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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.

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July 31- August 10, 2022.

Opening session - Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m.

Closing Session Ends at 12 p.m. on August 10. 

Payment and Fees

$3000 per person. Registration includes all training materials, access to laboratory equipment, full lodging in newly remodeled dormitories (single occupancy), CASE polo shirt, meals (dinner on Sunday, July 31; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on August 1-5 and 8-19; breakfast and lunch on August 10), and airport shuttle from Twin Falls (TFW) or Boise (BOI) if needed.
Registration must be completed through CASE. 


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


Day/Time Activity

July 31
3 p.m.

Check in to rooms (earlier arrival can be accommodated if necessary)

July 31
6 p.m.

Kick-off orientation and meal, ​orientation will be IN PERSON

August 1 - 5
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CASE Institute with lunch to go if desired

August 6 - 7

Optional all-day recreational activities*

August 8 - 9
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CASE Institute with a one-hour lunch break

August 10
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CASE Institute with a one-hour lunch break

 *Recreational activities on August 6 & 7 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. Participants may attend one or both days. An optional group outing with transportation will be organized by the host site!

Campus Information 

Lodging will be provided in Eagle Hall
Breakfast and Lunch meals will be provided in the Taylor Cafeteria in the Taylor Building
CASE Institute will meet in the Evergreen Building

Campus map


Participants will be staying in the newly remodeled Eagle Hall a short walking distance across campus. All participants will have their own room with community bathrooms. We have reserved an entire wing for CASE participants so our group will not have to share facilities with other groups in the residence halls. See a virtual tour of the rooms. Participants will need to bring linens, pillows, a towel, and all personal toiletries. 

In order to ensure that your experience at the CASE Institute is as pleasant as possible, participants may wish to consider bringing the following items with them or purchase locally once on site.

Housing Checklist

Bedding and Bath Items

  • Sheets for twin extra-long bed
  • Blanket
  • Pillow Top/Egg Carton Bed Cushion- optional
  • Pillow
  • Shower towels


  • Clothing for class days – CASE Institutes are casual dress
  • Khaki dress pants (picture day)
  • Closed-toed shoes for labs
  • Favorite pair of safety glasses and/or goggles- loaners will be provided
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Boots or outdoor shoes
  • Raincoat- rain is highly unlikely in July/ Aug
  • Sweater or light jacket- A/C can make it chilly in the classroom
  • Sandals and swimsuit or clothing appropriate for a water outing- optional
  • Hat/ sunglasses


  • Cell Phone
  • Laptop (required and you must have administrative rights to add software)
  • Alarm Clock
  • UL Approved Extension Cords
  • CAT 5 Cable (for internet access in dorms)
  • Fan- optional

Laundry Items

  • Participants will have access to a laundry facility in the common area of Eagle Hall. Washers and dryers cost $0.50 each per load.
  • Laundry Soap
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Laundry Bag
  • Iron if desired

Miscellaneous Items

  • Emergency contact/ medical information
  • Umbrella- rain is highly unlikely in July/ Aug
  • Swimming towel- optional

Personal Items

  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Medications
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Medical kit – Band-Aids etc.


Airport Twin Falls Joplin Field (TFW)

A shuttle will be provided for teachers arriving in Twin Falls on Sunday, July 31 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 30, lodging can be arranged for an extra night by request.
A shuttle will be provided for flights after 12 pm on Wednesday, August 10.

Airport Boise (BOI)

A shuttle will be provided for teachers arriving in Boise on Sunday, July 31 before 2 pm. The BOI airport is approximately 2 hours from the College of Southern Idaho campus.
A shuttle will leave CSI at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, August 10 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.

Cancellation Policy

Full registration refund for cancellations before April 15.
$200 cancellation fee incurred for cancellations received later than April 15 but more than 30-days from the start date.
$800 cancellation fee incurred for cancellations received within 30-days from the start date or participant is a no-show.
At their discretion, hosts may include an additional cancellation fee to recoup non-refundable costs.