Ag Academy 2017

Monday, July 17, thru Friday, July 21, 2017 • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

This summer you can learn how to feed the world and save the planet all while playing in the dirt. Inver Hills Community College is hosting the college’s annual Summer Academy for Environmental, Food & Agricultural Sciences, aka Ag Academy.
A partnership between Inver Hills, Dakota County 4-H and University of Minnesota Extension, Ag Academy gives you the chance to explore the sciences related to the environment, food systems and agriculture. Here are just some of the things you’ll do at Ag Academy:

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

Certified teachers and content experts will be leading each session. Ag Academy will also offer field trips to the University of Minnesota campus in the Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin campus in River Falls. Friday, July 21, will focus on career and college readiness and will include a workshop to help parents and families navigate college options and financing.


Summer Academy for Environmental, Food & Agricultural Sciences

WHO: For students entering grades 10, 11 and 12

WHEN: July 17–21, 2017 • 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. each day

Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Free transport available from the Union Depot Transit Center in St. Paul.


Tuition covers lunch each day, T-shirt, and all programs and field trips. Need-based scholarships available.

Register Online

Ag Academy 2016

To learn more about Ag Academy, contact:

Kristin Digiulio
Biology Faculty
Agricultural Sciences Outreach Coordinator

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