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Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education (CASE) Institutes are professional development workshops 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.

Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) introduces students to the range of agricultural opportunities and the pathways of study they may pursue. Science, mathematics, reading, and writing components are woven in the context of agriculture and students will use the introductory skills and knowledge developed in this course throughout the CASE™ curriculum. Woven throughout the course are activities to develop and improve the employability skills of students through practical applications. Students will explore career and post-secondary opportunities in each area of the course. Students participating in the AFNR course will experience hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. For example, students will work in groups to determine the efficiency and environmental impacts of fuel sources in a practical learning exercise.



July 5-15, 2020

Opening Session and dinner will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 5

Closing Session will conclude at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15

Payment and Fees

$2500 per person. Registration includes all training materials, access to laboratory equipment, full lodging (in double occupancy), meals (dinner on Sunday, July 5; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on July 6-10 and 13-14; breakfast and lunch on July 15), and airport shuttle from Twin Falls (TFW) or Boise (BOI) if needed.

Registration checks to be sent to:
CSI Ag Dept.
C/O Jaysa Fillmore
Evergreen Building
315 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls, ID 83301




Jaysa Fillmore
CSI Agriculture Instructor
E  mail
(208) 732-6433
(208) 507-1892



[3:59 PM] Kendall L. Lindley
Day/Time Activity
July 5
5 p.m.
Check in to rooms
July 5
6 p.m.
Kick-off meeting and meal
July 6 - 10
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Classes with a one-hour lunch break
July 11 - 12
All day
Recreational activities*
July 13 - 14
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Classes with a one-hour lunch break
July 15
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Classes with a one-hour lunch break


*Recreational activities on July 11 - 12 include an exploration of the local area by taking a trip to a hot spring, paddleboarding the Snake River, relaxing at Dierkes Lake, shopping, resting, or taking in the Idaho scenery and watching the base jumpers leap from the Perrine Bridge. An optional group outing with transportation will be organized by the host site!



Lodging is TBA

We will either be staying in on-campus housing in double occupancy apartment-style dorms or in double-occupancy hotel rooms. If dorms are utilized, participants will need to provide their own linens and towels. If hotel rooms are utilized, a shuttle from the hotel will be provided each morning and evening.



Airport Twin Falls Joplin Field (TFW)

  • A shuttle will be provided for teachers arriving in Twin Falls on Sunday, July 5 before 3 pm. The TFW airport is approximately 20 minutes from the College of Southern Idaho campus. If you plan to arrive on Saturday, July 4, lodging can be arranged but an additional fee will apply to cover an extra night.
  • A shuttle will be provided for flights after 3 pm on Wednesday, July 15.


Airport Boise (BOI)

  • A shuttle will be provided for teachers arriving in Boise on Sunday, July 5 before 2 pm. The BOI airport is approximately 2 hours from the College of Southern Idaho campus.
  • A shuttle will leave CSI at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15 for return flights.



  • Twin Falls, Idaho is located at the intersection of Interstate 84 and Highway 93. We are 2 hours from Boise, Idaho and 3.5 hours from Salt Lake City, Utah. Parking on campus is free.  


College Credit

Inservice Credit

Available through the College of Southern Idaho or the University of Idaho.

Graduate-Level Credit

Available through the University of Idaho. More details including cost and registration are TBA.