04-19-17 CO Corn: Educators encouraged to attend Colorado Foundation for Agriculture’s summer teachers institute

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Educators encouraged to attend Colorado Foundation for Agriculture’s summer teachers institute

The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is offering three options for the Food, Fiber, and More Summer Agriculture Institute this summer. The summer ag institute is a five-day course for K-12 teachers, who have limited agriculture backgrounds. The purpose of this class is to assist educators in understanding the ag industry and its connection to our environment and society.
The class offers methods for using agriculture materials in the classroom, and assists educators in developing curriculum ideas that integrate an understanding of ag in various subjects. Teachers learn from many of the leaders in Colorado’s ag industry, and also gain hands-on experience while on tours of local farms and ranches.
The date and location options are as follows:
* June 12-16 – Rifle
* June 19-23 – Fort Collins

* June 26-30 – Denver
Participating teachers can receive three continuing education credits. Housing (if necessary) and some meals are provided. Please go to www.GrowingYourFuture.com and click on the links under “Upcoming Events” for more information.
The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) is again supporting the summer teachers institute by covering the tuition of two teachers. Additionally, during recent summers, Colorado Corn Market Development Director Melissa Walter has helped in the ag-education efforts for teachers at the event.
Who is Colorado Corn? 
Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and the Colorado Corn Growers Association.
The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of corn produced in Colorado) are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors.
The Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts corn producers and ag in general.

See more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.