“If I could use one word to describe the tours it would be stewardship.” -Scott Horlock, Sycamore High School teacher
This year’s Summer Agriculture Institute (SAI) theme was Water, Agriculture, Technology, & Environmental Resources (WATER), June 14-17.
The four-day Farm Bureau-sponsored institute for educators was comprised of tours, speakers, and hands-on activities. All of the activities and tours connected back to this year’s SAI theme of WATER.
Teachers could earn either two hours of graduate credit from University of St. Francis or 30 professional development credits from the DeKalb Regional Office of Education.
This year was the first year for the Jeff Hartmann Summer Agriculture Institute Scholarships. Six teachers benefitted from this scholarship and were fortunate to receive financial assistance for the institute.
KEEPING THE KISH
MANAGING MANURE & MORE
SEWER TO SANITARY
HAY RACK RIDE
OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUTLOOK
“Our students will become better stewards of our county regardless of their future profession if they understand how important and critical our watershed is to our entire community including the agriculture community.” -Jennifer Daskal, Sycamore Middle School
“It’s very eye-opening to learn what’s going on in our community.” -Lynelle Lynd, North Elementary, Sycamore
“I already have so many ideas that I’d like to incorporate into my classroom for this upcoming year.” -Dana Timmermann, Kingston Elementary