Summer Agricultural Institute


The Summer Agricultural Institute (SAI) is a five-day tour designed to teach K-12 teachers about food and fiber production and help them incorporate that knowledge in the classroom curriculum. SAI combines hands-on learning about agriculture with practical curriculum development.

When & Where: The 24th SAI will be held Monday, June 9 thru Friday, June 13, 2014. SAI is traditionally held in early June, and begins in the Phoenix area. Agricultural tours are conducted in various locations around the state. The 24th Class of SAI will travel to the Wilcox area visiting many sites along the way.

Cost:  Applications received prior to March 1 will pay an $85 fee once notified of acceptance into the Institute. Applications received after March 1 will pay a $125 fee once notified of acceptance into the Institute. Accommodations, meals and travel during the five days of SAI are paid for by the AZ Foundation for Agricultural Literacy. Participants must provide their own transportation to and from Phoenix. Make out payments to Arizona Foundation for Agricultural Literacy.

Credit: You may earn 48 CEU hours subject to district approval. Be sure to contact your district office. The University of Arizona offers up to three graduate level credits at your own expense for completing SAI. Contact the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for complete information.

Application:  Applications are accepted until May 1. Participants will be notified of acceptance into the Institute by May 10.

Click here to begin the online application.

Brochure: Please see our brochure for more information and be sure to share it with others.

Questions: Email or call Brandon Moak ( 602-827-8217).

The Summer Agricultural Institute provides participants with free classroom materials that are aligned to Arizona Academic Standards. You will visit a variety of agricultural operations, spend an entire day at the University of Arizona's research farm, visit schools with active agriculture education programs, and spend one night with a family on a modern-day working farm or ranch.