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Ag Institutes for K-12 educators


Meet the instructors

Curt

Ag I Curt Rincker Rincker

is the Agriculture Division Chair at Lake Land College as well as a long time instructor. Curt’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees are from the University of Illinois in Agriculture Education. He teaches Animal Sciences, Ag Software, Farm Management, Ag Mechanization, and Animal Nutrition. He has developed on-line instruction to accompany all his courses and teaches one section of Animal Science completely online. Curt is also a former recipient of the LLC Faculty of the Year Award. In addition, he is a Past President of the Illinois Beef Association and Community College Agriculture Instructors. He has been involved in developing and teaching summer Ag Institutes since their inception and truly enjoys educating with peers who have an interest in improving their agricultural experiences.

Ag I Jon Althaus

Jon

Althaus

has been an instructor in the Agriculture Division for the last 18 years. Jon’s involvement in Ag Institutes stretches back to 1999. He has thoroughly enjoyed his experience with the dedicated teachers that participate in Ag Institutes. In addition to his normal teaching responsibilities, Jon is also coach of Lake Land’s highly successful and nationally ranked Livestock Judging Team. Jon lives in Mattoon with his wife Lara, who is a Psychology Instructor at Lake Land, and his 11 year old daughter Emily.

Ag II-B Dyke Barkley

Dyke

Barkley

is the Instructor/Advisor for the Horticulture Landscape and Production program at Lake Land College. He has over 25 years in the horticulture industry. In addition, he is the owner of Barkley Farms Nurseries near Paris, IL, that specilizes in perennials, native plants and ornamental grasses. As a self-proclaimed plant geek, Dyke looks forward to introducing teachers to the wide world of horticulture and all things green.


June 14 - 16, 2010 Ag Institute I Designed for K-12 educators like you, the Lake Land College Ag Institute is a three-day adventure in which you will learn of the amazing impact agriculture has on our daily lives. By touring area ag businesses and farms, by meeting with industry professionals, and by engaging in hands-on activities, you’ll gain first-hand knowledge that you can share with your students as well as lesson plan discussions valuable for the required state of Illinois teaching standards.

June 14 - Production Ag

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Lake Land College - West Building 102 • 3W Meats tour • Terry Warren Farm tour • Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Pork Producer’s, Illinois Corn Growers, Illinois Soybean Association • Walk Farms tour • Schumaker Dairy tour

June 15 - Science & Technology

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Lake Land College - West Building 102 • LLC Farm tour • Farm Implement ride and drive • Global Positioning System • Windsor Pro-Ag Consulting tour • Lender’s Bagels tour • U.S. Soy tour

June 16 – “Ag in Your Classroom”

Cost: $170 Includes materials, transportation, and lunch. Receive 2.0 college credits (30 contact hours) transcripted for each Ag Institute.

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Lake Land College - West Building 102 • Alternative energy and the classroom • Condill’s Patch tour • Careers in agriculture • Horticulture & the classroom • Agri-learning kits • Agri-science kits


June 21-22, 2010 Ag Institute II-B

Horticulture and Local Food production Requirement: Ag Institute I Designed for K-12 educators like you, the Lake Land College Ag Institute is a three-day adventure in which you will learn of the amazing impact agriculture has on our daily lives. By touring area ag businesses and farms, by meeting with industry professionals, and by engaging in hands-on activities, you’ll gain first-hand knowledge that you can share with your students as well as lesson plan discussions valuable for the required state of Illinois teaching standards.

June 21

Elsah, St. Louis 7:30 a.m. Leave Lake Land College, West Building 102 • Three Rivers Community Farm • Local Harvest Grocery & Café • Missouri Botanical Garden • Bowood Farms Garden Center • Using Native Plants in the Landscape Once you are registered, we will contact you regarding your hotel room preferences so we can secure rooms.

June 22

St. Louis, St. Charles, Godfrey 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. • Faust Park, butterfly gardening • Butterfly House • St. Charles city gardens • Parkview Gardens, greenhouse operation • Community Supported Garden/Farm Segment La Vista Ecological Learning Center *Agenda subject to change

Cost: $170 Includes materials, transportation, and lunch. Hotel and evening meals on your own. Receive 2.0 college credits (30 contact hours) transcripted for each Ag Institute.


Steps to Register Register

Drop

Registration is due two weeks prior to the class start date. Make sure the correct seminar box is checked.

Non-standard courses, because of the unique circumstances associated with scheduling, securing resources, and the inability to backfill vacated seats, require five (5) college business days’ notice in advance of the first class meeting to receive a 100% refund.

Mail Complete white registration form and mail to: Admissions and Records Lake Land College 5001 Lake Land Blvd. Mattoon, IL 61938

Fax Fax completed white registration form to Admissions and Records at 217-234-5390. Call 217-234-5434 for confirmation of receipt

Phone Call Admissions and Records at (217) 234-5434 to drop class.

Payment

Disability Accomodations

Mail or phone Statements will be disbursed monthly from the Accounting Office. For Statement or billing questions, please contact the Accounting Office at 217-234-5214. Cost: Institute I - $170, Institute II-B - $170 + hotel & evening meals.

If you require accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Student Accomodations emueller7412@lakeland.cc.il.us  (217)234-5259

Cancellation

Contact Us

Please note that Ag Institutes may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. If the institute is canceled, you will be notified and will receive a full refund.

Community and Professional Programs jmorecra@lakeland.cc.il.us  217-234-5470


Graduate credits may be obtained by contacting one of the following colleges: Southern Illinois University Dr. Dexter Wakefield, Professor Amy Boren, Instructor Plant, Soil, and Ag Systems Mail Code 4415 Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL 62901 Ph (618) 453-3701 Email: aboren@siu.edu

Western Illinois University Dr. Andy Baker, Professor Department of Agriculture Western Illinois University 145 Knoblauch Hall Macomb, IL 61455 Ph (309) 298-1080 Email: aj-baker@wiu.edu

Illinois State University

Dr. Rob Rhykerd Agriculture Department Chairman Campus Box 5020 Normal, IL 61790 Ph (309) 438–8550 Email: rrhyker@ilstu.edu

Teacher Recertification Credits Available Institutes may count toward teacher recertification. Certificates of completion will be issued. These courses are transcribed for you. Each participant will receive 2.0 college credits from Lake Land College for Ag I and 2.0 college credits for Ag II-B. Two college credits are equivalent to 30 contact hours.

Directions to Lake Land College Lake Land College is located in Mattoon, Illinois, on S. Rte. 45, just south of I-57, Exit #184. Parking is free. A map of the campus and building is available upon request or can be found on the Lake Land College website at: www.lakelandcollege.edu/ campusmap/campus.htm


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Class Date June 14-15, 2010 June 21-22, 2010

Class Title Ag Institute I Ag Institute II-B (St. Louis)


Community and Professional Programs Register Registration is due two weeks prior to the seminar start date. Make sure correct course box is checked. Mail Complete white registration form and mail to: Admissions and Records Lake Land College 5001 Lake Land Blvd. Mattoon, IL 61938 Fax Fax completed registration form to Admissions and Records at 217-234-5390. Call 217-234-5434 for confirmation of receipt. Once we receive your registration, we will mail you a confirmation.

Payment Mail, phone, or in person Statements will be disbursed monthly from the Accounting Office. For Statement or billing questions, please contact the Accounting Office at 217-234-5214.

Cancellation Please note that seminar may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. If the seminar is canceled, you will be notified and will receive a full refund. Refunds are issued two times a month.

Drop Non-standard courses, because of the unique circumstances associated with scheduling, securing resources, and the ability to backfill vacated seats, require five (5) college business days’ notice in advance of the first class meeting to receive a 100% refund. Phone Call Admissions and Records at 217-234-5434 to drop seminar.

Disability Accommodations If you require accommodations due to a disability, contact Student Accommodations, at emueller7412@lakeland.cc.il.us or 217-234-5259.

Contact Us For additional information, contact Community and Professional Programs, at jmorecra@lakeland.cc.il.us or 217-234-5470.

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