WV Farm Bureau Media Releases
 released 5-12-16

Summer Agriculture Institute Moves to New Location; Registration Now Open

BUCKHANNON, WV – Blue Ridge Community & Technical College in Martinsburg, WV will be the new location for the 2016 Summer Agriculture Institute, on June 28 & 29. The Institute, sponsored by the West Virginia Farm Bureau Foundation, WVU Extension Service, and WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, gives teachers the opportunity to learn practical, hands-on applications and receive teaching materials for their classrooms; learn about nutrition, technology, and careers in agriculture and earn graduate or professional credits.

Teachers who have attended past Institutes are encouraged to reapply, as most content is new for 2016.  The registration deadline for the popular seminar is June 1 if lodging is required; June 10 for conference only. Space is limited.

Many county Farm Bureaus are offering scholarships to cover or help defray the cost.  Interested teachers should contact the West Virginia Farm Bureau at 800-398-4630 x. 302 for more information on scholarships.

Graduate and professional credits are available through WVU for an additional fee.  Scholarships do not cover the fees for WVU credits. Those seeking credits must register with both Farm Bureau and WVU.

To register, or obtain more information, visit the West Virginia Farm Bureau website at www.wvfarm.org.