apply for a scholarship for 2017 Food, Fiber & More AITC Summer Institute.
Register at www.growingyourfuture.com
A $75 deposit is required to activate the scholarship process.
Your deposit will be matched and applied to the credits.
Space is held only for those who have made the deposit..
Need a place to stay? We have farm and ranch families willing to provide you with a place to stay for the week. You will learn even more about agriculture from them.
DAY 1 HANDS-ON MATERIALS featuring background and history of Colorado agriculture, food safety, environmental concerns, wildlife, biotechnology, resource materials and more. There are fun and creative ways to integrate food and fiber topics with academic curriculum to reinforce Colorado Academic Standards. (8:30 am to 5:00 pm)
DAY 2 TOUR farms and ranches. Learn issues and realities of agriculture production from the trenches. Natural resources, including water and the environment are among the topics covered. (8:30 am to 5:00 pm)
DAY 3 TOUR and BBQ
LOOK, VISIT & LEARN – tour farms, ranches and food production facilities.
MEET THE PEOPLE INVOLVED: Evening barbeque to meet your hosts for Thursday. (9:00 am to 8:00 pm)
DAY 4 WALK IN ANOTHER PERSON’S BOOTS What, irrigation boots? You can be a farmer or rancher for one day; hands-on…really, hands on. This is an opportunity for you to interact one-on-one, learn by experience. Former institute participants say this is the best day. You will meet your host(s) at the Wednesday evening barbecue and determine time and location. (Length of day varies)
DAY 5 – FOOD, LAND & PEOPLE WORKSHOP ~ A natural conclusion to the week with the Food, Land & People program and resources. (8:30 am to 3:00 pm)
*Schedule customized for each course/location
Colorado Foundation for Agriculture
PO Box 10
Livermore, CO 80536