Summer Academy for Environmental, Food & Agricultural Sciences

Explore environmental, food and agricultural sciences

Do you want to feed the world? Save the planet? Preserve our air, water, soil and climate for future generations? Agriculture provides career paths that give you every opportunity to accomplish all of the above.
You can learn about amazing career opportunities in ag-related fields by attending the Summer Academy for Environmental, Food & Agricultural Sciences Monday–Friday, July 18–22, 2016, on the main campus of Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. A partnership between Inver Hills and Dakota County 4H, the Agricultural Sciences Pipeline Program is sponsored by CHS.

Here’s how you’ll explore your future in environmental, food and agricultural sciences:

  • Practice hands-on wildlife and forestry management
  • Create your own plantings for pollinator health
  • Learn small animal care
  • Make cheese and discover food science
  • Experiment with sustainable practices for clean water, soil and air
  • Wear waders
  • Catch frogs
  • Play in the dirt

Certified teachers and content experts will be leading each session.

Field trips and college navigation workshop

You’ll visit the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and the University of Wisconsin- River Falls. Friday, July 22, will focus on career and college readiness. We will have a parent workshop from 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. to help parents and families navigate college options and financing.

Photos from 2015 Summer Academy

Ag Summer Academy 2016WHAT: Summer Academy for Environmental, Food & Agricultural Sciences
WHO: For students entering grades 10, 11, 12
WHEN: Monday–Friday, July 18–22, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day
Inver Hills Community College
2500 East 80th Street
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Transportation available from St. Paul


  • Early bird registration $75!
  • Need-based scholarships available
  • Visit the Summer Academy for Environmental, Food & Agricultural Sciences for more information


To learn more about the Summer Academy for Environmental, Food & Agricultural Sciences at Inver Hills, contact:

Kristin Digiulio
Biology Faculty
Agricultural Sciences Outreach Coordinator
Ag Summer Academy 2016

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