Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource (AFNR)
Description: Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) is the first course in the CASE sequence of courses, which introduces students to leadership, science, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics using the hands-on approach of activities, projects, and problems. Students also develop a career portfolio as they investigate their personal interests and careers in agriscience. To register for the Institute, click here.
Location: Oregon State University Main Campus, Corvallis Oregon
Dates: July 7-18, 2013
Cost: $2500 Includes cost of instruction and materials, housing, meals in campus dining centers.
Registration Fee must be paid prior to the beginning of the Institute. Please submit a Purchase Order to Oregon State University immediately after registration to confirm that payment will follow. Submit Purchase Orders via fax at 541-737-2256 or via postal mail at: Agricultural Education, 112 Strand Agriculture Hall, Corvallis OR 97331.
Course Credit: Graduate course credit is available for three or six quarter credits. For more information click here. NOTE: All course credit registrants, whether they are Oregon residents or from out of state, will pay in-state tuition during Summer Session.
Schedule: On-site check in is from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday, July 7 at 112 Strand Agriculture Hall. Class begins at 4:00pm in the classroom, Strand Agriculture Hall Room 107, on July 7. Classes will be held 8:00am to 5:00pm on Monday through Saturday, Sunday is a day off, and the last class will be Thursday, July 18 from 8:00am to Noon.
For those traveling by air to Oregon: Transportation from Portland International Airport (PDX) is available by shuttle. Please allow at least three hours after your flight to arrive in Corvallis, depending on the time of day. Please indicate that you wish to be dropped off at the OSU Bookstore in Corvallis. Transportation from Eugene Airport is also available by shuttle. Generally, travel to PDX is cheaper, but Eugene is much closer to Corvallis (about an hour).
Housing: Housing, including meals at the dining centers and linens, will be provided at beautifully restored Weatherford Hall on the Oregon State University campus. There is access to on-site coin-operated laundry facilities, and wireless internet is available in all OSU buildings, including Weatherford Hall. Group study areas are available in the halls, but you will have your own single-occupancy room with an extra-long twin bed. If you have allergies to detergents or other laundry products, you are encouraged to bring your own linens.
Other Facilities: There are a multitude of dining facilities on campus, but your meal card will only pay for meals at certain dining facilities. You will have to purchase your own food items if you do not use your meal card. Dixon Recreation Center provides a full-service fitness and recreation facility, and you may use the facilities for an additional fee of $6 per day, unless you are registered for graduate course credit (for graduate course credit registrants, entrance is free).
Contact: Amy White at 541-737-2661 or email.