28 May

Teachers will become the students during this year’s Summer Agricultural Institute sponsored by West Virginia University Extension Service, Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, and West Virginia Farm Bureau. The Institute gives educators the materials and know-how to teach their students about agriculture through a variety of school subject areas.

The two-day seminar, sometimes known as “Ag in the Classroom,” will be held June 12-13 at the Hilton Garden Inn, located in the Suncrest Town Center in Morgantown. Registration deadline is May 30.

Free teaching materials are included with registration, and offer practical hands-on lessons and ways to apply ag-related, classroom education.

Along with training and education about agriculture in the classroom, attendees can also learn about careers in agriculture, and about how the latest technology is being used in farm and agriculture education and industry.

The seminar offers three credit hours of graduate or professional development credits available from WVU. Registration with both the West Virginia Farm Bureau and WVU is required.

Registration fees for the two-day event vary from $75-$205, depending on lodging preferences and available discounts.

Professional development credit registration can be completed online at online.wvu.edu/Registration/forms/ProfDev.pdf.

Scholarships are available for qualified registrants, for more information call 1-800-398-4630, ext. 306.

For more information regarding the 2014 Agricultural Institute for Educators, contact Jean Woloshuk at 304-293-2708 or Jean.Woloshuk@mail.wvu.edu.

– See more at: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2014/05/27/wvu-helps-plant-the-seed-of-agriculture-education-with-summer-agricultural-institute#sthash.oZ357A7b.XiIWvjD2.dpuf