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Communications and Agricultural Education

Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-3402

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CASE Institute Information


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Principles of Agriscience - Plant Fast Track
Hosted by Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
June 16-21, 2019

Register HERE!

Course Description:

Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant (ASP) course provides a foundation of plant science knowledge and skills. Students will experience various plant science concepts through exciting “hands-on” activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences will include the study of plant anatomy and physiology, classification, and the fundamentals of production and harvesting. Students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for agronomic, forestry, and horticultural industries. Students will discover the value of plant production and its impact on the individual, the local, and the global economy. Students will work on major projects and problems similar to those that plant science specialists, such as horticulturalists, agronomists, greenhouse and nursery managers, and plant research specialists, face in their respective careers. Students will understand specific connections between the course’s lesson and Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA components of agricultural education programs. Students will improve investigative, experimental and communication skills. The ASP course is intended to build a foundation on the Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources course. The course is structured to enable all students to have a variety of experiences that will provide an overview of the plant industries. To complete the Plant Program of Study, CASE offers specialization courses (Animal and Plant Biotechnology or Food Science and Safety) and the capstone course, Agricultural Research and Development. The knowledge and skills students develop will be used in the specialization and capstone courses within the CASE program. The ASP course includes the following units of study:

  • · Worlds of Opportunity
  • · Mineral Soils
  • · Soilless Systems
  • · Anatomy and Physiology
  • · Taxonomy
  • · The Growing Environment
  • · Plant Reproduction
  • · Surviving a Harsh Environment
  • · Crop Production and Marketing

CASE Institute description

CASE Institute is a professional development workshop to provide teachers with training for the instruction related to a specific CASE course. CASE Institute sessions give teachers an important background related to the pedagogy used in CASE curricula as well as practice teaching various lessons to prepare them for classroom instruction.

CASE Institute Schedule

Sunday, June 16, 2019
4:00 pm: Registration opens 
5:30 pm: Kickoff meeting and meal

June 17-21, 2019
8:00 am to 5:30 pm: CASE Classes (Lunch: noon to 1:00 p.m.)

Planning Resources

Registration Form: Complete the registration process located on the CASE website.

Fees: $2,250 per person
Registration includes all training materials, access to laboratory equipment, full lodging, and meals. 

The CASE recommended cancellation fee has been implemented to reduce the number of last minute cancellations or no-show registrations. We will charge a cancellation fee of $250 for registration cancellations made within 30 days of the start of the institute. In situations of no-show registrations without prior notice, the non-refundable fee will be $1000, and is adjustable based on costs that CASE Institute Hosts cannot recoup.

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By Car:
If you are driving to Manhattan, here is the link to directions.

By Plane:
The Manhattan Regional Airport offers daily direct flights to Chicago and Dallas on American Eagle Airlines. To see flight information Manhattan is about a 2-hour drive from Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport and the Kansas City International Airport, where shuttle service is available.

As you book air travel for departure, please be aware that the Kansas City and the Wichita airports are 2 1/2 hours from Manhattan, and check-in is generally expected at least 2 hours before departure.

Lodging expenses are included in the registration cost and will be provided at a hotel with two participants per room. Incidental charges to the room are the responsibility of the participant including additional fees for pets. 

Meals will be provided and are included in the cost of registration. Continental breakfast is provided at the hotel, lunch is on campus and a meal card is provided for dinner.

Permits are required for all vehicles parked on campus and will be provided for participants, as needed.

Graduate Credit
Kansas State University offers 3 hours of graduate credit. Contact Jon Ulmer (julmer@ksu.edu) for enrollment details.

Primary Contact
Brandie Disberger bdis@ksu.edu Office: 785-532-1175 Cell: 620-200-0664

Payments will be made to Kansas State University. Mail payments to Cara Richardson, Global Campus Conferences, 1615 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.