Summer AgriCULTURE Institutes

Summer AgriCULTURE Institutes

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FlyerBelow is information on the Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom’s Summer AgriCULTURE Institutes. They are holding two courses in July – a 5-day course in Durango and a 3-day course in Denver. Participants will earn Continuing Education Units or CSU Graduate Level Credits. They will also get a behind the scenes look at Colorado agriculture, learning directly from farmers, ranchers, and industry experts. At the end of the course, they will receive lessons and training on how to introduce food, water, and agriculture topics into their classrooms. Please share!


Jennifer Scharpe
Executive Director
Colorado Agriculture in the Classroom

Colorado Foundation for Agriculture
10343 Federal Blvd Unit J Box 224
Westminster, CO 80260

Office:  970-818-3308
Direct (cell):  720-788-3224



Two Professional Development Courses to Learn About Agriculture 

The Summer AgriCULTURE Institutes (SAI) are hands-on professional development courses designed for educators – all grade levels, all disciplines, formal and informal. This is not your typical professional development. Past participants have said the SAIs are like summer camp for adults as much of the time is spent on tours of farms, ranches, and food and agriculture production facilities. 


To learn more and register for either course, please click here or visit


July 10-14, 2023 – Durango: Crossroads of agriculture and education.

If you’re new to Agriculture in the Classroom or if you’d like to learn about agriculture and natural resources in the southwest, this five-day course is for you. Ranching, farming, produce, water, and integrating agriculture into your school are just a few of the topics that you will learn about through on-site tours and presentations from industry experts. PreK-12 formal and informal educators in all disciplines from across the Four Corners region and beyond are welcome. Registration of $95 includes 2.5 Continuing Education Units (37.5 clock hours) and 3 free optional graduate level credits from Colorado State University. Confirmed tours include Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, Stone Peak Ranch, Milligan’s Bees, McComb Ranch, and more. Plus, get training on lessons from the National Center for Agricultural Literacy!


July 18-20, 2023 – Denver: The science of animal agriculture. 

A NEW, three-day professional development opportunity focused on immersive learning experiences in science education. From veterinary science to climate impacts of livestock production to food production, participants will learn directly from industry experts and be equipped with lessons and resources that can be immediately used in the classroom. While this session will be science-focused, it is open to all preK-12 grade formal and informal educators from Colorado and surrounding states. Registration of $45 includes 1.5 Continuing Education Units (22.5 clock hours) and 1 free optional graduate level credit from Colorado State University. Confirmed tours include Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, CSU AgNext, CDA Animal Health Lab, CSU Spur Campus, plus speakers on pork production and soil health.


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