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Communications and Agricultural Education

Communications and Agricultural Education

Kansas State University
1612 Claflin Road
301 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3402

785-532-5633 fax

CASE Institute Information


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Principles of Agriscience - Animal Fast Track
Hosted by Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
July 12 - 17, 2020

Register HERE!

Course Description:

Principles of Agricultural Science – Principles of Agricultural Science—Animal is a foundation-level course engaging students in hands-on laboratories and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture. During the course, students develop a comprehensive Producer’s Management Guide for an animal of their choice. Student experiences will involve the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing. For example, students will acquire skills in meeting the nutritional needs of animals while developing balanced, economical rations. Throughout the course, students will consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals within local, regional, and world markets.

Students will explore hands-on projects and activities to learn the characteristics of animal science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that animal science specialists, such as veterinarians, zoologists, livestock producers, and industry personnel, face in their respective careers. Students will investigate, experiment, and learn about documenting a project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

Teachers are provided detailed professional development to facilitate instruction. Every lesson is aligned with national standards for agriculture, science, mathematics, and English language arts.

Principles of Agricultural Science—Animal areas of study include:

- History and Use of Animals

- Animal Handling and Safety

- Cells and Tissues

- Animal Nutrition

- Animal Reproduction

- Genetics

- Animal Health

- Animal Products, Selection, 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, July 12, 2020
4:00 pm: Registration opens 
5:30 pm: Kickoff meeting and meal

July 13 - 16, 2020
8:00 am to 5:30 pm: CASE Classes (Lunch: noon to 1:00 p.m.)

July 17, 2020
8:00 am to 3:00pm: Planning Resources

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

Fees: $2,300 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
Jon Ulmer, julmer@ksu.edu, Office: 785-532-1250

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